Visiting Milan, like most European cities, you’ll probably find you do a lot of walking and maybe you’ll take the occasional underground train. I have to insist that you should also try to jump on a tram! Although many of the tram lines are serviced by newer trams, there are some lines that still use these beautiful old trams. You can even find one of these trams in San Francisco and Melbourne.
Jumping on one of these trams is like going back in time when things were made a lot differently. Beautiful wooden benches, gorgeous little lights, jump and if you’re lucky grab and seat and stare out the window and watch Milan pass by.
Line 1 is the best line to catch as it takes you through some of the sights of the city. You can catch it in front of Cadorna train station.
The best option is taking it in the direction of “Greco” and you’ll get a ride through the city center. If you get off at “Caiazzo” you’ll be able to get the green line metro. If you get off a bit earlier at “Viale Vittorio Veneto” you can cross the road and check out the Giardini Publici Indro Montanelli (public gardens).
If you head in the direction of “Piazza Castelli” you’ll pass through Sempione Park and the Arco Delle Pace (Peace Arch) and then you could take a walk back through the Park or down Via Vincenzo Monti a beautiful street nearby which leads you back to Cadorna.