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New York City Little Italy Tours

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New York City Little Italy
Little Italy, located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, was once the commercial and residential epicenter of New York’s Italian immigrant population. The area is now visited for its selection of nostalgic Italian eateries, historical mafia landmarks, and the annual Feast of San Gennaro street fair.

The Basics
Little Italy is a stop on many hop-on hop-off bus tours, and its restaurants, bakeries, and side streets can be easily explored in a single afternoon. Some walking tours combine this neighborhood with nearby Chinatown, SoHo, and the Lower East Side, while others offer a more in-depth look at the area’s history, including its 19th-century tenement buildings and historic mafia hangouts.

Little Italy is one of Manhattan’s top foodie destinations, and food tours that include tastings from pizza to pastries are a popular way to explore the area. Joint tours of Little Italy and Chinatown are sometimes offered due to the neighborhoods’ proximity, offering an even broader selection of the area’s hidden gems and eateries.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Little Italy is a must for foodies and history buffs.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, as Little Italy and its surrounding neighborhoods are best explored on foot.
  • Bring cash: Some of the area’s smaller eateries do not take credit.
  • Visit the MTA’s website for updates on subway detours and weekend transit schedules.

How to Get There
Sandwiched between SoHo and the Lower East Side, Little Italy is easily accessible using New York City’s comprehensive public transit system. The nearest subway stops are Canal Street on trains N, Q, R, W, J, Z, and 6 and Grand Street on trains B and D. Bus M1 also stops at Centre and Broome streets, a 2-minute walk from the heart of Little Italy. Alternatively, a Citi Bike bike-share dock is located on the corner of Lafayette and Howard streets.

When to Get There
As one of Manhattan’s most frequented neighborhoods, Little Italy is almost always buzzing with locals and visitors. To avoid the crowds, go for a morning coffee and pastry and explore before the 1pm lunch rush. Little Italy is best known for its annual Italian-American Feast of San Gennaro festival, held in late September. Crowds flock to Mulberry Street for food, drinks, and the Grand Procession parade.

Where to Find the Best Cannoli in Little Italy

Cannoli are quintessential Italian-American cuisine, and Manhattan’s Little Italy offers myriad opportunities to sample and compare. Locals and visitors often agree that Caffe Roma, on the corner of Broome and Mulberry streets, has the best cannoli in town, but La Bella Ferrara, just north of Canal Street, is close competition. Decide for yourself during Little Italy’s annual Feast of San Gennaro, when vendors line Mulberry Street selling a selection of the neighborhood’s best pastries.
Address: New York City 10013, USA
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3 New York Neighborhoods Small-Group Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little ItalyHistorical Tours

3 New York Neighborhoods Small-Group Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy

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New York City is so big, it can be difficult to fit everything into one visit. This tour makes seeing NYC’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—in one day easy. In SoHo, visit the historic Cast Iron District, and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites, and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster. In Chinatown, see top highlights and where get the best bargain.
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off TourBus Tours

New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
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SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking TourPrivate and Luxury

SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

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Pack highlights of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—all into one day with this walking tour. In SoHo, visit the Cast Iron Historic District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells, and sounds of the neighborhood.
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off TourBus Tours

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour. Plus, an onboard guide points out sights you might otherwise miss.
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing TourDay Cruises

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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New York Double-Decker Bus Night TourBus Tours

New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

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See New York City shine in all its glory on this illuminating night tour. From aboard an open-top double-decker bus, see the lights and evening activity of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and more. Savor incredible panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline at night.
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NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group TourHalf-day Tours

NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour

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From stroopwafel to mozzarella to knishes; there are many amazing eats on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. On this small-group walking tour, discover the neighborhood's diverse cultural heritage and learn how its immigration history has influenced its dynamic foodie scene. Along the way, visit markets, bakeries, and restaurants, and sample delicacies from all around the world.
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Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and Little Italy Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and Little Italy Walking Tour

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The history of New York City is a history of immigration, and no part of the city better reflects this diverse past than Lower Manhattan. To better understand this essential piece of the city's history, travelers shouldn't miss this guided walking tour around Chinatown and Little Italy. As you wander, learn about immigration to New York, hear about brutal downtown gangs, and experience the shameful legacy of slavery at the African Burial Ground National Monument.
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NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Pedestal AccessHalf-day Tours

NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Pedestal Access

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Maximize your sightseeing time in high-energy New York City on this tour offering skip-the-line access to the city’s most iconic landmarks. This guided excursion helps you avoid long lines at popular sights including the Statue of Liberty, meaning you have more time for an included bus tour as well as visits to Big Apple attractions like the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and lunch in Little Italy (at your own expense).
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NYC Stories from the Dark Side with an NYPD GuideCultural Tours

