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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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  • Make reservations and visit the North End hungry! Blocks and blocks of Italian restaurants, bakeries and specialty stores. Eat, visit the Old North Church, eat again, pick up cannoli for later... Make...  more »
  • Wonderful old town environment, steeped in history. Italian restaurants, bakeries, delicious. The best pastries ever, be prepared for a hungry crowd!  more »
  • The North End is iconic - adorable neighborhood, cool history, great waterfront activities and mindblowing Italian food. Wander along the old narrow streets and stop in somewhere that looks fun. Hop a...  more »

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