Fossia Square

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Piazza Fossia is the main square of the village of Savoca and was redesigned and enlarged in the second half of the 1900s. On this occasion it was embellished with the addition, in the center, of a work by the sculptor Giuseppe Mazzullo entitled The Mother. In the square there is also a famous installation by another Sicilian sculptor, Nino Ucchino, who wanted to pay tribute to the director Francis Ford Coppola, who shot some scenes of The Godfather Part I in Savoca in 1971. Overlooking Piazza Fossia is Palazzo Trimarchi, where on the ground floor there is the famous Bar Vitelli, where Michael Corleone asked for Apollonia’s hand in marriage.  The lower part of the square, at the entrance to the town, was decorated in 1989 with ceramic panels in bas-relief. They were made by the master potters Fratelli Zona and represent the main monuments of Savoca and the annual events such as the Stations of the Cross and the Feast of Santa Lucia.

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