Flavors of Italy – the North End

This is a leisurely walking tour.

street-sign-little-italy-north-end-bostonWalking foodie and flavor tours of the Italian North End of Boston – here you can stroll the old streets where Paul Revere, son of French immigrants, lived and where Rose Kennedy grew up in a 5-floor walk-up tenement.  Today it is Boston’s Little Italy, and our guide can walk you through this friendly neighborhood to tour ethnic food markets, try a real Cannoli or espresso, and learn about how genuine Italian cooking is as much about love as it is about food.

North-End-BostonYou’ll go where the local Italo-American residents shop and eat, and avoid the touristy shops.  If you’re here for the summer, there are 14 colorful and fun Italian Street “Feasts” or Festivals, where you’ll see statues of Italian Saints being carried by teams of burly men as crowds take in the festivities and enjoy Italian street food vendors, hear the Roma Brass Marching Band, maybe see the “Flying Angels” deliver floral bouquets to the feet of the Saints, residents rush out and pin cash onto the Saints’ clothing to support their religious shrines – there is always a very festive atmosphere in the North End (unless Italy loses the World Cup of Soccer).

Little Italy has about 100 restaurants, and you’ll learn which ones the locals prefer and maybe taste a slice of the best pizza in town.

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Thanks to Lizz Dyer over at Leading the Good Life for the image!