A dash of 1940s Italian modernism

Rome Termini is the main station in Rome, and the best station to use for the city centre.  It's called Termini not because it's a terminus, but after the nearby Roman Baths of Diocletian, as the Latin for baths is Thermae.  There's been a station here since 1863.  The original station building was demolished in 1937, but World War 2 delayed reconstruction.  The current station was designed in 1947 and inaugurated in December 1950, another fine example of Italian modernism.  For more about the station's history see Wikipedia entry for Rome Termini station.

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Station overview Location map

There's a plan of the station at www.gsretail.it/en/network/roma-termini - click EN for English.

Rome Termini exterior

The front of Rome Termini station.  Photo courtesy of Pedro Telles...

Rome Termini forecourt

The main entrance at the front of the station...

Rome Termini first cxoncourse

The atrium (Atrio Stazione), inside the main entrance with an impressive roof and cantilevered exterior canopy...

Middle concourse, Rome Termini

The central concourse (Galleria Centrale) spans the width of the station with exits to the street on either side of the station.  A row of retail units separates it from the atrium, and from the platforms concourse next to the platforms - think Swatch, United Colours of Benetton, Nike, Victoria's Secret and so on.  Courtesy James Pressler.

North side of Roma Termini

The side of the station, showing the north side entrance into the central concourse.  There's a similar entrance on the south side.  Courtesy James Pressler.

Terrazza with bars & cafes

The terrace (Terrazza Termini), one floor up from ground level between the central concourse and the platforms concourse - a good place to have a beer or coffee while waiting for your train.  Courtesy of James Pressler.

Rome Termini inner concourse

The platforms concourse (Fronte Binari) is next to the platforms, accessed through wide gaps in the row of retail units from the central concourse.  A glass partition (visible here) now runs the width of the station, separating the platforms concourse from the platforms.  There are several sets of glass doors through it where tickets are checked when accessing the platforms - Automatic ticket gates are now being installed here, you simply scan your ticket QR code on your phone or printout to access the platforms.  Courtesy of James Pressler.

Rome Termini platforms

The platforms, numbered 1 to 29 from left to right (platforms 25-29 accessed by walking down platform 24, platforms 1est & 2est are accessed by walking 550m along platform 1).  You can circulate between all platforms without going through any ticket check.  This photo was taken from the platforms concourse, looking through the glass partition.  Photo above courtesy of James Pressler, photo below courtesy of @AndyBTravels.

Rome Termini platforms

Which platform for your train?

Changing trains in Rome

Free WiFi

Left luggage, ATMs, safety & security

Ticket office & ticket machines

Executive & Club class lounges

Rome Termini Trenitalia Freccialounge

Trenitalia's FreccialoungeCourtesy of @AndyBTravels.

Rome Termini Italiapass lounge

The Italiapass lounge.

 Somewhere to eat, drink or buy supplies

Hotels near Rome Termini

Local transportWalking, metro, taxis

Rome's metro   Rome's Colosseum

The metro links Rome Termini with the Colosseum, Circus Maximus and the Vatican...

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Other stations in Rome

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