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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 30th 2021

'Inspector Montalbano' is my favourite Italian TV series and was based on novels written by Andrea Camilleri. Many of the scenes were filmed in Ragusa. Vigata was the fictional Italian town where the TV series was based. The novels were translated into more than thirty languages and the TV fiction was followed in 65 countries all over the world. From 1999, the Montalbano series were filmed in the alleys of Ragusa, the squares of Ibla, the Hyblean Gardens, the Trabacche Cave and the Castle of Donnafugata My mum and I used to watch the programme together on BBC 4, a British channel. It would start at 9pm on Saturday nights. The film provoked us into talking about aspects of both 'Sicilian' and 'Italian' society. The one we talked most profoundly about was the portrayal of women ... read more
L'Odore Della Notte (2002)
Il Circolo di Conversazione which is featured in many episodes
Santa Maria delle Scale featured in l Cardellino e il Gatto (2011)

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 22nd 2021

Location : Piazza Pola This was the police station or Il commissariato throughout the series. It is located next to San Giuseppe church. REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more
San Giuseppe church today located on Piazza Pola

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 21st 2021

Location : Corso XXV Aprile Montalbano drives down this road during episodes REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more

Europe August 20th 2021

Location : Il Circolo di conversazione This is where the legal doctor, Pasquano plays games with his friends and often Montalbano goes to find him here, interrupting his card games to ask for information on an autopsy. Il Circolo, situated in Piazza Duomo, is a building from the 1850s, built in the neoclassical style with a beautiful living room. It was built by the local aristocracy in so that they could have a fixed place in order to talk and pass time in. In addition to the head room there are other rooms dedicated to playing games, reading and taking part in conversations. REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more
Il Circolo di Conversazione

Europe » Italy August 19th 2021

Piazza Duomo appeared in Pan Condicio, Giro di Boa, Il cane di terracotta, la forma dell'acqua, Gli arancini di Montalbano, Gatto e Cardellino and La voce del violino. From Piazza Duomo there is a wide stairway leading to the cathedral. The cathedral is the symbol of Ragusa. REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more

Europe August 19th 2021

Locations: ●Il Palazzo delle Poste (this is the exit of Michela Manganaro's house where Montalbano waits) ●Un ufficio del Comune in Ragusa Episode: L'Odore Della Notte 2002 :The Scent of the Night. Plot: A financial investor has disappeared after having cheated almost half of the population of Vigàta of millions of euros. Montalbano investigates when investor Emanuele Gargano disappears with the savings entrusted to him by the people of Montelusa. His inquiries bring him into contact with the missing man's staff, including his obsessively loyal secretary Mariastella Cosentino and the provocative Michela Manganaro. Augello gets cold feet about his wedding. Salvo is distracted in this episode by Mimi's love life, by an olive tree which someone has cut down on his beach and Tunisian orphan François. THEMES ■Montalbano REFERENCES ■www.visitvigata.com ■Noticeb... read more

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 19th 2021

Locations: ●Santa Maria delle Scale ●Marina di Ragusa e dintorni Episode: Gatto e Cardellino 2002 : The Goldfinch and the Cat. Plot: Salvo has two cases to solve in this episode. The first relates to a scooter rider who is mugging elderly ladies on their way to church. Montalbano investigates when a series of mysterious muggings in Vigata ends in murder. The second relates to the disappearance of a gynaecologist who has got more than hands-on with a patient. He discovers an unexpected connection to an incident in which a father embarked on a destructive rampage in a hospital emergency room and then finds a further link to the disappearance of a doctor who is presumed to be dead. THEMES ■Montalbano REFERENCES ■www.visitvigata.com ■Noticeboard outside of Giardini Iblei ... read more
Marina di Ragusa on an August evening
Marina di Ragusa during August day time
Marina di Ragusa on an August day

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 18th 2021

Via Giardino where Livia takes the bus from in 'L' altro capo del filo.' REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 18th 2021

Locations : ●Piazza e Cattedrale di San Giovanni in Ragusa Superiore. ●Macelleria Pecorini in Ragusa Superiore ●Piazza San Giovanni Episode: Il Campo del Vasaio 2011 : The Potter's Field. Plot: The case concerns the discovery of a corpse, chopped into 30 pieces and left in a quarry in a bin liner. A plastic bag containing a body cut into pieces is found in a clay field and the signs point to an old fashioned Mafia killing. Montalbano's colleague and friend Mimi Augello takes a sudden interest and his mood swings arouse suspicion that he may be involved. Catarella throws suspicion on Mimi by taking on amateur dramatics and he plays Judas in some street theatre. The story is more concerned with the theme of friendship and betrayal, and explores Salvo's fidelity to Mimi Augello, whose philandering ... read more
Piazza and Catedrale di San Giovanni including Macelleria (the butchers)
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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 17th 2021

'Portale San Giorgio' in Via dei Normanni. This is what remains of the old church from the Normanic period, built in 1300. The church was destroyed by the earthquake which hit Val di Noto in 1693. There was a scene in 'La rete di protezione' which was shot here. REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more
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