Lovers of the Godfather movies will recognize the pretty hillside villages of Savoca where Francis Ford Coppola filmed some immortal scenes. Well worth it, it is very evocative if you love this movie like most of people. But even if you didn’t care at all about “The Godfather”, this tour is a fascinating way to visit these unspoiled and so typical, pretty Sicilian hill towns – a real insight into the island and the heart of its people. Later on we head for Taormina, a tiny town whose beauty has been documented by writers for centuries
Just as you enter in Savoca you will see the ‘Bar Vitelli’ with its splendid terrace. Everything here is just like in the movie, the table where Michael discusses his proposed marriage to Apollonia with her father, the door curtains , and even the lovely stroll along the village’s main street that from the bar, lead up to the church where the scene of the wedding between Apollonia and Michael was shot. A stop for a lemon granita at Bar Vitelli is “a must” for any visitor in town. It is still run by the family who owned it at the time of filming and has got a collection of photos taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot some scenes of “The Godfather II”. We also leave you time to explore further and really soak up the atmosphere of this hidden, so “not for tourists”, Sicilian hilltown.
Next, we head for the picturesque Taormina, Sicily’s premier resort – less than 15 miles away. While your guide introduce you to Taormina delights, we drive along a panoramic road that overlooking the bays of Spisone and Isola Bella. No wonder if Taormina is such a popular tourist destination! It is definitely unsurpassed in beauty. It has all of the desired attributes that appeal visitors, stunning views, ancient ruins, winding medieval streets and tiny passages each with its own secrets and abundance of quaint shops, great restaurants, cafés and ice-cream bars. The truly majestic Greek Theatre is a classic sight you won’t want to miss. Its ruins stand with the ever-active volcano Etna as its backdrop. You will also have time at leisure, to explore further on your own.
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