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Italian Market and Art Tour

Philadelphia, United States

Experience hosted by Kendra

3 hours
Includes food, tickets
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If you love art, history, and eclectic neighborhoods, this is the experience for you! We'll take you through the heart of South Philly, Queen Village, and South Street on this experience, showing off our favorite shops in the world famous 9th Street Italian Market, beautiful murals and mosaics, and stories of immigrant history.

We'll start off in the Italian Market - the country’s oldest and largest everyday open-air market. We'll go to some of our favorite shops, meet some store owners and hear their personal stories of food, history, and community, perhaps sample some food, and we'll tell you the not-so-common stories of this colorful neighborhood. We both like to stay open to visiting any shop that catches *your* eye, there's so many!

Then we'll visit the Philadelphia Magic Gardens! This jaw-dropping mosaic art installation is impossible to describe, but is one of the most beautiful and inspirational labors of artistry in the world. Your tour concludes at the Magic Gardens. From here, your guide can give you recommendations on where to go to eat, drink, and shop along Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street. Now that you're a bona fide local, you may even want to make an appointment for your new Philly Tour Hub tattoo.
If you love art, history, and eclectic neighborhoods, this is the experience for you! We'll take you through the heart of South Philly, Queen Village, and South Street on this experience, showing off our favorite shops in the world famous 9th Street Italian Market, beautiful murals and mosaics, and stories of immigrant history.

We'll start off in the Italian Market - the country’s oldest and largest everyday open-air market. We'll go…

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What's included

  • Food
    Occasionally, small food samples are available in the Italian Market. This...
  • Tickets
    Philadelphia Magic Garden
    Entrance to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens -...
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Meet your host, Kendra

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi, I'm Kendra! I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team of local guides at Philly Tour Hub to provide Airbnb Experiences in Philly. All of our tours focus on the local experience and seeing Philly through the eyes of a local; they always have a local and cultural touch and always have inclusions, since a truly memorable experience, according to us, is more than just talk. Whichever of our tours you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from an awesome local guide and a unique experience that you'll never forget! Join us!
Hi, I'm Kendra! I'm thrilled that Airbnb has chosen to partner with our team of local guides at Philly Tour Hub to provide Airbnb Experiences in Philly. All of our tours focus on the local experience and seeing Philly through the eyes of a local; they always have a local and cultural touch and always have inclusions, since a truly memorable experience, according to us, is more than just talk. Whichever of our tours you choose to take, you can be sure that you'll receive personal attention from a…
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Where you'll be

We've developed relationships with many merchants in the close-knit Italian Market over many years. We both have our own favorites and we each like to show our visitors our own local side of Philly, so we tend to keep the exact shops we'll visit flexible, to give you a more unique experience! We've also partnered with the Philadelphia Magic Gardens to show you this incredible piece of local art up close - it's one of our guests' favorite stops!
Robyn
April 2021
Chuck was amazing! He was a great storyteller, had great relationships with store owners/Magic Gardens folks, and was very thoughtful. The food was good too! We enjoyed our day in this section of Philly.
David
April 2021
We really enjoyed the Italian Market and Art tour! Our guide, Nina, is a knowledgeable local, was able to take us to several interesting art installations, and had lots of background info on the artwork, artists, and neighborhoods. She had great connections with merchants in the market, and had arranged a few tasty samples. This was a great experience!
We really enjoyed the Italian Market and Art tour! Our guide, Nina, is a knowledgeable local, was able to take us to several interesting art installations, and had lots of backgro…
Kelly
March 2021
Today our guide was Chuck and what a wonderful personalized tour! Because covid has shut down the tourism industry, our tour was small & intimate. Chuck took us through the Italian market and also the magic gardens. A really wonderful way to see the authentic side of Philadelphia. If you're looking for something off the main tourist trail, this is a perfect option! And Philly needs it's tourists back to support all the lovely local businesses...
Today our guide was Chuck and what a wonderful personalized tour! Because covid has shut down the tourism industry, our tour was small & intimate. Chuck took us through the Itali…
Jamie
February 2021
We really enjoyed this walking tour! It was really engaging. We learned so much about Philly history, artists in the area and the food in South Philly! Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable and personalized the experience based on the group. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting or native to Philly. We’ve been to Philly so many times, but didn’t know what we learned on this tour.
We really enjoyed this walking tour! It was really engaging. We learned so much about Philly history, artists in the area and the food in South Philly! Our tour guide was super f…
Leticia
January 2021
Nina was my tour guide and she did a great job on the tour. She was so personable and shared great insights about her own experience about living in Philly for most of her life. I found her insightful and persuasive as I’m considering a move to Philly - I enjoyed the art, culture and history!
Nina was my tour guide and she did a great job on the tour. She was so personable and shared great insights about her own experience about living in Philly for most of her life. I…
Chris
December 2019
Nina was my guide on the excursion. She was so fabulous! And she knew interesting details that even people who were native did not know.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests of all ages can attend.