In Camilleri’s books, Inspector Montalbano’s house is located in Marinella. The real filming location of Salvo’s house is in Punta Secca. In this article, we give you the address of Inspector Montalbano’s House and how to visit, book a stay and get to the Inspector Montalbano’s House Location.
The Inspector Montalbano TV series follows the adventures of the Italian Inspector Salvo Montalbano, a detective working in the fictional town of Vigata, Sicily. The show has been filmed in various Sicilian locations, including the towns of Agrigento, Porto Empedocle, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, etc. However, one of the most stunning Montalbano’s filming locations, it’s Salvo’s House. Inspector Montalbano House Location is a real location, partially adapted during the film and set of the TV series.
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Where Is Montalbano’s House Location?
Where Is Montalbano’s House? Inspector Montalbano’s house is located in the village of Punta Secca, included in the town of Santa Croce Camerina, in the province of Ragusa, Sicily. Punta Secca is located about 20-30 minutes by car or bus from Ragusa downtown.
Inspector Montalbano’s House Location is on the southern coast of Sicily, near the city of Ragusa. The house used as Montalbano’s residence in the television series is a real house that has been used as a filming location for the show. It is situated near the Mediterranean Sea and has a terrace with a view of the beach with the sand touching Montalbano’s house as you can see in many episodes. It is a popular tourist attraction in Punta Secca and can be visited by Montalbano’s fans.
Punta Secca is a small town located on the southwestern coast of Sicily. It is known for its beautiful beaches and is a popular tourist destination in the summer months. The town has a population of several thousand people (the population of Santa Croce Camerina, which includes the village of Punta Secca, was 8,959 as of December 31, 2020), but the population can increase significantly during the peak tourist season.
Inspector Montalbano‘s House Location
The residence used as Inspector Montalbano’s house filming location in the Italian TV series is located in the village of Punta Secca, in the province of Ragusa, Sicily. It is a real house that has been used as a filming location from the beginning of Montalbano’s shooting in 1998. The house is situated near the sea and has a terrace with a view of the beach. Nowadays, the house is used as a bed and breakfast when there are no shooting sessions. Episodes are mostly filmed during summer.
Inspector Montalbano’s House, as well as Montalbano’s lighthouse, are popular tourist attractions in Punta Secca and can be visited by fans of the show.
Punta Secca is a very small village. You will easily find Montalbano’s house but if you need an address, Salvo’s house is in Corso Aldo Moro #44, Punta Secca, province of Ragusa, Italy. In front of the house, there is a bust statue of Andrea Camilleri, looking in the direction of the house and his creation.
What to See in Salvo Montalbano‘s House?
We were delighted to be able to visit, tour, and sleep in Montalbano’s house. The cost of spending the night in Montalbano’s house is cheaper than in any other location in the area. And being in Montalbano’s house and seeing the real film set, I think, is priceless.
So, What to See in Salvo Montalbano’s House? In the house, there are photos explaining the changes in furniture positions that are made on the film set.
Punta Secca, Ragusa
Marinella is Punta Secca. Why this town is called Punta Secca? The name “Punta Secca” in Italian means “dry point”, which for me, it doesn’t make any sense as the city coasts are flanked by a fabulous deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Locals explained to me that the name “Punta Secca” refers to the rocky promontory that juts out into the sea near the town. The promontory is characterized by a series of cliffs and rocky outcroppings that are exposed to the elements and are not covered by vegetation. The name “Punta Secca” likely refers to this rocky landscape and the absence of vegetation.
Punta Secca is a popular tourist destination in Sicily, especially during summertime, due to its beautiful beaches, clear waters, great seafood, local restaurants, and charming atmosphere. The town is known for its picturesque fishing port and its attractive streets lined with colourful houses.
As you now well know, Punta Secca is also home to the residence used as Inspector Montalbano’s house in the popular Italian television series watched around the world.
Where Does Montalbano Swim?
From the first episode, and so on, of the Italian TV series Inspector Montalbano, “The Snack Thief”, you see Salvo, characterized by Luca Zingaretti, swimming in the open sea. Where Does Montalbano Swim?
Where Does Montalbano Swim? Inspector Montalbano swims in the Mediterranean Sea right down Montalbano House Location, at the foot of his house in Marinella, which is actually the town of Punta Secca. The filming location of many swimming scenes of Inspector Montalbano is in Punta Secca and Scoglitti, both in the province of Ragusa, before summer, in April and May. The Mediterranean Sea in Sicily tends to have relatively mild temperatures year-round. The average water temperatures from December to May range from around 15-20 °C (60-68 °F), which is good enough for having Luca Zingaretti swimming in Montabano’s TV series.
Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is bordered by several seas. The Mediterranean Sea borders the southern and southwestern coast of Sicily. To the north and west of the island is the Tyrrhenian Sea, and to the south and east is the Ionian Sea. Both of these bodies of water are part of the larger Mediterranean Sea.
Punta Secca Montalbano‘s Lighthouse
Montalbano’s lighthouse is the lighthouse located in Punta Secca, only 2 blocks from Inspector Montalbano’s house location.
Can I visit Punta Secca Lighthouse? Punta Secca’s Lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction in Punta Secca and is open to visitors, which mostly are Inspector Montalbano’s fans. The lighthouse is located on the promontory that gives the town its name (Punta Secca meaning “Dry Point”) and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. It is a historic building that has been in operation since the late XIX century and has been carefully preserved by the commune of Santa Croce Camerina.
To visit the Punta Secca Lighthouse, you can simply walk a few blocks to the lighthouse from the town centre, 2 blocks from Montalbano‘s house location, or your accommodations. Punta Secca is a village.
Montalbano‘s lighthouse, as popularly has been called, is open to the public during daytime hours, and there is usually a small fee to enter. Inside, you can climb to the top of the lighthouse to see the outstanding views from the observation deck, or you can take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the lighthouse and its role in the local community. We recommended wearing comfortable shoes and to be cautious when walking around the area.
If you want to see more Inspector Montalbano Filming Locations, we highly recommend clicking on the following link of our post summarizing Where is Inspector Montalbano Filmed in Sicily.
Also, another recommended post is Where to Watch Inspector Montalbano Online Free Step-by-Step, including a video with clear steps, easy to follow!
Booking a Night in Inspector Montalbano’s House Location
Where is the magnificent house of Salvo Montalbano that we saw so many times in the series? Is there the bed that Salvo shares with Livia? Seeing it for yourself is easy if you visit Sicily.
You can visit, stay and have breakfast on the terrace of Inspector Montalbano’s house enjoying the wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea, by booking a stay. Accommodation is not expensive. You can visit the whole interior of the house and see how it is modified to be a film set for the series.
We are Joe and Giulia, and we expect to see you visiting and enjoying Montalbano’s Sicily.