Coffee has been woven into the Italian culture dating back to the 17th century when the first “coffee bar” was established in Venice. Italian coffee culture is special, a culmination of traditions, customs, and history. Though different regions in Italy, coffee bars have their own slight variations on coffee making and bar culture, the fundamentals...

Convivio Society and its San Diego Italian Heritage Commission were proud to host thirty-eight students and five chaperones from La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi (La Scuola), a bilingual Italian school based in New York City. La Scuola D'Italia is one of only two schools in the United States that provides K-12 bilingual education firmly rooted...

As we welcome the new year, it’s time to invoke Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings and look forward to 2022 with renewed hope and optimism. All of us at Convivio are already hard at work in planning our events calendar to bring you more quality arts and culture programs and to continue to foster a welcoming and inspiring space at Amici...

After a most busy October celebrating Italian American Heritage Month, we are taking some time to enjoy the fall season in Little Italy, relish our special place in the neighborhood, and express our grati-tude to our community for what we have accomplished together. Our respite will be brief, of course, as we begin to plan for the holiday festiviti...

With things finally opening up in our communities, we are happy to see people out and about (taking prop-er precautions, of course). At Amici House, we are excited to reopen and bring back our diverse programs. This month provides a variety of events and initiatives for you to engage with your community and give back to our causes that benefit the...

Coming late this summer, the Little Italy Social Club, a membership program that will provide guests with a wide range of activities and events, will launch in the intimate setting of Amici House in the Little Italy dog park. Proceeds from our program help to support arts, culture, and heritage in our commu-nity. Following are some highlights of ou...

The Little Italy Association, Convivio and the Italian Cultural Center are proud to partner with the San Diego Padres for the 2021 Italian Heritage Nights on Friday, August 6th , Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th games vs the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tickets can be purchased from the Little Italy website and ticket holders will receive a lim...

Jim Bregante, longtime resident of San Diego and docent for the Maritime Museum and Convivio, passed this month. We remember Jim for his kindness and candor, his calming cadence, and his ability to connect with folks through the power of narrative. “I’m a product of people,” Jim would always say, referring directly to the many influential individua...

This week, Convivio was thrilled to host a luncheon to welcome the consul general of Italy, Los Angeles, to America's Finest City (and to introduce her to our stellar Italian community, of course). In addition, it is my immense privilege to announce my appointment as the honorary vice consul of San Diego, an honor the consul general officially conf...

San Diego's Little Italy is home to a vibrant Italian-American community. It's an historic neighborhood where San Diegans can experience the passion and artistry that inspires the Italian-American experience. Now, San Diego residents and visitors can immerse themselves in the history of where the San Diego Italian-American experience began. Convivi...