Trams are a must see in Milan
Trams are a typical feature of the landscape of Milan and the Milanese, who regard them as an institution, adore the city trams. A little noisy but nice, friendly, comfortable and ecological we catch them to get anywhere around the city.
Besides the modern ones, there a lot of trams dating back to 1928, unmistakably yellow and cream, with wooden seats and the dim lights: a living piece of Milan’s history.
For a tourist, there’s nothing better than a city tour aboard a romantic and cozy tram series “1500” that allows a full immersion in the atmosphere of Milan and to enjoy glimpses of Piazza Castello, Piazza Duomo, the San Lorenzo Columns, the canals, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Piazza Fontana, Porta Venezia, Central Station, Via Montenapoleone and Piazza della Scala.
At Coffee Ernani there is a special affection for these trams, so much that they obviously inspired us with their color. Not only because they are a symbol of Milan, but also because they are a piece of history of our roastery.
The first public transport service by rail in the city, in fact, ran right in front of our windows bringing passengers to the nearby city of Monza. The departure was at Porta Venezia, very close to our small roastery. The service was inaugurated in 1876 with horse-drawn carriages, and from 1878 steam locomotives were used. The service was electrified in 1900 before being replaced by the underground running underneath Corso Buenos Aires. Now, although trams no longer pass in Corso Buenos Aires we like to imagine how many people have passed by to have and espresso before getting on those historic cars.
If you want to experience a trip in Milan feelings you just need to get on the 1500 series, a real time machine to be completed with a good Ernani Coffee.
Thanks to Fredrik Rubensson for taking this great photo!