When visiting St. Louis on a cultural or culinary excursion you almost have to make a stop at The Hill, the highly popular neighborhood near Forest Park also known as STL’s Little Italy.
This neighborhood is both a local and tourist hotspot, a great place for anybody looking to immerse themselves in Italian sights and smells. Another major draw to the area is athletes, that’s right, this area is well-known for producing two of the region's most famous athletic stars, Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola. These two factors combined make this spot the best for producing ‘world-class athletes and Italian Cuisine' like no other neighborhood can.
Your group will find a traditional collection of authentic Italian bakeries, stores, eateries, and trattorias here, the entire neighborhood a very colorful and energetic area to be in at all times. Take a Discover St. Louis tour of the neighborhood and then eat at any of the numerous taverns, bistros, and pubs throughout. A really fundamental and telling sign of the 621-acre neighborhood is the epicenter, an intersection that divides corners including a historic Catholic church on one side, a popular Italian bakery on another, an import shop on an adjacent one, and even a tavern and bocce court on the other. You seriously won’t want to miss this!