Sicily: Godfather Private Tour with Optional Food and Wine

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USD 375

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Description

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the charming Sicilian towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agro, famously immortalized as the iconic backdrops of The Godfather film. Delve into the fascinating world of the cinematic masterpiece and uncover the intriguing history of the real Italian mafia. Visit the actual filming locations, allowing you to step into the shoes of the Corleone family, and savor the authentic flavors of old-world Italy.


Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and stunning landscapes of Italy, just like in the iconic scenes of The Godfather. Your expert, English-speaking guide will escort you on an unforgettable adventure, tailor-made to fit your schedule and preferences. Your journey begins with a convenient hotel or port pickup, followed by a scenic drive to the medieval hilltop town of Savoca. This picturesque village was famously featured in The Godfather as the hiding place of Michael Corleone during the intense "Going to the Mattresses" scene. In Savoca, step into the captivating Bar Vitelli, which remains unchanged since its film debut. Take memorable photos with a genuine Sicilian shotgun, browse behind-the-scenes pictures from the movie, and soak up the cinematic atmosphere of the square where the iconic wedding scene was filmed. Don't forget to grab some unique souvenirs to commemorate your experience. Next, follow in the footsteps of Michael and Apollonia to the charming church of Santa Lucia, where they exchanged their vows. Wander down the hill into the town, visiting an ancient 13th-century church along the way. Throughout your tour, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with fascinating anecdotes about The Godfather's filming process, trivia about the movie, its director, and stars. You'll also delve into the intriguing history of the real Sicilian mafia, including its rise to power, structure, and codes of conduct. Take a moment to appreciate the striking monument dedicated to Coppola, situated on a breathtaking panoramic terrace overlooking the Ionian coast – the very spot where Michael Corleone's wedding scene was filmed. After a morning of exploration, treat yourself to a delightful lunch at a family-run restaurant, savoring the region's organic, locally produced specialties, such as artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and homemade pasta, paired with refreshing local wines. The adventure continues in Forza D'Agro, another stunning hilltop town. Wander through the town's historic center, exploring abandoned streets lined with ancient buildings, and visiting the beautiful churches of Santissima Trinita and Santissima Annunziata. In Forza D'Agro, you'll relive the thrilling scene where young Vita Andolini escaped from Don Ciccio's men, and climb to the ruins of a 12th-century Norman Castle, reveling in the panoramic views of the Ionian coastline.

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