Little Italy: Part Three

The final part of my walk around Little Italy in San Diego introduces you to some of the lovely buildings in this area, including several from the Victorian era.

Founded in 1962, the Firehouse Museum occupies the former home of San Diego Fire Station No. 6, which now resides in Otay Mesa. The museum’s brick-and-mortar building in Little Italy features firefighting equipment and apparatus dating back to the late 1800s.

The Washington Elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Magnet School has been located in the centre of Little Italy since 1914, making it one of the oldest schools in San Diego.

If you find yourself in San Diego then I would recommend spending a day in Little Italy – there are many Piazzas including a new one Piazza della Famiglia which is in the heart of the area, a 10,000-square-foot European-style piazza on W. Date Street, connecting India and Columbia Streets opened in March 2018. I just might have to go back for one last visit.

~wander.essence~ photography

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

31 thoughts on “Little Italy: Part Three”

  1. It looks a lovely place. I wasn’t there long enough to see all this. A wooden house with a wraparound veranda might rather suit me. Close to the sea, of course. 🙂 🙂 We visited our bombeiros (fire station) yesterday to look at the Nativity. Sending Tuesday hugs, Jude. We might just have a grey day for walking today 🙂

    1. Sea just at the end of the road! With a lovely old sailing ship too! Enjoy your walk. Grey again here, but dry do far.Just off to the bungalow hopefully for the last time.

  2. I love all the architectural styles you have captured, Jude. That looks like a nice part of the city to live in indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. I wouldn’t mind living there! In fact we spent time in an apartment on the edge of this area so I did spend a lot of time in it, including shopping at the lovely Italian deli.

    1. San Diego is not a bad city to live in. Quite a small city centre with several distinct areas that are nice to explore and great public transport.

        1. We’re doing a Pacific Island cruise in January. Nothing else organised yet after that. Probably a caravan trip or two. How exciting to know you are coming over. We will have to try and catch up.

  3. Looks so quaint and colorful. I think we must have missed this area on our brief visit to San Diego. We were visiting our son’s wife’s sister, so not much time for sightseeing. 😳

  4. What a colorful area, Jude. I would love living in one of these cute colorful houses. I love that little red and white fire station, and how the colorful houses are both so modern and so Victorian. Thanks for the link! I’ll add you to my December 20th post. 🙂

    1. Thank you. SD is a lovely city, not too big and great public transport although the central areas are easy to walk around.

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