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Godfather Private Tour in Savoca and Forza d'Agro with Wine and Dinner Option

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    Stop At: Porta Messina, Corso Umberto 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    During "The Godfather" tour, you will walk along the authentic picturesque streets of Savoca and Forza d'Agro remained unchanged since the movie was made, visit ancient churches, famous Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone asked Apollonia's father her hand in marriage, church where they married, and other movie locations.

    Optionally, you may taste perfect Sicilian wines and locally produced food sitting on a terrace with a panoramic view of the Ionian coast and surrounding countryside at one of the best wine bars in Savoca, and have traditional fish dinner at a fine fish restaurant in Forza d'Agro.

    First stop is Savoca, an unspoilt medieval town that near Taormina that acted as stand-in for Corleone where Michael was hiding out during the "going to the mattresses" time. Here you will visit Bar Vitelli that looks exactly the way it did in the movie, and see the exact spot where Al Pacino informed Apollonia's father that his name was Michael Corleone, and that "there are people who'd pay a lot of money for that information, but then your daughter would lose a father instead of gaining a husband". Here you can take pictures with an authentic Sicilian shotgun "Lupara", see pictures from the movie and a mirror monument for Coppola, enjoy panoramic view of the Mediterranean opening from the square where the wedding ceremony scene was shot, purchase The Godfather souvenirs, and - "leave the gun, take the cannoli" - taste original Sicilian cannoli and lemon granita at Bar Vitelli.

    Then you will walk to an ancient church of Santa Lucia, where Michael and Apollonia were married kneeling in the doorway. Then follow the same path down the hill that the newlyweds did, and visit another old church dating back to the 13th century. Walking along the fabulous streets of Savoca, on a good day you can also meet some actors - for example a lady who played Apollonia's mother and who still lives in Savoca.

    Later, optionally you can visit Enoteca near Santa Lucia church, and on a terrace with romantic sea view taste Sicilian red and white wines paired with traditional food (locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, caponata, home-made jelly, olives, extra virgin olive oil and fresh home-made bread).

    The tour will continue in Forza d'Agro, another stunning hilltop town with a "Godfather" connection. You will walk the abandoned streets ("Where have all men gone?" - "They're dead from vendettas"), explore the historic square and see the pictures from the movie, visit ancient churches, see the piazza where young Vito Andolini (later Vito Corleone) escaped Don Ciccio's men by hiding in a basket on a donkey's back, walk up to see the remains of a 12th century Norman castle, admire delightful panoramic view of the Ionian coastline, and get a flavor of the Sicilian pastoral lifestyle remained unchanged since ancient times.

    Then, you can optionally have lunch or dinner at one of the best fish restaurants in Sicily and taste many kinds of traditional fish dishes with Sicilian red and white wines.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Pass By: Bar Vitelli, Savoca, Sicily Italy

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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your private guide will pick you up at your accommodation, port or train station in Taormina, Catania, Messina and nearby towns.

    Taormina port
    Departure Time
    9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private tour exclusively for your party – nobody else, to ensure the highest standards for our guests.
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off by private comfortable air-conditioned car
    • Round-trip transportation by private air-conditioned car that operates only for you
    • Snacks, bottled water
    • Personal local English speaking driver/guide
    • Walking tour of Savoca and Forza d'Agro
    • Lesson about The Godfather movie and the real Mafia history
    • Food and wine tasting at panoramic terrace (if option selected)
    • Dinner at a fish restaurant with a panoramic view (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Porta Messina
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Bruno was a lovely chap but we expected to get more information on our Godfather tour. We didn’t have a proper time table and details about the tour. On several occasions we were stopping and just killing time with general conversations about life. We didn’t...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank MATANASI
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Bruno is amazing. Born and raised in Taormina / Messina, he had a plethora of information including the Mafia's current involvement in Sicily. He was quite the gentleman as well! It started to rain during our tour and Bruno was well equipped with umbrellas for...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank livn4truth
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Nadia was easy to communicate with by email and had great recommendations which we followed. We did the afternoon Godfather tour with Marco. He has to be one of the best tour guides we have every had around the world. Going in the afternoon, the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank travelmom28
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    First and foremost I have to say Marco is a phenomenal tour guide! I booked this tour as a gift for my boyfriend's birthday and as our first time ever in Sicily and Marco went beyond the call of duty (Or at least it felt...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank adventuresofArcnMiri
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This was a bit of a punt but it worked out brilliantly. My partner and I were staying in Giardini Naxos for a week at the start of June and as we weren't driving, I wanted to book a private tour for us so that...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank sarahes01
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    August 5, 2019|
    Response from Nadezelina | Property representative |
    Hello Tomr170, thank you for your interest in our tour! Basic tour (without food and wine tasting and dinner) takes about 4,5-5 hours. Tour + food and wine tasting or dinner/lunch takes about 6 hours. Tour + food and wine... More
    July 23, 2019|
    Response from Nadezelina | Property representative |
    Hi Soccerislife10, Grazie for your interest in our tour! You can take a ferry boat from Calabria to Messina, and we can meet you right at the port of Messina. Best regards, Nadia
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