It was founded in 2005 to promote the tramway as an historical and cultural resource for the city, besides being a durable and environmentally friendly means of transport. It is partner of Gtt - Gruppo Torinese Trasporti , with the aim to create a "running tramway museum" where historical tramcars do not lie still in a depot but run every day, offering to both visitors and residents the emotion of a unique trip through culture and history.
Many historical vehicles restored
Our tramcars, often rescued from the scrapyard, were built between 1904 and 1960 and have traced the history of public transport. We have restored and saved cars from Turin, Rome, Bologna, Trieste, Naples, Milan and even Munich (Germany). Alongside the trams is the magnificent double-decker bus CV61 by Viberti, the icon of Italia '61 exhibition, splendidly restored to as-new condition!
Tram means culture
Atts takes part to several cultural, educational and beneficial activities. Telethon, FAI – the Italian Fund for the Environment, Turin's Chamber of Commerce, ASI - the Italian Historical Automobile Club and many Street Associations are just some among our many partners. The project “In classe sul tram storico” (with the school on a vintage tram) takes children and boys to discover the city from the windows of an historical tramcar.
Join Atts, become one of us.
The association is only supported by the voluntary work of members and the donations of private individuals. Your help is essential to recover, restore and service historical trams. You can donate 5‰ of your income, but that's not all. For only 30 euro per year (15 for the under 18) you will be entitled to great discounts on gadgets, books, tramcar rentals, you will take part to all exclusive events, tours and special outings with vintage cars for members only and will access the restricted areas of our website.
And if that's not enough, ask us how to cooperate actively: your help is also needed!
Many opportunities to ride on a vintage tram
Trolley Festival (in December) and Atts Show (in June) are the main events, but there's a lot more on. The historical route no. 7, introduced by Atts and operated by Gtt, runs on Saturdays, Sundays and during peak tourist periods. On Sundays you can often see us around town, hop on one of our vintage trams and enjoy an unusual tour of the city. For constantly updated information visit our website or follow us on the most popular social networks.
Help us keep the memory alive
Atts is always looking for vintage tramway stuff such as tickets, postcards, pictures, uniforms and... memories. Both donations and loans are welcome, we will make a digital copy and give the real thing back to you. We also listen with pleasure to memories, experiences, anecdotes because nothing deserves to be forgotten.
For any further information please visit: www.atts.to.it