Federal Hill, Providence’s “Little Italy,” is both a part of the city and a distinct quarter. Enter the neighborhood under an arch topped with a pinecone (a traditional symbol of abundance.) Stroll to DePasquale Square, where surrounding eateries’ outdoor seating areas crowd happily around a fountain.
Walk through the neighborhood and find coffee shops and bakeries, stores selling wine and poultry, and many more restaurants (mostly, though certainly not all, Italian.) There are also a few galleries and shops, the historic Columbus Theatre, and residential streets.