South Philly: People, Places & Flavors of the Italian Market
- Duration: 2 hours
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So I was a VIP on this tour. Annett led the tour and her colleague came along to experience it and he also gave me tidbits of history (he runs the history tour). This tours taught me so much about the South Italian market, the history of the area and the wider history of Philly, the history of the art and the politics of the area. It was so much that I would not have been able to discover by myself in the time. My eyes were also opened up to some of the more unusual things that are eaten in Philly, yes I'm talking about chocolate / peanut butter bacon. It tasted so right but I knew it was so wrong!! We also tried sooooo many other treats and snacks which would have cost me a fortune had I ventured solo or would not have been privy to (the caviar was a welcome and luxurious treat). Annett was also such a saint as it rained and she shared her umbrella with me ;) Definitely a tour I'd recommend to do in Philly
Chuck made the tour!! He was very personable. Spent time not just explaining all about the market, but also the history of Philly, current changes affecting the market and political influences affecting the future of the market. He took time to take us to various vendors and was spot on about their love of their products and the quality of their products. Would highly recommend Chuck to anyone. It was good to see someone who was so proud of his city. I am planning to bring my adult sons to Philly to experience this tour with Chuck.
Tour was excellent. Annette was very informative and went the extra mile to give us so much information. Would highly recommend her
Nina our tour guide was very informative and made the trip really interesting and i loved the free tastings too
We had a great time. The history, the culture and the food samples were awesome.