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    What to Expect
    • Pick-up from the hotel is available for this tour. Once the purchase is complete, we will send you the complete information (phone number, e-mail address, etc.) to contact me "Salvo" who will arrange the collection.
    • Start : 9:00 from the hotel to the village of Savoca. In this village Gina and Caterina , my donkeys , will wait for us .
    • I will introduce you some basics on about to get on the donkeys and I will give you an helmet to wear . We will start the tour from pine forest and after 20 minutes we will reach the convent where we will visit the cripta with its mummies  ( 17 noblemen ).
    • After some historical explanations and the view on a stunning landscape , we will go by walk with Gina and Caterina to visit the most famous bar in the world : the “ Bar Vitelli “ , where has been shot the “ God Father “ movie. Th bar mantains the same aspect of the past and it is there where , the protagonist of the movie Michael ( Al Pacino ) asked Apollonia’s father her hand . Moreover here you have the possibility to taste the typical lemon granita made with the original recipe  ( here you have 20 minutes of free time ) .
    • We continue the tour on the donkeys  for 15 minutes , we will stop to Nino’s bakery for tasting his delicious biscuits and after we will reach the old cathedral  of the XII century . This church claims some historical adventures taht I will tell you . In this church , the monks prepared the noblemen bodies to the mummification .
    • We will reach the San Giovanni site on the donkeys ( 10 minutes ) where you have an amazing view on the valley , on the castles on the cost and on Savoca castel’ s ruins .
    • The tour continues on the donkeys for 20 minutes to  Santa Lucia church. Here we will listening to a nice melody. In the  “ God father “ movie this church was the  famous set of Michael and Apollonias’ wedding . You will folow the same way down the hill the maried did in the movie.
    • Up on the donkeys again for reaching ( 10 minutes ) one of the best wine shop of Savoca from where you can sit enjoying the view and a free tasting of the best  sicilian products is offered . You will try: olive oil , almond wine , limoncello and pistachio cream.
    • After the free tasting we go back by donkeys ( 20 minutes ) to the pine forest and the excursion ends.
    • On request we can organize a sicilian cooking lesson .
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Oleificio Manuli Giuseppe, Via S. Biagio, 98038 Romissa ME, Italy

    Traveler pickup is offered
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    Ports

    • Taormina/ Giardini Naxos
    • Messina
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Food tasting
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This is a magical, unique experience. Aside from the obvious--the adorable, well- behaved donkeys and dog, the gorgeous, tranquil and historical gem that is Savoca, the gastronomic delights, the fascinating history and iconic pop culture thrills of being in the same spots as
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    Was a amazing thanks to Salvo our guide and owner of the donkeys . He was extremely knowledgeable as from the Savoca village. Told us all the history. Was one of my favourite tours. Loved his dog Molly. She came along to. Just a great day.
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    At the end of our trip to Italy we had the most beautiful experience of the entire trip, we had the pleasure to meet Salvo who is a wonderful man and a perfect guide who knows the city in detail. The walk with the donkeys was very pleasant and the views left us speechless. I
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    This trip is a must if you visit Sicily. Views are stunning and the guide Salvo is extremely knowledgeable and very funny, he also brings his dog Molly, she is also a character! He picked us up from hotel and dropped us back after all included. Fabulous trip.
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    I encourage you to read the other 5 star reviews of Salvo and his children, ahem, animals. Since all of the reviews are 5 stars, you should read them all. Having recently had the privilege of meeting Salvo and spending half a day with him, I can confirm that the reviews are
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    By: The Godfather Donkey Tour
    Sandy W
    40
    Donkeys, a dog and a way of life
    This is a magical, unique experience. Aside from the obvious--the adorable, well- behaved donkeys and dog, the
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    Jeanninemarea
    Gold Coast, Australia
    10
    Donkey Godfather tour
    Was a amazing thanks to Salvo our guide and owner of the donkeys . He was extremely knowledgeable as from the
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    OanaG
    10
    Amazing!!
    At the end of our trip to Italy we had the most beautiful experience of the entire trip, we had the pleasure to
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    Michelle R
    30
    Fantastic trip
    This trip is a must if you visit Sicily. Views are stunning and the guide Salvo is extremely knowledgeable and
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    SanDiegoChadM
    12
    ALERT: Sicilian Donkeys Have Unlocked Time Travel!
    I encourage you to read the other 5 star reviews of Salvo and his children, ahem, animals. Since all of the
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    Hermann
    10
    Amazing
    This tour is amsing. Salvo is a great guide, enthusiastic and funny. Shared alot of history and nature knowledge.
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    vmkd2020
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    5841
    Fun day
    We wanted a godfather visit that didn't involve a tour bus, so when we saw the donkey tour, we decided to give it
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    Janet L
    London, United Kingdom
    32
    The Ultimate Authentic Savoca Tour on Beautiful Calm Donkeys
    DO NOT MISS THIS EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU ARE IN SICILY !f you want to feel immersed in history and authenticity, in
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    Janet L
    London, United Kingdom
    32
    The Ultimate Authentic Savoca Tour on Beautiful Calm Donkeys
    DO NOT MISS THIS EXPERIENCE IF YOU ARE IN SICILY! If you want to feel immersed in history and authenticity, in
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    Anthony-may
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    64
    We loved it!
    Salvo was a really good guide and showed us the sites with lots of interesting information on the way. The tour
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