Grotta Mangiapane (Custonaci / Scurati)

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The grotto at Custonaci/Scurati (Grotta Mangiapane), 18 kilometers from Trapani, inhabited since pre-historic times. People lived in this hamlet until the 50s. It belonged to the family Mangiapane. The place was used in a couple of scenes in the episode "Il ladri di merendine" (The Snack Thief) of "Inspector Montalbano" (Il commissario Montalbano).

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Il ladri di merendine" (The Snack Thief) of "Inspector Montalbano" (Il commissario Montalbano).

Screenshot from the episode "Il ladri di merendine" (The Snack Thief) of "Inspector Montalbano" (Il commissario Montalbano).

Il ladri di merendine" (The Snack Thief) of "Inspector Montalbano" (Il commissario Montalbano).

Screenshot from the episode "Il ladri di merendine" (The Snack Thief) of "Inspector Montalbano" (Il commissario Montalbano).

 

 

Inside the grotto the people who lived there have built tiny "apartements".

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

A room without a view. Inside one of the "apartements" in Grotta Mangiapane at Custonaci/Scurati.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

From this angle the hamlet looks like a place you'd almost want to spend your holiday at.
At Christmas time the nativity scene (birth of Jesus ) - a tradition called presepe vivente - is performed here, and local people demonstrate trades and crafts in the small houses.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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Approaching Grotta Mangiapane at Custonaci/Scurati.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

 

 

fish on fishmarket in Trapani

A beautiful fish on the fish market in Trapani (18 kilometers from Grotta Mangiapane).
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

Gull B&B Granveliero Trapani

Gull on the roof. At the friendly B&B Granveliero in Trapani.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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