Private tour

Messina: Godfather Private Tour with Optional Food and Wine

4.9 / 5

74 reviews

Activity provider: Prestelli Sicily Tours

Messina: Godfather Private Tour with Optional Food and Wine

Activity provider: Prestelli Sicily Tours

From US$ 163.09 per person

Discover the Sicilian towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agro are known worldwide as locations in F. F. Coppola's movie, The Godfather. Learn more about the movie & the real Italian mafia, visit the film sets & taste the flavor of old Italy.

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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel or port in Catania or Messina
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the villages used as locations in "The Godfather"
  • Soak up the atmosphere of old Sicily, which has remained virtually unchanged for centuries
  • Learn about the filming processes used in the movie and interesting trivia
  • Learn the history of the real Sicilian mafia
  • Unwind after your tour with an optional food and wine tasting
Full description

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. 

The highlight, however, will be an optional tasting of Sicilian cannoli and lemon granita.

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".

After all this walking and learning, you will be taken to visit one of the best wine bars in Savoca where you can try excellent Sicilian wines and locally produced, traditional food including cheeses, salami, prosciutto, olives, and homemade bread. 

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.

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.

Includes
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop off in a comfortable, air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to the churches
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • English-speaking driver and guide
  • Optional food and wine tasting at stunning locations
  • Souvenir photos - available to purchase
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Wonderful guided tour by Omar with lots of interesting moments! Truly an unforgettable experience and not only for film fans. Very good organization and support. Be sure to take the food and wine option with you and enjoy. An indescribable view from the Sikania restaurant in Casalvecchio with stunning art from the kitchen will remain in your memory forever!!!

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June 23, 2022

We had a lovely tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating to us and our two young children. We were able to go at our own pace and eat when we wanted / needed to! My husband especially enjoyed the tour as he is a big fan of Coppola.

June 11, 2022

The Godfather tour was a unique experience and I can really recommend it to any fan of the film series. Our tour guide Marco (announced was an Omar) impressed us with his competent knowledge, his cordiality and not to forget the best oranges he had brought as a snack. We spent a wonderful time at the original location and learned things I did not know. Even my wife, who had no idea about the film, was thrilled. We found the price reasonable. In addition, we were picked up directly in front of the apartment and returned safely. Thank you Marco!

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April 29, 2022

Product ID: 161133