The Godfather Movie Tour
During this guided tour you’ll visit two unspoiled and typical Sicilian villages choosen by the director Francis Ford Coppola as locations to play his famous trilogy: “ The Godfather ” (1972), “ The Godfather - Part II ” (1974) and “ The Godfather - Part III ” (1990).
Starting from Taormina / Giardini Naxos, you’ll drive one of our classic and convertible Fiat 500, following our tour leader staff car, through the wonderful coastal scenery of Taormina until reach the old little town of Savoca, City of Art, and one of "Italy's most beautiful villages" (since 2008). Here, leading of our tour leader guide, you'll visit all the Godfather locations and the most important monuments of the city (like the Cappuccini convent and the cript with mummies from the 18th century). Then, you’ll drive the Fiat 500 until reach the medieval village of Forza D’Agrò, to visit the other film locations.
This tour is not only a visit of two charming Sicilian towns near Taormina but a real experience into the Sicily island, the locals, their culture and every day life.
It's a drive across the roads and villages of the most beautiful hidden corners of this area way off the beaten track.
Things to note:
Departures: Every Tuesday and Friday
Duration: Half day
Pick-up: Hotel or easy meeting points in Taormina (Map 1) and Giardini Naxos (Map 2)
Typology: towns sightseeing
Optional: lunch (for groups only)
Seats: 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children in each Fiat 500
In the Godfather's motion picture Bar Vitelli was featured as the place where Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) meet Mr. Vitelli (the bar owner) and ask his permission to court his daughter Apollonia (Simonetta Stefanelli), and also for the official engagement and for the party after the wedding cerimony. While in town "a must" is the stop for a Lemon Granita in this famous bar.
Next stop is the Church of Santa Lucia, where the scene of the wedding between Michael Corleone and Apollonia Vitelli was shot. This place was also used for the the scene when Michael and Apollonia, just married, walk down from the church, followed by their families and by the music brass band .
Following the Godfather’s steps, next film location is the Cathedral of Maria S. Annunziata in Forza D'Agrò, that appears in the Godfather I when Michael goes to Corleone for the first time with his bodyguards (Calò and Fabrizio), and where the young Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) escapes to America hidden in a donkey hotly pursued by Don Ciccio's men (The Godfather - Part II).
Forza D'Agrò was choosen by Francis Ford Coppola also for his "Godfather - Part III". Here was shoot the scene where the old Michael ( Al Pacino ) shows his American wife (Diane Keaton) the house where his father Vito Andolini (Marlon Brando) from Corleone was born.
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