We were a small group, lead by Daniela. She picked us up at our residence and drove us straight to Savoca. During the ride, she gave us tremendous info and insights into some details of the Godfather trilogy, including trivia about the actors, Coppola, footage discrepancies, etc. The span of her knowledge relating to the movies was astounding - she probably read every book, article, interview, etc. that is out there, and also seemed to have a true passion for relating the topic. That made our trip a memorable experience - we learned a lot, got all questions answered, got insights from Daniela that we did not expect. She even had specific footages relating to the pertinent (movie) places on her phone, that truly refreshed the memories of the movies and made the tour special.
We stopped at the "Bar Vitelli", where Michael told the owner he wanted to date his daughter, Apollonia, had a coffee and a sweet, and took lots of pictures. Such fun to recall those scenes from the movie. Then, we walked up to the church, where they got married.
From Savoca, we drove to Forza d'Agrò, where the stream of info continued. After touring the town and taking many pictures on the steps of the church where in the movie, they were looking for young Vito, Daniela arranged for lunch with the owners of "Eden", a small place on the square. The arancini the lady made where truly the best we've experienced in Sicilia! The house wine - superb, a local red.
On the way home, we all basked in the wonderful memories just formed on the trip, chatted like old friends, and vowed to remain in touch.
All in all, a trip worth having if you enjoyed the Godfather. As a small suggestion, should you decide to go on this trip, try to watch the movies before going. Makes the places come to life.
Thank you Daniela and Viator for a truly memorable experience.