Like its neighbor Chinatown, Little Italy is a vibrant remnant of Manhattan’s legendary multicultural makeup. A great area for city walks, the focus is Mulberry Street and Old St Patrick’s Cathedral.
It’s a historic neighborhood of cobblestone streets, tenements, pizza bars, and Italian restaurants. The most authentic remnant of Little Italy is the section of Mulberry Street between Broome and Canal streets.
In September Mulberry Street hosts the 11-day San Gennaro street festival, with parades, street vendors, and outdoor food stalls.
Great tour - great value for money , the tour guide was very knowledgable and very friendly and added to the experience , also very nice that she was able to take pictures of everyone together if they wanted them , good food in little italy and the whole night is a great way to see the city.
My 17 year old daughter and I had the best time on this tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable, and even with a few sights closed/dark due to the aftermath of Sandy, we really enjoyed ourselves. The Italian dinner was lovely, and the option to wait 24 hours for the Top of the Rock (pretty foggy on the night) was very helpful.
Review by James M, United Kingdom, August 2012
Doing what: New York City Full-Day Guided Coach Tour Including Lunch
This was an excellent trip. We saw most of the sights and had a lovely boat trip to see the Statue of Liberty. Had a lovely meal in Little Italy. Our guide was excellent. Worth every minute.
Little Italy is in Lower Manhattan, bordered by the Bowery, Bayard, Bleecker and Lafayette streets. Subways close by include Spring Street, Prince Street, and Broadway-Lafayette.