Palermo > Savoca and Taormina > Palermo
Approximately Travel Time and Unit: Full Day – 340 Miles (540 Kilometers)
Private Vehicle and English Speaking Driver Disposal: full day from h 8AM
Today you are greeted at Palermo hotel and you will drive for approximately 3 hours to reach Savoca and the Godfather Villages. Once into the historical artist town of Savoca, in a private house in the village, Bar Vitelli houses a collection of local artisans’ tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot scenes of The Godfather II. Stroll along the village’s main street past Santa Lucia and San Michele churches for a short view over the valley. Drive away, we’ll find a charming little village over-looking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant’Alessio. In 1990, Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola shot scenes here for The Godfather III. From the main square, a lane meets the circular steps that ascend to the Gothic-Catalan portal in front of the Church of San Agostino.
Later we will continue to Taormina, the resort town of Sicily. On arrival time at leisure to explore the town or independent visit to the Greek Roman Theatre (Admission fee: not included) from where you can admire an amazing view.
At the end of the tour you you will need other 3 hours driving to get back to Palermo hotel.
This tour is operated with English speaking Driver.
Godfather II & III: Bar Vitelli, Savoca, Sant’ Alessio
Taormina: World renowned Mediterranean resort town
AS REGARDS THE VISIT TO TAORMINA, IT IS A WALKING TOUR.
Taormina is a hill-village with a glossy sheen of glamour. A drink at the tables of Caffè Wunderbar (or similar) in Piazza IX Aprile may set you back a few euros, but you’ll be basking where Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor basked before you.
As well as the famed Greek-Roman Theatre (Admission Fee: not included), there are several minor sites to be discovered around Taormina. The attractive principal thoroughfare, Corso Umberto is pedestrian and ideal for strolling and window-shopping. Picturesque lanes above and below the Corso are interesting to explore, while if you want to stretch your legs further there are attractive walks up into the hills, or down to the sea. Given its compact size, Taormina has a huge range of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can while away pleasant hours while admiring the views.
Taormina has two important gates: Porta Messina (Messina Gate) & Porta Catania (Catania Gate). Between the two gates there is an important street under the name of CORSO UMBERTO STREET. The Corso Umberto Street is the core of the town rich of bar, shops, pottery and more. Waling in this street indulge you in the Taormina atmosphere. The two gates are far away each other less than one mile (approx. 700 meters). USUALLY the driver stopped people in a gate, and meet them again in the opposite gate giving you the chance to be by yourself. Meeting point locations will be handled on the spot in accordance with your driver.
TOUR CODE: PMOTAOGOD