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Little Italy, San Diego

Okay, so I have to give you a break from my posts on London, but just a tiny break mind you!  Today, me and my kids went to Little Italy in San Diego.  It was time to be a tourist in our own city!  I love seeing San Diego, and I love Italy, so naturally Little Italy is also a place I love.

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

As you can see, there’s going to be a big “Festa” or festival in Little Italy tomorrow.  It’s going to be fun.  I have been to one of these before, and would love to go tomorrow.  However, with work, kids and just a two day weekend, I can’t make it tomorrow.  However, I did get quite a flavor of Little Italy today.  We were celebrating today and what better place to celebrate than Filippi’s Pizza Grotto on India Street?  Here’s some spumoni ice-cream, tiramisu and a cappuccino – yummy!

Filippi's Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

Filippi's Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

We also had pizza, spaghetti, and lasagna, but I don’t have any good pictures to share of that – let’s say we devoured it before I thought about taking some pictures!

There was another room we could have sat in that is a little darker, and doesn’t have the windows and light that our room had, however, it has a very nice ambiance.

Filippi's Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

As I said, our room had windows and more light

Filippi's Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

Filippi's Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto, Little Italy

We really enjoyed our little trip to Filippi’s.  I have been here once before a long time ago, and it was certainly time for another visit.  We really liked the pizza a lot, and the spaghetti.  Let’s say it reminded us of another place in Encinitas – Giovanni’s.  The lasagna was okay, but could have been a bit better.  The spumoni was good, but I have had better tiramisu.

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

We went on a little walk after all that food, and saw some artists preparing their street art for tomorrow – they did this with chalk, and it is so beautiful!

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Want a bit of vino, and some formaggio?  Here’s a chalk art creation in 3D and you can pose in front of it, as Chandi did.

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Of course, I have to get a picture of a British pub!

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

Cafe Zucchero is one of my favorite’s and I have been here on numerous occasions.  My favorite is their cannoli, gelato and cassata – an out-of-this world Sicilian cake.  I really wanted to go there tonight after Filippi’s, but then we decided to just have dessert there.

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

And now, for a spectacular sunset.  Ciao, Little Italy until next time!

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

A little bit of Italy, or a lot of Italy

When I need a little bit of Italy – I go to Little Italy in San Diego.

Little Italy, San Diego

Little Italy, San Diego

and when I need a bit more of Italy, then it’s off to Las Vegas, where I can get a little more of Italy at the Venetian

The Venetian, Las Vegas

The Venetian, Las Vegas

and when I need a lot of Italy, I have to go to the real place – the one and only Italy!

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Trevi Fountain, Rome

Trevi Fountain, Rome

Super San Francisco

This was my second visit to San Francisco.  I’m not going to write much here, but will just show you some of my pictures taken in July of 2012.  Whether you visit for Fishermans Wharf, China Town, Little Italy, the Golden Gate Bridge, or whether you love chocolate and want to visit the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, there will be something for everyone to see here in San Francisco.

near Powell Street Metro Station, San Francisco, CA

near Powell Street Metro Station, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

People put their underwear on display to dry in their windows (of all places).

San Francisco, CA

People’s other clothes go on public display out on the balcony.  Here in San Diego, we are not even allowed to put things on the balcony when we are not even overlooking a public street – San Francisco seems to be a lot more laid back with its policies.

China Town, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA

Little Italy, San Francisco, CA

Little Italy, San Francisco, CA

Little Italy, San Francisco, CA

China Town, San Francisco, CA

China Town, San Francisco, CA

China Town, San Francisco, CA

I did not get very good pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, unfortunately.  The lighting just did not work out for me, and plus it was overcast to some degree.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

near the Golden Gate Bridge, I just had to take this picture:

San Francisco, CA

Fort Mason, near Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, San Francisco, CA

Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, San Francisco, CA

Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, San Francisco, CA

Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, San Francisco, CA

It was so busy here at Ghirardelli – absolutely amazing, and need I say – tasty!

Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, San Francisco, CA

Ghirardelli Plaza, San Francisco, CA

Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

I hope you liked the pictures of San Francisco.  It is a beautiful city, and ever so colorful.