Most of us know North Beach is SF's "Little Italy", but how did the area get it's name? Up until the late 19th century, this was the North East shoreline of the City. Although the Italian immigrants who once flocked to this part of town are now largely gone, the neighborhood still retains much of its flavor.
Our stops here may include a classic third generation family-owned Italian bakery opened in 1911, the oldest deli west of the Rockies opened in 1896, a tiny mom & pop hole-in-the-wall serving market based Neapolitan cuisine, a slice of pizza from a World Champion, then maybe a dessert course...gelato, or the City's best cannoli...or both!
We'll also have a chance to visit the shrine to our City's namesake as well as the church where native son Joe Di Maggio and his bride Marilyn Monroe famously took their wedding photos. We may also have a chance to take in some of the City's most stunning views, available only to those in the know. Cap off your tour with a classic espresso or perhaps a nightcap at one of the many historic saloons. It is all up to you!