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Sicily: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour

1. Sicily: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour

On this informative tour, follow in the footsteps of Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Discover the beautiful medieval villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agrò nestled on 2 beautiful hills where Francis Ford Coppola shot the famous movies. Explore the splendid hidden corners of Sicily as you go off the beaten path. Visit St. Lucy Church where Michael married Apollonia and the Cathedral of Forza d'Agrò where another wedding scene was shot. Enjoy a drink or lemon granita at Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone asked Mr. Vitelli if he could marry his daughter. Then, explore the beautiful Castello Degli Schiavi.

From Taormina: Godfather and Mafia Tour with Sicilian Lunch

2. From Taormina: Godfather and Mafia Tour with Sicilian Lunch

Compare the plot of The Godfather saga with the history of real-life Sicilian Mafia during this guided day trip from Taormina to the villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agro. Travel in comfort on a minivan with hotel pickup and drop-off. Enjoy an authentic Sicilian lunch with a glass of wine. Begin the tour with a drive to Savoca and take a guided walk through the old town. Visit locations where The Godfather movie was filmed. See the Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone met the father of his future wife Apollonia, and St. Lucy’s Church, where they were married. Learn about the history of the Sicilian Mafia and how it spread throughout Italy. Hear about the Mafia clan wars for control of the territory. Then, head to your second stop, Forza D'Agro, another small village where the movie was filmed. After a walking tour, stop for lunch in a charming restaurant. Enjoy a plate of fresh pasta with wine from the Etna region on a terrace overlooking the Sicilian coast.

From Catania: Guided Godfather Tour

3. From Catania: Guided Godfather Tour

Leaving from Catania or Taormina, you will head towards Savoca, one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages of Sicily, the protagonist of many scenes of the film. The first stop will be the Bar Vitelli, located at the entrance of the village, where Michael Corleone asks, to the father of Apollonia, the hand of his daughter. Here, you can take the opportunity to taste a refreshing lemon granita, and then continue walking through the narrow streets. Once you reach the historic center of town, visit the church of San Nicolò (or Santa Lucia), where one of the most famous scenes of the film was recorded, the wedding of the protagonists. Enjoying a breathtaking view, you will then move to Forza D'Agrò, a famous medieval village that serves as the backdrop to many scenes of the famous film. Arrived in the historic town square, you will cross a staircase and the famous Durazzesco arch, until you reach the churchyard of the Church of the Holy Trinity, also known as the church of Sant 'Agostino, where you can not help but imagine even more within the series, in a pure medieval context and authentic Sicilianity. Your last stop will be Taormina, one of the most visited destinations in Sicily. Here you will have free time to enjoy the beauty of this picturesque city. Walking along the elegant main street, Corso Umberto, you can not only observe its most important monuments, but also take advantage of shopping in exclusive stores and craft stores.

From Catania: The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

4. From Catania: The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

Step into iconic scenes from “The Godfather,” one of cinema’s biggest masterpieces, on this private self-guided tour that visits filming locations from the movie. Hop on board a vintage car with a driver and begin your tour in Catania, driving toward Taormina. Cruise along the island's eastern coast, passing through Acireale, Giarre, Mascali, Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, and Giardini Naxos. Make your first stop in Taormina and enjoy a nice walk along its main street, Corso Umberto. Following a brief stop to admire Isola Bella, arrive in Letojanni and Forza d'Agrò, a village with some significant scenes from the film. Enjoy the scenery as you drive through Santa Teresa di Riva to Savoca, a magnificent medieval village and, above all, the acknowledged protagonist of "The Godfather." Here some scenes have been filmed featuring the young Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino. Don't miss the Bar Vitelli, where Michael met his wife's father, and the Church of San Nicol, where the marriage between Michael Corleone and Apollonia was celebrated.

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What people are saying about Bar Vitelli

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 172 reviews

My wife and I had a great day taking part in this tour on the 20th July with Antonio as our guide. It was an exceptional experience and Antonio was very knowledgable in all aspects, ranging from Sicily in general to mafia history right through to the current day. The views we experienced in both Forz d' Agro and Savoca were stunning and would have been worth the trip alone but when you add in visiting the scenes used in the Godfather movies it just topped things off nicely. The tour ended with lunch at a lovely restaurant in Savoca with pasta, wine and coffee where we were able to have a chat with Antonio and the other couples who were also taking part in the tour which was nice.

Knowledgeable guide Allesio told us a lot we did not know about the Godfather making and also about the history of the places we visited. Memorable trip with beautiful landscaoes of eastern Sicily. Definitely worth doing.

Our guide was Antonio Chirco. He was a very enthousiastic and knowledgeable guide. The tour was very interesting and Antonio was happy to answer all our questions. A must do tour when you love maffia movies!

Alessandro was an excellent driver, we experienced amazing secluded corners of Sicily thanks to his local knowledge! An unforgettable day!

We had the best guide, he made the who experience interesting. He was so acknowledgeable and just syck a nice person.