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TOUR 5 : The Godfather Tour + Taormina + Messina City

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Savoca
Il Padrino - The Godfather
Savoca
Bar Vitelli, filming location
Taormina
The Greek Theater
Taormina
Isola Bella
Taormina
Taormina town center
Messina
The port
Messina
Cristo Re
Messina
Panoramic View

Tour itinerary:

 

  • Pick-up at Cruise Ship Terminal
You will find our driver holding a sign with your name when you disembark from your boat.
  • Highway Transfer to Savoca

The driver will tell you many details of every place you see along the way.
WARNING! The drivers speak english, but they are not tourist guides. Look for the guide in your language, you must request it by paying an extras for.

  • Visit of the places of the Movie "The Godfather"

You will see Furci Siculo, Santa Teresa Riva and Savoca: the place where most of the movie was filmed. About 1 hour tour of Savoca and its many sights like Bar Vitelli, the churches of the movie and the panoramic view.

  • Highway Transfer to Forza D'Agrò

The driver will tell you many details of every place you see along the way!

  • Visit of more places of the Movie "The Godfather"

You will also see Forza d'Agrò were more scenes were shot. Before coming back you will see another very nice panoramic spot to take pictures.

  • Highway Transfer to Taormina

The driver will tell you many details of every place you see along the way!

  • Visit of Taormina:

Walk in the city center, Greek Theather visit, Panoramic Point: Isola Bella, Mt. Etna, Calabria and Ionic coast

  • Panoramic road to Messina

You will follow the ancient Taormina road and see Isola Bella and Mazzarò

  • Messina city visit:

Cristo Re church and Mausoleum, Panoramic point of Messina, Duomo of Messina

  • Back to the Cruise Ship Terminal

The driver will take you right in front of your ship, come back time is guaranteed: no passenger left behind!

Tour is held everyday

THE DURATION OF THE TOUR IS AROUND 6 HOURS.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you come from a CRUISE ship the actual timetable will match the ship's one 
NO PASSENGER LEFT BEHIND!


PRICE DEPENDS ON THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS

Note: You can pay the tour directly to the driver at the end of your trip.

You can choose the tour departure point: Messina port, Catania port or Giardini Naxos port.

Please always specify when booking: Arrival port, Arrival Date and Hour, Ship name, First and Last Name of the reference passenger, Number of passengers, Favorite language, A valid mobile number and the Tour you want to enjoy.


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 Savoca, a village perched on a rocky hill. City of Art

 and country with seven faces, since 2008 has been

 included among the most beautiful villages in Italy.

 It has a mainly agricultural economy but is voting to

 cultural tourism. There diagrumeti crops, vineyards,

 orchards, almond trees, vegetables, and rural farms

 of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. Preserves, in its

territory, ancient ruins of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque. It is famous because it has a crypt which

houses the remains embalmed and exposed of chiefs in the country dating back to buckets. XVIII and

XIX, for being chosen as a set of many successful films such as "The Godfather" by Francis Ford Coppola

in 1972 and Life stolen in 2007. In 1971, the historic center of Forza d'Agro (along with that of the

nearby Savoca) was chosen by Francis Ford Coppola for the setting of many scenes in all the films in

the saga of the Corleone family, from The Godfather.

 As a balcony on the Ionian sea, from her viewpoint you can see the

coast from Messina to Siracusa, Taormina eCastelmola, the bay of

Giardini-Naxos and the imposing Mount Etna.

The most notable monuments are the mother church, dedicated to 

the Annunciation (XVI century), the Augustinian convent, the

church of the Holy Trinity and the Norman castle (XIV century), of which only the ruins remain. 

The first settlement dates back to the tenth century, under the name of Vicum Agrillae, while its

present name dates from the fourteenth century. Is part of the Valle d'Agro and the Union of

Municipalities of the Valleys Ionic Peloritani and is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 420 m above

sea level In 1971, the historic center of Forza d'Agro (along with that of the nearby Savoca) was

chosen by Francis Ford Coppola for the setting of many scenes in all the films in the saga of the

Corleone family, from The Godfather. As a balcony on the Ionian sea, from her viewpoint you can

see the coast from Messina to Siracusa, Taormina eCastelmola, the bay of Giardini-Naxos and the

imposing Mount Etna. The most notable monuments are the mother church, dedicated to the

Annunciation (XVI century), the Augustinian convent, the church of the Holy Trinity and the

Norman castle (XIV century), of which only the ruins remain. The first settlement dates back to

the tenth century, under the name of Vicum Agrillae, while its present name dates from the

fourteenth century. Is part of the Valle d'Agro and the Union of Municipalities of the Valleys Ionic

Peloritani and is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 420 m above sea level

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Taormina is a popular resort town in Sicily with many interesting sights and attractions. Taormina has remnants of its Greek and Roman past, a medieval quarter and castle ruins, and modern shops and restaurants. Perched on the side of Monte Tauro, the town offers fantastic views of the coast and Mt. Etna volcano as well as good hiking paths. Below the town are excellent beaches where you can swim in the clear sea water.

 

What to See in Taormina:

 

  • Greek Theater: Taormina's Greek theater was built in the third century BC, renovated by the Romans, and is now used for summer performances. The theater, built into the hillside, has excellent acoustics and spectacular views of the sea and Mt. Etna.

  • Medieval Quarter: A clocktower gate serves as the starting point for Taormina's picturesque medieval section with its narrow streets and old shops now selling modern clothing, crafts, and souvenirs.

  • Corso Umberto: The lively main street through town, Corso Umberto, is lined with shops and bars. Along the street are people-filled squares good for enjoying an outdoor drink and people-watching. One of the best squares is Piazza IX Aprile with great sea views.

  • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele: Taormina's tourist officeis in the unique Palazzo Corvaja, a mix of Arab, Norman, and Catalan-Gothic architecture. The palazzoalso houses the Museum of Sicilian Arts and Traditions (closed Mondays). In the square are Santa Caterina Church and remains of a small Roman theater.

  • Piazza del Duomo: A Baroque fountain with a centaur, the symbol of Taormina, is at the center of Piazza del Duomo. The Church of San Nicola, also called the fortress cathedral, was built in 1400 over an older church. It has pink marble columns and interesting carvings. Its main portal was rebuilt in 1636 and has a Reniassance-style rosette.

  • Regional Archaeological Museum: Inside Palazzo Badia Vecchia on a Roman bath site, the museum has finds from Greek and Roman sites.

  • Medieval Castle and Madonna della Rocca: The ruins of a medieval castle are in a picturesque position at the top of Monte Tauro where you'll find outstanding views. There's also a sanctuary from 1640, Madonna della Rocca.

  • Public Gardens: Another good view spot is the public gardens, Via Bagnoli Croce, with flowers and exotic plants.

 

 

 

Important note:

If you depart from Catania or Giardini Naxos ports, you will respectively visit Catania or Giardini Naxos cities instead of Messina City.

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Mountain Etna and Taormina

With our driver, along the Ionian Sea
pass through some of the villages of
Etna including Santa Venerina and
Zafferana. After a brief stop to visit
the Church of St. Mary of Providence
and the lava flow of .... read more.


Taormina and Castelmola

Taormina, the world famous resort of
Sicily, in the historical center where
you can visit the Greek-Roman theater,
the Palace Corvaja and the Corso
Umberto. Before returning, free time
for shopping..... read more.

 

Savoca and Forza d'Agrò

Savoca, a village perched on a rocky
hill. City of Art and country with
seven faces, since 2008 has been
included among the most beautiful
villages in Italy. It has a mainly
agricultural..... read more.