The hilltop town of Forza d’Agro in Sicily is so picturesque that it looks like a film set – which indeed it once was, as it’s where Francis Ford Coppola filmed parts of ‘The Godfather’. Sitting on a mountainside, this medieval settlement has a ruined castle above it and a beautiful cathedral in the centre.
There are dream-like views across the surrounding mountains and sea from the town piazza, which is fragrant with lemon, mint and oregano. Forza d’Agro holidays offer the chance to explore this beautiful part of eastern Sicily, especially the scenic Ionian Riviera.
On the coast, pearl-white sands meet clear blue sea and views sweep over the hills. This is a great base for exploration, with the town of Taormina and the brooding Mount Etna within easy reach. Holidays to Forza d’Agro don’t just offer up the Sicily of the movies, they also provide a superb gateway to the whole of the island’s east coast.
Take coffee in the square
Forza d’Agro has some incredible views from its main town piazza across the surrounding area, making it an ideal place to enjoy a morning coffee and soak up the atmosphere.
See confectionary culture
For a memorable afternoon out, visit the CioccolArt Sicily Museum. Based in a former convent, it has sculptures of Sicilian landmarks and artwork made entirely out of chocolate.
Take a Godfather tour
Numerous local companies offer tours around the key sites used in Francis Ford Coppola’s three ‘Godfather’ films, including Forza d’Agro and nearby Savoca. A must for film fans.