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