Revisit student life with the uni kids, discuss the Il Globo headlines over espresso with the Italian stalwarts, take in a slice of Federation history, and eat till you're fit to burst.
Pay homage to Melbourne of yore at the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens and neighbouring Melbourne Museum.
Taste la dolce vita in 'Little Italy' – Lygon Street. Sample the beginnings of the city's cafe culture, and fill up on steaming bowls of pasta, pizza and delicious gelati.
Head further down Lygon Street to find the bookshops, boutique and bars of a university neighbourhood. See writers speak at Readings book store, browse designer shops, or catch an arthouse flick at Cinema Nova.