Eyes of Rome

Shore Excursion: The Godfather's Homeland

Savoca and Taormina


  • Archeology
  • History
  • Nature

What makes this tour Special

This tour is a great way to relive the famous movie scenes of the renowned GodFather trilogy. See the live film sets and capture the moment forever.

It's not very common to see an off the beaten track view of Sicily, simply due to the terrain and transport limitations. This tour shows you places not every person can uncover.

Medieval Sicily was an important era for the island and luckily some of the most important villages have remained in time. Discover the rich past with your personal driving guide.

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


12 hours




Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour


This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


You will be accompanied through this one day tour by your private driver guide.

What's Included
  • Meet & Greet your driver at Messina Port
  • Round Trip from Messina with Private English Speaking Driver

Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance tickets to any desired sites (available upon request)

Sites you’ll visit

  • Port of Messina
  • Savoca
  • Forza D'Agrò
  • Castelmola
  • Port of Messina

Tour description

This Shore Excursion will take you into the real-life locations of the world-famous film the Godfather. 

Following the path of this famous trilogy, you’ll explore the traditional villages of the setting such as Savoca and Forzà d’Agro’ as well as the beautiful ancient town of Taormina in the heart of Sicily.

Starting with our professional meet and greet service from Messina port, you'll head into the Sicilian countryside to discover the villages that were the backdrop of the famous Mafia themed films. The main point that fans will recall is the town of Savoca and the recognisable Vitelli bar. Located along the eastern coast hills of Sicily, the pretty town also offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Before heading to the tantalisingly beautiful Taormina, you'll make a couple more stops in the medieval movie set towns of both Forza d'agrò and Castelmola. Upon the first stop, you'll notice many traditional buildings of Sicily that are connected by narrow stone paved streets leading to the small main square. Castelmola is also a great place to see the surrounding sea view while discovering the villages Duomo, the square of Sant’Antonio and two amazing churches, the Church of San Giorgio and the Church of the Annunziata.

You will discover the gem town of Taormina next. Perched on a cliff, it offers views of the surrounding bright blue sea and the very unique "Isola Bella" that is almost connect to the mainland. The town itself is home to one of the most impressive Greek Theatres in the country and is even regularly used a the venue for modern day shows.

Your personal driving guide will give you an insight of the local food on offer too before returning you to the port of Messina.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome operates on a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking for cancellations made with 30-days minimum notice
  • For cancellations/amendments requested from 30 to 3 days from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge or hold from the downpayment % of your booking
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 72 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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