Donnafugata Castle (Castello di Donnafugata) Tours

Donnafugata Castle (Castello di Donnafugata)
A little more than 9 miles from Ragusa in southeastern Sicily sits a beautiful 14th-century castle with a pretty name - Donnafugata Castle. The word translates to “fugitive woman,” but the castle’s name stems from an Arabic word, so there’s no romantic story to go with it.

Donnafugata Castle is a patchwork of architectural and artistic styles, including one Venetian Gothic facade and Baroque interior. Visitors can walk through many decorated rooms on the first floor of the castle, including a Hall of Mirrors, smoking room, music room, royal bedrooms, and many rooms with trompe l’oeil paintings on the ceilings.

The castle’s gardens are also open to the public, including a Neoclassical temple building among the gardens of Mediterranean trees and plants. Tours of the filming locations for the “Inspector Montalbano” television series typically include a stop at Donnafugata Castle, which figures into the show as the residence of a mob boss.

Practical Info

In addition to the “Inspector Montalbano” show, Donnafugata Castle has also appeared in the films “Chaos” and “Il Racconto dei Racconti.” It is not the castle of the same name from the famous book, “The Leopard,” however.
Address: Contrada Donnafugata, Ragusa, Italy
Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-7pm
Admission: €8 (castle & park), €6 (castle only), €3 (park only) - reduced prices for under 18/over 65
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COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO Tour

Tour of the area where the fiction “Inspector Montalbano” is set. Are you ready to discover Vigata, Marinella and Montelusa? Do you want to walk in the same streets where Montalbano investigates? With our tour you will have a film holiday! With our tour you can visit Montalbano Sicily and discover the history and culture of Ragusa, Scicli, Modica, Punta Secca, Donnalucata and the Donnafugata Castle. We will accompany you among the most famous monuments, among splendid churches and baroque palaces, we will cross the Iblea countryside and arrive at the sea. We will be able to advise you on the tastiest typical specialties and experiences to live: it will be an unforgettable journey!
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Montalbano TV Show Locations Tour

Visit the famous filming locations for the 'Inspector Montalbano' TV series on this tour from Syracuse. See Vigata, Marinella's beach, Don Balduccio's Palace, the police station, Montalbano's house and more. Enjoy the sights of this charming Sicilian town.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Montalbano Tour from Syracuse

If you are passionate about the stories of Commissioner Montalbano, this is definitely the tour for you!The most devoted will have noticed that the places described in the books and those seen in the TV series do not always coincide. In fact the area of the Agrigento described in the novels was "poor" from the scenographic point of view and it is for this reason that the choice of the set fell on the enchanting landscapes of the province of Ragusa. It is here that Baroque architecture coexist, the dense vegetation of olive and carob trees and the typical dry stone walls.In general, the fiction of Montalbano gravitates around Ragusa Ibla, Donnafugata, Puntasecca and Scicli.The Montalbano tour is a must if you want to relive the events of the most beloved commissioner in Italy and beyond! You will lose yourself among nature, art, culture, cinematography, good food and wonderful sea views.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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"Amunì" to Donnafugata!

"Amunì" ("let's go", in dialect) I will take you to discover Donnafugata, the Castle, the garden and the catacombs, in an experience rich in nature, history, archeology, flavors and smells, a path of experiential and slow tourism. We will meet at the entrance of the Castle of Donnafugata to visit the Castle (the entrance ticket is included in the cost of the experience) "Donnafugata with its baroque palace, destination of scarlet cocci, of greenish cocci, of golden coconuts, loaded with what it looked like females, bottles and violins ", as it is described in the Leopard. We will move in the garden, among aromatic plants, anecdotes and the location of numerous films. We will experience the stone labyrinth, in which it will be wonderful to get lost! From the garden I will lead you to the almost unknown catacombs of Donnafugata along an ancient trazzera, a mule track traveled from the most ancient times, marked by the typical dry stone walls of the Iblei, a World Heritage Site.
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
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Montalbano commissioner tour from Noto,Syracuse,Pozzallo

09,00 pick up in hotel and drop off at  04,00 / 5,00 pm.time flexDeparture from you residence or hotel in area Noto, Pozzallo, Marzamemi, Sampieri, Marsasiclà, Baia Samuele, Marispica villages.As they know the admirers of the literary Montalbano, the places where you play the story of the commissioner, often have fancy names, but only the names, however, because these places do exist. The scenes of the set of "Inspector Montalbano" are mainly concentrated in Ragusa, the area of a moving beauty, that the shots Sironi have been able to exploit and make it ideal for the stories and the characters.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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