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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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  • We went down to the North End without any plan on where to go. We asked a passing door man at a hotel what his favourite Italian restaurant was near by and he made an excellent suggestion. It really i...  more »
  • Stayed in the North End for our first visit to Boston in and Airbnb apartment. Would def stay in this area again! Lots going on all the time, tons of restaurants, bars, markets, park, T, history all w...  more »
  • You can easily spend the day here as we did and still not see it all. Wander around little Italy, Old North Church, Paul Revere Mall, the Quincy Market, Public Markets and shops. Take your choice of t...  more »

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