Guided tour

From Taormina: Godfather and Mafia Tour with Sicilian Lunch

4.7 / 5

90 reviews

Activity provider: Sicily Activities

From Taormina: Godfather and Mafia Tour with Sicilian Lunch

Activity provider: Sicily Activities
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From US$ 99.86 per person

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Visit Savoca and Forza D'Agro, villages where The Godfather was filmed. Learn the real history behind the Mafia. Enjoy a plate of typical sicilian pasta with wine in charming panoramic restaurant.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit small villages used as filming locations for The Godfather movie
  • Hear about the real story of the Mafia, its structure and clan wars
  • Enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch accompanied by an Etna white wine
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
  • Pickup and drop-off in Taormina, Giardini Naxos or Letojanni
  • Live guide
  • Walking tour of Savoca
  • Walking tour of Forza D'Agro'
  • Light lunch
  • Glass of wine
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • The tour ends at approximately 03:00 PM
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 90 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    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.

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    July 27, 2022

    Nice, quite relaxed 5 h journey, listening stories about mafia`s history and visiting villages were Godfather movie was filmed. Both villages offer scenes from movie creating feeling these were authentic places of real mafia`s godfather family story. We were only three couples together with or guide Valerio, so we could enjoy relaxed communication atmosphere during lunch discussing our travel impressions and exchanging information on our countries.

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    October 20, 2021

    This tour was so fun! Antonio Chirco was hands down the best tour guide we have ever had!! He went out of his way to take us to different places he thought we would love. He is incredibly knowledgeable about history and architecture! He made this day amazing!! The roads are very windy and Antonio stoped at a pharmacy so we could get motion sickness medication. Lunch was delicious!

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    October 1, 2021

    Product ID: 129585