Discover Sicily off the beaten track with this round up of some awesome hidden gems on this beautiful island driving a classic Fiat 500 coming from the sixties.
The Great Vintage Tour, guide your group in Don Corleone Villa in the godfather filming.
Starting from Taormina / Giardini Naxos, you’ll drive one of our classic and convertible Fiat 500 until reach the Castle of the Slaves (Castello degli Schiavi), a rural Sicilian Baroque jewel dates back to the 1700’s, located in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia. This Castle is also known as the “Godfather Villa” because it was used by the director Francis Ford Coppola as Michael Corleone’s home in the “The Godfather” film trilogy and here was shot one of the most famous and memorable scenes of the film, the murder of Apollonia by a car bomb.
Here, you will have a welcome drinks with some typical Sicilian cookies, and then, leading of the landlord Baron Franco Platania, you’ll visit all the rooms, the church and the underground of the Castle.
After the visit, you’ll drive the Fiat 500 through the Alcantara river valley and the Etna wine road, among citrus orchards, century-old olive groves, until you reach one of the Etna’s best wineries. Here you’ll visit the vineyards and a beautiful “Palmento”, an old stone wine press, and have a charming pic-nic in the countryside.