The Milanese tram dedicated to Carla Fracci, the queen of Italian dance who passed away on May 27 at the age of 84, is ready to move through the streets of Milan. A gesture to celebrate the dancer who enchanted the world with her dance, but above all a thanks from her Milan. The mayor announced it on social media Beppe Sala publishing the images of the tram: “A few days ago I asked Atm to dedicate to Carla one of the trams that her father Luigi drove. A very Milanese way to remember her, to reaffirm those values and qualities that Carla has been able to bring to the world”, he explained the mayor.
“Thank you on behalf of all the Milanese and all the Milanese,” he added. The tram dedicated to the great dancer, white and with the inscription in red on the side ‘Milan for Carla Fracci’, is the one of line 1 that his father Luigi drove. The same means with which he had accompanied his daughter to the first audition to enter the Accademia della Scala in the 1940s.
A week after the funeral, the tram is now ready to ring in front of the Scala: a place to which the etoile was very attached. Since she was a child, Carla Fracci used to travel by tram to reach La Scala where dance lessons were held. “When I was little I took the tram to go to La Scala: first line 13 which took me to Piazza Fontana, then when I moved to 23 “, he had told ten years ago when the Milanese transport company had used a vintage photo of him on the tram with his father, for the book celebrating the 80th anniversary of Atm.