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North End, Boston

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A taste of Italy in the middle of Boston, North End is the city's oldest continuously inhabited residential community, originally settled in the 1630s. Home to a sizable Italian-American population, this relatively small neighborhood boasts nearly a hundred Italian eateries and historical buildings, including Paul Revere's house. Often called "Little Italy," the area covering roughly five city blocks attracts visitors with its narrow streets lined with restaurants, cafes, bars, bakeries, and shops selling imported goods. Though Italian culture continues to dominate this part of the city, other ethnic groups also have left a mark on the neighborhood, among them Russians, Jews, and the Irish. Plan to visit North End and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boston attractions using our Boston trip builder.
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  • It may be a must but one must know that it crowded and the restaurants are packed. However, the historical sites and the old Boston ambiance is worth the effort. We did eat at one of the many restaura...  more »
  • Stroll among restaurants, bakeries and pizzerias in Boston's little italy. There are plenty of aggregating moments around the tv to watch a football game in the series A or a chat with Italians moved to the usa who try to help in any way the tourists. Beautiful and historic church and statue of Paul Reveere
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  • Great place to visit if you're interested in US history (revolutionary war). Very crowded with tourists in the summer--impossible to walk on the narrow sidewalks. Please note that you'll basically eat...  more »