(1) Front-on elevated view of the l mural by Italian multimedia artist by Alice Pasquini, covering most of the right had side wall of the building and the in large blue letting the words Museo Italiano Melbourne running up the side of the wall. The mural includes an image of a torso of a woman with long dark hair looking into the distance, there is an image of 3 seagulls above the woman's left shoulder and a ship and three black images representing people are at the bottom of the mural.

(2) The exterior of a large two storey grey building which has a large painted colour mural by Italian multimedia artist by Alice Pasquini, covering most of the right hand-side wall of the building and the in large blue lettering are the words

CO.AS.IT. Italian Carlton self-guided tour

Description

The easy-to-use downloadable CO.AS.IT. Italian Carlton self-guided tour has been developed to provide users with the unique opportunity to explore Carlton’s vibrant Italian cultural heritage for themselves. The self-guided tour, compiled by well-known historian, author and presenter Dr Celestina Sagazio for the CO.AS.IT. Italian Historical Society, includes an easy-to-follow map of iconic Italian-influenced built and cultural heritage located in and around Lygon Street, Carlton, still fondly referred to as “Melbourne’s Little Italy”.
The self-guided tour features CO.AS.IT.’s Museo Italiano and the iconic Alice Pasquini 'Per l’Australia' mural; striking built heritage such as Benvenuta (now Medley Hall) and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building; iconic restaurants, cafes, and eateries such as University Cafe and Casa del Gelato; and well-known cultural landmarks such as Borsari’s Building, Piazza Italia and Argyle Square.
The CO.AS.IT. Italian Carlton self-guided tour has been designed to be used as a stand-alone self guided tour or in conjunction with the CO.AS.IT. Italian Carlton online presentation which features images from CO.AS.IT.’s Italian. Historical Society Collection and provides fascinating information and stories on the sites outlined in the tour, making it a truly memorable and informative experience.

What's On

Explore Carlton’s rich Italian built and cultural heritage for yourself with the CO.AS.IT. Italian Carlton self-guided tour, compiled by well-known historian and author Dr Celestina Sagazio. Available to download from the CO.AS.IT. Melbourne website or as a hardcopy at the CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano. Can be used with the CO.AS.IT. Italian Carlton online presentation.

Images: (1) CO.AS.IT. A. Pasquini "Per L'Australia" mural, 2016. Photo: CO.AS.IT. (2) CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano, 2022. Photo: CO.AS.IT. (3) Benvenuta (aka Medley Hall), Drummond Street, Carlton. Photo CO.AS.IT. (4) Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, looking from Rathdowne St, Melbourne, Photo: C. Sagazio. (5) Borsari Building, Lygon St, Carlton. Photo: C. Sagazio. (6) Piazza Italia Argyle Square, Lygon Street, Carlton. Photo: C. Sagazio

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 + Sunday 30 July
PDF available at the Museo Italiano from 10am-5pm.
Available online anytime from the CO.AS.IT. Melbourne website.

ACCESSIBILITY

Sensory friendly

AGE REQUIREMENTS

All Ages

Location

CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053

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