Impressions of Corleone

Corleone – headquarters of the Mafia and hometown of "The Godfather". Maybe in the past! Today those bad old days are long gone. But it's hard to get rid of a bad reputation... No wonder that some Sicily vacationers still have a slightly nervous feeling when coming to Corleone. And others end up disappointed that the only mafia they find in Corleone is in the form of souvenirs! These people overlook the often wonderful and unforgettable little corners of Corleone. Look at these Trip Tipp photos and you'll know what we mean:

Corleone is a small town surrounded by fields and meadows that stretch to the horizon - more...
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Piazza Garibaldi is the religious (Chiesa Madre, center) and political heart (Town Hall, right) of Corleone - more...
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Piazza Nascè is a symbol of the long-enduring feudalist system in Sicily. Here day-laborers gathered to work in the fields - more...
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Today in Corleone, movie posters are all that is left of the Mafia - more...
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Even this herbal liquor uses "The Godfather" to advertise - more...
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Under Dr. Michele Navarra, the Old Hospital in Corleone became a hotbed of the Mafia. Today it is a memorial - more...
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The Bottega della Legalità in Corleone is a shop whose merchandise is certified Mafia-free - more...
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At the edge of Corleone's historic center is a surprisingly large park full of Mediterranean surprises - more...
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Some streets in the historic center are steep and green as well - more...
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Three generations of inhabitants on a narrow street in Corleone - more...
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Though just a small town, Corleone is also known as the City of a Hundred Churches. This one is the second-largest: San Domenico - more...
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Sicily's interior is rocky. Here the rocks come all the way into the historic center - more...
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Visitors on holiday will spot this cross on a rock above Corleone. Behind it the Sirocco pushes floating clouds - more...
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Abandoned villa on the outskirts of Corleone. It could easily be a location for the next Godfather film - more...
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The ghost town not far from Corleone: Borgo Schirò is a throwback to the time of Mussolini - more...
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This donkey – and other animals, too – gather outside Madonna di Tagliavia. It is occupied by nuns and monks and dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi - more...
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This waterfall is breathtaking proof that there's more to Corleone than just its Mafia past - more...
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A second waterfall you can enjoy during your Sicily holiday located at Ficuzza Nature Reserve - more...
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Rocca Busambra is usually photographed from Ficuzza. Here it is the other way round - more...
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After the harvest season, the fields around Corleone are brown - more...
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In winter the fields are green - more...
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This vineyard, confiscated from the Mafia, is now maintained by Libera Terra - more...
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This snapshot of grazing sheep is from winter in Sicily - more...
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