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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. Make North End a part of your Boston vacation plans using our Boston day trip planning website.
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  • It's more charming than Little Italy in NYC where it's been overtaken by Chinatown there. (I'm from Hong Kong so it is not racist statement.) And not sure if any Italians still live there. But I...  more »
  • This neighborhood it’s so good! I am from Italy and walking there reminded me home! Full of good restaurants and good gelato, if you are in Boston and you are hungry.. well, just walk there!👌🏼  more »

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