The North End is one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods. Home to Paul Revere’s house, the Old North Church, and the Copp’s Hilly Burying Ground, the neighborhood was built – and continues to thrive – on history and tradition. But the North End is more than just a glimpse at the City’s revolutionary past; it is a view into the old world traditions.
The North End became home to succeeding waves of immigrants during the 19th century, the last of which came from Italy and has left an indelible and charming mark on the neighborhood. In the shadows of the Paul Revere statue and the Old North Church’s signature spire, is a neighborhood with old world flavor and a commitment to Italian tradition. During the summer, weekend festivals line the streets in honor of a patron saint.
With a number of authentic Italian restaurants, pastry shops, cafes, and small retail stores, the area is aptly referred to as Boston’s own “Little Italy.”