Godfather donkeys tour and a medieval village of Savoca between art and culture
  • Godfather donkeys tour and a medieval village of Savoca between art and culture

    The Beauty of the slowness in Savoca , one of the most beautiful villages in Italy .“Il Sentiero dell’Asino” association ,organises unforgettable  riding and walking excursions of nearly 4 hours with  big sicilian donkyes and authorised guide .The route starts from the pine forest and the guide will lead you to the village where you can visit the churches , the catacombs ,  the museum and the set where has been shot “ the Godfather  “ movie . It is included a liqueurs tasting ,olive oil and pistachio.  at the slow, safe pace of practised donkeys. An orignal way of enjoying the nature and the culture of East Sicily , sharing a wonderful experience in contact with animals !

    • Pick-up from the hotel is available for this tour. Once the purchase is complete, we will send you the complete information (phone number, e-mail address, etc.) to contact me "Salvo" who will arrange the collection.
    • Start : 9:00 from the hotel to the village of Savoca. In this village Gina and Caterina , my donkeys , will wait for us .
    • I will introduce you some basics on about to get on the donkeys and I will give you an helmet to wear . We will start the tour from pine forest and after 20 minutes we will reach the convent where we will visit the cripta with its mummies  ( 17 noblemen ).
    • After some historical explanations and the view on a stunning landscape , we will go by walk with Gina and Caterina to visit the most famous bar in the world : the “ Bar Vitelli “ , where has been shot the “ God Father “ movie. Th bar mantains the same aspect of the past and it is there where , the protagonist of the movie Michael ( Al Pacino ) asked Apollonia’s father her hand . Moreover here you have the possibility to taste the typical lemon granita made with the original recipe  ( here you have 20 minutes of free time ) .
    • We continue the tour on the donkeys  for 15 minutes , we will stop to Nino’s bakery for tasting his delicious biscuits and after we will reach the old cathedral  of the XII century . This church claims some historical adventures taht I will tell you . In this church , the monks prepared the noblemen bodies to the mummification .
    • We will reach the San Giovanni site on the donkeys ( 10 minutes ) where you have an amazing view on the valley , on the castles on the cost and on Savoca castel’ s ruins .
    • The tour continues on the donkeys for 20 minutes to  Santa Lucia church. Here we will listening to a nice melody. In the  “ God father “ movie this church was the  famous set of Michael and Apollonias’ wedding . You will folow the same way down the hill the maried did in the movie.
    • Up on the donkeys again for reaching ( 10 minutes ) one of the best wine shop of Savoca from where you can sit enjoying the view and a free tasting of the best  sicilian products is offered . You will try: olive oil , almond wine , limoncello and pistachio cream.
    • After the free tasting we go back by donkeys ( 20 minutes ) to the pine forest and the excursion ends.
    • On request we can organize a sicilian cooking lesson .

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers"



    • Lugar de comienzo: Oleificio Manuli Giuseppe, Via S. Biagio, 98038 Romissa ME, Italy

      Traveler pickup is offered
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      Ports
      Taormina/ Giardini Naxos, Messina


    • Duración: 4 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Food tasting
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 2 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Laurie L
      Publicado el Jueves, 24 de octubre del 2019

      So much fun!!! Salvo picked us up at the ship terminal and took us to the small town of Sacova which is also his hometown. Climbed up on 2 Sicilian donkeys, Gina and Katarina, along with guide dog Molly who rode along with us. Explored the village, enjoyed Spritzs and saw many of the sites where Godfather 2 was filmed. Certainly something different from another small town tour. Salvo was the most excellent host. Don’t need to be know how to ride to enjoy

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • magikel724
      Publicado el Miércoles, 23 de octubre del 2019

      My sister and I (both retirees) were really looking forward to this tour and we weren't disappointed! The donkeys are gentle, well trained and and a pretty smooth ride. The village of Savoca, high in the hills, with views of the sea and on a clear day Etna Volcano is picturesque, romantic and a little mysterious. Our guide Salvo's knowledge extended well beyond the infamous Godfather sites as he has a very personal attachment to the village past and present. Along the way we stopped for a granita, coffee and brioche and were treated to a refreshing Aperol spritz. Just a great day with Salvo and his darling little Molly.

        Calificación General: 10/10
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