Federal Hill Tours

Federal Hill Food & History Tours 286 Atwells Avenue, Providence Rhode Island 02903 401.273.2652


The Federal Hill Food & History Walking Tour is a 2 AND ½ hours walking tour consisting of visits to food shops, bakeries, wine store & the people who maintain the legacy of this unique historic settlement in the heart of Providence Rhode Island. Presentation of Federal Hill history, anecdotes and food talk, designed to enlighten you with the most knowledge and culture. Chef Walter will also give you valuable info on olive oil varieties, Balsamic Pasta, Rice and products purchase. Meet Chefs, Bakers, Merchants and Historians.Full immersion in Italian food culture, history and lifestyle

Typical day
The tour will begin at Garibaldi Park located under the arch at the entrance of Atwells Avenue in Providence.
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.

Joining the Federal Hill Premiere Food & History Tour you'll receive;

1) History of Federal Hill with the related Culture going back since 1886 when the first wawe of immigrants entered Providence
2) Food samples with educational instructions and information on food products, recipes and shopping suggestions along route
3) Educational Seminar and tasting on Olive Oil & Balsamic at Chef Walters Cooking School at the end of the tour
4) Wine of the Day presentation & 1 glass of wine for you to enjoy
5) Free entrance to the Federal Hill Heritage Center plus 10% discount on Chef's Pantry Products or 10% on Cooking School Class

How to join the Federal Hill Tours
You can reserve your participation by simply do the following:
Info by e-mail info@federalhilltours.com or by calling 401.273.2652 or book directly on  Active Calendar Button and on our shopping store

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• Cancellation policy
The Federal Hill Cultural Walking Tours Tickets are non - refundable without 7 days notice. They may be rescheduled for another date if within that 7 day notice. The Federal Hill Cultural Walking Tours Management reserves the right to cancel the event if the minimum number of participants is not obtained. If the Federal Hill Cultural Walking Tours Management should cancel the event, reserved participants will receive full refund or opt to reschedule a date or use the funds toward a Cooking Class at Chef Walters Cooking School.

The Federal Hill Cultural Walking Tours will be offered in acceptable weather conditions. In the event of a cancellation the guests will be notified up to 24hours prior and the event will be rescheduled. The Federal Hill Cultural Walking Tours Gift Certificates do not expire. They may be used for another date, but will not be refunded.•

Logistic details
The Federal Hill Cultural Walking Tours are suitable for a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 20, in order to ensure the proper communications and smooth logistics. We strongly suggest comfortable shoes and acceptable clothing. Water and/or soft beverage allowed. The Federal Hill Cultural Walking Tours begin at 9 AM till 11.30 approx. Please arrive 10 minutes earlier for the necessary presentation and tour overview. You may stop for personal reasons and rejoin the group at convenience.
Participants in wheelchair are welcome, accompanied by a paying companion.
The Federal Hill Cultural Walking Tours is NOT affiliated with any other similar programs.

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