Visit one of the most beautiful islands of Mediterranean! Star Alliance partners are offering cheap flights from New York or Los Angeles to Sicily from only $447 for a roundtrip!
Warm weather, astonishing beaches and great food, ancient ruins and enchanting architecture: that is what you will find in Sicily! 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! The best option would be to rent a car and explore all of them: Riserva dello Zingaro, San Vito Lo Capo, the Favignana Island, Palermo, Cefalù, the Valley of Temples on the west; Catania, an excursion on the Etna Volcano, Taormina, Siracusa, Noto, Alcantara Gorges on the east!
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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August – November 2018
Routing & Sample dates::
New York – Catania – New York
Aug 28 – Sep 9, Aug 20 – Sep 3, Aug 27 – Sep 6, Sep 18-25, Oct 9-18,
New York – Palermo – New York
Sep 3-13, 10-23, Sep 25 – Oct 8, Oct 9-17
Los Angeles– Catania –Los Angeles
Sep 3-12, Sep 10-23, Oct 1-14, Oct 22 – Nov 4
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We encourage you to stay at 4* Hotel Villa Pardiso dell’Etna with very good reviews. Opened in 1929 and once frequented by renowned artists and writers, Villa Paradiso has been elegantly restored and is decorated with 19th-century antiques. All rooms have panoramic views of the gardens or Mount Etna and the suites come with a spa bath. Relax in the peace and quiet by the property’s outdoor pool while you admire the flowers and statues. The garden is also home to a gym with sauna and a poolside bar. In summer outdoor musical entertainment is organised on Sunday evenings.
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