On Dec. 15, 2021, Sergio Davì motored away from his home port of Palermo, Sicily, on an inflatable boat. On May 20, a group of Italian Americans is spearheading a greeting for him when he arrives at 955 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego, his last layover before completing his nearly 10,000 nautical-mile voyage from Italy to Los Angeles with multiple...

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...

Art. Science. Music. Food. Fashion. The components that form Italian culture are multifaceted, foundational, and continue to inspire. The word “Italian” is certainly synonymous with “rich” and “vibrant.” Amici House in Little Italy—through its own revamping of the Italian American experience—has become a touchstone for celebrating the Italian-immig...

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...

We are thrilled to inform you that the new Honorary Consulate in San Diego is now operative and located at Amici House (250 W. Date Street; San Diego 92101; Tel. (619) 800-7974; e-mail: sandiego.onorario@esteri.it). Italian nationals that reside in the area are invited to contact them for assistance in various matters . Please note that presently p...

The Italian honorary consulate of San Diego will be opening its office in Little Italy at Amici House in the early part of January. The office will be helping Italian co-nationals with consultations for dual citizenship, passport renewals, and vital records. Appointments can be made online through the San Diego consulate website (which is in the wo...