Historic Building/Landmark - Shopping District
379 Atwells Avenue , Providence, RI 02909
Historic Federal Hill is the “Heartbeat of Providence” and begins at Atwells Avenue, the great street that flows under the arch.
Listen to the lofty church bells while walking the cobblestone walkways and shop at boutiques, visit the art galleries and dine in some of the finest restaurants in the country.
Bakeries and coffee shops are full of delicious breads and pastries and a must for that perfect cup of espresso or cappuccino. Enjoy dining and music outdoors in the great square with the grand fountain.
It is the essential stop, the place where people must come. Without a stop on the “Hill” something is left out, something is missing.
Federal Hill, Providence spreads beyond the centerpiece, Atwells Avenue to Broadway, a street with wonderful architecture, restaurants and local merchants to Westminster and Cranston Streets.
The gateway arch over Atwells with the LaPigna (pinecone) sculpture hanging from its center, a traditional Italian symbol of abundance and quality is often mistakenly referred to as “The Pineapple” and has become the symbol of Federal Hill.
A place dedicated to the Italian immigrants who gathered here as community it remains today a place of charm, warmth and hospitality to all who experience the “Hill”.