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From Palermo: Guided Mafia Tour of Corleone & Hotel Pickup

1. From Palermo: Guided Mafia Tour of Corleone & Hotel Pickup

Excursion program: meeting with your driver at your hotel, B&B, cruise ship in the morning at 08.30 am, departure with New and comfortable van from Palermo. First stop Portella della Ginestra: visit places of the first Mafia massacre by the bandit Giuliano. Second stop Piana degli Albanesi where you can taste the famous Sicilian typical sweet Cannoli. Afterwards we will continue to Corleone, arrival scheduled for 11:30 am, visit to the Anti-Mafia Museum and to the places that inspired the protagonist of the famous novel by Mario Puzzo and the film Don Vito Corleone. The museum guide will explain everything from the birth of "Cosa Nostra" in America to the present day, you will see a part of the museum dedicated to the Maxi Trial and to the judges Heroes Falcone and Borsellino. You will have lunch if you want in a local restaurant or bar. If possible you will assist to the preparation of ricotta and sheep cheeses in a local dairy. After lunch departure for the Ficuzza wood reserve, visit of the reserve. Return to the hotel in the afternoon around 16:30.

From Palermo: Half-Day Corleone Excursion

2. From Palermo: Half-Day Corleone Excursion

Enjoy a full-day shore excursion to Corleone, a small town that has had its history and culture shaped by the Mafia. Visit the museum in Corleone and admire the breathtaking scenery of Sicily as you journey through green valleys, cornfields and vineyards. Corleone is a small town and commune of approximately 12,000 inhabitants in the province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. Several Mafia bosses have come from Corleone, including Tommy Gagliano, Jack Dragna, Giuseppe Morello, Michele Navarra, Luciano Leggio, Leoluca Bagarella, Salvatore Riina and Bernardo Provenzano. It is also the birthplace of several fictional characters in The Godfather, including the eponymous Vito (Andolini) Corleone. The local mafia clan, the Corleonesi, led the Mafia in the 1980s and 1990s, and were the most violent and ruthless Mafia clan ever to take control of the organization. The Corleone municipality has an area of 22,912 hectares (56,620 acres) with a population density of 49 inhabitants per square kilometer. Located in an inland area of the mountain, in a valley between the Rocca di Maschi, the Castello Soprano and the Castello Sottano. Corleone is located at 542 meters (1,778 feet) above sea level. Many interesting sights of nature include the Gorges of the Dragon in the vicinity of the Ficuzza forest and the Due Rocche Waterfalls. 

Corleone: Beyond the Godfather Guided Walking Tour

3. Corleone: Beyond the Godfather Guided Walking Tour

Enter into the little town nestled in the Sicilian countryside renowned for its mob violence and the infamous mafia boss, Toto Riina. Retrace the history of Corleone with a local activist and learn about the Anti-mafia resistance. Discover the names that are now symbolic of Anti-mafia liberation. Walk through the city center and climb to stunning panoramic viewpoints of the village and Sicilian countryside. Admire the paintings of Gaetano Porcase in the 'Laboratory of Legality' and see the history of the resistance for yourself.

From Palermo: Corleone Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

4. From Palermo: Corleone Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

Visit the quaint village of Corleone on this day trip from Palermo. Explore this medieval town which hosted many of the famous mafia clans in the 1960s, see the stunning Royal Palace in Ficuzza, and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local farmhouse. After leaving Palermo with your driver, arrive in the small, typically Sicilian town of Corleone. Stroll through the village on your own, wandering through cobblestone streets. Discover the history of Saint Leoluca and Saint Bernardo, both born in Corleone. Return to your driver and head to Ficuzza for a view of the Royal Palace, once used as a hunting lodge by Ferdinand I of Bourbon. Relax in a nearby farmhouse and winery with a light lunch and accompanying wine.

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What people are saying about Corleone

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Agrostina and Delassandro were fantastic tour guides/translators and friends. From the moment they picked us up they were friendly and engaging. They were helpful with the planned activities but also gave us the space and options to look at towns and places that we were not expecting. First we were taken to Ficuzza national park which would have been lovely to tour alone but was made 100% richer for Agrostina’s patient attention and translations. She arranged an alternative anti mafia tour which let us see the true face of Mafia influence in Corleone rather than the glorified Hollywood story, speaking to locals who were setting up resistance against Mafia bullying. Very interesting tour. Finally on our way home we were taken to Piana de Albanesi , a lovely little town with dual Italian and Albanian dialects. We were treated to THE most amazing Connolo in a fantastic cafe. Finally on our way home Agrostina helped us organise a boat trip got the following day, which was also amazing. TYX

Just back from our trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. Got to try the best ever cannoli and some amazing local cheeses. Loads of interesting facts about Siciliy in general and the visit to the Anti Mafia museum was really informative. Would recommend the trip as not just about the visit to Corleone which was brilliant but loads of other things too.