For Italian immigrants at the turn of the 20th century, the Little Italy section of the Bronx became a type of mecca, and has gradually become one of the most popular tourist attractions -- even rivaling the famed Little Italy of Manhattan. Once the home of the landed gentry (the Lorillards of tobacco fame), this area of the Bronx has expanded to include the Botanical Gardens and the Bronx Zoo.
When you are looking to enhance your day in the Bronx, step into a walking tour with SusanSez NYC Walkabouts. Check out the local bread stores, pastry shops, markets and more as you explore the “real” Little Italy.
Widely known tourist attractions like the Lincoln Memorial allow tour-goers to see the exquisite work of the most talented stone cutter of his time, Attilio Piccarilli. Recognized as the first enclosed market in the city, The Arthur Avenue Retail Market is a huge attraction on the tour. Fill your stomach with cheese, fresh fruits, sausage and more at an unbelievable price. Watch a cheese-making demonstration and taste your way throughout the history of the area. There is no other atmosphere as authentic as these colorful personalities and personal touches throughout the market.
A favorite of the cast of the Sopranos, Rudy Guiliani and many other cigar aficionados, tourists can see cigar rollers at La Casa Grande Tobacco Co. Stop on the corner and sing a cappella just like Dion and the Belmonts did.
Choose from any of the walking tours or customize your own with SusanSez NYC Walkabouts. Pick your favorite neighborhood and step into the history, culture and personality of the sights throughout New York City. Whether it’s for pleasure or business, SusanSez will make your next walking tour a memorable experience.