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Nice to see at Vigata

We unfortunately drove down this pedestrianised street(not knowing) Nice to get out,have a coffee... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
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Montalbano in Piazza

If you're a fan of the Inspector Montalbano (Andrea Camalieri novels) and your passing through... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
GJay1
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29 May 2018
“Nice to see at Vigata”
15 Feb 2018
“Not Montalbano!”
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Via Roma, 92014 Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 March 2015

A working port town made famous as the fictional town of Vigata in the Inspector Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri. The main street, Via Roma is currently being paved (March 2015) and partly pedestrianised and there’s a bronze statue of the fictional Montalbano leaning against...More

1  Thank Martin T
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Montalbano is much followed here, and an unsurprising idea to put a statue up to him, but of course the statue doesn't look anything like either actor from the TV series, and likely not much like the mind's eye picture readers of the books would...More

1  Thank Rhys W
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We unfortunately drove down this pedestrianised street(not knowing) Nice to get out,have a coffee and a look at the statue,the authors interpretation of who Montelbano is.

Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Sorry, folks, but this guy is not Montalbano. Could be Pirandello, but there's another statue of him nearby.

Thank Louise313
Reviewed 3 October 2017

He never moved and my wife wanted a photo of the pair of us so she forced me to stand one the other side!!

Thank granmar
Reviewed 20 September 2017

detailed statue, real size, of a person I don't know. Apparently some person out of a TV-series. What you see on the picture is what you get. No much more to see in Porto Empedocle.

Thank Fams8800
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It is what it is. If you're in Porto Empedocle and you're a Montalbano fan, why not stop for a photo?

Thank Charlie365
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Montalbano is much followed here, and an unsurprising idea to put a statue up to him, but of course the statue doesn't look anything like either actor from the TV series, and likely not much like the mind's eye picture readers of the books would...More

1  Thank Rhys W
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Because there's more to Sicily than great food, great drinks, great beaches and great weather. Great literature has it's place on every trip!

Thank ifonatriplikemine
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you're a fan of the Inspector Montalbano (Andrea Camalieri novels) and your passing through Porto Empedocle to get to the temples or Scala Turchi, then take a few minutes to see this unquie bronze statue Montalbano. Nice little stop, to see the statue, enjoy...More

Thank GJay1
Reviewed 16 June 2016

If you know and like the books of Andrea Camalieri you will definitely stop here and take a photo. The statue is right in the heart of Porto Empedocle.

Thank Waltons2010
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I love Montalbano and he'd to see the statue easy to find glad I saw it but not worth a detour visit if you are here. It's not the Montalbano of the Telly and maybe the town should make more of their fame but it...More

Thank Reddantheaddick
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