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Montalbano's fiction places food tour

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    What to Expect
    Montalbano food tour from Catania is a full day divided in severals stops:

    Pick-up at your accommodation in Catania or in the close vicinity at around 8.30 am in the morning.

    First stop: First of all, visit of Donna Fugata Castle which figures into the film as the residence of a mob boss and Cheese tasting. Donnafugata Castle is a patchwork of architectural and artistic styles, including one Venetian Gothic facade and Baroque interior. The visit will take you around through many decorated rooms on the first floor of the castle, including a Hall of Mirrors, smoking room, music room, royal bedrooms, and many rooms with trompe l’oeil paintings on the ceilings. Visit of the castle’s gardens with a ~300 year-old ficus and a labyrinth.  In addition visit of an ancient cheese factory to discover the production of cheese and tasting of famous cheese “Ragusano“.

    Second stop: Especially relevant, in this stop of Montalbano food tour we will take you to ‘Marinella‘ and Montalbano’s house by the sea. ‘Marinella‘ is really Punta Secca, a small fishing village where you can recognize Montalbano’s house. The village has a lighthouse, a small port and an old watchtower (Torre Scalambri). The Punta Secca Lighthouse is the famous landmark. Free time to make photos and enjoy the beach.

    Lunch time: you will enjoy a free typical Sicilian packed lunch.

    Third stop: after lunch, we are going to Scicli. The police station in “Vigata” where Montalbano plies his trade is actually the town hall of Scicli in the beautifully conserved baroque street of Via Mormino Penna. Furthermore Scicli is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and there are many baroque churches, palaces and historical buildings to explore. Free tasting of cannolo Sicilian dessert.

    Fourth stop: Modica, yet another glorious baroque town and UNESCO heritage site. Walking around the streets of this Baroque jewel, you can’t miss out the magnificent Church of San Giorgio and the handsome façade of Palazzo Polara which appear in the Montalbano TV series. Modica, is also well known for Chocolate. In addition, you will have a free tasting of Modican chocolate, particular because it exactly how the Aztecs (and the Mexicans until the nineteenth century) made chocolate.

     You will back in Catania at around 7.00 pm.

    Please Note that: our driver guide is not a touristic guide, so he cannot enter inside the historical places. He will give you information during the trip on the vehicle, before you will go inside.  A paper guide will be provided to be used inside the archeological areas.  
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazza Federico di Svevia, 32, 95121 Catania CT, Italy

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Catania, Taormina, Acitrezza, Acicastello, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse. Ask us for further information about pick-up point.

    The pick-up from Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse requires 25 euros per person in addition, to pay directly to the driver.

    The pick-up from Acitrezza, Acicastello, requires 10 euros per person in addition, to pay directly to the driver.

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    Port of Catania
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Food tasting
    • Free Snacks with typical Sicilian street food, water and Etna wine
    • Driver
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Touristic guide inside the historical places/museum/churchers
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    we took the inspector montalbano tour on Thursday and it was very good indeed. My girlfriend is an avid fan of the series and was so pleased to swim in the sea by his villa and to experience the rooms in Scicli the , fictional police headquarters. Our guide Dario was first
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    • Sicily Day By Day
    • Duration: 10h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Italian, Spanish
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