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Federal Hill Heritage & Food Tours

  • 286 Atwells Avenue
  • Second Floor for the Heritage Center
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • (401) 273-2652

Join award winning FH Tours conducted by Master Chef and Historian, Walter Potenza, in the discovery of great foods and history of Federal Hill "Little Italy" in Providence Rhode Island. 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 in the repertoire of Italian cookery. You will also learn food terminology, product information, how to shop, how to store food 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. The Federal Hill Heritage Center is the first photographic exhibit of the early Italian immigration movement in Rhode Island; preserving the integrity and honoring the richness of Italian American historical heritage in our state.

Tours are also offered and customized to corporate gatherings, educational events and conference participants, as well as private groups of 4 or more.
Chef Walter is the official historian of Federal Hill and the curator of photographs, documents and memorabilia of the Italian Immigrants in Rhode Island.