- Transport included
- Guide in the language included
- Pickup in the hotel included
- Granita at the veal bar included
- Castello degli Schiavi entrance € 30.00 not included in the fee
Meeting with our english speaking staff at the pier of Catania / Giardini Naxos – Taormina / Messina Enjoy an introduction to the real Sicily, exploring the towns of Savoca and Forza D’Agrò. Depart for Fiumefreddo and possibility to visit the Castello degli Schiavi (extra cost € 30,00 p.p.), the location where the movie “The Godfather” was filmed, with the owner Barone Platania. Then drive to Savoca, enjoy a walking tour of the town, admiring “The Godfather” set with the typical streets and the famous Bar Vitelli. You will take a walk on the panoramic promenade to the famous church of Sant’Nicolò or better called Santa Lucia which was used in the Godfather movie for the marriage of Michael Corleone and Apollonia Vitelli. A taste of lemon granita is a must!
You then drive to the next charming medieval village of Forza D’Agrò, which is without a doubt one of the best examples of a typical village of the Province of Messina. It still conserves its medieval street layout and on all sides of the town you have the most incredible views.
In the afternoon, the visit of Taormina will take us around the beautiful town, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina with the Etna Volcano rising majestically in the background. The downtown centre represents a variety of historical periods, from the early Greek settlements and the Roman age, to the remains of Byzantine and Medieval constructions up to the 15th Century Catalan buildings and 17th Century Baroque churches and Palaces. Together with your guide, on foot you will visit the Greek Theatre, one of the city highlights built in the 3rd Century by the Greeks and later on almost completely remodelled by the Romans. It is the second most important and largest theatre in Sicily, surpassed only by the Greek Theatre in Syracuse. We visit the court yard of Palazzo Corvaja which is the most important medieval palace in town. We stroll along the main street “Corso Umberto”, arriving at the San Nicolò Cathedral square. We will also have time to wander its twisting alleys or stroll in the Public Gardens, established in the 19th century by the will of Lady Florence Trevelyan, with its three hectares of flower-beds, hedges and rare trees and thick. At the end of your journey, return to the port.