24 HOURS IN MELBOURNE: TRAVEL TIPS AND WHAT TO DO

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Ore 9.00 – CHAPEL STREET FOR BREAKFAST

Wake up in the morning and find yourself on the other side of the world should already be enough to get the most out of the day but if that’s not enough, getting to Chapel Street is a great starting point

Dozens of bars offer every kind of comfort and it is difficult to choose between the various coffee bars that offer organic pies, muffins, american breakfasts, smoothies and centrifuges alongside many second hand shops all wrapped in a hipster style that You can not love it ..

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Walking around Melbourne is always a pleasure, the wrought iron balconies, architecture dating from the 19th century to the modern style, perfectly preserved villas and hundreds of skyscrapers that frame the beautiful Victorian palaces in the Old Town are unique scenarios of their kind .

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Throughout the city, you can see what were the “terrace houses”, housing for cheap boomers, then slums until the second half of the 1900s when they are then restored and brought to new life.

The most interesting thing about these homes are certainly the terraces. Fully finely worked wrought iron, they are made of railing and balustrade that create as a frame for the house itself.

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ORE 11.00 – A WALK IN THE RIVERSIDE PARK ALONG THE YARRA RIVER

If you do not want to use buses or taxis to change the area, when you have finished entering all of the Chapel’s shops, I recommend that you continue to Church Street Bridge where on your left you will find a beautiful pedestrian and bicycle path that runs along the famous Yarra River to the center.  

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After this nice 2km walk (you wear comfortable shoes not leather sandals as I did and then I’ve been sick 2 days …) you will head straight to Federation Square, CBD “Central Business District”.

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Ore 13.30 – A BREAK IN THE “CBD” ONE ESPRESSO AT THE “PELLEGRINIS”

The Pellegrinis bar ( I found it cute!) Opened in the 1950’s and remained unchanged over the years is a piece of all Italian history in Melbourne, in my opinion To see and drink a coffee! You can find it at 66 Bourke Street.

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Ore 19.30 – DRINK SOMETHING AT THE SOUTHBANK DISTRICT

The southern part of Yarra is full of restaurants and localities where to have an aperitif or spend the evening. I really liked the “Ponyfish island cafe” where you can have a drink right in the middle of the river. But anyway, there is the embarrassment of choice.

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Ore 21.00 – DINNER AT “NAKED FOR SATAN”

In the Fitzroy area, at 285 in Brunswick Street, this really interesting place is the Naked for Satan.

THE STORY OF “NAKED FOR SATAN”

In 1928, Leon Satanovich escapes Russia after his family is killed in the riots of that time. When he arrived in Australia he began working as guardian at the Moran and Cato building. When the great depression struck Melbourne too, part of the palace was closed and Leon Satanovich, who was now called “Satan”, commits an illegal vodka production in those areas.

He had bacinelle and anemones, and so began his legend.

The high Australian temperatures combined with the heat of the fires under the almonds obliged him to work in his underpants and from there came the phrase “Let’s get naked for satan” for anyone who collaborated or benefited from illegal production and hence the famous name of local.

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The dining room is on two floors, on the ground floor there is “naked for satan” while upstairs you will find a fantastic rooftop overlooking the skyline of the city called “Naked in the sky”. The restaurant is a tapas bar with great cocktails and, exactly, vodka of all kinds. The menu is not huge but we ate very well choosing 2-3 tapas per head and we were happy and happy. The environment and furnishings are cautious and before going to sleep do not forget that you can also buy the T-shirt as a souvenir!

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