A full day True Sicilian Experience with a little touch of Hollywood - A Step Back in Time in Savoca ("THE


Starting from your port to arrive at and explore Savoca is almost like taking a step back in time. Although 

recorded with its present name in 1415 the town probably dates back to the first half of the 12th century 

when a Norman Fortress was built there. Savoca is not a tourist town, it is a simple every day "local" 

town. Here is where the movie Godfather was filmed.

While in town "a must" is the stop for a Lemon Granita at the famous bar "VITELLI" on the corner of the 


Then make your way to the church of Santa Lucia where the scene of the wedding between Apollonia 

and Michael was shot!  In town you can find fascinating catacombs of the Cappuccini convent.

From Savoca we will visit Forza d'Agrò which is without a doubt one of the best examples of a typical 

village of the Province of Messina which still conserves its medieval street layout and on all sides of the 

town you have the most incredible views. Driving down from Forza d'Agrò through a wonderful coast line, 

we will visit together the Piazza Belvedere (Lookout square) where you will have a breathtaking view of 

Isolabella (Beautiful island) and the Messina coast line. 

We will then take you to the historical centre of Taormina where you will have free walking time in the 

town where you can admire the Greek Theatre from the 2nd century A.D. – Palazzo Corvaja , the most 

beautiful medieval building in town – Duomo di Taormina - the San Nicolò Cathedral square and Corso 

Umbero where you can do excellent shopping.

Back to port to arrive 1 hr before departure.

1 .Conservative Estimate - Approximate timing  (can be less but just to be on safe side since you can

never know with roads)

1:30        Catania - Savoca 

1:00        Savoca guide visit + granita stop

0:45        Savoca to Forza

0:45        Visit Savoca

0:30        Drive Savoca – Taormina

1:30        Guided visit of Taormina incl. Greek Theater

1:00        Drive back to Catania


7:00  hrs      Total

If not enough time, then we suggest to leave out Forza in order to enjoy some free Time in Taormina 

as well as Savoca. This way your clients won’t feel rushed and also have time to enjoy lunch (lunch not 

included).  Anyhow the car, driver & guide will be at disposal to do the entire above tour at below prices 

2. Bar Vitelli now only open in high season (dates vary). They made a lot’s of money and do not work 

year round. Some of our clients asked for an old lady in the bar, she passed away a year ago.

3. The vehicles will be authorized to pickup your clients inside the port. 

However to guarantee this, since paperwork procedures at times are slower in Sicily we would need to 

have the booking confirmed at least 1 month prior to the arrival date to have all port entrance 

authorization ready in time (this applicable only for Sicilian ports).

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