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From Palermo: Half-Day Corleone Excursion

Product ID: 91518
Enjoy a half-day shore excursion to Corleone, a small town that has had its history and culture shaped by the Mafia.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Booklets
Spanish, English, French, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel or nearby.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Journey through green valleys, cornfields and vineyards
  • Visit the birthplace of several fictional characters in "The Godfather"
  • Discover the nearby nature of the Gorges of the Dragon and Due Rocche Waterfalls
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • Driver/ guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48-hours of booking, subject to availability
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• Guide included with a minimum number of participants
Customer reviews
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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

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18 August 2019

Disappointing

This trip is only available on Fridays so we booked it for Good Friday. With hindsight not a good idea as everywhere we went was closed! I would have thought the organisers would have checked this out before accepting bookings for Good Friday but evidently they didn’t. We usually enjoy these trips as you learn a lot about the country from the guide, but our guide did not provide us with very much information at all. Overall quite a disappointment.

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7 April 2018

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TOUR TRANSFER SICILY

Product ID: 91518