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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 » 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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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 16th 2021

Villa Ragusa Ibla in Giardino Ibleo was built in 1858 for some members of local nobility. Lots of people volunteered to work on the project without being paid. The villa can be seen in 'Luna di Carta' and 'Un diario del 43' REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more
Giardino Ibleo
Giardino Ibleo
Views of the valley and train tracks below from Giardino Ibleo

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 15th 2021

This is Montalbano's house, which is located at Punta Secca, a place not far from the Marina of Ragusa. Most of the episodes feature this house and especially the balcony. It was a real hot spot for Italian tourists. ... read more
Close up of the balcony where Montalbano usually eats his meals
Not a good photo but it proves that I was there
Not a good photo but it proves the wind was strong, the sea was rough and that I endured both

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Ragusa August 14th 2021

La Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Scale and Corso Mazzini can be seen in 'Gatto e cardellino', 'Gli arancini di Montalbano', 'La luna di carta', 'Le ali della stinge', 'Il campo del vasaio' and 'La voce del violino' REFERENCES You tube : La Sicilia dei 'Luoghi del Commissario Montalbano' Ragusa, by Antonio Trifiletti. Watched 19 August 21... read more
Photo taken from Santa Maria church on my 5am walk
Views of the town from the church. Taken before sunrise.
The same views as the other photos but taken during the day




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