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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. Make North End a part of your Boston vacation plans using our Boston day trip planning website .
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  • I love this neighborhood in Boston. It is just the best. How can you go wrong with fantastic bakeries, great Italian restaurants and historic sights. Easily walkable and the locals are so friendly. It...  more »
  • The north end is incredible. It's my favorite spot in Boston. So much history. So much to see...so much to eat and drink LOL if you are in Boston it's a must!!!  more »
  • Numerous sites packed into an area that is easy to walk and navigate. Additionally, it is peppered with little places to duck in for coffee or a meal. The Old North Church offers so much more than jus...  more »

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