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“The Stuff Of Dreams” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Montalbano Commissioner's House (La casa di Montalbano)

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Via A. Moro, 44 | Punta Secca, 97017 Punta Secca, Santa Croce Camerina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Punta Secca B&B and Inns
Mansfield, Australia
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“The Stuff Of Dreams”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The ultimate experience for an Inspector Montalbano fan is to stay in his house at Marinella which in real life is Punta Secca. La Casa di Montalbano is definitely a dream come true. As soon as you see it, you just feel like you've been there dozens of times. In fact every tourist who drives by and stops to look longingly and take photos must feel the same. Some even sigh, "Ah, Montalbano." This B&B is not only world famous, it is fabulous, meeting all your expectations. The room we had was spacious, had a beautiful sea view from the balcony, and shared a very large relaxation and dining area also looking onto the restless Mediterranean. The staff were efficient and friendly and the breakfast was delightful and plentiful. Punta Secca itself is a sleepy holiday town in May when we were there although it is sure to fire up in July and August. Walking along the beach was peaceful and the few restaurants that were open, especially Sand, offered culinary delights.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

What can we say? the best experience ever, not just to step within the doors of Montalbano's house but to actually STAY there! particularly beautiful because most of the other guests from all corners of the world have a shared passion for the Montalbano films. The top stories of the house are rented by our hosts (the delightful Ivana and Barbara, who can also help with hotels and trips further afield) from the owner, who maintains the lowest floor. Local pizzarias are fantastic, tabbaci is enormously helpful, and trips to local sites used in the films are an easy drive.

Room Tip: the room on the ground floor could be noisy
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

During our trip in Sicily we spent two nights in this charming house. We have seen the Montalbano series already three times in Finnish TV and were surprised to see that there is a possibility to get B&B in the very same house where the Commissioner himself lives. The booking was easy enough (www.lacasadimontalbano.com). The staff is friendly and helpful. Thank you Ivana and Barbara for your kindness!

Punta Secca is a small and quiet village - especially in October - but Marina di Ragusa with its restaurants and shops is not far away. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed the sun and the sound of the waves. With these memories we can survive over the dark winter and remain waiting for new episodes of commissario Montalbano!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2007

One of the highlights of our trip of Sicily was to stay at ‘La Casa di Montalbano’. I am a great fan of the television series (which shows in Australia) and the opportunity to stay in Inspector Montalbano’s house was too good to miss. The house is at Punta Secca (on the coast south of Ragusa). It is on the seafront next to a pleasant beach, overlooked by a classic lighthouse and an old Saracen tower. We had a pleasant room which opened on to a balcony above the beach. Breakfast is served each morning in the main room and you can have coffee on the balcony. Punta Secca is conveniently located to explore the beautiful baroque towns of south-east Sicily (Modica, Ragusa, Scicli, Noto etc).

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  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Montalbano Commissioner's House (La casa di Montalbano)

Address: Via A. Moro, 44 | Punta Secca, 97017 Punta Secca, Santa Croce Camerina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Santa Croce Camerina > Punta Secca
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast
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Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Punta Secca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
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Montalbano Commissioner's House (La Casa Di Montalbano) Sicily/Punta Secca, Province Of Ragusa

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