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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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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"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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