Ever though of a dive into history sometimes?
Kind of like the feeling I have when I am in the center of Rome, or Athens, or even Old Sacramento which I dearly love, it’s like a plunge into the Rush Gold days. Even bartenders are properly dressed as gold miners of the 19th century.
Well, what I saw in Rome two nights ago is almost like that, dear reader, and this Roman dining oddity could only happen in Rome…
After having an awesome aperitivo with my adventures friend Ayame, we walked towards Piramide metro station, when I saw this…
It looked like a vintage tram from the 20’s or 30’s and it was standing there with people.
So weird, so obviously Stanito needed to get closer to it … As I approached it I could see fancy glasses and people chatting, not like in normal trams or trains where people completely ignore each other.
I needed to know more about it, and it turns out that this is an actual restaurant on rails, which is also known as Tram Ristorante.
This unique “Restaurant on Rails” is a showcase of Rome’s vintage charm. The converted 1928 tram became a pretty restaurant on wheels, one of the first moving tramcar restaurants in Rome and a cute innovative approach to dining. As it slowly crosses the historic center of Rome, diners can enjoy homemade food and drinks. The tram has daily scheduled departures from the city center until Piramide metro station, going through Porta Maggiore, Coliseum or Piazza delle Belle Arti, for about 3.5 hours. It can host between 28 and 39 people.
Because it’s so exclusive and expensive (50-60 Euro per person), the website accepts bookings with three weeks in advance.
My conclusion? It is indeed a nice and original concept of dinner, but 50 euros?? When I can simply go to Er Porchettaro and have the best cheese on Earth for 6 euros? I don’t think so. Rome is so pretty and filled with amazing places, so people skip this one and keep walking 🙂