Godfather tour

Godfather tour : Savoca and Forza D’agro’.

Estimated time: 4/5 hours.

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by   Francis Ford Coppola  and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo‘s best-selling novel of the same name.

It stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family.

The story, spanning 1945 to 1955, chronicles the family under the patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando),

focusing on the transformation of Michael Corleone (Pacino) from reluctant family outsider to ruthless mafiaboss.

Our tour will start by picking you up from your location and firstly drive to

Savoca.

A delightful day trip to the fascinating town of Savoca ( less than 1500 people) where  the Vitelli bar and st. Lucy church were  used by Coppola in the Godfather part one in 1972 .

In the province of (Messina) Savoca is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, whose name comes from the plant of the elder sambuco,

a shrub that still grows wild in the cracks between houses and which is represented in the medieval coat of arms of the village.

Then a scenic drive to Forza D’Agro’ one of the most charming medieval town of Italy.

This small town set in the rock of a hill of dual tip,

Here we will walk together through the village to show you where some scenes of the second and third one were filmed

letting you enjoy the culture and traditions of local life.

then following streets in the rock here you’ll find extremely fragmented ruins and old cisterns.

Afterwards we will continue our tour across to the beautiful Alcantara valley to show you some hidden corners where other scenes were shot,

The basalt blocks lying on roads leading between separate small houses, freshly restored with Sicilian tiles on the roofs and windows framed in stone,

here it will also be possible to do a short stop to visit the stunning Alcantara gorges,

an incredible volcanic canion naturally made by an ancient eruption.