Savoca, Italy
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4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 3 more


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.
  • 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
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.

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, Jul 2018

This is a wonderful tour of the two towns that scenes of The Godfather were shot in. Our guide Christy was knowledgeable and had may facts that made the trip even more interesting. Bar Vitelli, in Savoca, was charming. Be sure to try their special Lemon Granita with an extra shot of liquore . There was enough time to wander around both towns. A short trip from Taormina.

, Jul 2018

Very good day
Worth it for the scenery alone
The guide was informative and helpful
Would recommend this tour

, May 2018

This was a very good tour and generally an excellent value for the cost. There are multiple companies offering Godfather Tour options. This tour was one of the more economically-priced ones, but I don't feel that it was inferior in any way to the more expensive options from other companies. The guide was very knowledgeable about Sicilian history and provided not only extensive details about the filming of The Godfather films in Sicily, but also Sicilian history in general. She also provided some history about Savoca and Forza d'Agro, which I appreciated. We spent much more time in Savoca than Forza d'Agro, so our time in the latter was exceptionally brief. Time goes by very quickly, however, and you do go through both towns at a brisk pace, with lots of walking.

, Mar 2018

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

, Oct 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.

, Oct 2017

Fun tour. Tour guide spent too much time on her phone with personal phone calls. could have given more information.

, Oct 2017

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

, Oct 2017

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

, Oct 2017

It was a very organised and easy tour. They picked us up from the hotel which was great and we visited 2 villages. First village Savoca was great as we had enough time to get a drink, walk around and take photos but the second village Forza d'Agro we were rushed a little bit. We only had 30 minutes I guess and were shown a church which was in the film but there was another church that was in two films of Godfather and actually is more important and we saw that completely by chance and it was very last minute. I dont think anyone else had the chance to see that which was a shame. The guide was very nice and polite, the driver was very good. I would recommend it to my friends and family.

, Sep 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.

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