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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: The Godfather Movie Tour of Sicily Villages

2. From Taormina: The Godfather Movie Tour of Sicily Villages

Depart from Taormina to visit the Sicilian hill towns of Savoca and Forza D’Agrò. Explore the sets of the popular movie The Godfather. See the famous Bar Vitelli and wedding venue, among other places you’ll recognize from the films. Hear stories about the movies and Sicily from a local guide. Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside. Take a pleasant stroll in the villages. Easily find filming locations of the movie. Visit the Trimarchi building, the venue for the famous Bar Vitelli. Then, see the location of the wedding shoot, the Church of Santa Lucia. Learn about tales behind the great film, and the equally captivating history of the island that inspired this masterpiece by Francis Ford Coppola. Many scenes of village life were filmed on the cobblestone streets and traditional houses of Forzà d'Agrò. Explore SS. Annunziata Square, Church of SS. Annunziata, and the birthplace of Vito Corleone. Admire the charm of the Sicilian countryside in this amazing place, nestled between the provinces of Messina and Catania.

From Messina: Godfather Tour in Vintage Car

3. From Messina: Godfather Tour in Vintage Car

Are you fascinated by the famous movie "The Godfather", one of the greatest masterpieces of cinema, and would you like to visit the places where it was filmed? Join an exclusive tour of some of these locations onboard a vintage Fiat 500. Your tour will start from Messina, near the port, to visit the places chosen by Francis Ford Coppola to shoot one of his masterpieces: the famous film "The Godfather". Onboard the vintage 500 you'll reach, first of all, the beautiful Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. A village characterized by narrow colorful alleys, where Sicilian art and culture are exalted among decorated balconies, churches, and historic buildings. After a short visit, drive along the winding and scenic road that winds its way to the coast below Taormina. Here, after a brief stop to admire Isola Bella, you'll reach Letojanni and Forza d'Agro', a village chosen by Coppola to shoot some significant scenes in the film. Enjoying the view on the vintage car, you'll pass Santa Teresa di Riva to reach Savoca, a beautiful medieval village and especially the absolute protagonist of The Godfather. Here, in fact, were shot some scenes starring the young Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino. Not to be missed are the Bar Vitelli, where the meeting between Michael and the father of his future wife took place, and the Church of San Nicolò, where the marriage between Michael Corleone and Apollonia was celebrated.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Alessio was the perfect guide for this trip and he turned an interesting tour into an unforgettable experience. It was a real thrill seeing the local locations for all three of the Godfather films and it was topped of beautifully by a visit to the stunning Castello Degli Schiavi (this was an optional extra). Our host there was the amazing Baron who really brought everything to life with his stories and hospitality. What an delightful character and a true gentleman. During the trip we stopped off for various refreshments which made the trip a superbly relaxed and informative day out. Thank you Alessio for some great memories.

Very nice tour from Rosario, a local guide from Taormina. He shared so much with us, not only about The Godfather filming locations (which were awesome!), but also about Sicily’s culture. He also shared some great restaurant recommendations in Taormina with us which were spot on! Lastly, he was very friendly and thoughtful about our needs. Excellent tour and fantastic guide!

We thoroughly enjoyed our Godfather tour with our friendly and knowledgeable guide. It was fantastic to see exactly where scenes were filmed and much of it unchanged today. Stunning views and scenery in the two villages, and we enjoyed learning about the history of Sicily on the way too. Would highly recommend.

Alessio is an excellent tour guide who has an encyclopedic knowledge which he tailors to the group. I loved the Hollywood background stories and relationships.

Alessio was a great and knowledgeable guide, not only in relation to The Godfather. I can totally recommend the tour!