Punta Secca

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Punta Secca
Skyline of Punta Secca
Nickname(s): A sicca
Coordinates: 36°47′16″N 14°29′34″E / 36.78778°N 14.49278°E / 36.78778; 14.49278Coordinates: 36°47′16″N 14°29′34″E / 36.78778°N 14.49278°E / 36.78778; 14.49278
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Province of Ragusa
Founded 5th century AC
Elevation 5 m (15 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Postal codes 97017
Area code(s) 0932

Punta Secca is a small fishing village, a frazione in the Santa Croce Camerina comune, in Ragusa province, Sicily. The village has a lighthouse, a small port and an old watchtower, the Torre Scalambri. The tower dates from the 16th century and is next to the harbour.

The lighthouse[edit]

The Punta Secca lighthouse was built in 1853 and is 35m high. It is visible for 206°, from 318° to 112°.

In popular culture[edit]

The town has gained renown as the fictional "Marinella" in the RAI television series Inspector Montalbano, adapted from Andrea Camilleri's "Inspector Montalbano" books. Many scenes with Montalbano's fictional home are set in a house that backs on to the beach from where he swims each day.

Montalbano's house in the fictional "Marinella", actually in Punta Secca


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