Italian Language and Culture: Melbourne

Immigration to Australia from Italy began in the 1850s during the gold rushes and today Melbourne is home to a substantial Italian community. On this language and culture tour students will improve their Italian language skills through immersive lessons, and discover the significant contribution Italian immigrants have made to the Australian way of life by sharing their culture, traditions, cuisine…

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Southbank Melbourne Victoria

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Italian Language and Culture: Melbourne

Immigration to Australia from Italy began in the 1850s during the gold rushes and today Melbourne is home to a substantial Italian community. On this language and culture tour students will improve their Italian language skills through immersive lessons, and discover the significant contribution Italian immigrants have made to the Australian way of life by sharing their culture, traditions, cuisine…

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5 days

Highlights

Multicultural Walking TourItalian Language LessonsMuseo ItalianoImmigration MuseumVeneto Club

Your Adventure

1 Melbourne
  • Melbourne city walk Discover some of the most iconic and historic sites in Melbourne on a Program Leader led city walk. Take in Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, Southbank and St Paul's Cathedral.
  • Optional activity: Eureka Skydeck visit Enjoy a self guided tour of the Eureka Skydeck and take in the awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere!
2 Melbourne
  • Italian language lesson
  • Multicultural walking tour Explore the multicultural history of Melbourne with a focus on the Italian community. Visit Little Italy (Lygon Street), a historic home of Italian, Lebanese and Jewish communities. They arrived primarily because of economic hardship, particularly the devastation of wartime Europe. They have contributed to Australian society in all spheres. Lygon Street exemplifies the modern European way of life we enjoy in Melbourne.
3 Melbourne
  • Museo Italiano visit Learn about the experience of Italians who journeyed to Australia and settled in Victoria. This interactive exhibition explores themes off Departures, Making Lives, Settlement, Interactions, Identity and showcases a timeline that puts into context world events alongside Australian events.
  • Italian language lesson
  • Brunetti Café visit Visit a truly authentic Roman Pasticceria, indulge in delicious Italian pastry or gelato and learn how this iconic Italian café came to be.
4 Melbourne
  • Veneto Club guided visit Learn the history of The Vento Club, from its establishment in 1973 to how it became an icon within the Italian community. Play a game of bocce or soccer, and enjoy an interactive cooking class learning about the cuisine of the Veneto region.
  • Italian language lesson
5 Melbourne
  • Immigration Museum visit Discover specific stories of migration from the five major waves of migration to Australia by exploring objects, artefacts and documents.
  • Queen Victoria Market visit The heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century, this historic landmark links back to the early colonial population of Melbourne. Today the market is home to over 600 small businesses for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, gourmet foods, clothing and artisan products.

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