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Private Tour of the Godfather Savoca and Forza d'Agrò with Cecilia the legendary Fiat 500

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Stop At: Bar Vitelli, Piazza Fossia, 7, 98038 Savoca ME, Italy

One day I had the pleasure of chatting with Signora Maria, the legendary owner of Bar Vitelli. While I was drinking a "do parrinu" coffee and a lemon granita with sesame biscuits, Mrs. Maria told me about her great friendship with the Italian-American director Francis Ford Coppola. He met him for the first time when he had to look for an alternative place in Corleone to shoot the film The Godfather Second Part. And the director chose Savoca.

It was 1971. Since then Signora Maria helped the famous director organize everything: the procession, the setting up of the restaurant, the lunch, the search for extras. At every birthday of Signora Maria, the director sent her a letter and some flowers.

Even after the death of Mrs. Maria, the legendary Bar Vitelli di Savoca continues to be the destination of all movie lovers and curious tourists who want to visit a bar-museum, full of newspaper articles, photographs, testimonies of the film.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Castello Pentefur, Via Chiesa Madre, 5, 98038 Savoca ME, Italy

-We will take you through the narrow streets of Savoca to discover the most suggestive panoramic points, the historic center and the remains of the ancient Castle.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Forza Dagro, 98030 Forza d'Agrò ME, Italy

The tour will continue in Forza d'Agrò, another fascinating hill town where director Coppola shot some scenes from the film.
-Visit to the square where the young Vito Corleone fled from Don Ciccio's men to hide in a basket on the back of a donkey.
- Visit the remains of a Norman castle from the 12th century,
- Admiration of the view of the Ionian coast;
- Discovery of the pastoral lifestyle, centuries old

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Villa Schiticchiu - B&B and Home Restaurant, Via Nazionale, 256, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy

Optional: lunch or dinner or tasting only in one of the best restaurants in a private Sicilian villa where you can taste traditional dishes, red and white wines

* wine and food tasting in the authentic Villa Siciliana of local products olive oil salami olives dried tomatoes and other preserves of own production - € 25.00; per person in authentic Villa Siciliana
* lunch / dinner - € 35.00 per person in authentic Villa Siciliana

Duration: 2 hours

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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
A- Tour with pick up / drop off in hotel / port in Taormina-Giardini naxos area

B- Tour with pick-up / drop-off to your hotel / port in Catania or Messina:

Availability: every day all year round (on request)

Start time: by choice

Minimum number per booking: 2 people

Departure Time

 Catania-Messina pick-up
3/31/2019 - 3/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:30 PM

3/31/2019 - 3/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:30 PM

 pick up Taormina-Giardini
3/31/2019 - 3/31/2020
Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:30 PM

3/31/2019 - 3/31/2020
Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Tour with pick up / drop off at the hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Bar Vitelli
  • Entry/Admission - Castello Pentefur
  • Entry/Admission - Forza Dagro
  • Lunch - Lunch / dinner in the Home Restaurant of a private Sicilian villa where you can taste traditional dishes, red and white wines: in an authentic - € 25.00 tasting per person; lunch / dinner € 35.00
  • Dinner - Lunch / dinner in the Home Restaurant of a private Sicilian villa where you can taste traditional dishes, red and white wines: in an authentic - € 25.00 tasting per person; lunch / dinner € 35.00
  • handicapped
  • Ingresso - Villa Schiticchiu - B&B and Home Restaurant
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • not recommended for infants from zero to two years old
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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By: Sicily Experience by Viaggiordomo
11 Reviews
Gary C
Cancelled on us
Our guide cancelled the day before via e-mail...we didn't receive e-mail because we were on a cruise ship ....sad
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Jenna S
Amazing tour!
I highly recommend this tour ! It was outstanding, it was an authentic experience and really made me feel at home. Aldo was soo good to me and my family. He made us the most incredible food and drinks and really made us feel like family. He has such a beautiful B&B which is where we ate and drank with a breath taking view and garden. We loved it and it was definitely an experience we will never forget !
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Merrick, New York
Wonderful evening in Taormina
This was a fantastic experience! We were picked up promptly from our hotel. Aldo and his team made us feel welcome in his villa immediately. Beautiful garden and the views are stunning. We learned how to make the famous arincini. We rolled the rice balls as Aldo explained his technique. Next we watched Aldo prepare the cannoli cream and dough for the shells and we each made a cannoli shell to stuff after dinner. We moved on to a lesson on making macaroni by hand, reminding us of the old days when large Italian families got together to prepare Sunday dinners! Of course we had some wine and appetizers in between. When we were finished with the prep we sat down to a wonderful dinner with Aldo and his family This was a full evening of cooking and sharing with generous kind people . I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an authentic Sicilian cooking experience.
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Nice place nice people. Excellent food. It was an impressive tour. Amazing. Sure we will come back. I can say we have new friends Now. Recommended
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Claudio C
Good time
Very nice Spent good time and cheaper place Suggest to everybody. A place to see for a great experience with great people.
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Nice and very friendly approaching at one of the most beautifully natural reserve in Sicily and not only.tour was very professionals , safe and all showed on pre meeting was done well. Nice very nice ..this is my sicily !!
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Замечательные каникулы
Несмотря на капризы погоды, мы провели хорошее время! Красивая природа, история, люди! Все замечательно!
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Piatti freschi e deliziosi ci siamo trovati benissimo! Rapporto qualità prezzo ottimi. Personale gentile e sempre a disposizione. Lo consiglio vivamente a tutti! Assolutamente da non perdere!
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Posto incantevole
Arrivati presto ci siano trovati immediatamente bene. Tutti molto disponibili ed accoglienti. Consigliato!
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Giulio Rosy Z
Very unforgetable experience
5 stelle in tutto. Pietanze superlative, cortesia, classe e servizio indimenticabile. Torneremo a trovarvi. Lo Chef è da premio Oscar
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Milan, Italy
Sicilianità rappresentata al Top ! Lo consiglio a tutti i miei amici
Abbiamo avuto la fortuna di conoscere Aldo e Francesco, due fratelli, anche uniti nella passione per la ristorazione e l'ospitalità. Abbiamo mangiato specialità siciliane, con i profumi di un tempo. Tutto cucinato con arte, maestria e valorizzando le nostre eccellenze siciliane. Sicuramente un esperienza da ripetere. Molto bello il tema delle Carte Siciliane, di Fiero di Essere Siciliano.
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian
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