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The Godfather Movie Tour – from Taormina

Step into the iconic world of “The Godfather” and relive the timeless saga in the heart of Sicily.

If you’re visiting Sicily why not try this themed Taormina experience – The Godfather Movie Tour. Step into the iconic world of “The Godfather” and relive the timeless saga in the heart of Sicily. Our Godfather Tour offers an immersive experience, visiting the famous locations featured in the movie. From the picturesque villages to the stunning countryside, you’ll trace the footsteps of Don Corleone and the legendary characters that captured the world’s imagination.

ArtViva has only high quality small group tours. Usually you’ll either be in a car or a minivan with the people you booked with. No big buses, or groups of 100 plus like some tours – only private tours. 

As you set foot on the cobbled streets of Savoca, you’ll find yourself retracing the steps of characters that have become household names. Wander through the narrow lanes, where Michael Corleone courted his beloved Apollonia, and relive the magic of their romance amidst the timeless architecture. Our knowledgeable guides will regale you with anecdotes, trivia, and behind-the-scenes tales, enhancing your journey with insights into the making of this cinematic masterpiece.

The Godfather Movies and the Significance of Bar Vitelli in Savoca:

“The Godfather” film series, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on the novel by Mario Puzo, is widely regarded as one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time. The trilogy, consisting of “The Godfather” (1972), “The Godfather Part II” (1974), and “The Godfather Part III” (1990), delves into the complex world of the Italian-American mafia, particularly the Corleone family, as they navigate power, loyalty, and family dynamics.

Where the Taormina The Godfather tour visits – Bar Vitelli and Savoca:

One of the most iconic locations from “The Godfather” is Bar Vitelli in the small Sicilian village of Savoca. This charming establishment plays a pivotal role in the first film of the series. Bar Vitelli serves as the backdrop for the scenes in which Michael Corleone (played by Al Pacino) seeks the blessing of his father, Don Vito Corleone (played by Marlon Brando), for his intentions to marry Apollonia, a local Sicilian woman.

Significance in the Film:

Symbol of Tradition: Bar Vitelli represents the quintessential Sicilian culture and traditions. The establishment’s old-world charm and rustic atmosphere encapsulate the essence of the region’s heritage, providing a stark contrast to the Corleone family’s modern and often morally ambiguous dealings.

The Turning Point: The scenes at Bar Vitelli are pivotal moments in the film, representing Michael’s transition from the war hero who sought to distance himself from the family’s criminal activities to the eventual heir who embraces his role in the mafia. The backdrop of the bar adds a layer of authenticity to the emotional weight of these scenes.

Nostalgia and Romance: The scenes shot in Savoca capture a sense of nostalgia, harking back to a simpler time when the characters’ lives were less fraught with danger and deceit. The romance between Michael and Apollonia flourishes amidst the charming and tranquil ambiance of the village.

Cinematic Immortality: Bar Vitelli’s appearance in “The Godfather” has elevated its status from a quaint local establishment to an international symbol of cinematic history. Visitors from around the world flock to Savoca to experience the ambiance and relive the moments that forever changed the course of Michael Corleone’s life.

In summary, Bar Vitelli and the village of Savoca hold immense significance in “The Godfather” film series. These locations not only provide the backdrop for pivotal scenes but also encapsulate the film’s themes of tradition, transformation, and the interplay between the old and the new. They have become a pilgrimage site for fans of the films, allowing them to step into the world of “The Godfather” and connect with the characters and narrative on a deeply immersive level.

Why do a “The Godfather – Movie Tour” with us?

 

The Godfather Tour in Savoca promises an unparalleled exploration of cinema, culture, and history. Join us on a voyage that bridges the gap between fiction and reality, where you’ll find yourself living the narrative that has captivated audiences for generations. Book your tour with Artviva today, and let the echoes of the Corleone family’s saga resonate within the charming embrace of Savoca’s timeless beauty.

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We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

The shared group tour runs in English only, but we can arrange private tours in other languages.

Snacks are allowed (better not to snack inside the churches) you will have a break at a café around 11.30am

This tour runs rain or shine!

Yes, the original Florence Walk is kid and family friendly. We also have a private Florence for Kids tour.

This is a 3 hour walking tour that includes church entry but there are no steps.

We allow a maximum of 15 adults per group. We do our best to keep the groups small, on rare occasions we may need to be slightly over.  

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