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and beautiful setting. Head to the Frederick Douglass- Isaac Myers Maritime Park to learn about African American contributions to Baltimore’s maritime industries. The museum is located in one of the city’s oldest waterfront buildings. Little Italy—true to its name—housed much of Baltimore’s Italian immigrant community at the turn of the last century, and to this day celebrates its heritage with a tight-knit Italian community. The neighborhood’s open-air bocce courts are a popular destination during warmer months, but in the winter, nearby restaurant La Scala boasts Baltimore’s only indoor bocce court. In September, see the Madonnari Arts Festival, when South High and Stiles Streets come alive with color as street artists create chalk paintings on the sidewalks. Graffiti Alley And, of course, a visit to Little Italy isn’t complete without a good meal. Some of the best bets: Ciao Bella and Sabatino’s for classic fare, or Germano’s Piattini and La Tavola for a filling plate at an affordable price. The Bromo Arts & Entertainment District gets its name from the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, a landmark part of Baltimore’s skyline for the last century that was built by the namesake drug brand and is open to the public for tours of the clock tower and artists’ studios. The district is chockablock with music venues and theaters. The Hippodrome, a theater built in 1914 that was once Baltimore’s top vaudeville house, stages musicals Aladdin and Cats among this season’s performances. Just north of Penn Station, Station North is Baltimore’s first designated arts district. It’s also a great place to see some of the city’s colorful murals, thanks to innovative street 38 art initiatives. See Baltimore artist Gaia’s tiger mural on Maryland Avenue, and check out Graffiti Alley behind Motor House. It’s the only legal place for open graffiti in Baltimore and a popular photo backdrop. And in a tucked-away spot along the Jones Falls stands a tiny but outstanding museum—the volunteer-run Baltimore Streetcar Museum, where those interested in the public Little Italy B A LT I M O R E . O R G