Porto Empedocle is a small fishing town of about 17,000 people. Today, it is still living of trade and tourism thanks to its harbour and its natural beauties, first of all the wonderful beaches that form one of the most beautiful coastlines in Italy. Porto Empedocle is one of the major historical and cultural harbours of the whole island; in particular, during the Arab domination, it was considered, from a commercial point of view, one of the most important ports of the empire, especially thanks to its surroundings, very rich with sulphur, gypsum and rock salt. Still today, it is possible to admire the remains of the ancient harbour and the jetty of 1800, which hosts the massive watchtower, called Carlo V. Strolling along the town’s major streets, among the beautiful churches, the Chiesa Madre, inaugurated in December 1904, is worth a visit. We also remind you that this town is the place of birth of famous writers like Luigi Pirandello and Andrea Camilleri; so, it could be interesting to see with your own eyes the places where these two illustrious authors were born. For those who love Commissario Montalbano, it is possible to visit the places where many scenes of the famous TV show were shot.