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From Taormina: Savoca and Forza d'Agrò The Godfather Tour

From Taormina: Savoca and Forza d'Agrò The Godfather Tour

Savoca After being welcomed by our Guide at your hotel we will head in the direction of Savoca passing through two small towns Sant'Alessio and Santa Teresa, we will reach Savoca. This very small town full of treasures will offer and welcome us the Vitelli bar where several scenes of F. F. Coppola's The Godfather were filmed, the bar is overflowing with photos talking about the film, afterwards we will head in the direction of the church of Santa Lucia to visit where the wedding between Appolonia and Michael Corleone took place... Still we will see, we will visit the crypt of the Capuchins that house several mummies in a small catacomb. Moving on from Savoca we reach Forza d'agro' also this town was incorporated in the film the Godfather, think that we find this town "scenically" in all three films. The city will welcome us with its recent history related to the same film of the Godfather, we will also have the opportunity to review all the scenes that were shot in Forza d'Agrò. Possibility to visit the chocolate museum and/or Dine NOT included in the Price.

From Catania: Taormina, Savoca, & Castelmola Tour w/ Brunch

From Catania: Taormina, Savoca, & Castelmola Tour w/ Brunch

Embark on a fascinating cultural adventure in Sicily and discover 3 charming towns on a day trip from Catania. Marvel at the picturesque streets if Savoca, Taormina, and Castelmola, and visit their most remarkable landmarks. Enjoy a delicious lunch of typical products. Start your experience, being picked up from your local accommodation by a comfortable 8 seat air conditioned vehicle. The first stop of your Sicilian trip will be Savoca, a characteristic medieval town. Visit one of the fascinating catacombs of the Cappuccini convent which hosts the mummified bodies of monks and nobles from Savoca. Next, visit bar Vitelli, famously known as the bar from the film "The Godfather", where you can taste delicious Sicilian granita and look at photos which were taken during the shooting of the film. Then, travel to the second town on the tour, the majestic Taormina. Visit the Greek Theatre, or one of the major ancient sites in Sicily which offers a unique panoramic view of the sea and Mount Etna. Walking along Corso Umberto, you can also visit the Cathedral and enjoy the stunning view of Capo Taormina bay. While in Taormina, enjoy a rich brunch made of a delicious products from the Sicilian culinary tradition, water and red Etna wine (included in the price). Afterwards, arrive at the final stop, Castelmola, a characteristic medieval suburb suspended between the sky and the sea. Enjoy a fantastic view of Etna on one side and the Ionian sea on the other, then, from Sant’Antonio square, begin your walk through the alleys. Around the small streets, it’s possible to see quaint shops that sell souvenirs, laces, and embroideries made by locals women.  Finally, visit Bar Turrisi for a coffee or some almond wine, a typical Sicilian dessert wine.

Catania/Taormina: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour

Catania/Taormina: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Michael Corleone in The Godfather movies on a guided tour from Catania or Taormina. Discover the beautiful medieval villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agrò nestled on 2 beautiful hills where Francis Ford Coppola shot the famous movies. Start with pickup from your hotel in Catania or Taormina. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle and explore the splendid hidden corners of Sicily made famous by The Godfather movies. Head first to the quaint village of Savoca. Visit the Chiesa di San Nicolo/Santa Lucia where Michael married Apollonia. Enjoy a drink or lemon granita at Bar Vitelli where Michael asked Mr. Vitelli if he could marry his daughter. Next, head to the Cathedral of Forza d'Agrò where another wedding scene was filmed. Then, explore the beautiful Castello Degli Schiavi (subject to availability). Finally, relax and enjoy the views on the return journey to your accommodation.

