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From Taormina: Godfather and Mafia Tour with Sicilian Lunch

1. From Taormina: Godfather and Mafia Tour with Sicilian 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.

Sicily: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour

2. Sicily: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour

On this informative tour, follow in the footsteps of Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Discover the beautiful medieval villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agrò nestled on 2 beautiful hills where Francis Ford Coppola shot the famous movies. Explore the splendid hidden corners of Sicily as you go off the beaten path. Visit St. Lucy Church where Michael married Apollonia and the Cathedral of Forza d'Agrò where another wedding scene was shot. Enjoy a drink or lemon granita at Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone asked Mr. Vitelli if he could marry his daughter. Then, explore the beautiful Castello Degli Schiavi.

From Catania and Taormina: Guided Godfather Tour

3. From Catania and Taormina: Guided Godfather Tour

Leaving from Catania or Taormina, you will head towards Savoca, one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages of Sicily, the protagonist of many scenes of the film. The first stop will be the Bar Vitelli, located at the entrance of the village, where Michael Corleone asks, to the father of Apollonia, the hand of his daughter. Here, you can take the opportunity to taste a refreshing lemon granita, and then continue walking through the narrow streets. Once you reach the historic center of town, visit the church of San Nicolò (or Santa Lucia), where one of the most famous scenes of the film was recorded, the wedding of the protagonists. Enjoying a breathtaking view, you will then move to Forza D'Agrò, a famous medieval village that serves as the backdrop to many scenes of the famous film. Arrived in the historic town square, you will cross a staircase and the famous Durazzesco arch, until you reach the churchyard of the Church of the Holy Trinity, also known as the church of Sant 'Agostino, where you can not help but imagine even more within the series, in a pure medieval context and authentic Sicilianity.

From Catania: The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

4. From Catania: The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

Step into iconic scenes from “The Godfather,” one of cinema’s biggest masterpieces, on this private self-guided tour that visits filming locations from the movie. Hop on board a vintage car with a driver and begin your tour in Catania, driving toward Taormina. Cruise along the island's eastern coast, passing through Acireale, Giarre, Mascali, Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, and Giardini Naxos. Make your first stop in Taormina and enjoy a nice walk along its main street, Corso Umberto. Following a brief stop to admire Isola Bella, arrive in Letojanni and Forza d'Agrò, a village with some significant scenes from the film. Enjoy the scenery as you drive through Santa Teresa di Riva to Savoca, a magnificent medieval village and, above all, the acknowledged protagonist of "The Godfather." Here some scenes have been filmed featuring the young Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino. Don't miss the Bar Vitelli, where Michael met his wife's father, and the Church of San Nicol, where the marriage between Michael Corleone and Apollonia was celebrated.

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What people are saying about Bar Vitelli

Alessio was the perfect guide for this trip and he turned an interesting tour into an unforgettable experience. It was a real thrill seeing the local locations for all three of the Godfather films and it was topped of beautifully by a visit to the stunning Castello Degli Schiavi (this was an optional extra). Our host there was the amazing Baron who really brought everything to life with his stories and hospitality. What an delightful character and a true gentleman. During the trip we stopped off for various refreshments which made the trip a superbly relaxed and informative day out. Thank you Alessio for some great memories.

Wonderful tour with an amazing guide Antonio. As a big fan of the Godfather movies this tour was a great experience to see the places where scenes took place and hear the stories about the filming and crew.

Great tour, very informative and fun. Good value for money and Denise was very knowledgeable. Lunch very enjoyable, especially the wine! Thoroughly recommended.

Alessio is an excellent tour guide who has an encyclopedic knowledge which he tailors to the group. I loved the Hollywood background stories and relationships.

Alessio was a great and knowledgeable guide, not only in relation to The Godfather. I can totally recommend the tour!