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From Catania: Full-Day The Godfather Tour

Product ID: 136679
Tour around the Sicilian locations of the famous film by Francis Ford Coppola, "The Godfather." This tour is both for avid fans and for those who want to discover traditional villages and suggestive monuments.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, Spanish, French

Pickup included

Your hotel or B&B in Catania.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit of Savoca, Forza D'Agrò and Taormina
  • See the most important locations in Savoca for the filming of 'The Godfather'
  • Enjoy a beautiful panorama that opens up towards the Ionian Coast
Full description
The tour will begin with a visit to Savoca, one of the most picturesque medieval villages of Sicily, inserted in the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy since 2008. Also named Terra Ferace of Gagliardi Ingegni and country of seven faces, this delightful city of art has been chosen as a set for several important films including The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. You will start from one of the most important places in Savoca, the Vitelli Bar, then go on a stroll through the alleys of the village, immersed in a suggestive landscaping setting. Admire the ruins of an ancient synagogue, a precious mullion in a pure 15-century style and you will reach the historic center of the country, which, according to some historians, is rooted in Roman times. Visit the church of San Nicolò, built in the 13th century and restructured in the 18th century, where some well-known scenes of the renowned cinematic work were also filmed. 

Continue by moving to Forza D’Agrò, immersed in the D’Agrò Valley. During the journey, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view and admire the obvious traces of an intense and previous farm activity which took place in the valley thanks to the terraces. You will also be able to enjoy a beautiful panorama that opens up towards the Ionian Coast. Here, you will make a small stop to visit the Cathedral of Mary S.Annunziata and Assunta dating back to the 15th century immersing yourself even more in a pure medieval context that exudes the Sicilian tradition at every corner. The excursion will end with some free time to visit the picturesque town of Taormina.

Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the Messina Gate below and the Catania Gate on the mountain side, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace) the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre), Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower), the Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), the Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace) and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops which alternate with workshops.
Includes
  • Shuttle bus (return)
  • Multilingual guide
What’s Not Included
  • Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request)
  • Optional visit of Greek Theatre € 10.00
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We took this tour on the day of our 60th anniversary. Our guide Natasha met us at our hotel. Natasha and our driver Atimo were training a new guide and driver, Veronica and Mirko. We were the only tourists , we had a very special private tour. Natasha took pictures of us with our camera in all the special locations, now we have a permanent record of our memorable day. Natasha was very knowledgeable about Savoca and everything about the Godfather. She also was very knowledgeable about the Volcano, Cantania and all the areas we visited. Atimo was also very knowledgeable, commenting on different aspects of Sicily. Unfortunately the free time allotted for our stop in Taormina was during the period that all the stores were closed for a long lunch. As we had been to Taormina two days before, we found a nice place to have lunch, enjoy the sun and people watch. With fewer people around we were able to go back to some of the places a second time. Natasha and Atimo, Thank You!!

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March 4, 2020

More than a film site visit

Our guide, Erminia, was fun and friendly, informative and worked with the group to make it an all-inclusive experience. She took the “strain” out of group photos by taking them for us and sharing later. A real asset to your team, a really warm Sicilian welcome for us. I wouldn’t have wanted to drive those roads

October 19, 2019

Fantastic Tour & Guide in Ermina. Fun, different & really interesting. Couldn’t recommend it more. This is the 3rd, tour with Etna Tribes & they where all equally as good. I was stuck for time & wanted to see as much as I could. There is so much to see in Sicily. They’ve the right amount of Activity & free time, well planned, timed & stress free without trying to figure it all yourself.

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May 30, 2019

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Product ID: 136679