Taormina: Group Godfather Versus Mafia Tour with Lunch

Taormina: Group Godfather Versus Mafia Tour with Lunch

Compare the plot of The Godfather saga with the history of real-life Sicilian Mafia during this guided day trip from Taormina to the villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agro. Travel in comfort on a minivan with hotel pickup and drop-off. Enjoy an authentic Sicilian lunch with a glass of wine. Begin the tour with a drive to Savoca and take a guided walk through the old town. Visit locations where The Godfather movie was filmed. See the Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone met the father of his future wife Apollonia, and St. Lucy’s Church, where they were married. Learn about the history of the Sicilian Mafia and how it spread throughout Italy. Hear about the Mafia clan wars for control of the territory. Then, head to your second stop, Forza D'Agro, another small village where the movie was filmed. After a walking tour, stop for lunch in a charming restaurant. Enjoy a plate of fresh pasta with wine from the Etna region on a terrace overlooking the Sicilian coast.

Taormina: Hop-On Hop-Off Green Line Godfather Bus Tour

Taormina: Hop-On Hop-Off Green Line Godfather Bus Tour

This extraordinary open-top bus tour allows an overview of the main cities and attractions of the famous movie "The Godfather": Savoca, Forza d'Agrò (the GodFather Tour). The service is available out every day, with afternoon departure, upon reservation. At the Savoca stop, our tour includes about one-hour stop, during this time customers have the opportunity to visit the small village, famous for being the movie set and visit the famous Bar Vitelli, the Calvario Church, the Church of San Rocco, the Church of Santa Maria in Cielo Assunta, in whose underground crypt, in past centuries, the mummification of the bodies of the town's notables took place which then found their definitive location in the Crypt of the Capuchin Convent. After the visit to Savoca, our tour continues towards the town of Forza D'Agrò, also set for the movies "The Godfather", where the stop will be about 45 minutes. The places where the scenes were filmed in Forza D’Agrò concern the square and the church of SS. Annunziata.

From Catania: The Godfather Movie Day Trip in Sicily

From Catania: The Godfather Movie Day Trip in Sicily

Depart from Catania to visit the Sicilian hill towns of Savoca and Forza D’Agrò. Explore the sets of the popular movie The Godfather. See the famous Bar Vitelli and wedding venue, among other places you’ll recognize from the films. Hear stories about the movies and Sicily from a local guide. Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside. Reach Savoca and take a stroll around the historic center. Visit the Trimarchi building, the venue for the famous Bar Vitelli. Then, see the location of Apollonia and Michael's wedding, the Church of San Nicolò. Then, head to your second destination. Many scenes of village life were filmed on the cobblestone streets and traditional houses of Forzà d'Agrò. Learn about tales behind the great film, and the equally captivating history of the island that inspired this masterpiece by Francis Ford Coppola.

Taormina: The Godfather Film Tour to Savoca and Forza d'Agrò

Taormina: The Godfather Film Tour to Savoca and Forza d'Agrò

Join this fun and laid-back tour and experience some breathtaking scenery along with some hair-raising curves on the hills outside of Taormina. You’ll visit the towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agro on this 5-hour excursion. Relive some of the scenes from The Godfather. Sit in Marlon Brando's chair in the famous Bar Vitelli in Savoca. The bar, famous for its lemon granita, is still owned by the family who were there during the filming. See the interior of the church where Michael married his Apollonia! Walk down alleyways in Al Pacino's footsteps, as Michael and Apollonia did after the wedding. Nearby you’ll see Forza d'Agrò, an attractive medieval village dominated by a 16th-century castle overlooking the coast. The Church of Sant'Agostino features in the scene where Vito escapes to America, hotly pursued by Don Ciccio's men. This is definitely a trip down memory lane!

