GONE WITH THE TRAM

An incessant maze of rails, dangling ropeways and a lively, yet continuous rattling noise, surrounds you. This is the Milanese landscape, a scene that would be impossible to decipher without boarding the tram.

Other cities around the globe have trams—think of Lisbon or San Francisco—but none are as special as the Milanese original. A ride around Milan, through its city gates and its circulars, will not only take you through the tourist sights, but will also give you a taste of the distant, yet not so far away history of the city, and the hidden gems which lie behind the most curious doorways and entrances.

Other cities around the globe have trams—think of Lisbon or San Francisco—but none are as special as the Milanese original. A ride around Milan, through its city gates and its circulars, will not only take you through the tourist sights, but will also give you a taste of the distant, yet not so far away history of the city, and the hidden gems which lie behind the most curious doorways and entrances.

They say the devil is in the detail; it is in the everyday spaces around the city that the most unexpected beauty will present itself, effortlessly and elegantly. Observing how the locals move around the city using the tram has never been more intriguing. Take a seat on the wood panelled seating of the original tram and look around, what do you see? You see the hustle and bustle of everyday life, people always on the go. But where to go next?

Ride to Brera and you’ll see art students sitting outside the Accademia, taking in the winter sun; swing by the Orto Botanico and you’ll find couples sharing intimate kisses in one of the most romantic spots in the city; walk around Via Montenapoleone on a Sunday and observe the ‘sciure’, Milan’s very own secret royalty, in full feather for their daily stroll in the midst of luxury and excess. Ride to Città Studi and have a negroni sbagliato at the Bar Basso or enjoy a spritz at Bar Luce, after a long afternoon dosing up on art at Fondazione Prada. Have a weekend breakfast at your local bar, indulge in the ‘brioche’ you’ve been looking at since you walked in and take your coffee standing, like a true Milanese. But most of all, don’t forget to take the tram, because only the tram will show you that the magic of Milan hides around the most unusual corners.

CREDITS

Story by ELISA CARASSAI 

Photos by LORENZO BRINGHELI

Style by ALICE GENTILUCCI

Video directed by Romain Réglade

Ride to Brera and you’ll see art students sitting outside the Accademia, taking in the winter sun; swing by the Orto Botanico and you’ll find couples sharing intimate kisses in one of the most romantic spots in the city; walk around Via Montenapoleone on a Sunday and observe the ‘sciure’, Milan’s very own secret royalty, in full feather for their daily stroll in the midst of luxury and excess. Ride to Città Studi and have a negroni sbagliato at the Bar Basso or enjoy a spritz at Bar Luce, after a long afternoon dosing up on art at Fondazione Prada. Have a weekend breakfast at your local bar, indulge in the ‘brioche’ you’ve been looking at since you walked in and take your coffee standing, like a true Milanese. But most of all, don’t forget to take the tram, because only the tram will show you that the magic of Milan hides around the most unusual corners.

CREDITS

Story by ELISA CARASSAI 

Photos by LORENZO BRINGHELI

Style by ALICE GENTILUCCI

Video directed by Romain Réglade