ATMosfera

Address: Piazza Castello, Milan, 20121, Italy
Telephone: 800 80 81 81 (toll free)

- Mid-range

4.5

Food on the move – dinner and sightseeing on one of Milan's historic trams.

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.

Food and drink
4.3
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Service
4.5
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Food and drink
4.3
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Value for money
4.6
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Ambience
4.6
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Location
4.8
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Food and drink

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.

Ambience

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.

Service

Remarkable, given the conditions.

Location

Departures from Piazza Castello, at the corner of Via Beltrami.

Price advice

The cost is 65 euros a head for the normal dinner; 45 euros a head for the Saturday evening tasting tour.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

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