THE GODFATHER TOUR: SAVOCA, FORZA D’AGRO + TAORMINA TOUR: 8 Hours
The Godfather Tour: Savoca and Forza D’Agro Plus Taormina – Sicily Day Trips, Shore Excursions from Messina, Sicily
Private Tours from Messina and Taormina Include: This private tour of Sicily transportation with English speaking driver guide, taxes, parking, toll.
Not Included: Entrance tickets.
Departure Points: Docks of Messina, Catania, Taormina. Other departure points available.
In this Sicily day tour, you will enjoy a day-long introduction to the real Sicily exploring the towns of Savoca – the notorious backdrop of “The Godfather” – and Forza D’Agro with your local expert driver guide. This private tour of Taormina, Savoca and Forza D’agro offers real insight into the island’s local culture and everyday life, and you will travel way off the beaten track visit some of the most beautiful nooks of Sicily.
Arriving in the simple hillside town of Savoca is like taking a step back in time. Although recorded with its present name in 1415, the town probably dates back to the early 12th century, when a Norman Fortress was built there.
While the town is beautiful and historic, it owes its real fame to Al Pacino and the rest of the cast of “The Godfather.” You will follow their footsteps, stopping for a lemon Granita at the famous corner bar Vitelli, one of Coppola’s favorite spots, appearing many times throughout the film. You’ll then make our way to the church of St. Lucy, where Apollonia and Michael’s wedding was shot.
From Savoca, your private Godfather tour will take you to Forza d’Agrò, one of the best examples of village life in Messina. Its position provides incredible views and its medieval streets are just charming. Here, tradition, culture, history, art all await you.
Your Godfather tour also takes you on a tour of Taormina, the highlight of this private tour in Sicily. You’ll explore this beautiful town, situated on a rocky plateau of the steep Monte Tauro, which dominates the Ionian coast, with Etna rising majestically in the background. Downtown Taormina represents a variety of historical periods, from early Greek and Roman settlements, to Byzantine and Medieval remains, up to 15th-century Catalan buildings and 17th-century Baroque churches. You can stroll Taormina’s main street, Corso Umberto, with its art and designer shops, Baroque churches and Palazzos, and get a glimpse of the breathtaking Greek theatre facing the sea. Your tour guide will make suggestions where you can have an excellent meal.
NOTE: ALL our day trips and shore excursions in Sicily can be fully customized to include your desired destinations and activities.
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