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 into 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!