Corleone: famous for The Godfather with a splendid cultural heritage

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Palermo surroundings

The city of Corleone is famous for giving its name to the main character of Francis Ford Coppola's famous film "The Godfather". Its fame in the world is linked to the mafia also for being the birthplace of the mafia boss Totò Riina.
But the city of Corleone has an area extraordinarily rich in prestigious cultural assets and landscape and naturalistic assets which offers countless opportunities for beauty if observed from a more authentic perspective, capable of leading not only to the discovery of its material heritage made up of monumental and naturalistic assets, but also and above all its intangible heritage, made up of folklore, ancient cults and the daily life typical of the countries of hinterland of Sicily. The experience of visiting Corleone becomes an opportunity to contemplate and appreciate the profound meaning of an ancient town with a great heritage.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

Corleone offers natural beauties, such as the Due Rocche waterfall.
Finally the kingdom of Ficuzza is a fascinating combination of art, history and nature.

Traditional Festivals, Events, Live Show,... Corleone

There are numerous festive occasions that take place throughout the year and which involve the Corleonese community, strengthening its ties. The Christmas period is full of festivities:
It begins on December 8th dedicated to Mary Immaculate, patron saint of the city together with San Leoluca; December 13th is the feast of Saint Lucia, the young martyr of Syracuse. This is followed by the novena that precedes Christmas in Corleone: the streets of the village are enlivened by the sounds and songs performed by groups of street musicians who in ancient times received almonds, dried fruit and sphinxes as compensation.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Corleone

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

On the occasion of the feast of Saint Lucia, you cannot miss tasting cuccia, a typical dish based on boiled wheat without adding salt.

Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Corleone


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Corleone. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!


Selinunte and Belice Valley

Chiusa Sclafani

Palermo surroundings

Contessa Entellina

Selinunte and Belice Valley

Palazzo Adriano

Palermo surroundings

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Corleone