Bar Vitelli

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Sicily: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour

1. Sicily: The Godfather Filming Locations Tour

On this informative tour, follow in the footsteps of Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Discover the beautiful medieval villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agrò nestled on 2 beautiful hills where Francis Ford Coppola shot the famous movies. Explore the splendid hidden corners of Sicily as you go off the beaten path. Visit St. Lucy Church where Michael married Apollonia and the Cathedral of Forza d'Agrò where another wedding scene was shot. Enjoy a drink or lemon granita at Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone asked Mr. Vitelli if he could marry his daughter. Then, explore the beautiful Castello Degli Schiavi.

From Taormina: Godfather and Mafia Tour with Sicilian Lunch

2. From Taormina: Godfather and Mafia Tour with Sicilian Lunch

Compare the plot of The Godfather saga with the history of real-life Sicilian Mafia during this guided day trip from Taormina to the villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agro. Travel in comfort on a minivan with hotel pickup and drop-off. Enjoy an authentic Sicilian lunch with a glass of wine. Begin the tour with a drive to Savoca and take a guided walk through the old town. Visit locations where The Godfather movie was filmed. See the Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone met the father of his future wife Apollonia, and St. Lucy’s Church, where they were married. Learn about the history of the Sicilian Mafia and how it spread throughout Italy. Hear about the Mafia clan wars for control of the territory. Then, head to your second stop, Forza D'Agro, another small village where the movie was filmed. After a walking tour, stop for lunch in a charming restaurant. Enjoy a plate of fresh pasta with wine from the Etna region on a terrace overlooking the Sicilian coast.

From Catania: Guided Godfather Tour with Taormina Visit

3. From Catania: Guided Godfather Tour with Taormina Visit

Visit the villages that created the set for the Godfather on this guided tour from Catania. Discover Savoca's Bar Vitelli, see the church where the wedding took place, and marvel at the famous Durazzesco Arch in Forza D'Agrò. Meet your driver outside your hotel in Catania and head towards Savoca, one of Sicily's most picturesque villages of Sicily, and the filming location for many Godfather scenes. After arriving in Savoca, visit Bar Vitelli at the village entrance. See where Michael Corleone asks for Apollonia's hand in marriage and enjoy a refreshing lemon granita. Stroll along the village's narrow streets to reach the historic town center Stop to see the Church of San Nicolò (or Santa Lucia), where the famous wedding was filmed in the movie. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Sicilian countryside before heading to Forza D'Agrò, a famous medieval village featured prominently in the film. Begin in the historic town square and climb a staircase to reach the famous Durazzesco Arch. Continue to visit the churchyard of the Church of the Holy Trinity, also known as the Church of Sant 'Agostino, where several movie scenes take place. Next, head to your final stop, Taormina. Enjoy some free time to explore this picturesque city. Stroll along the elegant main street, Corso Umberto. Stop to take in the sights and do some shopping in exclusive stores and local craft shops before returning to Catania.

From Catania: The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

4. From Catania: The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

Step into iconic scenes from “The Godfather,” one of cinema’s biggest masterpieces, on this private self-guided tour that visits filming locations from the movie. Hop on board a vintage car with a driver and begin your tour in Catania, driving toward Taormina. Cruise along the island's eastern coast, passing through Acireale, Giarre, Mascali, Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, and Giardini Naxos. Make your first stop in Taormina and enjoy a nice walk along its main street, Corso Umberto. Following a brief stop to admire Isola Bella, arrive in Letojanni and Forza d'Agrò, a village with some significant scenes from the film. Enjoy the scenery as you drive through Santa Teresa di Riva to Savoca, a magnificent medieval village and, above all, the acknowledged protagonist of "The Godfather." Here some scenes have been filmed featuring the young Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino. Don't miss the Bar Vitelli, where Michael met his wife's father, and the Church of San Nicol, where the marriage between Michael Corleone and Apollonia was celebrated.

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What people are saying about Bar Vitelli

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 172 reviews

Our guide Carlos picked me up on time and as arranged. He is fluent in several languages. I had been nervous about driving up the mountain sides but Carlos drove to our comfort level and the van was comfortable and cool and only 8 of us. We heard lots of history; cultural, geological, historical and political. Because we were visiting high ancient villages you need to expect some stairs and uneven pavement. Carlos arranged for passengers with mobility issues to hitch a ride on a tuk-tuk at Savocca but I don’t know if that is usual for the tour. I enjoyed the pasta and wine lunch. We had quite an appetite by that time. I had a nice day, learned alot and was able to enjoy the splendid views near Taormina. Thanks to GYG and Carlos.

As a fan of the films seeing some of the filming locations was amazing. Even if you're not a fan or haven't seen the films the locations you visit are beautiful. Two hilltop villages near Taormina (not the town of Corleone). The guide was knowledgeable about the filming and the Sicilian mafia in general for some context. The group was only 8 and we left at 10 to beat all the tour buses which made for a peaceful trip. The Sicilian lunch was lovely too.

The tour was fantastic, Carlos was a terrific guide, informative, witty and extremely knowledgable. I highly recommend this tour to any film fans out there! The Sicilian lunch was also delicious and changed my opinion on aubergine.

Best tour guide ever! Don’t miss this extraordinary experience with Alessio - was the best tour we have ever been on . Alessio is extremely knowledgeable and fun to tour with! Don’t miss this one!

The tour was amazing, Alessio is such a passionate and great guide ! Do not hesitate to book this activity, it’s really worth it. Thanks to Isabella also who is a really kind person :)