In Paul Revere’s backyard, tour guide extraordinaire, Michele Topor, revolutionizes the way you look at one of Boston’s most historic neighborhoods. Only it has nothing to do with the Redcoats. Red sauce? Now that’s another story.
Boston’s North End is one of the country’s oldest, most authentic Italian neighborhoods. It’s filled with Old World-style bakeries, greengrocers, butchers, and, of course, restaurants like Mamma Maria (see below). Several times a week, Topor leads visitors on a three-and-a-half-hour tour, during which she shares her expertise on why such a small area—less than 1/3 of a square mile—is so vibrant. (more…)