Take a guided limousine tour around the iconic locations made famous by Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy. After being committed to celluloid in the 1970s, the now instagram-worthy backdrops where the Corleone family et al ate, drank and worshiped remain largely unchanged today as you learn all about the years of tyranny under the Siciian mafia that has mercifully segued from fact into fiction.
Although there are a number of tours available, a private limo tour offers you and your guests the full package coupled with luxurious surroundings. After a tender ride to the marina, you’ll be picked up and whisked away in your very own private sanctuary to an array of famous settings where the iconic films were made.
Undoubtedly, your tour will cover the town of Forzà d'Agrò near Taormina where many of the village scenes took place. Here you can visit the pretty Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Convent of the Frati Minori Cappuccini featuring an underground crypt.
Some of the most memorable scenes take place in the small medieval commune of Savoca, where Godfather aficionados will instantly recognize Bar Vitelli, where Michael Corleone told Apollonia’s father who he really was as he declared his intention to marry his daughter.
The town also features the beautiful church San Nicolò, built on a massive outcrop of rock. This is where Micheal and Apollonia kneel before the priest in the doorway of the church in the traditional Sicilian ceremony.
There will be plenty of time to explore and stop for refreshments or a meal, depending on your itinerary, which is flexible around you and your guests, before being transported back in style to the marina and your awaiting tender.
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