Siracusa A Powerful City of the Ancient World
The so called "God Father" tour. The tour will start from the small but interesting town of Savoca; first thing to see is the "Bar Vitelli", where you can sit down and taste a fresh granita, while thinking that here Michael Corleone asked Apollonia's father for her hand in marriage. With a short walk through the narrow streets you can enjoy looking at the wedding church where they got married, which name is Santa Lucia.
Forza d'Agrò is the next town to visit, like many of the most charming villages in Italy, it sits on a hill overlooking Taormina.
Caracteristic medieval village, Savoca layes on a hill and includes the Cappuccini cloister, where there are some mummified monks and nobles, Vitelli's bar and the chirch Santa Lucia. We will then reach Tindari (or Tyndaris), founded in 396 BC by Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse, in an area inhabited since prehistoric times. An ally of the Romans during the Punic Wars, it prospered in the Imperial Age. According to Pliny, part of the town collapsed into the sea, in the first c. BC, after a landslide, signs of which can still be seen from the Christian Sanctuary on the N side of the promontory.
Having become a diocese in the early years of Christianity, it was destroyed by the Arabs in 836. The present town dates from 1094, when Roger I founded a Benedictine abbey here. During the War of the Sicilian Vespers, it was destroyed by Frederick II of Aragon for remaining faithful to the Angevins; it was rebuilt and again sacked and destroyed by the pirate Barbarossa.
an optional professinal guide full day can be added on request at additional or we can include a local guide just in Tindari for 2 hours
Entry fees and lunch cost are additional and are to be paid by the client at the site.