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Scicli Walking tour

Scicli Walking tour - Scicli, Italy

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Scicli, Italy

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$63.63

Scicli is a town of refined culture, characterized by gullies and grottoes, by beds of torrents and the luxurious vegetation of gardens. Scicli maintains a harmonious relationship between man’s work and the natural environment ... More info ›

Scicli is a town of refined culture, characterized by gullies and grottoes, by beds of torrents and the luxurious vegetation of gardens. Scicli maintains a harmonious relationship between man’s work and the natural environment. Destroyed in the Val di Noto earthquake and rebuilt in singular late Baroque forms it’s placed in a flat plan among three hills: San Matteo, Santa Croce and San Domenico hills.
It is also famous for being the location of the tv series Inspector Montalbano.

Our walk starts from Piazza Italia, framed by rows of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries buildings, where stands the present- day Mater Ecclesia: Sant’Ignazio. The façade, two levels surmounted by two pointed bell towers, is embellished with statues and a clock. Inside, the fascinating icon of Madonna delle Milizie, a statue inspired by the Madonna’s intervention in favor of the Christians and Normans during the battle against the Saracens in 1091.
From Piazza Italia, ascending along the canyon from which it takes its names, you arrive at the Church of San Bartolomeo. Statues and columns with capitals of various styles decorate the pyramidal façade. The one nave interior has marble altars, colored stuccoes and one of the most beautiful crèches in all of Sicily, with linden wood statues executed by Pietro Padula in 1773-1776. Retracing one’s step , along the same street toward via Mormino Penna, you reach Palazzo Beneventano, with its exceptionally expressive and monstrous masks under its balconies. In the hearth of the town there is via Mormino Penna, Scicli’s most beautiful street, rich in monastic churches and patrician buildings.
The first church you meet is San Giovanni Evangelista, with an oval layout and a concave convex façade in accordance with schemes deriving from Borromini. Annexed to a Benedictine monastery, which became the Town Hall in the 19th century, the church holds inside a Spanish canvas of the Cristo di Burgos, depicting a crucified Christ wearing a white sacerdotal robe with chiaroscuro effects. The other major ecclesiastic church is San Michele, which rises in three levels and has an elliptical hall with a splayed portal to one side that creates an interesting play on perspective. Across from this side of the church rises another elegant example of late baroque art: Palazzo Spadaro. The last church to visit in this area is Santa Teresa, whose façade shows a rose window, three arches high up with a small bell tower next them.

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'Inspector Montalbano' Filming Locations Tour from Taormina

'Inspector Montalbano' Filming Locations Tour from Taormina - Scicli, Italy
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Duration: 14 hours
Location: Scicli, Italy

From USD
$60.16

Visit the filming locations of the popular Italian TV series ‘Inspector Montalbano’ (or ‘Commissario Montelbano’ in Italian) on this full-day tour, departing from either Taormina or Messina province. See the real-life settings of the series’ fictional town Vigata, and visit the beautiful Baroque plazas, churches, beaches and buildings of Ragusa Ibla, Punta Secca and Scicli, where some of the most popular episodes were shot ... More info ›

Visit the filming locations of the popular Italian TV series ‘Inspector Montalbano’ (or ‘Commissario Montelbano’ in Italian) on this full-day tour, departing from either Taormina or Messina province. See the real-life settings of the series’ fictional town Vigata, and visit the beautiful Baroque plazas, churches, beaches and buildings of Ragusa Ibla, Punta Secca and Scicli, where some of the most popular episodes were shot. Enjoy commentary about ‘Inspector Montalbano’ from a friendly guide throughout the day.

Leave your Taormina or Messina province hotel in the early morning, and relax on your coach ride south to the authentic Sicilian town of Ragusa, the first stop on your Inspector Montalbano tour.
Here you’ll visit Piazza Duomo, home to the Basilica of St George, a site that represents the main square of the show’s fictional town of Vigata. Continue to Church of San Giuseppe, Palazzo Donnafugata and Circolo di Conversazione, where the episodes ‘Gli Arancini di Montalbano’ and ‘The Scent of the Night’ were filmed.
After some free time to explore on your own, depart for the seaside town of Punta Secca, dubbed ‘Marinella’ in the show. Visit Montalbano Commissioner's House and the sandy beaches where the main character likes to swim. Have time for lunch (own expense) and go for a dip in the Mediterranean if you wish. Just remember to bring your bathing suit!
Continue onward to the small village of Scicli and enjoy a short walk through its lovely Baroque historical center, named ‘Montelusa’ in the show. Visit Scicli Municipal Town Hall in Palazzo Municipio, and hear how the building was the set location for the Police Commissioner’s office and the Vigata police station. Here you can purchase a ticket to the mayor's real-life office (Stanza del Sindaco), used in the series as Montalbano’s office.
At the end of the day, relax on the drive back to your Taormina or Messina province hotel.

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