From Palermo: Guided Mafia Tour of Corleone & Hotel Pickup

USD 278



Delve into the rich history of Sicily on a fascinating guided group tour that takes you to Corleone and an anti-mafia museum. Uncover the intriguing story of the Sicilian mafia's rise and fall, and indulge in the sweet treat that's a staple of Sicilian cuisine - the delectable cannolo. With convenient transportation included, this tour is the perfect way to explore the complexities of Sicily's past while savouring its sweet delights.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Sicily's captivating landscapes and fascinating history. Your driver will collect you from your hotel, B&B, or cruise ship at 8:30 am, and you'll set off in a comfortable, modern van from Palermo. First, you'll visit the hauntingly beautiful Portella della Ginestra, a site steeped in history as the location of the first Mafia massacre, led by the notorious bandit Giuliano. Next, you'll arrive in charming Piana degli Albanesi, where you'll get to indulge in the sweet, creamy delights of traditional Sicilian Cannoli. Afterwards, you'll continue on to Corleone, arriving at 11:30 am, where you'll delve into the world of the Anti-Mafia Museum. This captivating museum is a must-visit for fans of Mario Puzzo's novel and the film adaptation, as it's the very place that inspired the enigmatic Don Vito Corleone. A knowledgeable guide will walk you through the birth of "Cosa Nostra" in America, right up to the present day, with a special focus on the Maxi Trial and the courageous judges Falcone and Borsellino. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at a local eatery or café, and, if possible, witness the art of ricotta and sheep cheese production at a nearby dairy. Following lunch, you'll venture into the stunning Ficuzza wood reserve, a nature lover's paradise. Your excursion will come full circle in the afternoon, with an expected return to your hotel around 4:30 pm.