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Head to sunny Malta. Eternal meeting point between East and West, Africa and Europe, this small archipelago offers huge variety of attractions. You’ll find prehistoric temples, stunning cliffs, pristine beaches, thrilling scuba diving and a history of remarkable intensity. To find out more, go to Destination Fly4free: Malta.
Game of Thrones filming locations
If you're passionate about the epic fantasy series, you should visit Malta and Gozo, where the season 1 was filmed. In 2011 the archipelago turned into a film set. The episode in which Daenerys Targaryen goes with his brother Viserys to the fictitious city of Pentos was filmed in Malta. The coast near Dwejra Bay was the setting of the Dothraki camp. Khal Drogo and Khaleesi had their wedding near the Azure Window just in time - the landmark limestone arch that once featured in George R.R. Martin's series has collapsed into the sea after heavy storm in March 2017.
Mdina was the setting of the King’s Landing, a capital of Westeros in season 1. Nowadays only 300 people live within its impressive historic walls, so it was a perfect movie set. Some scenes took place at the Mdina Main Gate and the old stone bridge. Multiple episodes were filmed in Fort Manoel and in the San Anton Palace in Attard (the official residence of the President of Malta). A monastery in Rabat was one of the settings of the famous Red Keep fortress.
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From Malta you will fly to Sicily! Warm weather, astonishing beaches, ancient ruins and great food – that is what you will find in the largest of the Italian islands. This suggestive island, in the past crossed and ruled by many civilizations, can praise a huge historic and cultural patrimony summed to an incredible amount of natural attractions! Visit Destination Fly4free: Sicily >> to find out more.
"The Godfather" filming locations
Looking for fun things to do in Sicily? Follow in the footsteps of the Godfather! The island is the ancestral home of the notorious Corleone family at the heart of Coppola's saga, adapted from the novel by Mario Puzo. Corleone, a town located around 57 km from Palermo, was too developed even in the early 70s to be used for filming, so more traditional and unspoiled villages were used for shooting scenes instead. In Savoca, a village near Taormina, you'll find Bar Vitelli and Chiesa di Santa Lucia (the church Michael was married in).
Forza d'Agro is a small village that appears in the movie when Michael goes to Corleone for the first time; and in "The Godfather 2", in the scene when the nine-year-old Vito escapes to America hidden in a basket. Castello Degli Schiavi in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia was the location of Don Tommasino's villa (car blown up scene) and Giardini Naxos was the setting of Baghiera train station, at which Vito arrives when he returns to Sicily in the third part of saga. The opera sequence was filmed in Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
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Routing and travel dates:
London – Faro: Jan 16th
Faro – Seville: Jan 18th or 19th (or any other day you prefere, by bus)
Seville – Malta: Jan 23th
Malta – Catania: Jan 26th
Palermo – London: Jan 30th
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In Sicily you can choose the top-rated 4* Pigna D’oro Country Hotel, awarded with Tripadvisor’s certificate of excellence. Located 1 km from Santo Stefano Quisquina and 1 hours’ drive from Agrigento, this property offers an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, and rooms with a balcony. Wi-Fi is free throughout, and there is also a garden and restaurant. All rooms come with a minibar, TV and safe. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer and free toiletries. Homemade cakes, jams and biscuits feature in the Italian-style buffet breakfast served daily. The restaurant specialises in local Sicilian cuisine.
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