Explore Boston’s Little Italy: The North End

Spending many of my days at the Concierge Desk in the lobby of the Westin Copley, I have come to be able to guess what it is that tourists are looking for in the city of Boston— especially in the heat of the summer! Sure, you’ll have those folks who beg for information on museums, The New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall, and Fenway Park….But one place is the most popular by far, “Where can I find Little Italy?” Our friends from New York are usually the ones to ask this as they have their “own Little Italy.”

However, a true Bostonian would never use such a term to describe our northern, Italian, section of town filled with culture, food and history! Of course, we’d say The North End.  Maybe it’s the food, maybe it’s the great view of the ocean or maybe it’s the Sopranos TV show that has hooked so many on the inner workings of the true Italian lifestyle. Whatever it may be it remains a fantastic spot to spend a day, afternoon, or a romantic evening.  Featuring countless boutiques, ethnic restaurants, pastries, trattorias, and a view that can’t be beat as you sit on the harbor and sip your cappuccino or nibble on gelato. While staying at the Westin Copley, we’re 4 short stops away on the “T’s” Orange Line out of Back Bay Station.

So, what’s the motivation to hurry over to The North End in the Summer? Of course the beautiful weather, the ocean, and the outdoor seating… but if that’s not enough to tempt you try go for one or many of the Summer Weekend Italian Feasts and Processions. Food and beverage vendors line the street with beautiful decoration as various Catholic Saints are celebrated each weekend in the summer. It’s truly an amazing piece of culture to be a part of. Not Catholic? No worries, you can eat and dance your way through as you would any other party!

Take it from us, travel to The North End Boston! An easy journey from The Westin Copley, ask one of us what our favorite place to dine is! You may never want to go anywhere else for true Italian experience!



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