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A Tourist in Boston

Living in Boston and having visited the North End hundreds of times, I never felt the urge to take a North End tour. When my friend Michele Topor invited me I figured why not? The three hour tour took us around Boston’s historic Little Italy, into many shops which I’ve visited many times. However, this tour isn’t just about the history of the North End, it’s a Foodie’s heaven. We visited Bricco Panetteria and Salumeria, Alba’s Produce, Maria’s Pastry Shop, Polcari’s spice and coffee shop, Monica’s Salumeria and Hanover Liquors.

I grew up Italian and know a lot about food, but as I listened to Michele explain in detail the origins, the health benefits, the town’shistory of an olive for example, I realized that there was a lot that I could be schooled on.

I won’t give away Michele’s fun facts, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. It’s a tour worth taking whether you treat out of town guests, relatives or yourself to an afternoon of culinary delights.

For more information check out Michele’s website. Michele Topor Tours


About Lisa Cappuccio

Lisa is an East Boston resident who works in the area of media and public relations. She is President of Italia Unita Inc. of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization that promotes Italian culture and heritage. Lisa worked and volunteered in the areas of public relations, community development, film, politics, and radio. Through Italia Unita, Lisa initiated the grass roots effort to have Comcast Cable add RAI television, which is now available as a premium channel. Lisa is the president of Boston Concepts, a full service marketing and public relations agency.