Follow our tour leader car to discovery the beautiful villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò where Francis Ford Coppola shoot the movies The Godfather II & The Godfather III. You will drive one of our fantastic Classic Convertible Fiat 500 and it will be like a step back in time.
Excursions can be made on Tuesdays and Fridays with departure at 9:30am, except in July, August and September, when tours depart at 3:30pm.
Departure: Taormina / Giardini Naxos. Clients pick up and drop off is made directly to the hotel (or accessible points) in Taormina - Giardini Naxos zone. If clients' hotel is in a different zone, meeting point will be agreed.
Tour lasts 4 hours.
Distance: 50 km
Number of persons per car: 2 adults + 2 children (children under 3 years old are not admitted; children from 3 to 12 years old travel for free).
Maximum 4 cars can be booked at a time.
Stops in program: Savoca and Forza D'Agrò
IMPORTANT: In order to confirm the visit, we need the driver of each car to send us by email or fax the copy of his/her driver license valid in Europe (International Driver License).
NOTE: A professional tourist guide will be with the group during the whole excursion.
Tour confirmation must be made at least 2 days before the tour date.
IMPORTANT NOTE about insurance: by booking the service, the customer releases Weekend in Florence srl of any liability for:
- any wrong or equal incident
- standalone crash
- incident between more vehicles registered in the name of the service provider
and agrees that damages caused are all his responsibility.
In the steps of the Godfather
Drive through the landscapes, the villages, the roads chosen by Francis Ford Coppola to make the legendary movies based on Mario Puzo's novel... in a vintage Fiat 500.
Go beyond the simple tourist experience! Get into your compact Fiat 500 and gain real insight into the island, the locals, their culture, and the everyday way of life in these two famous but still original Sicilian towns way off the beaten track.
Follow our tour leader car to discover the beautiful villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò where Francis Ford Coppola shot the movies The Godfather II & The Godfather III.
You will drive one of our fantastic Classic Convertible Fiat 500, stepping back in time as well as into your fondest film memories!
Some of the places you will visit:
The Bar Vitelli
A stop for a lemon granita at the famous Bar Vitelli is a must when in Savoca! It is located in the center of the little town, on the corner of the main town square from which breathtaking views open across the Sicilian backcountry and to the Ionian sea in the distance. The Bar Vitelli was one of Coppola's favorite spots, and is seen many times throughout the film. It was featured in the motion picture as the place where Michael Corleone asked Apollonia's father to meet his daughter.
Church of Santa Lucia
Your next stop is the Church of Santa Lucia, where the scene of the wedding between Michael and Apollonia was shot. There is a beautiful statue of St. Lucy by Reginaldo d'Agostino inside the church.
The church and the monastery were built in the 17th century. A strange and awe-inspiring collection of 37 different mummies from the 18th century is on view in the crypt of the church – the mummified bodies of Savoca notables such as lawyers, barons, poets, and doctors in original 18th century clothing.
Visit this ancient village of the eastern Sicilian coast. Inhabited since prehistoric times, it has many buildings from the 14th and 15th century, such as the church of the Santissima Trinità (Holy Trinity). From the higher of the two peaks upon which Forza d'Agrò is situated, the remains of an 11th century Norman castle still guard the picturesque town, which you will recognize as the backdrop for Michael and Appollonia's courtship.
- 10% penalty up to 90 days before the tour
- 30% penalty from 89 to 30 days before the tour
- 50% penalty from 29 to 8 days before the tour
- No refund for cancellations less than 8 days before booked date, and for no shows