February 27, 2015

Strolling Through Little Italy, San Diego

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Touted as a "hip and historic urban neighborhood," 
San Diego's Little Italy is a great place to explore.
Since it was in close proximity to our hotel,
we decided to walk there for breakfast one morning.


This mosaic depicts the Italian culture of the area, including 
its origins as a tuna fishing village and the bocce courts in Amici Park.

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We wandered down India Street, the center of activity.
I loved this triptych mural of Venetian gondoliers.

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The ornate wrought iron, cherub and gilded pillars at this entryway caught my eye.

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Green checked tablecloths and cozy outdoor seating drew us to Cafe Zucchero...

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...and this fabulous Belgian waffle was my reward!

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A group of paisans, kibitzing in Italian.

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The mosaic globe fountain at the Piazza Basilone.

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We happened upon the Little Italy Mercato (mercato = market in Italian),
an event that takes over the neighborhood every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A farmer's market with handcrafted wares and lush fruits & veggies!

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