A full day True Sicilian Experience with a little touch of Hollywood - A Step Back in Time in Savoca ("THE
GODFATHER LOCAL TOUR") and Forza D'Agrò.
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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