• Location: Taormina, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Visit the real-life locations in those iconic scenes from ‘The Godfather’ during this coach tour of filming locations from Taormina or the province of Messina. There is a Sicilian town called Corleone, but the movies weren’t filmed there. Instead, the towns of Savoca and Forzà d'Agrò set the scene. See the famous Bar Vitelli, among other places you’ll recognize from the films, while your guide tells stories about the movies and Sicily.

Highlights

  • 4-hour movie sites tour of The Godfather filming locations in Sicily
  • Travel by coach to the traditional Sicilian villages of Savoca and Forzà d'Agrò
  • See where several scenes from The Godfather trilogy were filmed
  • Hear about the scenes, characters and story plots behind each location

What You Can Expect

'The Godfather' Movie Tour from Taormina

The Famous Bar Vitelli

Your tour begins in either Taormina or elsewhere in Messina province, where you’ll be picked up by your guide in an air-conditioned coach for this 4-hour Godfather tour.

When Francis Ford Coppola began work on filming his classic, The Godfather, he realized he couldn’t use the actual town in which the books are set - Corleone, Sicily. By the early 1970s, Corleone was too modern-looking to serve as the historic place of the novels. Instead, producers decided to use the towns of Savoca and Forzà d'Agrò near Taormina.

Savoca is your first stop. Visit the pretty Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Convent of the Frati Minori Cappuccini, where you can even explore the underground crypt. Godfather aficionados will instantly recognize Bar Vitelli, where Michael Corleone told Apollonia’s father of his intention to marry his daughter.

Enjoy a half-hour to explore Savoca at your leisure, perhaps even to have a snack or drink (own expense) at the Bar Vitelli, before boarding the coach again to go to Forzà d'Agrò.

Many scenes of village life were filmed in Forzà d'Agrò, with its cobblestone streets and traditional houses. You may also recognize the church that features in both The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II. Here, too, you have some time to explore the town on your own before getting back on the coach for the trip back to your starting point in Taormina or Messina province.

Customer Reviews

Tracey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Brilliant !!! Want to go back and do it again. Great scenery and wonderful to see the movie locations.

Russell W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide had a good knowledge of the area and the films. Ciuld have done with another 1/2 hour at Savoca but well worth a visit.

Deirdre H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved the hostess, great information and just like the Italian Mama perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Deirdre H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved the hostess, great information and just like the Italian Mama perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon

pearson.s12

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. What the lady guide knows, not only about The Godfather tour, but about the area we travelled through, is very knowledge able. She really takes you into the atmosphere of old Sicily. The people of these villages are also very welcoming, and friendly. You see more than you should, and take in the history of these areas. If you can only do 1 tour, I suggest this one.

Uroš Đ

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Really good tour, thoroughly explained and plenty of time for solo-time.

Nicholas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

As far as tours go, which I usually don't take, it was one of the more relaxed and informative ones.

Edward S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We don't usely go on tour . My husband is a Godfather movie fan so we decided to take the tour and it was incredible. Good bus driver and the lady who was our guide was exceptional. The site wow! The view wow! We really enjoyed it.
We would do that tour again.

Karen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Loved it, loved it, loved it. Our tour guide was very interesting, knew the movies inside out but was also able to talk in a very engaging way about the geography, geology and even the politics. He spoke English very well but also coped admirably with 3 languages in the group too many in my opinion. The areas we visited were breathtakingly beautiful and a must for Godfather movie fans. If I could make any recommendation it would be minimise the number of languages within the group, although all in all this was a very enjoyable and memorable tour.

Raymond B Malta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

To all GF trilogy lovers this is a must. Beautiful 2 old villages set on high strategic hills with breath taking views. Historic places to visit and fond memories. Highly recommended.

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