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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 Catania: Full-Day The Godfather Tour

2. From Catania: Full-Day The Godfather Tour

The tour will begin with a visit to Savoca, one of the most picturesque medieval villages of Sicily, inserted in the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy since 2008. Also named Terra Ferace of Gagliardi Ingegni and country of seven faces, this delightful city of art has been chosen as a set for several important films including The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. You will start from one of the most important places in Savoca, the Vitelli Bar, then go on a stroll through the alleys of the village, immersed in a suggestive landscaping setting. Admire the ruins of an ancient synagogue, a precious mullion in a pure 15-century style and you will reach the historic center of the country, which, according to some historians, is rooted in Roman times. Visit the church of San Nicolò, built in the 13th century and restructured in the 18th century, where some well-known scenes of the renowned cinematic work were also filmed.  Continue by moving to Forza D’Agrò, immersed in the D’Agrò Valley. During the journey, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view and admire the obvious traces of an intense and previous farm activity which took place in the valley thanks to the terraces. You will also be able to enjoy a beautiful panorama that opens up towards the Ionian Coast. Here, you will make a small stop to visit the Cathedral of Mary S.Annunziata and Assunta dating back to the 15th century immersing yourself even more in a pure medieval context that exudes the Sicilian tradition at every corner. The excursion will end with some free time to visit the picturesque town of Taormina. Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the Messina Gate below and the Catania Gate on the mountain side, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace) the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre), Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower), the Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), the Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace) and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops which alternate with workshops.

From Catania: The Godfather Movie Day Trip in Sicily

3. From Catania: The Godfather Movie Day Trip in Sicily

Depart from Catania 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. Reach Savoca and take a stroll around the historic center. Visit the Trimarchi building, the venue for the famous Bar Vitelli. Then, see the location of Apollonia and Michael's wedding, the Church of San Nicolò. Then, head to your second destination. Many scenes of village life were filmed on the cobblestone streets and traditional houses of Forzà d'Agrò. Learn about tales behind the great film, and the equally captivating history of the island that inspired this masterpiece by Francis Ford Coppola.

From Taormina: The Godfather Movie Tour of Sicily Villages

4. 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.

Savoca & Forza D'Agrò: Half-day Tour of Godfather Locations

5. Savoca & Forza D'Agrò: Half-day Tour of Godfather Locations

Feel like a real film buff while exploring the shooting locations of one of the most famous films of all time, The Godfather. Imagine the wealthy lifestyles of the Corleone family while you visit the idyllic Italian villages of Savoca and Forza D’Agrò. Start your tour in comfort by minivan from Taormina and enjoy the drive to Savoca, an authentic medieval village. Visit the sets of two scenes from the first movie of the trilogy: the famous Bar Vitelli, featuring a Godfather-themed museum, and the church of San Nicolò. Continue your tour at Forza D’Agrò, a village located on a hill overlooking the coast, where many outdoor scenes were filmed. Explore the the Church of the Santissima Annunziata, the background of several scenes in the movies. Visit the nearby Church of the Santissima Trinità. Stroll down the charming alleyways of the village and enjoy the panoramic views on offer, before being driven back to Taormina and concluding this classic cinematic tour.

From Catania: Guided Godfather Tour with Taormina Visit

6. From Catania: Guided Godfather Tour with Taormina Visit

Visit the villages that created the set for the Godfather on this guided tour from Catania. Discover Savoca's Bar Vitelli, see the church where the wedding took place, and marvel at the famous Durazzesco Arch in Forza D'Agrò. Meet your driver outside your hotel in Catania and head towards Savoca, one of Sicily's most picturesque villages of Sicily, and the filming location for many Godfather scenes. After arriving in Savoca, visit Bar Vitelli at the village entrance. See where Michael Corleone asks for Apollonia's hand in marriage and enjoy a refreshing lemon granita. Stroll along the village's narrow streets to reach the historic town center Stop to see the Church of San Nicolò (or Santa Lucia), where the famous wedding was filmed in the movie. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Sicilian countryside before heading to Forza D'Agrò, a famous medieval village featured prominently in the film. Begin in the historic town square and climb a staircase to reach the famous Durazzesco Arch. Continue to visit the churchyard of the Church of the Holy Trinity, also known as the Church of Sant 'Agostino, where several movie scenes take place. Next, head to your final stop, Taormina. Enjoy some free time to explore this picturesque city. Stroll along the elegant main street, Corso Umberto. Stop to take in the sights and do some shopping in exclusive stores and local craft shops before returning to Catania.

From Catania: The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

7. 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.

Catania: Savoca Godfather Tour & Taormina With Food Tasting

8. Catania: Savoca Godfather Tour & Taormina With Food Tasting

This experience takes you to visit some of the most beautiful and iconic spots of Sicily. The first part of the tour is dedicated to explore the beautiful medieval village of Savoca, where Francis Ford Coppola decided to use the location for the life of Michael Corleone in Sicily; the most famous sicilian scenes of this movie (part 1 and 2) were filmed in Savoca. Anathore movie location is Forza D'Agrò with its incredible landscape, the 14 century monastery and its ancient city center. The last part of the day is dedicated to explore Taormina, where you will have a couple of hours to spend for monuments, food and shopping. Before we take our clients back to the final destination we'll offer an authentic sicilian cannolo or arancino, a must taste here in Sicily

Giardini Naxos or Taormina: Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

9. Giardini Naxos or Taormina: Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

Your tour will start from Taormina, one of the places chosen by Francis Ford Coppola to shoot one of his masterpieces: the famous movie "The Godfather". On board the vintage car we will drive along the winding and panoramic road that winds underneath the city of Taormina until we reach the coast below it. After a short stop to admire Isola Bella, we will reach Letojanni and Forza d'Agro': a village chosen by Coppola to shoot some significant scenes from the film. Enjoying the view of the vintage car, you will drive past Santa Teresa di Riva to reach Savoca, a splendid medieval village and above all the absolute protagonist of The Godfather. Here, in fact, some scenes have been filmed featuring the young Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino. Don't miss the Bar Vitelli, where Michael met his future wife's father, and the Church of San Nicolò, where the marriage between Michael Corleone and Apollonia was celebrated.

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What people are saying about Savoca

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 63 reviews

We really enjoyed this tour: the film locations are interesting and it was fun to visit them. The towns and their locations are stunning and worth visiting. Nando, our guide, was very informative, friendly and professional throughout. Recommended.

Best tour guide ever! Don’t miss this extraordinary experience with Alessio - was the best tour we have ever been on . Alessio is extremely knowledgeable and fun to tour with! Don’t miss this one!

The tour was amazing, Alessio is such a passionate and great guide ! Do not hesitate to book this activity, it’s really worth it. Thanks to Isabella also who is a really kind person :)

Our guide was very knowledgable and took us to extra places that are less well known. A very good day out.

Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, the tour was brilliant from start to finish.