Piazza Castello, Milan, 20121
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- Couples, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Romance, Sightseeing, Special occasions
Expert review of ATMosfera
And now for something completely different – every evening two 1920s trams trundle off around the city in opposite directions, each with 24 diners on board. The tour takes just over two hours. Dinner is serious – this isn’t rubber chicken. It’s a great way to see Milan in a different light.
There is a choice of three set four-course meals – meat, fish or vegetarian – and you need to select which you will eat when you book. The microwave plays a heavy part in the production of the meal, inevitably, considering the size of the tram, but the food is nevertheless surprisingly good and changes seasonally. I had suckling pig in honey sauce with carrot flan followed by a chestnut Bavarian cream. And the set price also includes a bottle of wine and a bottle of water between two. On Saturday evenings there is an hour-long tasting tour featuring local wines, hams and cheeses.
Astonishingly, this isn’t a totally touristy event – most of the people on board are Italian. It’s hugely popular both for parties and romantic events such as Valentine’s night. There’s something wonderfully soothing about sitting amidst swagged curtains and crisp white linen listening to the clink of glasses and over-excited chatter as you rumble through the streets looking out onto the floodlit city sights.
Remarkable, given the conditions.
Departures from Piazza Castello, at the corner of Via Beltrami.
The cost is 65 euros a head for the normal dinner; 45 euros a head for the Saturday evening tasting tour.
More information on ATMosfera:
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- Piazza Castello, Milan, 20121
- 800 80 81 81 (toll free)
- Opening times:
- Open Tues–Sun, departing 8pm, excluding Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter Sunday. Arrive 10 minutes before departure. A 1pm lunch service is available if you book the whole tram. Sat 7.30–8.30pm, there is a tasting tour. Booking office open Mon 9am–midnight and Tues–Sun 11am–7pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
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