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Savoca – Godfather and the Normans

Savoca is a small town with 1700 inhabitants located north of Taormina. Famous for the Godfather trilogy with Bar Vitelli and the church where Michael married his Sicilian wife Apollonia.

Also the Normans has been here with traces seen on one of the city gates still standing and remains of the Norman castle on the hill top.

Scicli, a Montalbano pearl in Iblea mountains

Scicli is in the Ragusa province with 26,000 inhabitants. A walkable baroque pearl with famous Montalbanos police station to visit. In the series this town is called Vigata. It is also a Natural wine nest. In this video I also climb up to two small mountains which offers stunning views over the city.

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Scicli ligger i Ragusa-provinsen med 26 000 invånare. En promenadvänlig barockpärla med den berömda Montalbanos polisstation att besöka. I serien heter denna stad Vigata. Det är också ett naturligt vinnäste. I den här videon klättrar jag också upp till två små berg som erbjuder fantastisk utsikt över staden.

Film enthusiasts in Sicily – visit Oceans 12 movie scene

Many movies and movie scenes are made in Sicily. My favourite is the part from Oceans 12 where agent Lahiri meets her father for the first time, the master thief she has been chasing all her career, Mr LeMarque. This scene is filmed in Scopello, west Sicily, approximately 45 minute drive from Palermo.

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M?nga filmer och filmscener har gjorts p? Sicilien. Min favorit ?r denna scen fr?n Oceans 12 d?r agent Lahiri tr?ffar sin pappa f?r f?rsta g?ngen, m?stertjuven hon har jagat hela hennes karri?r, LeMarque. Den h?r scenen ?r filmad i Scopello, v?stra Sicilien, cirka 45 minuters bilresa fr?n Palermo.

Castle of Donnafugata – Film – Art- History – Sicily

Let’s take a trip to south Sicily and visit one of the most spectacular places of history and architecture, the Castle of Donnafugata. Just 20 minutes drive from Ragusa through breathtaking landscape filled with olive trees and white stone walls, typical for this area, you reach your destination.

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L?t oss ta en tur till s?dra Sicilien och bes?ka en av de mest spektakul?ra platserna i historia och arkitektur, Donnafugatas slott. Bara 20 minuters bilresa fr?n Ragusa genom ett fantastiskt landskap fyllt med olivtr?d och vita stenmurar, som ?r typiska f?r detta omr?de, n?r du din destination.
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Even if this place has a significant meaning in the sicilian history it has remained intact and quite quiet. Not much restaurants in the area; two and a cafe, and few tourist groups comes here. Many parts are built in the 14th century, but traces are to be fins also to the 19th century. Most of the architecture is in barouque and Neo-gothic style. Donnafugata means in italian the woman who fled. The story tells that a woman hid in this castle for escaping a proposal from a powerful king who also aimed to conquer Sicily.

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?ven om denna plats ?r betydelsefull i den sicilianska historien har den f?rblivit intakt och ganska tyst. Inte mycket restauranger i omr?det; tv? och ett caf?, och n?gra f? turistgrupper som kommer hit. M?nga delar ?r byggda p? 1400-talet, men sp?r har hittats ?nda till 1800-talet. Det mesta av arkitekturen ?r i barock och neo-gotisk stil. Donnafugata betyder p? italienska kvinnan som flydde. Historien ber?ttar att en kvinna g?mde sig i detta slott f?r att undkomma ett frieri fr?n en m?ktig kung som ocks? hade planer att er?vra Sicilien.

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For those who knows the TV Series of Commissario Montalbano may recognize scenes filmed here in Donnafugata Castle where he meets the mafia boss. And also the film Tale of Tales, with Salma Hayek in leading role. The castle inside has the classical baroque details with crowns and even a room of mirrors.

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F?r dem som k?nner till TV-serien om Commissario Montalbano kan k?nna igen scener fr?n Donnafugata slottet d?r han m?ter maffia bosses. Samt filmen Tale of Tales, med Salma Hayek i huvudrollen. Slottet inuti har de klassiska barockdetaljerna med kronor, till och med ett spegelrum.

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Further than that you are in the middle of a silent ragusano countryside where you meet cows in the traffic, peace and calm. What amazes me most is always the same thing when travelling in Sicily, that they no almost nothing with their treasures. Just leave it there and waiting for the phone to call.

