FREE Italian Carlton Bus Tour

10:00 AM Melbourne General Cemetery

Enjoy a FREE bus tour of the rich Italian heritage in the iconic Melbourne General Cemetery in Carlton and Lygon Street, Carlton. The tour conducted by historian Dr Celestina Sagazio is entertaining and informative.

The tour is followed by a free lunch at an Italian-owned restaurant in Lygon Street.

We suggest a $5 donation per person for the Historical Restoration and Refurbishment Fund which finances the restoration of significant monuments.

Notable Italians buried in Melbourne General Cemetery include the Massonis of Florentino fame, Mietta O’Donnell, the Valmorbidas, the DiMattinas and Mondo Bertocchi.

Famous sites in Lygon Street include University Café, Italian Piazza, Former Borsari’s, Lygon Food Store, Former Giancarlo’s Coffee Shop and Brunetti’s.

The tour suits senior citizens and those with walking difficulties as it involves staying on the bus for the entire tour. There is an optional stop at the new St Michael the Archangel Mausoleum at Melbourne General Cemetery. Lunch is at an Italian owned restaurant in Lygon street.

We invite bookings from social groups, clubs and individuals (; 03 8558 8210).

We offer the following dates for the Italian Carlton Bus Tour:

- Wednesday, 25 July, 10.00 am
We are also happy to consider group tours on the day and time of your choice.
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