The new bidirectional streetcars that will begin operating on Rome’s streets in 2025 offer both a distinctive design by Italdesign and a premium, comfortable, safe and environmentally friendly travel experience.

Every aspect of the vehicle’s interior and exterior design were inspired by Rome.

Rome’s timeless beauty continues to enchant the world so nothing could have inspired us more than the city and its history and aura of greatness. A nod to the city’s rich heritage and cultural roots is infused within every aspect of the vehicle’s interior and exterior design. Each detail prioritizes unwavering comfort, safety, sustainability, and aesthetics. For instance, the cab is a discreet allusion to the legendary gladiator and his helmet, which provided protection without obstructing vision and was a symbol of identity and pride”, commented Enrico Lago, Industrial Design Team Leader of Italdesign

ATAC awarded the contract for Rome’s new streetcar fleet to CAF, a Spanish-based manufacturer of rolling stock and urban transportation systems serving multiple European countries, the U.S.A., Africa, and Asia.

Daniel Agullo, General Manager of Italdesign’s subsidiary in Spain stated that CAF has been a long-standing customer of Italdesign. “Our invaluable partnership resulted in Rome Capital’s metro line more than twenty years ago. And here we are once again in Rome in this collaborative effort to realize a major sustainable mobility project that will greatly enhance the city’s livability and resilience.” said Agullo.