Corleone Private Tour

Corleone Private Tour

Corleone: the history of the Mafia and a different future

Who doesn't know don Vito Corleone? This is the tour to know everything about the Mafia: fiction and reality.

For this private guided tour we will pick you up from your hotel or b&b with one of our vehicles. After about 45 minutes driving through the beautiful countryside surrounding Palermo we arrive at the splendid Royal Hunting Lodge, a palace near the Ficuzza Woods, where you will enjoy the view of nature and get to know how and when the Mafia originated.

We then move to the boss of bosses’ city: Corleone. The city is linked to the Mafia in two ways: firstly, the fiction, that is the novel by Mario Puzo and the film by Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather. The boss of bosses is don Vito Corleone, masterfully interpreted by Marlon Brando in the film; the boss' name comes from that of the city, as he was born in Corleone. But why did Mario Puzo choose Corleone as the don's city of birth? Here comes the second reason: history. Several Mafia bosses were actually born in Corleone and Corleone is related to one of the most important Mafia wars: just ask your guide if you want to know more!

In spite of the fact that Corleone is the core of the Mafia since the 1970s, it is also an ancient city, likely founded as a Greek colony, strongly trying to change its future. The CIDMA — Centro della Mafia e dell’Antimafia (The Mafia and Antimafia Centre) is one example of change, the fields confiscated to the Mafia by the Government and donated to a non-profit organisation run by young people from Corleone is another example, the presence of a number of students from schools from all around the world to get involved in various activities in Corleone is a third example. Furthermore, there are beautiful landscapes, it is nicknamed 'the city of the 100 churches' and the food is delicious! We suggest to buy some local sweets, liquors, and souvenirs in order to support the shop-owners who are trying to totally get rid of the Mafia.

Why touring with Palermo Walks? We only offer quality!
Palermo Walks has been awarded the patronages of the Sicilian Parliament and of the City of Palermo, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can always talk to one of our managers. Our style is based on storytelling, our unique way of sharing with you the history and stories of people, art, culture, food, traditions.

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  • 8:30 Hotel or b&b pick-up by car or minivan
  • 9:30 Visit or the Royal Hunting Lodge, built at the end of the 18th century and related to the origin of the Mafia
  • 11:00 Shopping in Corleone
  • 12:00 CIDMA  The Mafia and Antimafia Centre (CIDMA is managed by few volunteers; if closed we visit the Civic Museum)
  • 13:00 Lunch (not included)
  • 14:15 Visit of Corleone
  • 15:15 Departure from Corleone towards Palermo
  • 16:30 Hotel or b&b drop-off
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  • Options

    • Customisation: if you prefer a shorter or a longer tour, to add or remove some points of interest, and/or if you require different hours, please contact us.
    • For a guide speaking a language different from English or Italian, please contact us.
    • For special needs please contact us: convertible car seats for babies and foldable wheelchairs may be rented at €15 each.
  • Specifications

    • Frequency: daily (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day).
    • Departure: 8:30 from your hotel or b&b in Palermo's city centre; if your hotel or b&b is outside the city centre please contact us.
    • Duration: 8 hours.
    • Shore excursion tour with port pick-up and drop-off: yes, we can reduce the tour duration if needed.
    • Number of participants: 1-7, for more people please contact us.
    • Type of tour: private.
    • Location: Corleone - province of Palermo.
    • Modality: by car or minivan, and on foot.
    • Level: easy/medium.
    • Vehicles: 1-4 people large sedan or SUV, 4-7 people minivan. All vehicles are air-conditioned.
    • Dress code: none; it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
    • Rates: 1-2 people €299, 3-4 people €349, 5-7 people €399.
    • What is included: hotel or b&b pick-up and drop-off by car or minivan, English-speaking driver/guide.
    • What is NOT included: entry tickets, lunch.

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