Monday, November 14, 2011

Tracks of the past

Piazza Venezia buzzing with activity as workmen repaved it. The thin layer of gray tarmac concealed an old treasure: the tramway. But as soon as it was revealed, it was immediately removed. The first tramway line, initially horse-drawn, was established in 1876, then the lines were gradually increased, they were electrified in 1898 and reached their peak in 1900.
In today's post I have added an extra image, a vintage postcard depicting the same area. On the left you can see a tram operating regularly.
(photo and historical information  by Nereo C.)

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