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    NIGHT TRAINS- OK everyone...

    by larsy Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    NIGHT TRAINS- OK everyone knows they are not as safe as daytime trains, but it is they are convenient. Well me and my four friends get a cabin and are ready to sleep when Mr.18 year old Italian with white shorts freak comes in and practically sits on my friend. We speak 2 words of Italian and he speaks English about as well. We tell him we are going to sleep and he wont leave us (There were PLENTY of empty cabins) we whip out the guide book and uses the women defense page (serious) and tell him my friend has an an infectious disease (she did have a rash on her leg) this does not faze him, he was disgusting. After we ignore him he leaves....Only to return and do some 'exotic dancing' pelvic thrust in our door which he is blocking. A minute of this goes on so I MACED him (OK I did not MACE him I sprayed him with some Saniguard) My friends thought he was going to murder me but we pushed him out into the hall and all of us had to pull the door closed. Then we had to DUCT TAPE the door shut with about 20 pieces (it really worked when he tried to come in later in the night) When the ticket taker came for our tickets we had to spend 5 minutes untaping the door but when we told him we had been harassed he asked if it had been the guy with the white shorts. He had been harassing all the women in the train and he thought we were pretty clever with the duct tape.

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  • Termini by night

    by SallyAnne99 Written Apr 4, 2005

    I stayed in a hostel near the termini so i had no choice but to walk around the termini area late at night. Walking back to the hostel involved ignoring annoying men trying to speak to me and my sister. This plan worked we just sped up and walked past them and they left us alone. Another option is to trip over a moped and make an idiot of yourself that soon made the scary man leave us alone.

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    Fake Taxi

    by chriske-5 Updated Jan 5, 2005

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    My hotel was near the Termini Train Station and on Christmas Eve the Metro stopped running early for the holiday...the Metro is located under the station. We wanted to go out and drink so we decided to catch a Taxi...as you know you can always find a taxi in front of a train station. So, we walked out front and a man stopped us and asked if we wanted a taxi and I said "yes how much." He told me 25euro...and I saw his car...he wasn't a real taxi just a guy trying to take advantage of tourist. I told him to "f*** off" as I noticed the line for the taxi stand to the over to the left. As we began to walk towards the stand we were immediately stopped by another person offering the same thing but for 20 euro again I said "f**** you do you think I'm dumb?" We made it to the taxi stand and waited in line for a bit and to shorten the story a bit the ride only cost 6euro. Hummmm I think 6 is less than 25.

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    Taxi scam

    by FletchInEuropeYahoo Written Sep 9, 2004

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    Our train arrived at Temini on a rainy Sunday morning. Outside a man approached us and offered us a taxi to our hotel for 35 Euros. We had read on our hotel's website that the trip should cost 20-25 Euros, max. We declined the persistent con artist and grabbed a cab from the taxi stand. Total cost: 8 Euros. Don't be cheated!

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    Termini

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 6, 2004

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    Out of all the places in Rome, I felt the "least safe" at Termini. Everyone knows that tourists who fly into Fiumicino invariably come through Termini if they don't go by taxi. In a thiefs eyes, that means that Termini is the prime place to swindle or pickpocket unsuspecting tourist. Note that I said unsuspecting. Despite the feel that I got from the place, or more to the point, BECAUSE I felt that way in Termini, I paid so much more attention than normal to other around me. Its as simple as that. Always be on the lookout, never leave your bags, and keep valuables out of sight. Follow these rules and the chances of something happening are slim to none.

    It also helps to put a scowl on your face and act crazy... :-)

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    Tickets

    by pavankrs Written Dec 31, 2003

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    Its really horrible thing to see a ticket machine broken down and u donot have any other alternative to get a ticket to take you bus or tram!!..you have to keep searching for a Tobaco Shop to buy a ticket ...:-(((

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    Roma Termini Station

    by meteorologist1 Written Jul 19, 2003

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    The train station is not safe for tourists. There are a lot of beggars asking for money and homeless people. Try to stay away from them.

    If you need to study how you're going to get around town, do it at the information center located in the train station, where you can pick up a clear, colorful tourist map of Rome.

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    although I never encountered...

    by jennifer99 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    although I never encountered any problems- its well known that the station termini (sp) is a tourist trap for pickpockets, or young kids begging for money..also when buying from street vendors- you might feel harrassed, best to ignore them without eye contact- I found it was not easy to avoid them, but the 'talk to the hand' method works too.

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    Cuidado con las gitanas......

    by Cheewa Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Cuidado con las gitanas... quisieron afanarnos apenas llegamos. Se nos pusieron alrededor con diarios y mapas y Jero se avivó justo cuando una estaba manoteando algo de la mochila.

    Las muy perras estaban afanando junto a los hijos chiquitos...

    BEWARE with THIEVES in the TRAIN STATION and Subway STATIONS. They Try to robber me and my friend!
    They use children and aproach to u with some questions, then, they try to robber. BEWARE

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  • Just a tip...

    by CDNgirl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Just a tip, when you get off the train and are heading out the exit, avoid the rush of hotel people!! They tell you about their great hotel(and I'm sure its great!) and faster than you can say 'no thank you', they've put you in a cab to who-knows-where. Get a reservation before leaving, or at least phone at the train station, and walk right through them!!

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    Don´t walk around at night...

    by gema Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Don´t walk around at night nearby the station Termini!!!Only if you have a lucky star, good running feet and if U are in risk mood like... ME in 1993, then you can survive there. Uhm...
    God, I did RUN fast during these roman nights...

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  • May 7, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Never stand next to the doors of the 'Regionale' train from Fiumicino airport to Rome without keeping a very close eye on your baggage when the train stops at all the little stations. We were travelling into Rome in April and the passenger next to us had bag of valuables resting on top of their suitcases. As the train stopped at Magliana ( a notorious area) and the doors opened, the guy who seemed to be boarding, reached in and snatched it, racing off down the platform before anything could be done to stop him. The poor woman who was ripped was Italian! and didn't even have her handbag strap across her body, something that should be second nature for everyone, most of all nationals travelling in their own capital...........Another thing to do to lessen the risk of loosing everything in one incident is to split valuables up, placing some in the heavy baggage which is too heavy to run with and some with whoever you are travelling with. Travel with enough cash for the day and one backup credit card only, you can also carry two purses, one with a limited amount of cash in it and top it up from the other one in the privacy of a toilet stall or somewhere similar. Get money from ATMs inside banks never in the street or even inside supermarkets. If you think you are being scammed, raise merry hell and shout Polizia, if the guy is genuine he will stick with it and get the police to sort it out, if not chances are he will leave, spitting s few well chosen words at you. I you see someone else being pick pocketed shout at the offender, at the very least it will alert the rest of the possible 'marks'. You may feel foolish but what the hell, no one knows you, your just another crazy foreigner.

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