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Vintage streetcars riding in Milan

Vintage streetcars are a landmark  of Milan and one of the main attractions of the city. The origin of the vintage streetcars or trams, as the Milanese people call them, dates back to the 18th century when a British engineer, Benjamin Outram, patented the very first  urban tramway. However care must be taken not ot be deceived. The word “tram” derives” from the saxon word “traam” which means beam. Beams were used to lay down the rails, hence the name of the cars. The first tramway of Milan was inaugurated in 1876 and connected the north of the city to…