NYC Stories from the Dark Side with an NYPD Guide

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Learn tales of Manhattan’s historical organized crime that most people never hear on this walking tour. Meet your guide—a retired New York City police officer or detective—and walk to once crime-ridden locations in Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and Wall Street. Visit crime sites, hear stories of gang warfare, crime rings, and the Mafia; and discover how, and to what extent, today’s city has cleaned up its act.
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NYC Gangster and Mob Private Walking TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

NYC Gangster and Mob Private Walking Tour

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Stroll the streets where some of the most powerful gangs in New York City once ruled during a walking tour. Your guide shares stories about ruthless gangsters as you visit Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Five Points neighborhood. See a FBI hideout, an opium den, clubs favored by mob bosses, and landmarks like the historic St. Patrick's Old Cathedral.
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Private Tour of Soho, Chinatown, and Little ItalyPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour of Soho, Chinatown, and Little Italy

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Explore the history of three well-known neighborhoods in Manhattan on a New York City walking tour. Your informative guide shares the highlights of Soho, Chinatown, and Little Italy, giving you a glimpse of each district's history, culture, and landmarks.
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Chinatown, Five Points and Little Italy Walking TourCultural Tours

Chinatown, Five Points and Little Italy Walking Tour

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Take a walking tour of three of Manhattan’s most storied neighborhoods with an informative guide. Perfect for first-time visitors and anyone who loves New York history, this fully-narrated excursion offers a fascinating overview of Little Italy, Chinatown, and Five Points. Hear about the various groups of immigrants who settled here and learn about the political and social influences they’ve had on the city.
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Little Italy and Chinatown Gangsters Walking TourCultural Tours

Little Italy and Chinatown Gangsters Walking Tour

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Take a 2-hour walking tour through New York’s oldest immigrant neighborhoods and learn about their rich histories. Stroll through the streets of these neighborhoods and listen to stories and legends of the city’s gangster past. From Little Italy’s Mafia and Five Points slum to Chinatown’s ‘Bloody Angle’ this tour uncovers it all.
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The Rise and Fall of the American Mafia Walking TourCultural Tours

The Rise and Fall of the American Mafia Walking Tour

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Taste of Mulberry StreetHalf-day Tours

Taste of Mulberry Street

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Get a feel for New York’s international cuisine on a walking tour through three of the city’s most popular foodie destinations: Nolita, Little Italy, and Chinatown. The sheer number of restaurants can be overwhelming, so let your guide handle the decision making and navigation as you visit six local-loved establishments. Leave with inside knowledge about the neighborhoods and a list of recommendations from your guide.
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Private New York City Tour by Classic ConvertibleBus Tours

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Private New York City Tour by Classic Convertible

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Experience New York City in serious style by seeing it from the window of a classic car. Hop in the convertible 1971 Buick Skylark GS and let your guide regale you with interesting tales and facts about New York City as you cruise past some of the legendary landmarks and sites of the city.
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by CoachHalf-day Tours

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide

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Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown Private Tour

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Take a private 3-hour walking tour in Manhattan that visits Soho, Little Italy, and Chinatown. Your private guide shares information about the landmarks, restaurants, shops, and history of each neighborhood.
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New York City 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a full day of New York City sightseeing with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour. Cruise the city with three neighborhood loops—including uptown, downtown, and Brooklyn—and hop off to explore top attractions like Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Empire State Building. Whether you pack it all into a 1-day adventure, or upgrade for the multi-day pass that includes a cruise, night tour, access to all three loops, and entrance to one of two museums you can be sure to see more and do more with this citywide tour.
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Big Bus New York Night TourBus Tours

Big Bus New York Night Tour

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Seeing New York City at night on your own can be hard if you don’t know the city well, and getting from place to place could mean waiting on taxi after taxi. This Big Bus New York night tour takes care of the transport for you, so you can sightsee at night without the stress. Ride on a double-decker bus, and listen to commentary while you take in NYC sights.
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New York : Eat 4 NYC Foods & See The 30+ Top Sights Walking TourHalf-day Tours

New York : Eat 4 NYC Foods & See The 30+ Top Sights Walking Tour

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We will explore 30 of New York's Major Landmarks & Eat 5 of The Best NYC Foods During the walking tour we will stop & taste the best foods Foods you will try include: New York Pizza, Hot Dog, Italian Cannoli's & Dumplings from Chinatown We start on Wall St. Where we will see iconic buildings, Ground Zero & The NY stock exchange (Bull statue) We then go through the 5 Points, China Town & Little Italy districts. Lots of history & food in this area. Gangsters, amazing food & iconic buildings (The Woolworth Building) The Iconic Flatiron building is our next stop. Once we have taken photos of this iconic landmark we head across 23rd St to the High Line. We walk up to Hudson Bay Yard, view the Vessel and then take the subway to Times Square / Rockefeller Centre 5th Avenue is our next destination. NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, Museum of Modern Art, St Patricks Cathedral & many more!
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