The North End of Boston is the city’s earliest neighborhood, settled in the 17th century. This is Boston’s Italian district, and it is lined with wonderful restaurants and cafes. The Freedom Trail winds its way through the streets and stops at Paul Revere’s House, Copp’s Burying Ground, and the Old North Church. Be sure to visit the Paul Revere Mall and take in the famous statue that dates back to 1885.
During the months of July and August there are many Outdoor Festivals that honor the Patron Saints. A walk through Hanover Street at any time, but especially during one of these festivals, will give you a real taste of the neighborhood. Also be sure to visit St. Stephen’s Church, built in 1804. The Italian Renaissance Church was designed by Boston’s own Charles Bulfinch. The 1805 bell that originally hung in the tower was even cast by Paul Revere.