Sicily: Godfather Private Tour with Traditional Lunch

Sicily: Godfather Private Tour with Traditional Lunch

Enjoy the sights and tastes of Italy à la The Godfather in the company of a knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide.  Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or port at a time suitable to you before beginning your tour in Savoca, a medieval hilltop town where the fictitious Michael Corleone hid out during the "Going to the Mattresses" scene.  In Savoca, stop at Bar Vitelli, which looks exactly as it did in the movie. At Bar Vitelli, you will be invited to take pictures with an authentic Sicilian shotgun, see pictures from The Godfather movie, enjoy the view from the square where the wedding scene was filmed, and purchase souvenirs.  Your next stop will be the church of Santa Lucia, where Michael and Apollonia got married. You will follow in the footsteps of the newlyweds down the hill into the town. Once in the town, visit another ancient church, dating back to the 13th century.  Your guide will tell you about the filming processes involved in shooting The Godfather and some fun trivia about the movie, the director, and the actors. Discover the history of the real Sicilian mafia from your guide. Hear how the mafia rose to power, its structure, and about the "Law of Silence", "Men of Respect" and the "Boss of the Bosses". During the tour in Savoca, you will also see the mirror monument dedicated to Coppola, on the panoramic terrace overlooking the Ionian coast, the site of Michael Corleone's wedding scene. After all this walking and learning, you will be taken to visit a friendly family-owned restaurant with breathtaking panoramic view over the mountains and the ocean, where you can try organic locally produced, traditional food including cheeses, salami, prosciutto, olives, homemade bread, sun-dried tomatos, and pasta with refreshing local wine.  Your tour will continue to Forza D'Agro, another stunning hilltop town. Your guide will lead you along abandoned streets towards the historic square where you will visit the churches Santissima Trinita and Santissima Annunziata. In Forza D'Agro, you will see the piazza where young Vita Andolini escaped from Don Ciccio's men and you will walk up to the remains of a 12th-century Norman Castle to admire the panoramic view of the Ionian coastline.

From Taormina: The Godfather Movie Tour of Sicily Villages

From Taormina: The Godfather Movie Tour of Sicily Villages

Depart from Taormina to visit the Sicilian hill towns of Savoca and Forza D’Agrò. Explore the sets of the popular movie The Godfather. See the famous Bar Vitelli and wedding venue, among other places you’ll recognize from the films. Hear stories about the movies and Sicily from a local guide. Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside. Take a pleasant stroll in the villages. Easily find filming locations of the movie. Visit the Trimarchi building, the venue for the famous Bar Vitelli. Then, see the location of the wedding shoot, the Church of Santa Lucia. Learn about tales behind the great film, and the equally captivating history of the island that inspired this masterpiece by Francis Ford Coppola. Many scenes of village life were filmed on the cobblestone streets and traditional houses of Forzà d'Agrò. Explore SS. Annunziata Square, Church of SS. Annunziata, and the birthplace of Vito Corleone. Admire the charm of the Sicilian countryside in this amazing place, nestled between the provinces of Messina and Catania.

From Taormina Private Godfather Tour Forza D'Agro and Savoca

From Taormina Private Godfather Tour Forza D'Agro and Savoca

The tour will be themed around the famous film The Godfather. The first stop will be in Forza d'Agrò, an ancient village located on a hill with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Ionian coast. Here we will visit the Church of the Santissima Annunziata. We will then visit the historic center with a view of the 12th century castle and the Church of the Holy Trinity, also the location of the film and the Corleone house. Then we continue to Savoca, where we will visit the Church of San Nicolò, the place where the wedding of Michael Corleone with Apollonia Vitelli is celebrated. Here you can take photos and relive the magic of this iconic moment from the film. We will also visit Bar Vitelli, the famous bar where Michael meets Apollonia's father for the first time and in whose square the wedding celebrations take place. At the Vitelli bar, under the beautiful pergola, you can enjoy a delicious granita or a glass of local wine. Visit of the Church of San Michele. Afterwards,

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Really good, Marcello picked us up on our hotel and all throughout the tour he would tell us stories about the godfather movies as well as interesting facts about Sicily. Highly recommend!

It was very interesting and we saw a lot. Our guide Andrea was very knowledgeable and very flexible. Thank you for that! We'd love to go again!

Brilliant tour with plenty of time at each stop to explore these picturesque villages. Our guide Angelo was very informative and helpful.

We had a very informative tour guide and really enjoyed the day. I would highly recommend this tour!!

Amazing experience - Omar is very friendly and super knowledgeable - highly recommended