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Corleone, Sicily

Corleone, Sicily

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From Palermo: Half-Day Corleone Excursion

From Palermo: Half-Day Corleone Excursion

Enjoy a full-day shore excursion to Corleone, a small town that has had its history and culture shaped by the Mafia. Visit the museum in Corleone and admire the breathtaking scenery of Sicily as you journey through green valleys, cornfields and vineyards. Corleone is a small town and commune of approximately 12,000 inhabitants in the province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. Several Mafia bosses have come from Corleone, including Tommy Gagliano, Jack Dragna, Giuseppe Morello, Michele Navarra, Luciano Leggio, Leoluca Bagarella, Salvatore Riina and Bernardo Provenzano. It is also the birthplace of several fictional characters in The Godfather, including the eponymous Vito (Andolini) Corleone. The local mafia clan, the Corleonesi, led the Mafia in the 1980s and 1990s, and were the most violent and ruthless Mafia clan ever to take control of the organization. The Corleone municipality has an area of 22,912 hectares (56,620 acres) with a population density of 49 inhabitants per square kilometer. Located in an inland area of the mountain, in a valley between the Rocca di Maschi, the Castello Soprano and the Castello Sottano. Corleone is located at 542 meters (1,778 feet) above sea level. Many interesting sights of nature include the Gorges of the Dragon in the vicinity of the Ficuzza forest and the Due Rocche Waterfalls. 

From Palermo: Mafia Tour of Corleone with Hotel Pickup

From Palermo: Mafia Tour of Corleone with Hotel Pickup

Excursion program: meeting with your driver at your hotel, B&B, cruise ship in the morning at 08.30 am, departure with New and comfortable van from Palermo. First stop Portella della Ginestra: visit places of the first Mafia massacre by the bandit Giuliano. Second stop Piana degli Albanesi where you can taste the famous Sicilian typical sweet Cannoli. Afterwards we will continue to Corleone, arrival scheduled for 11:30 am, visit to the Anti-Mafia Museum and to the places that inspired the protagonist of the famous novel by Mario Puzzo and the film Don Vito Corleone. The museum guide will explain everything from the birth of "Cosa Nostra" in America to the present day, you will see a part of the museum dedicated to the Maxi Trial and to the judges Heroes Falcone and Borsellino. You will have lunch if you want in a local restaurant or bar. If possible you will assist to the preparation of ricotta and sheep cheeses in a local dairy. After lunch departure for the Ficuzza wood reserve, visit of the reserve. Return to the hotel in the afternoon around 16:30.

Corleone: Beyond the Godfather Walking Tour

Corleone: Beyond the Godfather Walking Tour

Enter into the little town nestled in the Sicilian countryside renowned for its mob violence and the infamous mafia boss, Toto Riina. Retrace the history of Corleone with a local activist and learn about the Anti-mafia resistance. Discover the names that are now symbolic of Anti-mafia liberation. Walk through the city center and climb to stunning panoramic viewpoints of the village and Sicilian countryside. Admire the paintings of Gaetano Porcase in the 'Laboratory of Legality' and see the history of the resistance for yourself.

Visit Corleone from Palermo

Visit Corleone from Palermo

The shuttle service that accompanies you on your journey to the medieval village and the city tour of Corleone is of particular interest. Of particular interest to visit upon reservation, we suggest the C.D.I.M.A. International Center. on the documentation of the Mafia and the Anti-Mafia Movement and the House Museum of the Godfather to live a unique experience in a noble residence from the 19th century which tells the story of the life of the Corleonesi (ticket not included). Departure from Palermo at 8.30 am and arrival in Corleone after approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. 10 am, Free visit of the historic center of about 2 hours and departure for Palermo from the release point at 12.15 pm 08.30am: Meeting point at Piazza Verdi, 59 next to the Teatro Massimo and departure for Corleone, a Muslim city, full of small houses crowded on narrow streets for which there is no logical urban configuration. Its strategic position, in a valley protected by a mini barrier of limestone rocks, from which the city takes its name (calcarinite, glauconite, corleonese), has given importance to Corleone over the centuries. Around 12.00 pm Return to Palermo.

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(20 reviews)

very pleasant! Our driver, Giovanni, very polite and truly skilled at driving. I always felt safe. The Ficuzza hunting lodge and the Corleone mafia museum are very interesting. Really wanting to make a criticism, we had to leave Ficuzza too early, while the lady was still talking and there were many other things to see. I would suggest making this tour longer than a couple of hours. Also in Corleone, after the visit to the museum I went to the mother church, then a quick meal but I would have preferred a little more time. However, the next time I come to Palermo I will definitely take part in another tour with you. Thank you!!!! John

Umberto is a true encyclopaedia and very good story teller. He is very personable, great company and an amazing guide ! we value the trip , everything we get from it but above all we value in our trips people we meet- thank you Umberto for being exceptional!

Very interesting, fun and educative at the same time. We had a great time and learned many things about the history of the place. The guide helped us understand things, he is a real special person.

Very good. Our guide Umberto was really very good. Friendly, punctual, competent... He also responded to our wishes (requests for changes to the program). We would book Umberto again and again.

Giovanni was our driver and guide. It was nice traveling with a local and getting to see the countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.