For fans of the Godfather trilogy, this custom tailored Godfather tour in Sicily is an offer you can’t refuse. Retrace the footsteps of Vito and Michael Corleone around the villages of Sicily. Listen to the echoes of familial rivalries that have spanned generations. Witness lavish historic palaces and breathtaking Baroque churches that influenced the powerful rise of the infamous Cosa Nostra, of which the Corleone Family fictitiously took part. Discover the depths in which the mafia spurred the...
Palermo – Introduction to the Godfather
The voices of Fredo, Sonny, and Michael Corleone loom large in the city of Palermo. The images of the Godfather swirl around the island of Sicily. Vito Corleone fled from his family’s life on the island, searching for a better life in New York. The story has been told in various ways but none more poetic or memorable than the story of the Godfather. When your flight lands at Falcone-Borsellino Airport, your private transfer greets you at the baggage claim and helps you with your luggage.
The history of Palermo resembles that of New York City, settled by cultures from around the globe and incorporating the traditions and elements of the collective ensemble into the everyday landscape. Cobblestones pave the streets and plazas. The honey-hued exterior of the Norman Palaces gleams in the sunlight. Palm trees shade the walkways. Jovial calls rise from La Vucciria market; La Vucciria means “voices” in the local dialect, and you can hear the vendors reaching out to passersby strolling alongside the vibrant local produce.
Your private transfer escorts you to your hotel located in the heart of the old city. Imposing churches border Piazza Pretoria. The fountain crowns the edge of the square with tiered basins rippling in concentric circles. Statues of nymphs decorate the staircase, river gods reach out to the water, and tritons symbolize elements of the sea. The fountain was erected in the 16th century, adding to the glamorous history of Palermo and inviting you to witness the elements that affected the Corleone Family. Consider learning about your tour operators for Sicily, and you'll understand how they're able to craft an itinerary you can't refuse.
Palermo – In the Footsteps of Dons
Corleone – A Family History
Taormina – Luxuries of the Family
Taormina – The Marriage of Michael Corleone
Taormina – History Shaping the Dons
Catania – Farewell to the Godfather
- Follow in the footsteps of Michael Corleone in the town of Savoca to witness the bar and church where his Sicilian romantic life began
- Stroll along the quiet streets of Forza d’Argo, a village used to double as the town of Corleone, in both The Godfather Part I and II
- Tour the actual bustling streets of Corleone with a local guide eager to share the remarkable history of the Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia
- Visit the elaborate and immersive anti-Mafia Museum in Corleone for an alternate perspective of those affected by organized crime over the years
- Discover the elaborate past of Palermo on a private guided tour that lends insight into the creation of the Mafia
- Discover the ancient charms of Syracuse and the remnants of the tumultuous political landscape that originally empowered the mafia in Sicily
The history of Sicily is complicated and vast, filled with the ancient ruins of Norman kings, Arab architecture, and infamous mafia dons. Your 7-day Godfather tour in the Sicily takes you along the historic route of the Cosa Nostra (Sicilian Mafia) as made famous by the Corleone family in The Godfather Trilogy. The trail begins with your arrival in Palermo. Your private transfer greets you at the airport and escorts you into the heart of the city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the vibrant and eclectic culture of the old city.
The following morning, your guide greets you at the hotel and leads you on the first of many sensational Sicily tours, carefully observing the layers of history adorning the streets, with each detail added to the formation of the mafia in Sicily. In Monreale, you visit the Benedictine cloister and Norman cathedral. Return to Palermo to delight in a restaurant celebrated for its traditional regional cuisine, similar to what Michael Corleone’s mother Carmela would make. Next, venture to the city of Corleone in Sicily. You meet your local guide who is well versed in the history of the Cosa Nostra on the island, along with its significance around the world.
Once at the Mafia Museum, you explore the exhibits with exhilarating intrigue before continuing to the Ficuzza Royal Palace, a former hunting lodge of the King of Sicily. Next, you travel along the northern coast to visit the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna of Tindari, located alongside ancient Greek ruins. Continue to the coastal town of Taormina and visit the 17th-century Sanctuary of Madonna della Rocca. You make your way to the towns of Savoca and Forza d’Agro, which doubled as the small town of Corleone during the filming of The Godfather series.
The quiet atmosphere, along with the famous bar at which Michael first meets Apollonia remains. The following day is at your leisure for you to enjoy the charming beaches on the Bay of Naxos or visit a winery on the hills of Mount Etna. You could also take a magnificent historical tour along the ancient streets of Syracuse. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel after breakfast and escorts you to the airport. You have faithfully retraced the history of the Corleone Family and found the meandering trails of the entire Cosa Nostra.
Note: Zicasso and “The Godfather Tour of Sicily” are not affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by, Paramount Pictures Corporation.
$2,501 per person (excluding international flights)
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