Originally a significant Italian and Portuguese fishing area because of its proximity to the ocean, Little Italy has become one of the more active neighborhoods in Downtown San Diego. From Italian restaurants and grocery stores to art galleries and local shops, this a wonderful area to explore.
Piazza della Famiglia, the central gathering point in Little Italy, is a must! It is dedicated to the past Italian families that traveled and settled down in San Diego. This square is always available to walk around or simply take a seat while reading a book. There is a Food Hall that will transport you to Italy in a matter of seconds. The smell of a fresh pizza and the eye-catching look of gelatos full of colors in the display case will invite you to try authentic flavors.
With 200 tents, The Farmer’s Market is the best place to visit every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make sure to stop by and try samples of food ranging from fish, bread, sauces, fruits, and others more. If you like those enough, the vendors will walk you to their store and will show you their other products. It is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday not only because you can buy fresh items while enjoying live music but also because you are supporting local farmers and local entrepreneurs through every purchase.
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