North End Field Trip

Today 45 of Nipmuc’s Italian students were lucky enough to travel to the North End of Boston.  The morning started with a walking food tour of the North End’s Italian district.  Students learned about the history of the Italian culture in Boston and about how those immigrants turned this part of the city into what we know now.  While traveling to the different shops, students learned about different types of foods that have become synonymous with the Italian culture.  Students sampled vegetables, olive oil, prosciutto, bread and desserts and heard the explanation behind each food and why it was used in the Italian culture.

After our tour, we had a great lunch at Artu’s Restaurant.  Students enjoyed a salad, bread, pasta with meatballs or sausage and chicken parmigiana.  We finished the day with more cannoli (because more is definitely more) 🙂

Nipmuc students really enjoyed the day in the city and were eager to practice their Italian with the local shop owners.  It truly was a great experience for students to compliment their learning of the culture.  A quote that we learned on our tour: “Chi mangia bene, vive bene” translates to “He who eats well, lives well.”  We truly saw that during our tour.

Thank you all for a great trip!

Below are some pictures from our excursion.Italian spices Cannoli Delicious Italian food Lunch at Artu My group on the tour Prosciutto, olives and cheese Bakery Bakery at Bricco Vegetables

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