Savoca
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Our most recommended Savoca Day Trips

  • Godfather vs Mafia Tour from Taormina with Sicilian Lunch

    1. Godfather vs Mafia Tour from Taormina with Sicilian Lunch

    Begin the 5-hour tour with a drive to Savoca, a small village where you’ll take a guided walk through the old town. Visit places 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. The second stop is Forza D'Agro, another small village where the movie was filmed. After a walking tour stop for lunch in a charming elegant restaurant. Enjoy a plate of fresh pasta with sicilian wine from the Etna region on a terrace overlooking the Sicilian coast.

    It was a great experience and we learnt a lot about Sicily! The tour was very good. Antonio was very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. Indefinitely recommend this tour.

  • Taormina, Savoca, and Castelmola Guided Transfer

    2. Taormina, Savoca, and Castelmola Guided Transfer

    Be picked up from your local accomodation by a comfortable 8 seat vehicle which will then take you to the first stop, Savoca, a characteristic medieval town. There, visit one of the fascinating catacombs of the Cappuccini convent which hosts the mummified bodies of monks and nobles from Savoca. Next, visit bar Vitelli, famously known as the bar from the film "The Godfather", where you can taste delicious Sicilian granita and look at photos which were taken during the shooting of the film. Then, travel to the second town on the tour, the majestic Taormina. Visit the Greek Theatre, or one of the major ancient sites in Sicily which offers a unique panoramic view of the sea and Mount Etna. Walking along Corso Umberto, you can also visit the Cathedral and enjoy the stunning view of Capo Taormina bay. While in Taormina, enjoy a free snack with a delicious tasting of products from the Sicili...

    Well balanced time at all locations allowing you time to explore. Information was excellent from the English speaking guide, which added to this extremely pleasurable tour. Small group also made the difference.

  • Sicily: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour

    3. 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.

    Alessio is just the best, as the other reviewers said, he makes a really great tour with a nice little surprise at the end of the tour. Alessio is the guy you want ! on time, clean car, speaks english and spanish fluently and he really enjoys what he is doing ! even though I had to catch a flight after the tour and to get a negativ covid test, Alessio managed everything just on time ! and everything for a reasonable price! (not like other local cab drivers !) I can only recommend and hope to see him soon again !

  • From Catania: The Godfather Movie Day Trip in Sicily

    4. 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

    5. 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 ...

  • From Catania: Full-Day The Godfather Tour

    6. 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-k...

    We took this tour on the day of our 60th anniversary. Our guide Natasha met us at our hotel. Natasha and our driver Atimo were training a new guide and driver, Veronica and Mirko. We were the only tourists , we had a very special private tour. Natasha took pictures of us with our camera in all the special locations, now we have a permanent record of our memorable day. Natasha was very knowledgeable about Savoca and everything about the Godfather. She also was very knowledgeable about the Volcano, Cantania and all the areas we visited. Atimo was also very knowledgeable, commenting on different aspects of Sicily. Unfortunately the free time allotted for our stop in Taormina was during the period that all the stores were closed for a long lunch. As we had been to Taormina two days before, we found a nice place to have lunch, enjoy the sun and people watch. With fewer people around we were able to go back to some of the places a second time. Natasha and Atimo, Thank You!!

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What people are saying about Savoca

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 69 reviews

We did this tour on Wednesday 18, August 2021 under the guidance of Valeria. I would highly recommend it for anybody interested in the Gofather movie and the Mafia. We could not have found anyone more knowledgeable or engaging as Valeria. He ensured we had a truly wonderful experience. Thank you so much Valeria, we will be recommending this tour to all our friends visiting the area.

The tour was totally worth the money. We had a wonderful time exploring places where the Godfather was filmed and learning from our guide Antonio about the real mafia and Sicily as such. Antonio was very knowledgeable and fun and took us to a very pleasant sicilian lunch in Savoca. 10/10 points, I definitely recommend it :)

We truly enjoy taking this trip. Our tour guide- Antonio was excellent. Very knowledgeable and professional. Small group. Comfortable air conditioned minibus. Nice lunch. Learned a lot not only about mafia and film, but also about Sicilian history, food and wine. We had a great time

Hi, Our guide Antonio was so nice. He was so experienced and he can anserw all of question. He picked up us in Catania,than we spoke a lot about sicily. Thank you that beautiful day! Máté

It was a great experience and we learnt a lot about Sicily! The tour was very good. Antonio was very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. Indefinitely recommend this tour.