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Exploring the Best Activities NoLita and Little Italy Have to Offer

Exploring the Best Activities NoLita and Little Italy Have to Offer

NoLita (which stands for North of Little Italy) and Little Italy combined make up a small rectangle in Manhattan, bordered by the East Village, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and SoHo. Little Italy is known for its large population of Italians, authentic Italian restaurants, and Italian stores. These areas are a great spot to visit for both tourists and locals, both recently becoming very trendy neighborhoods for artists and other professionals. Here are some recommendations for things to do while you're checking out this unique part of Manhattan:

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    NYC Pizza Bus Tour
    NYC Pizza Bus Tour

    Scott's Pizza Tours

    What better way is there to spend your time in Little Italy than eating really hot, melty, and heavenly pizza? Clearly, answering this question is impossible. This activity from Scott's Pizza Tours promises to show you out-of-this-world pizza from different destinations in Manhattan, and it certainly does not disappoint. You'll be traveling by school bus as you zoom from location to location, all the while learning unique information about pizza history and culture.

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    Crosstown Pizza Walk
    Crosstown Pizza Walk

    Scott's Pizza Tours

    If you think you've ever had great pizza before, you will be shocked by how wrong you were after going on this walk. Sampling different authentic Italian pizzas from an array of pizzerias in Little Italy and Greenwich Village will rock your world. As you eat your delicious, fresh out of the oven treats, you will learn about the birth of New York pizza. As an added bonus, you're given your own Pizza Journal and Pizza Tour Survival Kit that are yours to keep.

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    Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest
    Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

    Ahoy NY Tours and Tasting

    This three hour walking tour is a perfect way to spend time during a New York City weekend. You'll get the pleasure of exploring both Chinatown and Little Italy, visiting seven different tasting locations along the way. As you learn about the history and culture of the two neighborhoods, you will enjoy a diverse selection of food ranging from authentic Chinese dumplings to fresh, crunchy cannolis.

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