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Godfather donkey tour Savoca village

Savoca, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Salvo

3.5 hoursHosted in Italian and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

This Sicilian unique experience , with my two gentle donkeys, in one of the most beautiful medieval village in Italy and where it has been shot the "Godfather" movie . I'm an authorized guide and I organize an unforgettable tour for two people or for small groups who will share the company of my two donkeys . Going along the old path , you will reach the village of Savoca and you will enjoy of breathtaking view towards the hills , the Ionian cost and the volcano Etna . The routes 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 olive oil and cookies tasting.
Other things to note
suitable for adults and children over 10 years
This Sicilian unique experience , with my two gentle donkeys, in one of the most beautiful medieval village in Italy and where it has been shot the "Godfather" movie . I'm an authorized guide and I organize an unforgettable tour for two people or for small groups who will share the company of my two donkeys . Going along the old path , you will reach the village of Savoca and you will enjoy of breathtaking view towards the hills , the Ionian co…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    pistachio pesto, pistachio cream, olive oil, typical biscuits

Meet your host, Salvo

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 49 Reviews
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“Il Sentiero dell’Asino” organises unforgettable riding and walking excursions with big sicilian donkyes and authorised guide , in the pine forest and in Savoca , one of the most beautiful villages in Italy , 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 !
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From $118
/ person
Fri, 23 Apr
$118 per person
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$118 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
$118 per person
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$118 per person
Mon, 26 Apr
$118 per person
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$118 per person
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Where you'll be

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. The 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

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Ina
October 2020
Auf dem Rücken der Esel haben wir uns in eine andere Zeit versetzt gefühlt. Der Ausblick aus dem Ort war in jede Richtung einzigartig, ob zum Meer, in die Berge und sogar mit bestem Blick auf den Ätna. Salvo hat mit Leidenschaft die Geschichte des Ortes und die seiner zuckersüßen Esel erzählt Der Abschied von unseren neuen Freunden Dante, Katharina und Gina fiel uns sehr schwer :)
Auf dem Rücken der Esel haben wir uns in eine andere Zeit versetzt gefühlt. Der Ausblick aus dem Ort war in jede Richtung einzigartig, ob zum Meer, in die Berge und sogar mit beste…
Annie
October 2020
This was a brilliant tour. Salvo is fantastic at his job and the experience was one of the best I have had. Salvo's passion for Sicily and Savoca specifically is clear to see and makes you enjoy the area even more. He was friendly, kind, helpful and went out of his way to pick me up in the morning and drop me back to Taormina after the tour ended at no extra charge. It was especially useful in view of the transport issues during the pandemic. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it any day!
This was a brilliant tour. Salvo is fantastic at his job and the experience was one of the best I have had. Salvo's passion for Sicily and Savoca specifically is clear to see and m…
Matthew
October 2020
This experience was about as perfect as it gets. Salvo was a fantastic host that is full of stories and information about the town. His two donkeys are very well behaved and very easy to ride. He will show the guest around the town and explain some of the finer details behind the food and wine, so in our current COVID world, don't forget your mask and wallet! I would gladly return to do it all over again.
This experience was about as perfect as it gets. Salvo was a fantastic host that is full of stories and information about the town. His two donkeys are very well behaved and very e…
Lora
September 2020
Super leuke ochtend gehad. Hele mooie stad en lieve ezels. Salvo is erg vriendelijk en we hebben het erg naar ons zin gehad!
Laia
August 2020
Una experiència muy buena, mas de lo que dice, el pueblo es una maravilla, Salvo un gran guia
Morgan
July 2020
SO AMAZING. A very unique experience into the everyday life and history of this quaint town. Breathtaking views, friendly Donkeys, and a new friend in the Host, Salvo. He went above and beyond as a host for this experience. Highly recommend the additional cooking lesson. The amazing Chefs taught us new cooking tricks and recipes we will take back home with us. We got to end the experience sitting on the restaurant terrace overlooking the landscape, enjoying our homemade lunch and local wine. Unforgettable!
SO AMAZING. A very unique experience into the everyday life and history of this quaint town. Breathtaking views, friendly Donkeys, and a new friend in the Host, Salvo. He went abov…

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  • Fri, 23 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $118 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $118 per person
  • Mon, 26 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $118 per person
  • Tue, 27 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Wed, 28 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $118 per person
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $118 per person
  • Fri, 30 Apr
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $118 per person
  • Sat, 1 May
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $118 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Long pants and closed shoes. Helmet provided