CONTACT INFORMATION

AMICI HOUSE & CAFFÈ CARITÀZZA

THU
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
FRI
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
SAT
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
SUN
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

PROGRAM & EVENT CALENDAR

Raphael Umphres

Ambassador
Book:
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Movie:
Gavin O'Connor's 'Warrior'
Music:
Ballads by John Coltrane
Activities:
Quote:
"Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day." —Albert Camus

Why I Volunteer With Convivio

When my Napolitano grandfather passed away, all of his neighbors said they missed one thing about him more than the rest: the sound of him singing, telling stories, speaking over the phone in Italian with his brothers and sisters. They missed how he would help the neighbors garden, the music he would play; In essence they missed the contribution he made to the culture of his neighborhood and the impact he had to everyone around him. I think there’s something beautiful in the Italian American story that I see mirrored in my Nonno’s life, something that needs to be protected, cherished, and brought forward into the future. The United States wouldn’t be itself without the flavor that we bring to the American Experience: All I’m saying is that the sun shines differently in Little Italy. I think we’d all agree.  I am thrilled to play a small part in preserving and advancing San Diego’s place in our mutual experience.