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Inte mer ?n s? ?r du mitt i en tyst ragusansk landsbygd d?r du m?ter kor i trafiken, lugn och ro. Det som f?rv?nar mig mest ?r alltid detsamma n?r man reser p? Sicilien, att de inte alls g?r n?got med sina skatter. L?mna det bara vind f?r v?g och v?nta p? att telefonen ska ringa.

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Savoca – the Godfather town

Savoca, one of the villages where Godfather was filmed. A very cosy village just 25 min north of Taormina. Here you find the famous bar, Bar Vitelli. Best time to visit is spring or autumn to avoid tourist crowds.

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Savoca, en av de byarna d?r Gudfadern spelats in. En otroligt mysig by bara 25 min norr om Taormina. H?r hittar du ocks? den k?nda baren, Bar Vitelli. B?st tid att bes?ka ?r v?r eller h?st f?r att undvika turistst?mmarna.
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Ingrid Bergmans home in Stromboli

Ingrid Bergman filmed Stromboli on the Stromboli island and here she met the famous filmmaker Rossellini. It was a huge scandal at that time, because he was married. On Stromboli you can find her home where she has left a personal message on the wall to Rossellini and many more interesting items. The entrance is free with a short informative tour, they ask for a small economical help to keep the association alive. Worth a visit! 🙂

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Ingrid Bergman var med i filmen Stromboli som spelats in p? Stromboli ?n och h?r m?tte hon den ber?mda filmskaparen Rossellini. Det var en stor skandal p? den tiden, eftersom han var gift. P? Stromboli kan du hitta hennes hem d?r hon har l?mnat ett personligt meddelande p? v?ggen till Rossellini och m?nga fler intressanta f?rem?l. Entr?n ?r gratis med en kort informativ turn?, De fr?gar efter en liten ekonomisk hj?lp f?r att h?lla f?reningen vid liv. V?rt ett bes?k! 🙂

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Part of Godfather triology in Forza D’agro’

This place in Forza D’Agro’ is in first part of Godfather triology. The church that appears when Michael goes to Corleone for the first time along with his bodyguards. It appears again in the second part when Vito escapes to America while Don Ciccio’s men threaten the neighbors. Also when young Vito and his family visit Corleone.?

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Denna plats i Forza d’Agro?r i f?rsta delen av Gudfadern trilogin. Kyrkan som visas n?r Michael g?r till Corleone f?r f?rsta g?ngen tillsammans med sina livvakter. Den visas igen i den andra delen n?r Vito flyr till Amerika medan Don Ciccios m?n hotar grannarna. Ocks? n?r unga Vito och hans familj bes?k Corleone.

Forza D’Agro – Godfather village

Forza D’Agro’ is a small mountain village just 20 minutes north of Taormina. Here also scenes from Godfather are made. Was surpriced to see that the only Godfather sign was a restaurant called Il Padrino, but then the village has not made any PR for the most interesting things to do, to visit the places where scenes are filmed. I had to ask a pizza restaurant where to go.
It is a very cosy village to spend half day and for lunch. Many narrow streets and an amazing view.
For lunch is better to walk a little but further from the main Piazza. Better quality of foods and calmer.
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Forza d’Agro?r en liten bergsby bara 20 minuter norr om Taormina. H?r ?r ocks? scener fr?n Gudfadern filmade. Blev ?verraskad att se att det enda Gudfadern tecknet var en restaurang som heter Il Padrino, men sen har inte byn gjort n?gon PR f?r den mest intressanta saken att g?ra, att bes?ka de platser d?r scenerna filmats. Jag var tvungen att be en pizza restaurang vart vi skulle g?.
Det ?r en v?ldigt mysig by att tillbringa halva dagen och till lunch. M?nga smala gator och en fantastisk vy.
Till lunch ?r det b?ttre att g? lite men l?ngre fr?n det huvudtorget. B?ttre kvalitet p? mat och lugnare.

Det du ska se i Scicli…

…enligt turistböckerna är kyrkan Santa Maria la Nova. Kyrkan är återuppbyggd flera gånger och är nu i nyklassicistisk stil. Kyrkan har även filmats i Montalbano.

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