Destination in Sicily


Destination in Sicily

Savoca, located in eastern Sicily, is known as the location for several scenes in the film trilogy "The Godfather" directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

  • 98038 Savoca
    Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Cinematic scenery: Savoca's charm and the godfather's tracks

Immerse yourself in the fascinating city of Savoca, a picturesque village in Sicily that captivates visitors from around the world with its historical charm and breathtaking views. Nestled in the hills of the Province of Messina, this idyllic town not only provides a unique insight into Sicilian culture and history, but is also a popular filming location for the iconic movie The Godfather.

Savoca: History and Culture

Savoca, with its narrow streets and historic buildings, is a living museum of the past. Founded in the 12th century, the town has largely preserved its medieval structure. Walking through the cobblestone streets, visitors can discover ancient churches, impressive palaces, and charming squares.

The Churches of Savoca

Savoca takes pride in its well-preserved churches, including the impressive Chiesa di San Michele, adorned with frescoes and artworks from the 16th century. The Baroque church of Santa Lucia is another architectural gem, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Savoca in the movie The Godfather

For film enthusiasts, Savoca is particularly known as a filming location for scenes in the legendary movie The Godfather. The Bar Vitelli, a charming café on the central square of Savoca, served as the backdrop for the wedding scene of Michael Corleone and Apollonia. Visitors can enjoy a cup of espresso here and imagine being part of this cinematic story.

Culinary Delights

The culinary scene in Savoca is as enticing as its architecture. Indulge in delicious local specialties, including Arancini, Cannoli, and the famous Sicilian Pasta alla Norma. In cozy trattorias, guests can experience authentic flavors of the region.

Activities in Savoca

In addition to exploring historical landmarks, Savoca also offers opportunities for hiking in the surrounding hills and visits to nearby beaches. The region is perfect for nature lovers and adventurers.

Plan Your Trip to Savoca

Savoca is easily accessible from Messina and Catania, providing a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of urban centers. Discover the history, culture, and charm of this enchanting town and experience the magical ambiance captured by Francis Ford Coppola in The Godfather.

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