The North End is Boston’s oldest residential neighborhood. Known today as “Little Italy,” it is the epicenter of Boston’s Italian-American life. Walking down Hanover Street, filled with shops and restaurants, you can hear long time residents speak Italian and watch them catch a game of bocce in the park. Surrounding Hanover Street, the winding residential streets are small and compact. The North End contains many historical landmarks including the famous Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House, and Copps Hill Burying Ground, the second oldest cemetery in Boston. If you are looking for nightlife, the North End is home to Improv Asylum, which offers comedy shows six nights a week at its resident theater on historic Hanover Street.