Godfather Private Tour of Savoca and Forza d'Agrò
With Option of Food & Wine Tasting or a Lunch/Dinner in private authentic Sicilian Villa
One day I had the pleasure of chatting with Signora Maria, the legendary owner of Bar Vitelli. While drinking a "do parrinu" coffee and a lemon granita with sesame biscuits, Signora Maria told me about her great friendship with the Italian-American director Francis Ford Coppola. She first met him when he had to look for an alternative place in Corleone to shoot the movie The Godfather Part Two. And the director chose Savoca.
It was 1971. Since then Signora Maria helped the famous director organize everything: the procession, the set-up of the place, lunch, scouting for extras. At every birthday of Mrs. Maria, the director sent her a letter and flowers.
Even after the death of Mrs. Maria, the mythical Bar Vitelli di Savoca continues to be the destination of all cinema lovers and curious tourists who want to visit a bar-museum, full of newspaper articles, photographs, testimonies of the film.
-We will take you along the narrow streets of Savoca to discover the most suggestive panoramic points, the historic center and what remains of the ancient Castle.
-Stop at the Bar Vitelli
-Optional visit to the catacombs and wrought iron museum, by the artist Nino Ucchino.
IN FORZA D’AGRO’
The tour will continue in Forza d'Agrò, another smashing hill town where director Coppola shot scenes from the film.
-Visit to the square where the young Vito Corleone escaped from Don Ciccio's men to hide in a basket on the back of a donkey.
-Visit to the remains of a 12th century Norman castle,
- Admiration of the Ionian coast view;
- discovery of the pastoral lifestyle, centuries old
Optional: lunch or dinner in one of the best restaurants in a private Sicilian villa where tasting traditional dishes, red and white wines.
Duration: 4/6 hours
- Private tour just for you
- Local guide in English or French
- Hotel / port pick-up and drop-off by private car
- Private tour of Savoca and Forza d'Agrò
- tickets for churches
- Water, snacks
* food and wine in authentic Sicilian Villa - € 25.00;
* lunch / dinner - € 40.00 in authentic Sicilian Villa
Availability: - every day all year round (on request)
Start time: by choice
Minimum number per booking: 2 people
A- Tour with pick up / drop off in hotel / port in Taormina area:
• Adult - € 95,00 /
• children (up to 15 years) - € 45,00
B- Tour with pick-up / drop-off to your hotel / port in Catania or Messina:
• Adult - € 135.00;
• Children (up to 15 years) - € 65,00.