A Bronx Tale Walking Tour (Bronx Little Italy)

See the neighborhood of the Bronx where they still speak Italian.  It’s also setting of the hit 1993 movie A Bronx Tale by Chazz Palminteri directed by Robert DeNiro!

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About your host

I’m Sean, a fluent Italian speaker and Italian-American filmmaker and actor who lives in Bronx, NY.

Being of Sicilian descent, I am very interested in the history of Italian-Americans living in the areas around Arthur Ave. and Belmont Ave. in Bronx Little Italy, the setting for Chazz Palminteri’s film, “A Bronx Tale.” I can take you to the iconic spots found in the movie, and I also know the best places to find cannoli, cappucinos, and pizza! The experience is in English but I’m happy to answer questions in your language if you speak Italian or Spanish.

What we’ll do

You’ll meet your Italian-American guide, Sean on the famous Webster Ave. where Chazz Palminteri’s lovely girlfriend lived in the movie “A Bronx Tale.”

You’ll learn about the history of the name “The Bronx” and why Italian immigrants moved here in droves.

You’ll pass by the Fordham Ave. shops that served as the dividing line for the diverse racial groups of the neighborhood in the 1960s.

As you learn about the history of the area from its beginnings as a tobacco processing hub, you’ll arrive at the stoop where young Chazz Palminteri witnessed the shooting that changed his life. This is the very spot depicted at the beginning of the film.

By now you are in the bustling Arthur Ave. district, teeming with life. We’ll visit The Bronx Beer Hall and Italian market with its free olive oil samples, fresh cigar rolling, and vendors. Bring extra cash so that you can purchase products and food.

You’ll get to know what life was like for immigrants when they first arrived to this area and find out why they moved the street markets indoors permanently almost 100 years ago.

We’ll finish off the tour with food–either cappucini and cannoli or pizza/pasta depending on what time of day your tour is. Sean will answer any questions you might have about various spots in the movie.

What else you should know

Bronx Little Italy is in the BRONX, not Manhattan, it is a good 30 minute train ride north of Mid-town Manhattan so plan accordingly.

What I’ll provide

A printed map and itinerary keepsake.

What to bring

Walking shoes
Cash for vendors

Guest Reviews


Rosalba
December, 2018
We had to move our tour and, on the new date, we arrived 40 minutes late! Even so, Sean was always very kind and he run the extra mile for us. In relation to the tour, Sean is a very knowledgeable person and you can definitely perceive his passion for the Bronx.

Alexander
November, 2018
Great experience learning about Fordham and Arthur Ave with Sean! Sean was easygoing but also knowledgeable, and i learnt a lot about italian american history, food, culture and of course the movie. You don’t see tourists in this neighborhood at all which is nice

Fabrizio
January, 2019
Thanks for the good morning together. We wish all the best for the future., if you come to Rome write me

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