On the trail of Salvo Montalbano: Literary tour covering the places described in Camilleri’s novels
Without waiting for Pino’s answer, he slipped into one of those midget high-rises that were not more than twelve stories high, having been built around the same time as the chemical works and having just as quickly fallen into ruin, when not abandoned altogether. For someone approaching from the sea, Vigata rose up like a parody of Manhattan, on a reduced scale ..
Andrea Camilleri The shape of water
Vigata and Montelusa are places that cannot be found on the map but which are geographically located in the area between the hill of Girgenti and the Sea of Africa.. Semi- imaginary places that are inexistant insofar as their boundaries can be moved according to the author’s narrative needs but real at the same time: Porto Empedocle is Vigata with its streets, abandoned factories, Pasture, lighthouse, flat rock, Salita Granet, Marinella beach, “Commissariato” in Lincoln Street, Monte Crasto, Restaurant San Calogero and Trattoria da Enzo and Girgenti is Montelusa with the Commissioner’s Office and Rabato district.