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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 (subject to availability).

From Catania: Guided Godfather Tour with Taormina Visit

3. From Catania: Guided Godfather Tour with Taormina Visit

Visit the villages that created the set for the Godfather on this guided tour from Catania. Discover Savoca's Bar Vitelli, see the church where the wedding took place, and marvel at the famous Durazzesco Arch in Forza D'Agrò. Meet your driver outside your hotel in Catania and head towards Savoca, one of Sicily's most picturesque villages of Sicily, and the filming location for many Godfather scenes. After arriving in Savoca, visit Bar Vitelli at the village entrance. See where Michael Corleone asks for Apollonia's hand in marriage and enjoy a refreshing lemon granita. Stroll along the village's narrow streets to reach the historic town center Stop to see the Church of San Nicolò (or Santa Lucia), where the famous wedding was filmed in the movie. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Sicilian countryside before heading to Forza D'Agrò, a famous medieval village featured prominently in the film. Begin in the historic town square and climb a staircase to reach the famous Durazzesco Arch. Continue to visit the churchyard of the Church of the Holy Trinity, also known as the Church of Sant 'Agostino, where several movie scenes take place. Next, head to your final stop, Taormina. Enjoy some free time to explore this picturesque city. Stroll along the elegant main street, Corso Umberto. Stop to take in the sights and do some shopping in exclusive stores and local craft shops before returning to Catania.

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.

From Syracuse: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour by Van

5. From Syracuse: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour by Van

Departing from Syracuse, you will head to Savoca, one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages in Sicily, starring in numerous scenes from the film. The first stop will be Bar Vitelli, located right at the entrance to the village, where Michael Corleone asks Apollonia's father for his daughter's hand in marriage. Here, you can take the opportunity to taste a refreshing lemon granita, and then continue walking through the characteristic narrow streets. Once you reach the historic center of the town, you will visit the church of San Nicolò (or Santa Lucia), where one of the most famous scenes of the film, the wedding of the protagonists, was recorded. Enjoying a breathtaking view, you will then move on to Forza D'Agrò, a famous medieval village that serves as the backdrop for numerous sets of the renowned film work. Arriving in the historic Piazza del paese, you will cross a flight of steps 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; you can't help but imagine yourself even more inside the series, in a pure medieval and authentically Sicilian setting.

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What people are saying about Bar Vitelli

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 231 reviews

After the Etna visit, we met up with Allessio for the Godfather excursion. Allessio is a passionate guide. He told us incredible anecdotes about the filming of the films. He knows absolutely everything about what surrounds the production of films. He passed on his passion to us. Thank you Allessio for these two wonderful days!

Best Godfather tour. The tour guide Alessio very nice guy. Full with knowledge while explaining about the tour. With reference to some Godfather’s book & album make the experience more exciting. We really had great time.

Our guide, Natalie, was nice, knowledgeable, and available. We saw beautiful places and were excited to remember scenes from the movie.

it was amazing day thanks to Alessio - our guide who is very knowledgeable and loves his work a lot

Very interesting and documented tour! Excellent tour guide !