Ciao a Tutti, there is no keeping Italians down and the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is proving it! While we are at home they are offering ways to enjoy the best of Italian film and culture online. Mark your calendars for weekly appointments with SDIFF: 1) Every Wednesday the SDIFF will release a short film from the roster of its recent...

Dear Little Italy Residents, Businesses and Visitors, the safety and well-being of our historic neighborhood and the citizens of San Diego is our top priority. As the situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we have been closely monitoring all information locally, nationally and globally to ensure we best serve our residents, businesses an...

San Diego is revered for its beautiful weather all year round, but springtime is particularly beautiful. It’s the best weather to enjoy San Diego’s Little Italy with all its outdoor public spaces and flower-lined streets. From blooming jacarandas to the curated flower displays on the street corners, Little Italy is the perfect complement to San Die...

The Human Relations Commission of Chula Vista voted unanimously Thursday evening to recommend the removal of the decades-old Christopher Columbus statue in Discovery Park. The statue has become a flash point over the last few months with vandals dousing the statue with red paint twice, costing the city thousands of dollars in cleanup work. In Chula...

The 25-year-old baritone Gianluca Ginoble knows full well that opera and classical music are mostly known courtesy artists from older generations, whether the late Luciano Pavarotti or longtime star Andrea Bocelli. But Il Volo, which features Ginoble along with 20-somethings Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto, are working to change that. “Our goal...

Friday, March 6, 2020. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST. Italian Cultural Center of San Diego - 1629 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101. A lecture about the work of San Diego Italian American writer Lawrence Madalena. Italian almond confetti and a taste of Prosecco will be shared.  In this presentation Clarissa Clò will discuss the novel THE INVISIBLE GLASS...

Rosario Monetti is an Italian Tenor who is committed to bringing the cultures of Italy and America together. His is a story of perseverance and a determination to succeed in the competitive world of opera and classical music. Ten years after he left his homeland of Italy, Rosario has been embraced fully in the United States as a true patriot and a...

Sunday, February 16, 2020. 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST. House of Italy, 2191 Pan American Rd W, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. Discover how Italy morphed from the face of Il Duce to the face of La Dolce Vita and conquered the world through passion and excellence in the realms of film, fashion & design, gastronomy & viticulture. The lecture will be led...

Saturday, February 22, 2020. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST. Lower Hall, Our Lady of the Rosary, 1654 State Street, San Diego, CA 92101. San Diego Italian Film Festival and Italian Cultural Center present a lecture on Pietro Germi, his comedies, and Italy in the 1960s. The lecture will be taught by Antonio Iannotta, PhD, Artistic Director of SDIFF and profe...

February is ostensibly (at least according to Hallmark) the month of love. If you want to do something differently romantic for Valentine’s Day, you might want to catch “Italian American Reconciliation” at Scripps Ranch Theatre, which only runs through Feb. 16. When the one-act premiered in 1988, it was subtitled “A Folk Tale,” which gives leeway w...