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From Palermo: Half-Day Corleone Excursion

1. From Palermo: Half-Day Corleone Excursion

Enjoy a full-day shore excursion to Corleone, a small town that has had its history and culture shaped by the Mafia. Visit the museum in Corleone and admire the breathtaking scenery of Sicily as you journey through green valleys, cornfields and vineyards. Corleone is a small town and commune of approximately 12,000 inhabitants in the province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. Several Mafia bosses have come from Corleone, including Tommy Gagliano, Jack Dragna, Giuseppe Morello, Michele Navarra, Luciano Leggio, Leoluca Bagarella, Salvatore Riina and Bernardo Provenzano. It is also the birthplace of several fictional characters in The Godfather, including the eponymous Vito (Andolini) Corleone. The local mafia clan, the Corleonesi, led the Mafia in the 1980s and 1990s, and were the most violent and ruthless Mafia clan ever to take control of the organization. The Corleone municipality has an area of 22,912 hectares (56,620 acres) with a population density of 49 inhabitants per square kilometer. Located in an inland area of the mountain, in a valley between the Rocca di Maschi, the Castello Soprano and the Castello Sottano. Corleone is located at 542 meters (1,778 feet) above sea level. Many interesting sights of nature include the Gorges of the Dragon in the vicinity of the Ficuzza forest and the Due Rocche Waterfalls. 

From Palermo: Guided Mafia Tour of Corleone & Hotel Pickup

2. From Palermo: Guided Mafia Tour of Corleone & Hotel Pickup

Excursion program: meeting with your driver at your hotel, B&B, cruise ship in the morning at 08.30 am, departure with New and comfortable van from Palermo. First stop Portella della Ginestra: visit places of the first Mafia massacre by the bandit Giuliano. Second stop Piana degli Albanesi where you can taste the famous Sicilian typical sweet Cannoli. Afterwards we will continue to Corleone, arrival scheduled for 11:30 am, visit to the Anti-Mafia Museum and to the places that inspired the protagonist of the famous novel by Mario Puzzo and the film Don Vito Corleone. The museum guide will explain everything from the birth of "Cosa Nostra" in America to the present day, you will see a part of the museum dedicated to the Maxi Trial and to the judges Heroes Falcone and Borsellino. You will have lunch if you want in a local restaurant or bar. If possible you will assist to the preparation of ricotta and sheep cheeses in a local dairy. After lunch departure for the Ficuzza wood reserve, visit of the reserve. Return to the hotel in the afternoon around 16:30.

Corleone: Beyond the Godfather Guided Walking Tour

3. Corleone: Beyond the Godfather Guided Walking Tour

Enter into the little town nestled in the Sicilian countryside renowned for its mob violence and the infamous mafia boss, Toto Riina. Retrace the history of Corleone with a local activist and learn about the Anti-mafia resistance. Discover the names that are now symbolic of Anti-mafia liberation. Walk through the city center and climb to stunning panoramic viewpoints of the village and Sicilian countryside. Admire the paintings of Gaetano Porcase in the 'Laboratory of Legality' and see the history of the resistance for yourself.

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Nous avons vécue une journée mémorable . Salvatore est un guide très connaisseur et notre charmant chauffeur Umberto tout au long de ce voyage expliqué et montré l'histoire et ainsi que la beauté naturelle des montagnes et de l'agriculture de cette route qui nous mène dans cette belle ville de Corléone. Nous avons été très choyé de faire un arrêt pour savourer les meilleurs cannolis de la Sicile et nous avons pu comment ils se fabriquent avec les vrais pâtissiers. Dans la ville de Corléone, nous découvrons avec Michel Angelo tous les secrets ainsi que l'histoire du vrai parrain et sa demeure authentique. Très passionnant et intéressant. Par la suite, nous avons arrêté dans un endroit bucolique pour diner dans le village de Ficuzza au Al bosco Ficuzza où nous avons dégusté des pâtes italiennes authentiques avec un décor du Pavillon Royal de Chasse (1803) un imposant palais royal, construit par le roi Ferdinand III. Nous recommandons fortement cette activité, un grand merci à nos guides.

What a great experience! We were hesitant at the beginning as it’s a new tour and we had read modest reviews but it’s worth it! Marco, our driver is the best! Very knowledgeable and helpful, super friendly and fun! The Godfather House also was a great surprise! We had a lovely tour by the owner and then enjoyed typical Sicilian food at the restaurant in the balcony of the house. Highly recommended and ask for Marco!

Our guide, Umberto, was professional, prompt and polite, and gave us the experience we were looking for with history and finding some ancestry. We look forward to returning and visiting with him again!

Our guide, Umberto, was knowledgeable and shared many interesting details with us about story of Corleone and the Mafia. Great guide and great tour! Book the private tour; it is worth it!

The guide was very knowledgable and nice :) would definately recommend this tour