Godfather Private Tour with Optional Wine Tasting and Lunch

Godfather Private Tour with Optional Wine Tasting and Lunch

From $142.99 per person

The Sicilian towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agro are now known worldwide as locations in F. F. Coppola's movie, The Godfather. Join this tour to learn more about the movie & the real Italian mafia, to visit the film sets and to taste the flavor of old Italy.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel or port in Catania or Messina
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the villages used as locations in "The Godfather"
  • Soak up the atmosphere of old Sicily, which has remained virtually unchanged for centuries
  • Learn about the filming processes used in the movie and interesting trivia
  • Learn the history of the real Sicilian mafia
  • Unwind after your tour with an optional, traditional Sicilian dinner
Full description
Enjoy the sights and tastes of Italy à la The Godfather in the company of a knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or port at a time suitable to you before beginning your tour in Savoca, a medieval hilltop town where the fictitious Michael Corleone hid out during the "Going to the Mattresses" scene. In Savoca, you will stop at Bar Vitelli, which looks exactly as it did in the movie. At Bar Vitelli, you will be invited to take pictures with an authentic Sicilian shotgun, see pictures from The Godfather movie, enjoy the view from the square where the wedding scene was filmed and purchase souvenirs. The highlight, however, will be an optional tasting of Sicilian cannoli and lemon granita. Your next stop will be the church of Santa Lucia, where Michael and Apollonia got married. You will follow in the footsteps of the newlyweds down the hill into the town. Once in the town, you will visit another ancient church, dating back to the 13th century. Your guide will tell you about the filming processes involved in shooting The Godfather and some fun trivia about the movie, the director and the actors. With your guide, you will learn about the real history of the Sicilian mafia, how it rose and developed, how it was structured, and about the "Law of Silence", "Men of Respect" and the "Boss of the Bosses". After all this walking and learning, you will be taken to visit one of the best wine bars in Savoca where you can try excellent Sicilian wines and locally produced, traditional food including cheeses, salami, prosciutto, olives and homemade bread. Your tour will continue to Forza D'Agro, another stunning hilltop town. Your guide will lead you along abandoned streets towards the historic square where you will visit the churches Santissima Trinita and Santissima Annunziata. In Forza D'Agro, you will see the piazza where young Vita Andolini escaped from Don Ciccio's men and you will walk up to the remains of a 12th century Norman Castle to admire the panoramic view of the Ionian coastline. Afterwards, you can choose to have lunch or dinner at one of Sicily's best fish restaurants with an accompaniment of fine Sicilian wines before returning to your hotel or other drop off location.
Includes
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop off in a comfortable, air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to the churches
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • English-speaking driver and guide
  • Optional food and wine tasting at stunning locations
  • Souvenir photos - available to purchase
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
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My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the Godfather Private Tour. Our tour guide, Marco was excellent!! He was very pleasant, very knowledgeable about The Godfather movies and shared very interesting insider tidbits about the movies. Marco was very enthusiastic, accommodating, welcoming to questions and really cared that we were enjoying the tour. Marco really went above and beyond what the average tour guide would offer. He was truly superb as a tour guide!!! To give you an example, Marco would offer to take pictures of my family and I at the significant points of the tour and he would go out of his way to take pictures at different angles so that we would have great memories of where we visited. I would highly recommend this tour and especially Marco as a tour guide!!!

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January 26, 2020

What a great experience! I booked this trip for my parents and they were blown away! This was the highlight of their trip to Sicily. Manuele was so polite and knowledgeable. He was also very considerate and even slowed down the walking pace for my dad who is a bit older. They couldn’t say enough good things about the experience and Manuele. The lunch was over the top delicious with even better scenery!

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January 8, 2020

My brother and I booked this tour while in Sicily, me being a massive godfather fan (Jim not so much). Our driver was the great Marco. He was incredibly knowledgeable, generous and patient. He was all about taking pictures and would stop everything he was doing just to capture the moment. I learned a lot more than I expected to, not only about the movie but about Sicilian culture in general. Marco was professional and a safe/smooth driver. I feel as if I made a friend at the end of our tour. He greeted us with fruit from his garden and bottled water. I highly recommend this tour. You will 100% get your moneys worth. Even if you aren’t a godfather fan. -Jack Magnotta

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January 6, 2020

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