Forza d'Agro & Savoca Shore Excursion
Relax and Explore These Medieval Villages
DURATION: UP TO 8-HOURS
The villages of Forza d’Agrò and Savoca are listed as some of the most beautiful small villages in Italy, enjoy dazzling views, and contain the charms of Medieval villages.
Located on the lower peak of a small mountain, Forza d’Agrò has been the backdrop for a number of films, such as The Godfather trilogy. Much of the town consists of traditional buildings and stone paved lanes that are impassable by car. Its historical centre offers narrow and winding streets, buildings that back to the 14th century, piazzette, (small squares) and suggestive scenic views. See the Castle of Forza D'Agrò, built by Norman invaders on high peak that overlooks the town.
Savoca seems to derive from the name for the elder tree (in local dialect “savucu”) that once grew spontaneously in this area. Notice how a twig of the elder tree is depicted in the medieval emblem of the village. Explore the streets paved in basalt blocks of lavic rock, the restored houses made from local stone and the elegant façades that offer the colours of the ancient Savoca. Ruins, narrow streets, and cisterns dug into the rock give this place its special charm. One of the famous sets of the Godfather was the Bar Vitelli, housed in Palazzo Trimarchi. Stop here to taste the traditional lemon granita.
It is worth visiting the catacombs where, up until 1876, corpses were mummified using ancient Egyptian methods.
Don't miss this exciting excursion to some of the most beautiful villas in Sicily!
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your driver will meet you at Messina Pier. At the conclusion of the tour, your driver will drop you back at the pier to re-board your ship.
Includes: Private vehicle and driver for up to 8-hours, knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
Excludes: Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometres.