Boston’s North End is now more easily reachable, than in the past, from Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall. This is the old Italian neighborhood with many restaurants and historical sites. I always love walking up Hanover Street and seeing all of the neighborhood Italian restaurants and great pastry shops.
Not to be missed are the historic sites of Paul Revere’s Home and The Old North Church. According to the church’s website. “the enduring fame of the Old North Church began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, and Vestryman Capt. John Pulling, Jr. climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution.”
Stop in for coffee or a gelato at Caffe Vittoria at 290-296 Hanover St. or a great cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in one of their multiple flavors. It has been a Boston Institution since 1946. There are many classic Italian restaurants to try as well.