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Possible routes:

· Etna and surroundings;

· Alcantara Valley;

· On the Trail of the “Godfather”;

· Syracuse, from antiquity to the present day;

· Sicilian baroque: Ragusa, Modica, Noto;

· Roman mosaics of Villa del Casale;

· Any other route on request

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On the trail of the godfather

The famous F. F. Coppola "Godfather"’s Sicily is located here, North of Etna near Taormina, far from the true Corleone.

We will see the "Corleone"’s Church (in Forza d’Agrò) with the façade with which begins the film, and this image recurs like a refrain in the other two parts of the film, for suggesting, perhaps, the perception that Coppola had had of Sicily. We could have a coffee or a “granita” at the Bar Vitelli, or visit the Church where married Michael and Apollonia.

For groups of three or more people, for an entrance fee of € 25.00, you can visit the "House of Don Tommasino", the palace that houses the Corleones when they are in Sicily, where the car explodes with Apollonia, there where the film ends with the death of Michael. The owner of the location, Castello degli Schiavi, a descendant of the noble family of the Sicilian barons who built the castle, welcomes and tells interesting details of the film and his friendship with the film's cast.

This is not a simple encounter with the captivating story told by the film. It is a way and a chance to learn about a particular image of Sicily, perhaps reflect on the reasons that led the Director to choose the setting of its history.

The same Savoca, is not just the set of famous scenes. Is a place where is made a bit of history of the meeting of Eastern and Western Christian cultures. Savoca was the seat of Archimandrite and center of a County, an important religious and cultural centre along the centuries.

Right near, in the Agrò Valley, there is an architectural gem of the Norman period, which preserves in itself reflections of the Byzantine tradition of overseas together with the Nordic conceptions about architecture of the Christian Church. It also contains a riddle of one of the most important features of the art of the time of the Normans, often misunderstood or ignored.