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Messina Private The Godfather Town and Forza d'Agro Excursion

Messina, Italy (Excursion ID S3440)

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  • Duration
    7 hours
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    All Ages
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  • Roundtrip private transportation from your Messina Cruise pier!
  • Air-conditioned and fully licensed private transportation!
  • English-speaking private certified driver/guide!
  • Visit Savoca and Forza d'Agro - villages featured The Godfather II movie!
  • Free time at both towns!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Sicily and the surrounding area!

Fans of The Godfather trilogy will not want to miss this adventure in Italy! Not only will you visit several of the sites where the movies were filmed, but you will have your own private driver. Be sure to wear your walking shoes for this experience as there is extensive walking over uneven terrain.

Just you and up to 7 of your friends or family on this private adventure! Meet your private driver at your Messina cruise port to drive through the town of Messina and along the coastline to Santa Teresa. The villas, floral gardens, and beautiful landscapes of the area are all photo-worthy. Move inland to Savoca, nestled between two hills. When you arrive, you will visit Bar Vitelli with its collection of photographs taken when The Godfather was being filmed. Located in a private house, this bar was the setting for Michael Corleone to ask Apollonia's father to meet his daughter.

Before setting out on your slow walking excursion through the town, you will enjoy a lemon granita and tangy Italian ice that is quite popular. Stroll along the main street of Savoca and up the hill, all the while seeing the 15th and 16th-century architecture of the many churches and what remains of the Norman Castle. From here, the panoramic views of the valley are stunning.

Forza d'Agro, a quaint village overlooking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant'Alessio, is the next stop on your adventure. Scenes from The Godfather III were filmed here. Located on the lower peak of a small mountain, the village is a throwback in time with its traditional buildings and pedestrian-only stone-paved lanes. You will climb the circular steps from the main square up to the Church of St. Agostino, the backdrop for Michael Corleone's first arrival in Sicily. It was also featured in The Godfather II during the mafia hunt for Vito Corleone. Last but certainly not least, you will visit the Chiesa Madre, built in the Baroque architectural style.

After your day in the life of The Godfather, relax as your private driver returns you to your Messina cruise port. The next time you watch the movies, you can say, "I was there"!

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Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Savoca and Forza d'Agro, two villages that were used as locations for the famous movie, The Godfather. A private fun-filled Messina Excursion where you will create some amazing memories!


4 Reviews

Newark, PA
Our favorite place
     5/5  (Visited on September 2018)
Messina was a port of call when we cruise last year, we were a group of 7 people so decided to go on a private tour just for us. I highly recommend this tour to everybody, it's totally worth it.
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Stockton, CA
A Lovely day!
     5/5  (Visited on July 2018)
Our tour guide made the day so special for us and he was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He told us so much about the beautiful villages that we visited, as well as lots of information about the Godfather films. We absolutely loved visiting the sites. This is a tour that anybody should not refuse.
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Orlando, FL
Totally worth it!
     5/5  (Visited on August 2017)
We do not regret paying the little extra cost to get the experience we had. The Mercedes vehicle was top-notch, very comfortable and air-conditioned. We could not be happier with the guide who did an excellent job. Filip was knowledgable and helped us any way he could. We got to choose some stops and I can simply say that it was a perfect tour that my family and I really enjoyed it.
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Marella Cruises
Beautiful sights, fascinating history
     5/5  (Visited on July 2018)
From the Mercedes that we were riding, to the organization and the incredible guide assigned to us, everything of this excursion was PERFECT! Francesco pick us up as promised and even checked in a night before. Even though we weren't familiar with the movie we chose this excursion through ShoreExcursioneer because of the duration and locations to visit. Italy is a beautiful country, one of a kind with beautiful sights everywhere we turned. Walking is required but we were never rushed and since this was private we were even able to personalize it.
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