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

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    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.
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    Important Information
    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.

    Ports
    Taormina port
    Departure Time
    9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 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)
    Exclusions
    • 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 yesterday

    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 1 week 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
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Highly recommended for all God Father fans. Our guide, Marco, was great and our driver was too. Marco was very detailed about all of the sights relating to the movie and other local information. The lunch was very authentic. We felt immersed in the local...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mark M
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Exceeded high expectations. My wife is a Godfather fan, so I had reserved the tour about a year in advance of our trip, and specifically requested Marco. We had the tour with wine tasting. Marco delivered: he worked hard to make our tour special. He...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank JeffB4706
    Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

    We ended up extending our tour to include Alcantara- river canyons on the outskirts of Taormina. We had a fabulous day from godfather tour through Forza D’agro’ (420mtrs above sea level) where we saw Michael Corleone’s home and the church’s where they filmed. Then it...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank bernmcintosh13
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    tomr170
    5 August 2019|
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    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
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    Soccerislife10
    24 July 2019|
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    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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    • Duration: 4h
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