IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GODFATHER: SAVOCA AND FORZA D'AGRÒ
Panorama, Culture, Tasting
We will visit two quaint ancient villages oozing typical Sicilian charm, where famous director Francis Ford Coppola filmed some scenes from 'The Godfather' trilogy, immortalising some of the most picturesque views in the area on camera.
What we will see
- Village of Savoca: walk through the centre
- Bar Vitelli: a stop with a granita
- Opportunities for incredible photos
- Village of Forza d'Agrò: walk through the centre
What we will do
- We will leave the port of Catania by coach, following a picturesque road that runs inland to the village of Savoca, nestled on a rocky hill amidst citrus groves, vineyards and olive trees.
- Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Savoca boasts Medieval streets lined with ancient buildings, whose doors open out onto stunning views of the verdant expanse of greenery right out to the horizon where the gulf of Taormina stands majestically.
- Accompanied by a professional guide, we will enjoy a pleasant stroll through the village, where young Michael Corleone stays in the fictional film.
- We will not be able to resist stopping at the famous bar Vitelli, half of which has been converted into a museum where we can admire many ancient objects and photos of the film sets. We will drink a granita here in true Sicilian style before continuing our walk.
- We will walk along the village's main street, which will take us towards the top of the hill where we can take some amazing photographs, passing delightful 15th and 16th-century churches and the ruins of the Norman castle and soaking up the stunning views from a height.
- We will return to the coach and after a 30-minute journey we will reach the charming Forza d'Agrò, a picturesque village overlooking the coast in the direction of Messina, which was also the setting for some scenes in 'The Godfather - Part III' starring Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola.
- We will enjoy another beautiful stroll through the centre here, walking along the road that runs from the main square to the Duomo, the splendid Baroque church immortalised by Coppola's masterpiece.
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