The Godfather – Filming locations in Italy

We believe that almost all of you will have at least one come along the widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all times, The Godfather! We loved all the three films and we did visit the filming locations in Sicily that we describe here below.

The Godfather (1972)

  • Forza d’Agrò, Messina, Sicily, Italy (Corleone village)
  • Savoca, Sicily, Italy (Bar sequence & Michael and Apollonia’s wedding church)
  • Castello Degli Schiavi, Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Don Tommasino’s villa, car blown up)

The Godfather II (1974)

  • Forza d’Agrò, Messina, Sicily, Italy (Corleone village)
  • Riva Nazario Sauro, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy (Fishmarket used as Ellis Island immigrant station)
  • via Vecchia Pozzillo, Acireale, Catania, Italy (Robert de Niro revenge & Don Ciccio’s villa)
  • Train Station Sparagogna, Regalbuto, Enna, Sicily, Italy (Train Station Corleone)
The Godfather – Filming Locations in Italy
The Godfather – Filming Locations in Italy

The Godfather III (1990)

    • Church of Santa Maria Della Quercia, Viterbo, Italy (Michael’s confession to priest)
    • Forza d’Agrò, Messina, Sicily, Italy (Corleone village)
    • Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta, Trapani, Sicily, Italy (Road leading to Baghiera)
    • Taormina train station, Messina, Sicily, Italy (Baghiera train station)
Taormina - Train Station
Taormina – Train Station | Photo © Rik Freeman

  • Chiesa di Sant’Orsola, Erice, Sicily, Italy (Entrance to the convent where Corleone meets Cardinal Lamberto)
  • St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
  • Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Opera sequence, exterior and entrance)
  • Palazzo Farnese, Caprarola, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy (as Vatican Palace interiors, and white smoke chimney)
  • Villa Malfitano, 167 Via Dante, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Reception)
  • Castello Degli Schiavi, Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Don Tommasino’s villa, where Corleone finds shelter)
  • Villa La Limonaia, Acireale, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Altobello’s villa)
  • Ponte Sant’Angelo, Rome, Lazio, Italy (Keinszig hung under bridge)
  • Strada Provinciale 78, Nunziata, Catania, Italy (Mosca kills Don Tommasino)

 

The Godfather Trilogy