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The Godfather Tour and the town of Taormina

Day trip to discover one of the Godfather's movie sets and Taormina

  • Bar Vitelli
  • The Castle of Savoca
  • Taormina by night
  • View Taormina

Time about 4-5 hours

A scenic drive runs inland to Savoca which is considered one of the most attractive places in the environ of Taormina.
Bar Vitelli with a gorgeous terrace, has a collection of photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot some scenes of “The Godfather”.

Free time for a “granita” in the Bar Vitelli then we walk to the Chiesa Madrewhere the scene of the wedding between Apollonia and Michael was shot with its fine 16C portal surmonted by a beautifully carved oculus and the coat of arms of Savoca, bearing the eldeberry branch from which the name of the town is supposed to derive.

The tour will continue to Taormina the ancient Taurominum, is a spot of infinite loveliness, the land of Dolce far niente – of sweet do nothing.
The town lies in an elevated position of amazing, almost unique beauty, affording magnificent views combining sea and sky of a marvelous blue, miles of a curving coastline and picturesque mountain scenery, while the majestic pyramid of Mt. Etna on one side constututes a scene of indescribable beauty.

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.
Upon arrival in Taormina you will have your free time to admire the cathedral
The imposing medieval building was erected in the thirteenth century on the ruins of a church dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari, the Greek Theatre from the 2nd century A.D. – Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto where you can do excellent shopping.

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Day Trips

Short Tours from and back cruise ships docked at Messina Harbor, Catania Harbor, Giardini Naxos / Taormina Harbor and Risposto Harbor. The tours I offer are a great alternative to group excursions, as you would be able to visit several places at a slower pace. My tours offer more freedom in stopping here and there as desired, on the contrary of Bus Tours. A great way of visiting the area at a great cost.
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Servizio transfer e pick up

Airport Transfers

24/7 Airport Pick-up & drop off to/from Giardini Naxos and Taormina. Transfers from/to Catania Airport, Palermo Airport, Trapani Airport and Reggio Calabria Airport.
Port Transfer service

Port Transfers

24/7 Transfer Service to/from Giardini Naxos and Taormina. Pick up - Transfers from/to Messina Harbor, Catania Harbor, Riposto Harbor, Palermo Harbor.
Taxi service Giardini Naxos Taormina

TAXI Service

Active 24/7 Taxi Service with Limusine or Minivan (Mercedes-Benz or Similar) from 1 to 8 passengers with and without luggage for local, short/ medium distance routes.

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Where

City of Giardini Naxos
Taxi License No. 8

E-mail

sicilywithsebastian (at) gmail.com