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Taormina & Godfather Tour

One of Joe Banana Limos English speaking drivers will meet you outside the gangway of the cruise ship, holding a sign with your group's name on it. This will be a great introduction to the real Sicily, exploring the charming towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò with your local driver/guide who so proudly calls these areas home.

Starting from Messina port you will visit Castelmola, a medieval hill town above Taormina with breath taking views of the sea and of Mt. Etna, then drive to get to the art town of Savoca. This will literally feel like taking a step back in time. Although the name Savoca did not appear until 1415, the town probably dates back to the first half of the 12th century when a Norman Fortress was built. Savoca is not a touristic town, but a very simple every day "local" town set on the hillside of the foothills of the S. Peloritiani. 


What makes it different to the other towns? This is where Al Pacino and Cast shot the GodFather movies. To follow their footsteps and to visit the places that were so often shown throughout the movie will bring back many memories. While in town "a must" is the stop for a Lemon Granita at the famous bar "VITELLI" on the corner of the town, one of Francis Ford Coppola's favorite spots, and also seen many times throughout the film. Then you will make your way to the church of St. Lucy where the scene of the wedding between Apollonia and Michael was shot!


After Savoca you will visit Forza d'Agrò which is without a doubt one of the best examples of a typical village of the Province of Messina which still preserves its medieval street layout and has incredible views from all sides of the town. Here you will find the perfect mix of tradition, culture, history and art.

You will then drive to the highlights of Taormina. Our introduction to Taormina will take you around the beautiful town of Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steep 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. A visit to the Greek Theatre is not to be missed, same as a simple stroll down the main street "Corso Umberto" with its art and designers shops, Baroque churches and Palazzi.


Your driver/guide will happy to point out some excellent lunch spots for you to enjoy a bite to eat.


After some time at leisure we drive back to the pier.


We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.

Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 8-9 hours
Pick-up/Drop-off Location: Outside the gang way of your cruise in Catania Port
Pick-up Time (suggested): 8:00am (according to your ship's schedule)
  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified

It's very easy to book or join a shared tour, only (2 clicks), please click on the calendar, choose the date you're in port, then click on "Create Group" button.

Individual Prices per Group
Number of Passenger(s) Price per Person
1 Pax 450 euro
2 Pax 225 euro
3 Pax 150 euro
4 Pax 125 euro
5 Pax 100 euro
6 Pax 90 euro
7 Pax 85 euro
8 Pax 75 euro
9 Pax 140 euro
10 Pax 130 euro
11 Pax 120 euro
12 Pax 110 euro
13 Pax 100 euro
14 Pax 100 euro
15 Pax 100 euro
16 Pax 100 euro
17 Pax 90 euro
18 Pax 85 euro

• The Tours and the itineraries CANNOT be changed. As it is a sharing tour, we provide the tours as mentioned on our website (unless everyone in the vehicle agrees to a different itinerary).
• We recommend to our guests to always be on time and to follow our driver's suggestions regarding timing, in this way you'll have a wonderful tour and we'll be 100% sure that we'll have no complaints or recriminations.
• Once you have joined a tour already opened or created a new group, your information (name, mobile phone, email address) will be given to the other participants joining your tour.
• Every time a new guest will join or cancel the tour, you will receive a new automatic voucher, with the guest's information, number of participants and the new price you'll pay per person.
• Above 8 passengers from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno, Taormina, Catania and Messina ports we can either provide a Mercedes Sprinter minibus or multiple luxury minivans (according on the availability we have), while from Civitavecchia, Livorno and La Spezia we always provide multiple minivans with the maximum number of 8 guests each minivan.
• Unfortunately the minibuses cannot enter the centre and you'll automatically waste a lot of time walking to the the destinations, while by minivan, you can get directly to your point of interest, without wasting any time.
• Payment will be made at the end of the day with euro cash directly to your driver/guide.
• At the moment We do not accept credit cards for payment, credit card is requested only to guarantee your services.
• Cancellation policy is 7 days prior the service, after this terms the full amount (based on your booking) will be charged on your credit card in case of late cancelation or no show.
• If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, will be our pleasure to help you.