THE GODFATHER TOUR

DAY TRIP FROM CATANIA

Multilingual Guide

8 Hrs

A/C Coach

Highlights

  • Pick up and Drop Off

  • Visit of Savoca

  • Visit of Forza D’Agrò

  • Visit of Taormina
Pick up & Drop off
Multilingual guide

Summary


Visit of Savoca, one of the most picturesque medieval villages of Sicily has been chosen as a set for several very important films, including “Godfather”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Forza D’Agrò, immersed in the homonymous D’Agrò Valley and the picturesque town of Taormina.

What You Can Expect


 

The tour will begin with the visit of 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 very important films, including “Godfather”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. We 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. We will admire the ruins of an ancient Synagogue, a precious bifore in a pure fifteenth-century style, and we will reach the historic center of the country, which, according to some historians, is rooted in Roman times. We will visit the church of San Nicolò, built in the 13th century and restructured in the eighteenth century, where some well-known scenes of the renowned cinematic work were also filmed. The tour will continue with the visit of the crypt of the Convento de Cappuccini, where some embalmed saints of the notorious savocados dating back to the eighteenth and nineteenth century are preserved and exposed.

We will continue by moving to Forza D’Agrò, immersed in the homonymous D’Agrò Valley. During the journey you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view and admire the obvious traces of an intense and previous farm activity which took place in the valley thanks to the terraces. We can also enjoy a beautiful panorama that opens towards the Ionian coast. Here, we will make a small stop to visit the Cathedral of Mary S.Annunziata and Assunta dating back to the 15th century immersing ourselves even more in a pure medieval context that exudes the Sicilian tradition at every corner.

The excursion will end with some free time to visit the picturesque town of Taormina. Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the Messina Gate below and the  Catania Gate on the mountain side, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace) (Museum of Arts and Folk Traditions*), the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre), Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower), the Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), and the Palazzo Duca di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace), and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops which alternate with workshops.

When


English, German, Spanish, French and Italian on Wednesday at 8:30am;

Departure point


Pick up from your Hotel in the centre of Catania.

 

Please specify your Hotel in the booking notes, this is very important.

Additional info

 

  • Suggested Equipment: Comfortable shoes, hat, and sunglasses;

 

  • Take some water with you;

 

  • Remember to indicate in your booking notes your Hotel for pick up;

 

  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.

Voucher info


You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity

Local operator information


Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind

Cancellation Policy


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee

Schedule and Pricing


The Godfather City Tour from Catania is available on Wednesday in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian;

 

Prices:

 

Adult (12-99)        € 85,00

 

Child (3-11)          € 60,00

 

 

Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible – we 100% guarantee it –

Optional

 

Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request);

Optional visit of Greek Theatre € 10,00.

THE GODFATHER TOUR

The tour will begin with the visit of 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 very important films, including “Godfather”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. We 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. We will admire the ruins of an ancient Synagogue, a precious bifore in a pure fifteenth-century style, and we will reach the historic center of the country, which, according to some historians, is rooted in Roman times. We will visit the church of San Nicolò, built in the 13th century and restructured in the eighteenth century, where some well-known scenes of the renowned cinematic work were also filmed. The tour will continue with the visit of the crypt of the Convento de Cappuccini, where some embalmed saints of the notorious savocados dating back to the eighteenth and nineteenth century are preserved and exposed.

We will continue by moving to Forza D’Agrò, immersed in the homonymous D’Agrò Valley. During the journey you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view and admire the obvious traces of an intense and previous farm activity which took place in the valley thanks to the terraces. We can also enjoy a beautiful panorama that opens towards the Ionian coast. Here, we will make a small stop to visit the Cathedral of Mary S.Annunziata and Assunta dating back to the 15th century immersing ourselves even more in a pure medieval context that exudes the Sicilian tradition at every corner.

The excursion will end with some free time to visit the picturesque town of Taormina. Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the Messina Gate below and the  Catania Gate on the mountain side, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace) (Museum of Arts and Folk Traditions*), the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre), Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower), the Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), and the Palazzo Duca di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace), and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops which alternate with workshops.

When:

English, German, Spanish, French and Italian on Wednesday at 8:30am;

  • Pick up & Drop off
  • Multilingual guide

Additional info:

 

  • Suggested Equipment: Comfortable shoes, hat, and sunglasses;

 

  • Take some water with you;

 

  • Remember to indicate in your booking notes your Hotel for pick up;

 

  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.

Departure point


Pick up from your Hotel in the centre of Catania.

 

Please specify your Hotel in the booking notes, this is very important.

Local operator information


Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind

Cancellation Policy


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee

Schedule and Pricing


The Godfather City Tour from Catania is available on Wednesday in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian;

 

Prices:

 

Adult (12-99)        € 85,00

 

Child (3-11)          € 60,00

 

 

Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible – we 100% guarantee it –

Optional


 

Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request);

Optional visit of Greek Theatre € 10,00.