If you plan to visit Sicily, and are interested in visiting Montalbano’s filming locations, you are on the right website! In this article, we summarize Where Does Inspector Montalbano Live? And How to Get to Montalbano’s House from Comiso Airport and Ragusa city.
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Where Does Inspector Montalbano Live?
Where Does Inspector Montalbano Live? Inspector Montalbano’s House is located on the southern coast of Sicily, near the city of Ragusa, in a little village called Punta Secca. In the novel, Montalbano’s House is located in a fictional town named Marinella.
Where Is Montalbano’s House in Sicily and How to Get There?
It is very easy to get to Inspector Montalbano’s House Location in Punta Secca. Punta Secca is located only 20-30 minutes by car or bus from Ragusa downtown.
The settlement of Punta Secca is a somewhat tiny village. If you require an address, Salvo Montalbano’s home is on a street named “Corso Aldo Moro” at the number 44 in Punta Secca, in the Italian province of Ragusa. You can reach Montalbano’s home with ease. A bust statue of Andrea Camilleri stands in front of the building.
Where Does Inspector Montalbano Live and How to Get to Montalbano’s House in Punta Secca from Ragusa City?
There are several ways to get from Ragusa to Punta Secca to visit Inspector Montalbano’s house.
The best way to get to Inspector Montalbano’s house located in Punta Secca from Ragusa City is by taking a bus. The bus company, called “Tumino”, operates a bus service between Ragusa and Punta Secca. The bus runs several times a day and the journey takes about 20-30 minutes. You can catch the bus at the Ragusa bus station or at one of the stops along the Tumino route.
In the summer and the rest of the year, schedules change, so we suggest checking Tumino’s website for times and for purchasing bus tickets online. Also, some bus stops are not mentioned on the website, but they do exist (for example, the Tumino‘s bus stop in the corner of Via Libertà 1430 and Via Dante Alighieri, Ragusa, just 1 block from the Ragusa train station). So, you can ask the locals where is the nearest bus stop. That will save you from going to the terminal station, called Piazza Zama.
Honestly, we recommend taking a bus, rather than renting a car or taking a cab. The buses that operate are new, clean, and air-conditioned. Bus tickets can be purchased online and paid for with foreign debit and credit cards, including PayPal. Just keep the QR code on your mobile phone, and you are ready to go. You do not need to print any bus tickets. You can also pay cash when you get on the bus, and buy a one-way or round-trip ticket. The route used by the bus and the cars is the same, and the buses don’t have many detours or stops, so it will take you at the same time as going by car. The route is fairly straight and easy and is in very good condition. But you may have noticed that it is not easy to find parking, especially in the summer months. Another advantage of the bus is that you can load the luggage in the depot without extra charge. Just ask the driver to open the luggage hold or point out your luggage, and he will do it for you. The bus has stops right at the tourist spots, and they are quite punctual, so it is the means of transport we recommend getting to Punta Secca Where Inspector Montalbano Lives from Ragusa.
Of course, you can get to Inspector Montalbano House Location in Punta Secca from Ragusa City by taxi or a rented car. By car is especially convenient if you plan to visit other destinations in Sicily. However, we can’t complain about the public transport AST, train (Trenitalia), or the buses operating in the area like Tumino, Etna Bus, etc.
If you arrive at Ragusa by train, the town of Ragusa has two train stations (Ragusa Ibla and Ragusa) with regular trains to and from other destinations in Sicily. The Ragusa train stain is just 1 block from Tumino‘s bus stop heading to Marina di Ragusa, Punta Secca, and Santa Croce Camerina (Via Libertà 1430 and Via Dante Alighieri, Ragusa). If you arrive by train, we recommend buying the ticket to Inspector Montalbano’s House on the bus.
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How to Get to Punta Secca Where Inspector Lives from Comiso Airport?
Catania Airport and Palermo Airport are two international and well-known Sicilian airports. However, a sort-of-new, less popular but conveniently close to Montalbano’s filming locations is Comiso Airport.
Comiso Airport is a small but well-located airport located in Comiso city, in the province of Ragusa. If you are interested in visiting Inspector Montalbano’s filming locations, we strongly suggest checking flights from your town or country to Comiso. Although it is a small airport that receives international flights.
Comiso airport receives flights, especially from Ryanair and other low-cost airlines that operate in Sicily. During the summer, this airport connects tourists non-stop from El Prat Airport (Barcelona, Spain) at least 3 times a week, and Rome daily. There are several ways to get from Comiso Airport to Punta Secca to Inspector Montalbano’s House Location, both of them inside the province of Ragusa at a short distance:
- Rent a car at Comiso Airport. Several car rental companies are operating inside the airport. This is a convenient option if you want to have the freedom to explore the area on your own. The routes are in good condition, and with a good GPS, it is easy to reach your destinations.
- Take a taxi at Comiso Airport and ask the driver to take you to Inspector Montalbano’s House in Punta Secca. You won’t need to explain any more than that. All Sicilians know where Inspector Montalbano lives. This is about 50-70 euros, but arrange the price in advance.
- Public Transportation is a good, affordable, and comfortable option. Comiso Airport is served by a bus service that runs to several destinations in the region, including Punta Secca. So, you can catch a bus at the airport and get off at the Punta Secca stop. The airport is located near the town of Comiso, which has a train station. From Comiso, you can take a train to the town of Ragusa. One block from Ragusa train station is Tumino‘s bus stop heading to Santa Croce Camerina (the final stop). For less than 10 euros, you can connect Comiso to Punta Secca where Inspector Montalbano lives.
We hope you find helpful information in this post about Where Does Inspector Montalbano Live? And How to Get to his house in Punta Secca.