Porto Empedocle: Inspector Montalbano's Vigata

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Porto Empedocle

Provincia: AG - Area: Agrigento surroundings

Porto Empedocle is a seaside village on the Tyrrhenian coast famous throughout the world for being the birthplace of the writer Luigi Pirandello and for being the place where the writer Andrea Camilleri set the events of his popular commissioner Montalbano: Vigata.
Born as a port area of ​​ancient Girgenti, present-day Agrigento, with the name of Marina di Girgenti, has been the place of trade for cereals from the entire area since the 15th century. It obtained autonomy from nearby Agrigento in 1853.

What to see

The small village is linked to the names of the great masters of Italian literature. In it there is the Writers' Road, an itinerary that invites you to retrace the places lived and loved by the writers Pirandello, Camilleri, Sciascia and Tomasi di Lampedusa.
The symbol of the village is the >Torre Carlo V, Built in the 16th century, when the town was a defensive outpost.

Things to do

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What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Porto Empedocle

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Where to stay

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Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Porto Empedocle. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!

Valle dei Templi

Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings