Join On Location Tours as we discover Boston’s Little Italy, North End. Known for being Boston’s earliest neighborhood, the North End was settled in the 17th century. The North End is also known as the Italian district and is filled to the brim with classic Italian eateries, cafes, and restaurants. Another highlight to this Boston neighborhood is the Freedom Trail weaving its way through the streets which includes the house of Paul Revere, Old North Church, and Copp’s Burying Ground.
When touring this area of Boston don’t pass up the chance to see the famous Paul Revere Mall and admire the landmark statue that was built in 1885. Hanover Street in the North End neighborhood is a great place to visit any time of year but for a special treat stop by during the month of July and August for the outdoor festivals that honors Patron Saints. These festivals promise a unique experience and are accompanied by magnificent feasts which offer guests a taste of the culturally rich neighborhood all summer long. North end also contains the beautiful St. Stephens Church and the Italian Renaissance Church, whose original bell was created by Paul Revere.
For an amazing dining experience check out one or more of the following restaurants: Antico Forno for an authentic experience of Neapolitan dining, Caffe Graffiti is an old world café with a popular menu to order from, Carmen Restaurant offers delicious Italian, Lucca is known for its view and fine wine and food, while Dinos offers the best sandwiches in Boston. Also check out Mamma Maria for a world class dining experience and Mare for those health conscious companions that are seeking food that not only tastes good but is good for you.
It is no surprise that the North End is featured on the Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour. This historically rich Boston area has been the filming location for movies like National Treasure in which Nicholas Cage stars as a historian and treasure hunter who must work with his father Jon Voight, love interest Diane Kruger, and sidekick Justin Bartha to find a lost treasure before the villain, Sean Bean, gets there first. The Old North Church played a key role in helping Nicholas Cage distract Sean Bean from the treasures real location. The crime movie, The Town, which features big name actors like Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, and Blake Lively, also shot a car chase scene here in The North End. Peter Faulk also played an important part in making the North End a famous filming location in his movie The Brinks Job. Based on real life events that took place in the 1950’s, The Brink Job is about a bank robbery pulled off by Boston locals. Peter Faulk, best known for his role as Columbo, is committing the crimes and not solving them in this classic Boston film.
* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.