The Godfather Trilogy Locations Shore Excursion
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DURATION: UP TO 8-HOURS
This is a not to miss excursion for all movie lovers and fans of The Godfather trilogy! The mafia issue is such a delicate problem for Sicily: one of those prejudices unfortunately diffused all around the world that sometimes seems to work against Sicily and the credibility of its population.
The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in the world and as one of the most influential. The Godfather won three Oscars that year: for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando) and in the category Best Adapted Screenplay for Puzo and Coppola. It recieved nominations in seven other categories for Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall for Best Supporting Actor and Coppola for Best Director. The film also won five Golden Globes out of seven nominations.
As some fans may know, the trilogy was partially filmed in Sicily and many scenes took place around Taormina area. Since the village of Corleone was too developed even in the early 70s to be used for filming, the Sicilian towns of Savoca and Forza d’Agro outside of Taormina were used instead.
The village of Savoca is the home of the famous bar, Vitelli, where Michael Corleone asked Apollonia’s hand in marriage and of the church of the wedding. The nearby village of Forza d’Agrò was the set of many scenes of The Godfather III.
The icing on the cake? An exclusive visit to the private manor-house located in the countryside of Fiumefreddo where Micheal Corleone/Al Pacino married Apollonia his first Sicilian wife. The owner, a member of the Sicilian aristocracy, still lives here together with his wife. He will personally welcome our guests, show them around and enrich the visit with several first-hand anecdote and entertaining stories about the filming and the cast.
Sicily was setting to some of the finest examples of cinema, but hopefully you will be able to see past the silver screen for what the Island really has to offer.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your driver will meet you at Taormina 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.