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In the land of the Godfather

In the land of the Godfather

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8 Nights / 7 Days

Day 1:

Upon arrival at the airport of Catania transfer to the hotel in the Alcantara Valley.
Time to unpack and relax.

Day 2:

After breakfast, we will drive uphill to Savoca, one of the most famous and lovely small towns in the area of Taormina. Here Francis Ford Coppola filmed part of the movie "The Godfather I".
Then we go on to Forza d’Agrò, a medieval town overlooking the Ionian Sea, where F.F. Coppola shot several scenes for "The Godfather II".
Proceeding on to Motta di Camastra, where part of "The Godfather III" was filmed.
Stop for a lunch break.
After lunch a visit to the beautiful Alcantara gorges, of volcanic origin.
Return to the hotel.

Day 3:

After breakfast we will drive to Taormina, "the pearl of Sicily", where at our suggestion you will visit the Greek-Roman theatre; time for shopping.
Break for lunch.
In the afternoon you will visit the villa where some scenes of "Godfather III" were shot.
Return to the hotel.

Day 4:

Today we will drive to Caltagirone, the capital of Sicilian pottery; walking tour.
Continuing visiting by your self to one of the most spectacular series of Roman mosaics in the world: the Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina. Its 35.000 sq feet of mosaic pavings from the 3rd-4th C. AD have been declared as World Heritage by Unesco.
Break for lunch.
Then we drive on to Agrigento. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5:

After breakfast, a visit to the Valley of the Temples (visit by yoursfelf at our suggestion).
Lunch.
Continuing across a hilly and spectacular landscape to Caltabellotta, one of the most ancient towns to be built up in the mountains, which overlooks the African Sea. Visit the town.
Continue to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6:

Corleone. This morning we drive towards Corleone, the town that inspired the famous movies by F.F. Coppola. Free Walking tour of the old town.
Lunch on the way to the nice Albanian town of Palazzo Adriano, setting of the famous movie "Cinema Paradiso".
Visit to the Greek-Orthodox Cathedral and a stroll along the typical, cobble-stone streets.
Arrival in Palermo. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7:

Teatro Massimo (Opera House). After breakfast an orientation tour of Palermo.
Brief stop at the "Teatro Massimo" (Opera House), where the last part of "Godfather III" was filmed in 1992.
Visit at our suggestion to Monreale, with its splendid Norman Cathedral covered with Byzantine mosaics.
Lunch.
Continuing to Cefalù, a charming fishing and tourist town on the Mediterranean Sea.
Visit by yourself to the Arab-Norman Cathedral and return to Palermo.
Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight stay.

Day 8:

After breakfast, transfer to the airport of Palermo.

 

 

Conditions

Tour Dates:

Private tour. Departures every Friday from Catania and every Monday from Palermo.
The tour can be also purchased as private with daily departures.

Price included:

  • Touring by air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach, van or limo
  • English-speaking Driver
  • Local guides are provided in  Palermo

Price not included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Optional trip insurance
  • Transfers from airport to Palermo or Catania Hotel
  • Fees to the archeological area or monuments
  • Tips to local guides, motorcoach driver or driver/escort
  • All not specified in "Price included"
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