Author(s): Dale Campisi
'The perfect day out in Melbourne, like any ordinary day out in Melbourne, necessarily involves coffee, sandwiches, beer, a bike ride and maybe a tram trip.' Book jacket.
Even born-and-bred Melburnians will find some hidden gems in this, the ultimate cool guide book to our favourite city. It also celebrates the local markets, stores and businesses that make Melbourne the most liveable city in the world. Choose a different precinct to explore each weekend, or find a new cool spot in your neighbourhood.
Elisa, Book Grocer
For the last 15 years or so Dale Campisi has made it his business to get to know Melbourne. At first it was just to find the right bar, cafe or restaurant for this or that occasion, but the city got under his skin. Dale got his first look into this colourful city during his Australian history studies at university, and went on to uncover some its lesser-known stories as publisher of Arcade Publications' little books. For a time Dale worked at the Public Record Office, and lead regular tours for Melbourne Central shopping mall and Hidden Secrets Tours. Over the years, Dale has written a number of travel guides to Victoria and Tasmania, including Melbourne: A City of Villages and Hide & Seek Hobart. Dale does all his exploring with his partner Brady Michaels, whose photography is included in this book. Together Dale and Brady are 'the Gents'. You can follow their adventures at thegentsguide.com