7 Hours


Day Tour

Tour Type



All Year

This is a Private Tour

Day Tour to Corleone from Palermo

This tour will explain you why Hollywood movies linked Corleone to the Mafia and how this attractive village is changed in the last years. We suggest to visit the Anti-mafia museum before enjoying a light lunch based on local products. The tour includes a scenic drive through not tourist roads and rural landscapes.

–   Stroll through the streets of a typical small village
–   Admire fascinating rural landscapes
–   Tasting of local products & wine

Today you are greeted in Palermo and driven to the small village of Corleone, one of the attractive places in the environ of Palermo. Beginning in the 1960s, the village became famous (or perhaps infamous) for its Mafia, being the town in which some well-known clans had their headquarters (the Clan dei Corleonesi). Hollywood movies hopelessly linked Corleone to the Mafia and the name of the town was even used as the adopted surname of the title character in Francis Ford Coppola’s movie, The Godfather. But from 1990s Corleone inhabitants made all possible to get back a good reputation and started a social campaign to promote legality.

Corleone is very nice and typical Sicilian style. Once medieval town, encircled by walls, today the ancient city center is paved with well kept cobblestones and shows the Spanish influence in the Baroque architecture. Stroll on your own around the street of the town, discover the history of Saint Leoluca and Saint Bernardo, both was born in Corleone.

After a short drive you will stop at the Royal Palace in Ficuzza (external view), once used as hunting lodge by Ferdinand I of Bourbon. In the nearby you will enjoy a light lunch in a local Farmhouse/Winery (wine will be included)

Before going back to Palermo, rain and snow permitting, a scenic drive along curvy and not tourist roads will give you the opportunity to admire fascinating rural landscapes.

Then return to Palermo Hotel.

The Godfather Movie:
The name of Corleone was used as the adopted surname of the title character in Francis Ford Coppola’s movie. In the novel, Vito Andolini emigrates from the village of Corleone, his last name gets changed by a miscommunication between the man helping Vito and the man logging in the names at Ellis Island by saying ‘Corleone’ instead of ‘Andolini’ because he was unable to respond when asked for his proper name, and is given the last name of Corleone by an immigration official. Vito Corleone is not a real character.

Saint Leoluca from Corleone:
Saint Leo Luke’s intercession is credited with saving the city of Corleone during an outbreak of the plague of 1575, and he was made the patron saint of that town. In addition, the apparition of Saint Leo Luke and Saint Anthony is credited with preventing a Bourbon invasion of Corleone on 27 May 1860. A church is dedicated to him in his birthplace and every year Corleone celebrates the patron Saint with a race.


  • PRIVATE SERVICE: private vehicle. The vehicle and the English speaking driver will be at your disposal for this tour. This service will be operated for maximum of 7 people. You can choose to book a private licensed guide at historical stops.
  • SHARED SERVICE: Small size. The vehicle will be shared with other passengers.  This service will be operated by Minivan with maximum 7 passengers

No wheelchair accessible

This tour is operated with English speaking Driver.
Licensed local guide is not included.



  • Credit Card fees
  • English speaking Driver
  • Meal as per Description
  • VAT
  • Vehicle with air conditioning
  • Visit as per itinerary (independent without booking of guide)
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Beverage and meal not specified
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Licensed Tourist Guide