Drive a vintage Fiat 500 and discover Savoca and Forza D’Agro, where Francis Ford Coppola shot some of the most famous scenes from his masterpiece, ‘The Godfather’
Discover the beautiful villages of Savoca and Forza D’Agro – the location for the scenes set in Corleone of Francis Ford Coppola‘s film ‘The Godfather’. You will drive one of the quaint and perfectly pint-sized vintage Fiat 500, a symbol of the famous and stylish Italian culture, as well as the most adored car in Italy.
Cruising along the roads you will pass prickly pear plants and almond trees that typify this gorgeous region. Open the roof or the windows and feel the sun and breeze on your skin as you enjoy a relaxing drive through Sicily’s charming roads with your eye-catching and stylish Fiat 500. Be prepared to be the center of attention as you stop off to take photos.
Admire the Sicilian countryside as you keep ascending to the first stop – the enchanting town of Savoca. Savoca is a small town of strong artistic and historical interest, surrounded by orange, almond, and olive trees. The city preserves Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque remains and is famous for the crypt where the embalmed corpses of Savoca’s upperclass nobles from XVIII and XIX century are exhibited.
While in Savoca you will stop for a lemon granita at the famous bar “Vitelli”, one of Coppola’s favourite places. Sit in the exact spot where Al Pacino informed Appolonia’s father that his name was Michael Corleone and threatened him with an untimely death.
Next stop is the Church of Santa Lucia, where the scene of the wedding between Michael Corleone and Apollonia took place. Continue the drive to Forza D’Agro, a typical village off the east Sicilian coast selected by the director to shoot some scenes of the Godfather II and III. This exclusive tour continues to visit the Baroque Chiesa Madre and the castle built in the XVI century. From here you will have the chance to admire the magnificent views of the Ionian Sea, Taormina and Calabria.
- 3hr 30min long tour discovering Savoca and Forza D’Agro in a vintage Fiat 500
- Stop off to visit the famous bar Vitelli and to savour a delicious typically Sicilian lemon granita
- Pause to admire the church of Santa Lucia where the scene of the wedding between Michael Corleone and Apollonia was shot
- Enjoy a delicious typical Sicilian lunch at a top quality local restaurant
- Pick up available from Taormina, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni on the island of Sicily
- Seat in a vintage Fiat 500
- Tour leader car with a professional local guide and assistance
- Granita tasting at the famous Bar Vitelli
- Radio to stay in contact with the guide and assistants at all times
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Special note: On your way to or from Sicily we recommend a few day’s staying at – Palazzo Margherita, a true 19th century palazzo located in Bernalda, Basilicata – Southern Italy. A luxury boutique hotel owned by Francis Ford Coppola who has completely restored the palazzo along with acclaimed French designer Jacques Grange, creating a luxurious, authentically Italian experience that ushers guests into a private world of palatial comfort, surrounded by beautiful gardens, a courtyard, and a swimming pool.