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. To that end, with the Italian Community Digital Archives, Convivio strives to collect, catalog, and convey the stories of Italian Americans through photographs, oral histories, exhibits, and other projects. Visit italianarchives.org to view our digital archives and contribute your historical photographs to the cause by contacting us.
Don’t Know Much About History
Making Her Mark: Spotlight on Marianna Brunetto
The Convivio Now and Again Series comprises oral histories from Italian-community members. In this excerpt from an interview with Marianna Brunetto, she discusses some cherished
Reimagining and Redefining Place
Today’s Little Italy has become a culinary and cultural locus for San Diego residents and visitors. With the Little Italy Association at the helm of
Remembering Jim Bregante
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