Barrio Italia Tours and Activities
Italian immigrant artists began settling the neighborhood surrounding Avenida Italia during the nineteenth century. During the first half of the 1900s, the neighborhood became a hub of commercial and industrial activity, and today, it’s quickly becoming one of Santiago’s trendiest neighborhoods.
Early twentieth century buildings — once private homes and workshops — now house boutiques, galleries, antiques stores and cafes. Aside from antiques and vintage home furniture, Barrio Italia is also known for its interior design shops. A smattering of restaurants with open air tables serve Italian, but you’ll also find Chilean, Portuguese and Spanish among Barrio Italia’s culinary offerings.