Little Italy Heritage

Every picture tells a story

Posted: October 5th, 2018 | Featured, Little Italy Heritage | No Comments

San Diego’s Little Italy has fast become a neighborhood bathed in an urban chic sensibility and one with its own mythos. But before the contemporary convergence of myriad restaurants and retailers, the neighborhood had modest beginnings with its history going back hundreds of years. It is a collective tale of immigration and assimilation — and an overarching theme focused on the individuals and families that helped to shape a neighborhood, a waterfront, and a city. The preservation of San Diego’s Italian historical narrative is a core component of the Convivio mission and vision.

Piazza della Famiglia

Posted: September 7th, 2018 | Featured, Little Italy Heritage | No Comments

The Convivio Now and Again Series comprises oral histories from Italian-community members. In this excerpt from an interview with Louis Palestini, the treasurer of the Little Italy Association, Louis discusses the new neighborhood piazza and his sentiment about heritage preservation in the community.