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FREE Italian Carlton Bus Tour & Lunch

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Get to know Carlton with this unique bus tour


We all know Carlton as a great Italian hub to eat in but do you know anything else about Carlton? Now you can. You can enjoy a free, entertaining and informative bus tour of Lygon Street and the iconic Melbourne General Cemetery.

The tour, conducted by historian Dr Celestina Sagazio, is followed by a free lunch at an Italian-owned restaurant in Lygon Street.

Photo: Melbourne General Cemetery Facebook


Famous Italians buried in Melbourne General Cemetery include the Massonis of Florentino fame, Mietta O'Donnell, the Valmorbidas, the DiMattinas and the Bertocchis.

Significant sites in Lygon Street that you will learn about on this bus tour include University Caf, Italian Piazza, Former Borsari's, Lygon Food Store, Former Giancarlo's Coffee Shop and Brunetti's.

While the event is free a $5 donation per person is suggested for the Historical Restoration and Refurbishment Fund which finances the restoration of significant monuments.

The tour is also suitable for senior citizens and those with walking difficulties, as you are on the bus for the entire tour.

Free tour of Carlton's iconic sites
Photo: Melbourne General Cemetery Facebook


There is an optional stop at the new St Michael the Archangel Mausoleum at Melbourne General Cemetery.

The Italian Carlton Bus Tour is offered on the following dates.

Monday, 9 July, 10.00 am

Wednesday, 25 July, 10.00 am

The event also welcomes more flexible dates from social groups, and clubs (celestina.sagazio@smct.org.au; 03 8558 8210).

If you love learning about different areas of Melbourne as well as saving money on activities, then the following free tours are also recommended; St Kilda free Walking Tour and the Prahran Market free tasting tour. . There are also new 2018 dates on the Dome to Catacomb free tours at the State Library.
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Why? A new take on Melbourne's Iconic Italian precinct
When: Monday, 9 July, 10.00 am Wednesday, 25 July, 10.00 am
Where: Carlton, Melbourne - see details on Eventbrite
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
Nadine, I hope it will be on again next time I'm in Melbourne.
by May Cross (score: 3|2910) 77 days ago
Advice of this tour arrived at 3.51pm today, but is already fully booked!
Why advertise without enough places for those who want to see these places and learn?
Extremely disappointed!
by fluffynut (score: 2|855) 76 days ago
Is this Tour a “one-off” subsidised by Council, or is it a regular tour?
If regular, WHAT are the available dates, please?

After the very low tour fee of $5, the lunch would be $20-$30., or is the cost individually billed, please?
by fluffynut (score: 2|855) 76 days ago
If you are not donating $5 because you don't have the money you will feel bad about it. Shouldn't mention free if there are catch to it.
by james (score: 1|13) 79 days ago
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