Home to many in San Diego’s design community, Little Italy exudes a sense of urban cool. The main thoroughfare, India Street, is filled with lively cafés, chic shops, and many of the city's trendiest restaurants. Little Italy is one of San Diego's most walkable neighborhoods, and a great spot to wander. Art lovers can browse gallery showrooms, while shoppers adore the Fir Street cottages. The neighborhood bustles each Saturday during the wildly popular Mercato farmers’ market, and at special events throughout the year such as Artwalk in spring and FESTA! each fall. Yet the neighborhood is also authentic to its roots and marked by old-country charms: church bells ring on the half-hour, and Italians gather daily to play bocce in Amici Park. After an afternoon of gelati and espresso, you may just forget that you're in Southern California.