New Orleans Italian Style: Elisabetta’s Walking Tour

Discover Piccolo Palermo with New Orleans native, Elisabetta! This is your opportunity to discover the influences Italian immigrants had on the French Quarter and in New Orleans.


Friday mornings beginning at 10:30 am.

Tours must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

Tour Length

The tour will last approximately 2 hours and cover about 2 miles.


$30.00 Adults

$12.00 Children under 12


* Tours can be scheduled privately.

*Check in required 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

Tour description

Behold the masterpieces of famed Italian sculptor Franco Alessandrini. Take in the sights, scents and sounds of the French Market, while discovering how it served as a foothold for many newly arrived immigrants. Visit Central Grocery, where the world famous muffuletta sandwich was created over 100 years ago. Learn how Nick LaRocca of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band released the first commercial jazz single! We’ll then explore the heart of Piccolo Palermo where we will see Saint Mary’s Italian Catholic Church, the Beauregard-Keyes house, and the Original Angelo Brocato’s. The tour will end at the Hotel Monteleone’s Carousel Bar where you’re invited to stay and have a cocktail with Elisabetta!

Meeting Place

Meeting spot: Monument to the Immigrant in Woldenberg Park

Directions from the heart of the French Quarter: Walk to Decatur and St. Louis then walk through the parking lot and across the train tracks to access the park.

Directions from Canal St: Follow Canal St to the Mississippi River, walk past the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas until you reach Woldenberg Park.

Important information:

*Please provide us with a valid cell number so in the event of changes, we can contact you. Should there be a cancellation, you will be contacted at least one hour prior to the trip’s scheduled departure.

* Mobility impaired – please note the streets in the French Quarter are notoriously uneven and present challenges.

*Tours are non-refundable except in the case of cancellations on part of the American Italian Cultural Center.