Federal Hill Tours


Since 1886 Federal Hill in Providence has been the center for the Italian Immigration settlers. Our walking tours provided you with the most real-life experience and in-depth discovery of the life, customs and social fabric of the area. Chef Walter Potenza is the foremost expert and historian on Federal Hill. Immerse yourself into the everyday living of one the most respected "Little Italy" in North America. Recently we have opened the Federal Hill Heritage Center or Italian Heritage Center. You will be pleasantly rewarded by the knowledge and the people you meet. Ciao



Food & History Tours

WALKING TOUR       $ 60.00 pp

Join Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill in Providence. Our Premiere Food Tour will take you to different locations where you will be sampling Cheeses, Charcuterie, and Antipasti, while receiving a presentation on ingredients present in the repertoire of Italian Cookery. You will also learn food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store foods and anything that may be of interest in expanding your culinary horizon. Throughout the walking event you will meet the people who make it possible for Federal Hill to be recognized as a food and historical destination in the USA. Your walking tour will end at Chef Walters Cooking School where Chef Walter will present an "Olive Oil & Balsamic Tasting", and a taste of the "Wine of the Day!  After the tasting you will visit the Federal Hill Heritage Center Photo Exhibit of the first and only early Italian Immigration collection in Rhode Island located at 286 Atwells Avenue.

T. 401.273.2652