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Little Italy Festa Draws Over a Hundred Thousand Visitors

The Italians have a saying, “ A chi vuole, non mancano mod” that translates as “there is a will there is a way”.   This year the Little Italy Festa drew around 120,000 people and acted as a homecoming for many Italian Americans who wanted to get in touch with their culture. They found a way to successfully match culture and commerce together into an activity that enhances their neighborhood.  Hosted on October 11 th , 2014 in the Little Italy District of San Diego small business vendors, artists, and authentic Italian food filled the streets.   They did a great job ensuring people had a safe and enjoyable experience. Plenty of trash receptacles to keep the area clean while displays were organized well both vertically and horizontally among the streets to allow for maximum foot traffic.  Those who are not skilled in cooking Italian Food watched one of the different food demonstrations, try a few samples, and buy one of the products on display. Artistic types were drawn t