Entrance to the station
Railways
Entrance to the station

Before you go to Italy, familiarize yourself with the Roma Termini Railway.

Years ago, my wife and I were planning a trip to Rome, Italy. It was actually for our honeymoon and we were quite excited to go as neither of us had been there before.
We booked everything through a travel agency because we wanted to make sure that our flights and room and board were taken care of ahead of time and in the right way. When we arrived in Rome, we were immediately blown away by the beauty of the city. It was busy but also very relaxed-- it was perfect.
We spent the first day lounging around the hotel and the neighborhood that we were staying, but by day two we both were itching to see the sights in the surrounding areas.
We decided to use the Roma Termini Railway Station that was only a few blocks from where we were staying. We somehow got lost for awhile, but in that time, we explored.
When we got there, we weren't prepared for it to be so overwhelming. We didn't speak Italian, we weren't used to riding subway systems, and it was a bit chaotic. We finally found someone who spoke English and we apologized for appearing so foolish. He was a very kind man that helped us figure out our trip that day.
My point here, is that before you go to Rome, or anywhere, make sure you check out the public transit in the area so that you don't get so lost when you're in the moment.
Very different from when we went, but still busy!
Very different from when we went, but still busy!
Entrance to the Roma Termini Railway Station.
Entrance to the Roma Termini Railway Station.
“... we weren't prepared for it to be so overwhelming.”
Map of the Roma Termini subway system.
Map of the Roma Termini subway system.
People coming and going!
People coming and going!
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