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Little Italy News

Amici House will soon open in Little Italy

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Tom Cesarini | Little Italy Heritage

Among the many contributions Italians have made in the areas of art, science, fashion, food, and a host of other categories, is also the vital emphasis placed on the sharing of bounty with the broader community.

In San Diego’s Italian community, we are witness to this through the many Italian community groups and the collective opportunities they provide. Yet the local Italians have lacked a significant home in which to break bread — a space to serve as common ground — and a place through which to celebrate all things Italian, promote the richness of the culture, and preserve the Italian historical narrative of San Diego.

The magic of the holidays is here

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Christopher Gomez | Little Italy News

Come one, come all to celebrate the holiday season at the Little Italy Association’s 19th annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village. There is something for everyone at this magical yuletide extravaganza.

For nearly two decades, the Little Italy Association has brought the magic of Christmas to the heart of San Diego — each year adding more magic to the event for all to enjoy. The annual event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 4–8 p.m.

Get ready for fast cars and trick-or-treating

Posted: October 6th, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Chris Gomez  | Little Italy News

Little Italy is plentiful of annual traditions. The urban neighborhood is constantly evolving — always creating new ways for the community and its visitors to make lasting memories.

The 48 square blocks that make up Little Italy are known for a busy October calendar and this year, guests and community members can expect the return of Little Italy’s Bulls of Sant’Agata Charge Little Italy, as well as a neighborhood favorite, “Trick-or-Treat on India Street.”

Saddle up for Ferragosto 

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Chris Gomez  | Little Italy News  Don your denim and diamonds garb and saddle up for Little Italy San Diego’s biggest party,  Ferragosto! The  biennial event takes two whole years to plan and is Little Italy’s own take on the traditional Italian holiday “Feriae Augusti.”

The perfect summer days

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Chris Gomez | Little Italy News The midst of summer is upon us and it’s time to soak it all in. Come fall, you’ll want to carry some sweet summer memories with you. What better way to celebrate the warmest season than to spend the perfect day in Little Italy? Take advantage of all of […]

Get your passport ready

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Chris Gomez | Little Italy News Grab your passport — but skip the flight — and get down to Little Italy for the foodie event of the summer! It will feel like you’ve been transported to Italy as you stroll the streets of the beautiful waterfront neighborhood, listening to live music on street corners and enjoying tastings from dozens of restaurants […]

SDSU football team travels to their ‘Italy’ in San Diego

Posted: April 7th, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Little Italy News | No Comments

By Christopher Gomez | Little Italy News San Diego’s Little Italy is known for its scenic streets, European-style piazzas, Italian charm and — welcoming football players? We’re not taking about soccer, but American football players! Last month, the San Diego State University (SDSU) Aztec Football team headed to the Little Italy neighborhood to learn about and […]

Home of the ‘American Dream’

By Chris Gomez | Little Italy News San Diego’s Little Italy is the largest Little Italy community in the nation and has been reviving over the last 20 years under the leadership of the nonprofit organization, the Little Italy Association. The Little Italy neighborhood has turned multiple Italian’s vision of an “American Dream” into a beautiful […]