An essential tour for fans of Coppola's cinematic epic about the lives and crimes of the Corleone family, visit the villages, historic churches and other Sicilian locations featured in the second and third films.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately one mile over uneven terrain, gravel paths, inclines and 30 steps.
This is an offer you can’t refuse as you visit towns and specific sites which were used in the filming of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather II and III.
-Bar Vitelli: Visit the private residence that is home to a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot scenes of "The Godfather II"
-Forza d'Agro: Visit the village with its castle of Capo Sant'Alessio and historic churches where Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola shot scenes for "The Godfather III"
Many of the places visited in this tour may be familiar to the fans of “The Godfather” movie series. The tour begins with a brief drive through Messina and along the freeway to Roccalumera. This coastal road bordered by villas, flowering gardens, and picturesque villages, leads to the historical artist town of Savoca. A private residence in the village, Bar Vitelli is home to a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot scenes of "The Godfather II". After refreshments, you can stroll along the main streets of the village. Past the churches of Santa Lucia and San' Michele, you’ll have a view across the valley.
Following a 20-minute drive, you’ll reach Forza d'Agro, a charming little village overlooking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant'Alessio. In 1990, Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola shot scenes here for "The Godfather III". From the main square, a lane meets the circular steps that ascend to the Gothic-Catalan portal in front of the Church of San Agostino. You’ll also see the Baroque Chiesa Madre church before returning to Messina.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard ship) and photo identification when in port
-You will need Euros for any purchases as foreign currencies are not accepted.
What to Wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.
-Hats, sunscreen and other forms of sun protection are highly recommended.
- Conservative attire is required in case churches are open
-Guests must be able to walk approximately one mile over uneven terrain, gravel paths, inclines and 30 steps.
-This tour includes small refreshments or tasting of local specialties.
-Inside visits are not expected during this tour.
- This tour will be offered for the Navigator of the Seas - only for guests debarking in the port of Civitavecchia, Italy.