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ittle Italy festa drew large crowds under bright sunny skies. Photo credit: Paul Nestor

Following Local Events around Town – Little Italy Festa

It started early in the morning. Then apparently, wouldn’t stop or even let up. The official start time was 10:00 AM but no matter. The onslaught...
Tony DiBona & Giovanna DiBona

Italian Music in the Community: Roman Holiday Ensemble

A pianist, composer, and arranger playing jazz clubs around Mission Valley in the mid 1980s, when the couple first met, it was love at first sight...
Artist Christopher Paluso (L) with emcee Channel 8 News anchor Carlo Cecchetto (R)

Tribute to Italian-Americans in Baseball: New Exhibit Opens at Convivio Center

Joe DiMaggio. Yogi Berra. Phil Rizzuto. Names instantly recognized for being extraordinary baseball players, but not only, also Italian-American...
Sadie Tambourine

Tribute to Prominent Women in the Community: Sadie Tambourine

Concetta Scolo was only a young teenager when she saved her brother from perishing in the violent torrential flood of Modica in 1902. This...
Bernadette Tarantino accepting Proclamation award from the city of San Diego for the Sicilian Festival

A Prominent Women in the Community: Bernadette Tarantino

Bernadette Tarantino likes hot Italian. Her sister Tina prefers sweet Italian. Not just monikers, but actually their favorite sausage. Pete F...
The flyer of the upcoming exhibition "It's all Italian"

Meyer Fine Art - Real Passion Real Art

The 6th annual vintage Italian poster and old master prints exhibit entitled “It’s All Italian!” kicks off with an opening reception on Friday,...
Richard Tomasello

Richard Tomasello – Flying High with Italian Culture

The Tomasellos are a tireless lot. A characteristic probably attributed to their bloodline and heritage originating in Santo Stefano di Camastra,...
Jim Cardinale Hill

James Cardinale Hill Discovering a Ubiquitous Treasure

Not many people can lay claim to the distinction of being honored by their city with a day being named after them. You can if you are an...
Francesco and Lorenzo Bucci

Pappalecco: Doling Out Love and Smiles Several Scoops at a Time

Love, friendship, and togetherness stand as core values that guide Pappalecco to its popularity and success. Also helpful is the ability to make and...
Crowd attending performance at Convivio - Photo credit: Martin Brouwer

Following Local Events around Town

Pappalecco Hosts Wine Tasting Event (Wednesday, July 17) About fifty enthusiastic people converged at Pappalecco in Hillcrest Wednesday evening to...
Students from City College - Ital 210

Rossella Chiolini: Illuminating Languages along the Way

She possesses a certain light. Like an archangel illuminating your pathway. You can’t see what lies ahead, but no worry. You are illuminated...
Ferragosto 2010 Rome entrance

Ferragosto takes you to the Roaring Twenties!

Even in a city of neighborhoods, San Diego’s Little Italy stands out. The influence of Italian culture and the strong bonds of community can still be...
Seracini with students from UCSD examining images of an endoscope looking behind the wall of the mural "Battle of Marciano" at Palazzo Vecchio

Maurizio Seracini – The Quest for the Lost Leonardo

Cerca trova. Translated means “seek, find.” Words almost hidden in the fresco “Battle of Marciano” painted by Italian artist Giorgio Vasari in 1563...
Bartending at Waterfront Bar & Grill during “Taste of Little Italy”

Taste of Little Italy

The Little Italy Association sponsored the annual Taste of Little Italy", now in its sixth year, on Wednesday June 19, and was so popular it sold out...
Jerry Balistrieri

San Diego Local profile – Jerry Balistrieri

It has been said, there is a light at the end of the tunnel; and apparently, when it is our time to die, there will be a distinct, bright, white...