Why the Convivio Network platform?
We bring together members of the Italian and broader communities who are ready to immerse themselves in cultural experiences, connect with others through a variety of social events, foster a strong sense of community, and promote our rich cultural heritage.
So get involved with our group, help build something great together, and enjoy some enlightening and inspiring programs—along with great perks just for you when you participate!
The results you'll get...
Our community is quite special. We’re focused on the ways it will make a huge difference in your life. Here are a few of the things you’ll be able to do when participating in the Convivio network and our community space, the Social Circle:
- Immerse yourself in rich Italian cultural experiences that expand your horizons.
- Nurture invaluable connections with like-minded community members through diverse social events.
- Contribute to maintaining and promoting our vibrant heritage with your participation.
The Social Circle is our unique community space in the Convivio Network platform.
Participating in the in-person and virtual Social Circle is a great way to engage with our Convivio programs and events while receiving a multitude of perks!
Features and Benefits
- discounts on program fees and event admission
- discounts on drinks at events
- participant-only programs and events
participant-only offers and discounts
- hosted aperitivo mixers in spring and fall
- 20% discount at our caffè on coffee and tea drinks
- virtual-network platform to explore interests and engage with others
Sample Program and Event Selections
Happy Hour + Karaoke
Grab the microphone and let loose!
Italian lessons for all levels through conversation and role playing
Team Game Night
Get together and play some classic Italian (and other) board games
and trivia challenges
Musicarramba! International Music Series
Our series of performances by a roster of local artists
Films al Fresco
Screenings of classic Italian and international cinema
Our academic series of presentations and discussions
Cultural Excursions and Walking Tours
Morning and early-evening walking tours of Little Italy
The Art of Limoncello
A master class in creating the traditional Italian liqueur
Our signature wine-tasting events
Lessons in preparing contemporary Italian dishes
Pizza in the Park
Wood-fired oven pizza by Cucina Caprese
What Does Your Support Do?
Your participation and contributions help us to sustain our arts, culture, heritage, and education programs in our community!
Proceeds from our coffee bar also help to support underprivileged youth at Washington Elementary, our charitable partner in the neighborhood.
Visit: conviviosociety.org | Follow: @conviviosociety
Who We Are
Convivio is a San Diego county nonprofit organization based in Little Italy.
Our mission is to preserve and promote Italian cultural heritage while building and nurturing community.
Our Name. "The Convivio" is a literary work by Dante in which he commented on the philosophy and culture of the day. Convivio is also a state of mind. Whenever you might see a group of people breaking bread together as the Italians so famously do—enjoying the moment, the company, and the conversation—that is the essence of Convivio.
When you think of Convivio, think of love of life and culture.
What do YOU bring to the Convivio table?
Operated by Convivio, Amici House serves as the social center for Little Italy, providing a host of programs and events and cultivating a space where you'll find an engaging and inspiring hub for cultural fare.
Convivio also operates Caffè Caritàzza—a nonprofit coffee bar located on the Amici House patio—serving custom espresso drinks from locally roasted specialty beans, varietal tea, cold beverages, pastries, and a variety of food items and snacks.