Strolling down the North End’s narrow, winding streets, your senses are stimulated by the sights, sounds and aromas of European village life. Hear Italian spoken in front of open-air cafes along Hanover Street and smell the intoxicating aroma of fresh basil, garlic and tomato sauce being prepared in the four-score Italian restaurants running the gamut of price and artistic complexity.
Take a guided tour of neighborhood Italian markets with Michele Topor on her award-winning Boston Food Tours or learn more about the history of the neighborhood and its many untold secrets in the popular Old Boston Tours. Be sure to check out our expansive neighborhood website portal – NorthEndBoston.com – for up-to-date information on dining, cafes, shopping, historical tours, events, and community news and information and much more …
La Cappella is steps from the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites, including Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, and Old North Church. Boston’s Financial District, the city’s central downtown department stores, and the many fine shops and eateries at Quincy Market are within a 10-minute walk.
The North End is surrounded on three sides by Boston Harbor, which provides for gentle breezes in the warmer months and pleasure boating activity year-round. La Cappella is only one block from the HarborWalk, which includes playgrounds, an indoor skating rink, Bocce courts and the world-renowned New England Aquarium. The Aquarium offers, among other things, whale watches, sea lion shows, and an IMAX theater – all within a few minute’s stroll from La Cappella. Located about a 20-minute walk to Boston’s TD Garden, home to the Boston Bruins, Celtics and diverse concerts and performances.
The remainder of the city, including the Theater District, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall, Museum of Fine Arts, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and nearby Cambridge are all easily accessible by public transportation or taxi service.
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