Taormina, we took an optional tour to Savoca and Mt. Etna. Savoca
is a small village on top of a hill. It was amazing how our bus
driver was able to drive our large bus up the narrow winding road
to the village.
Savoca is famous because the Godfather was filmed in the town. Francis
Ford Coppola spent a month in Savoca filming some of the scenes.
We visited the Vitelli Bar where Michael first meets his bride to
we walked up the winding streets to the church where they were married.
Along the way our guide, Wendy, introduced us to some of the town
people, including the baker and the woman who played Appolonia's
mother in the film. The lady who played Appolonia's mother is on
the left, Wendy is in the middle, and the baker's wife is on the
wanted to thank the people of Savoca for their hospitality during
the filming and asked what he could do for the town. They requested
that he pave the dirt street leading to the church, which he did
as seen in the photo below.
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