Carlton

 


The quaint neighborhood of Carlton, along with having a strong Italian influence, hosts many of the cities finest historical sights. A day here wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Melbourne Museum, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with several fixed galleries and fine temporary exhibits. Tours of the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, can be booked through the museum. Another intriguing historical venue is the Old Melbourne Gaol (Jail), which is a refurbished century-old jail that held such criminals as Ned Kelly. Finally, peruse one of the fine Italian restaurants, gelaterias, and coffee shops along Lygon and Rathdowne Streets for a good meal, snack, or refreshment.