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Godfather donkey tour

Godfather donkey tour

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English and Italian

About your host

“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 !
Salvo
Salvo
Salvo
Salvo

What we’ll do

Going along the old path , you will reach the medieval 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 God Father “ movie . It is included a…

What else you should know

suitable for adults and children over 10 years

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Almound wine and limoncello tasting pistachio pesto, pistachio cream, olive oil, typical biscuits

What to bring

Long pants and closed shoes. Helmet provided

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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. Th 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

Upcoming availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Tue, Jul 23    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
€70 per person
2 of 2 spots left

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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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.

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suitable for adults and children over 10 years
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animal encounter
Godfather donkey tour
26 reviews
€70 per person
26 reviews
€70 per person