Doing tons of research about “things to do in Rome” I came across TramJazz. This is typically only a little fun-fest known to locals. Extensive research pays off. TramJazz is basically what it sounds like. It’s a “tram” that features “jazz” music accompanied by a traditional Italian 4-course meal. There are different types of jazz music featured, but on the night I was able to attend with a friend, it was, “Wonderful World”, a tribute to Louis Armstrong. When booking, you get a choice of sharing a table of four or sitting at a table of two. We chose to sit at a table of four. The TramJazz departs Piazza di Porta Maggiore at 9pm. The tram is really a trolley car that is on a cable track. When you arrive, they check your reservation and then show you to your table on the tram. The tram seats 22 guests. There are 3 servers and a 2-piece band. Upon being seated we were greeted by our table mates. They were a cute Italian couple that didn’t speak any English!!! Our server brought us wine and our first course. The menu was in Italian only, and the tram had very little lighting, so seeing what we were being served was a bit of a challenge. This was tough for me because I am a very picky eater. The first course was a type of black licorice bread with sausage, ricotta cheese and honey. The tram started on its journey. It was night time so seeing the city all lit up was really nice. The jazz musicians could only play music when the tram was stopped. After traveling for about 20 minutes the tram came to a stop in front of the National Museum. The jazz musicians began playing. They played 4 to 5 songs while we were stopped. We also were served our second course. It was Eggplant Parmesan with tomato sauce. We knew it had to be really good because all of the Italian people on the tram were licking their plates. The tram was back on the move. It took us through the “old city” and landed at The Colosseum. We were able to get out here and take a few pictures. The jazz music continued, as well. We were served our next course when the tram started moving again. This time we received Broccoli Lasagna, another homemade dish, using the freshest ingredients. The last course was my favorite, it was Citrus Gelato! YUM! We also were given unlimited wine the entire night!!!! The tram was now back at Piazza di Porta Maggiore and we were off the tram and headed back to our hotel. It was about a 3-hour ride. The music was absolutely fantastic and definitely a fun thing to experience. I mean, how many people can say they listened to Louis Armstrong on a Trolley through Roma?
The price of the tour is $65.00 per person and if you want to have an authentic Italian meal with the locals, enjoy jazz and want to see Rome at night, this is the tour for you!
Ryn Jarrett opened her web business, Roman Holiday Italy Travel, in 2016. TramJazz is one of the tours she reviewed as a recommendation for Roman Holiday Italy Travel. Please feel free to check out her business page at www.romanholidayitalytravel.com.