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  • lady on own

    by koms Updated Feb 11, 2006

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    If you take the train at night, be sure your alert especially if you are a woman and on your own. I recently got on the train from the otherside of italy and thought i was quite safe until these two men came in my cabin and gave me a fright. ( i had seen them earlier at the station staring at me which was bad enough)

    Anyway, not to be threatened i carried on listening to my music and reading my book whilst keeping close guard of my belongings. However, i think they clicked on i was English and started talking to me. I kept it minimal and told them lots of lies, in the end i think they became fedup.

    i had the last laugh though, they wanted to turn the light off so they could go to sleep. i never let them. i never slept myself but they never slept either, so ha ha to them,

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    Termini after dark

    by bip_231 Written Oct 1, 2008

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    We travelled into Rome from the outlying town of Valmontone, by train. I'll be honest and say that the Statzione Termini, whilst being modern and bright, is the one place that I didn't feel safe during our trip to Rome. Arriving was simple, just head out to the Piazza Cinquecinto, and head for either the bus, taxi or tour buses as we did.

    However, when we arrived back at the station to catch our train back to Valmontone, it was about 8pm, and dark. The station was relatively busy, but there were quite a few shady looking characters wandering around. We decided to head for the cafe/restaurant upstairs until our train came in. Overall, it's not the place to be hanging around at the best of times, and more so at night. Keep your wits about you, and use your common sense.

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  • Termini at night

    by Srechko Written Nov 6, 2005

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    I had an unconvinient situation where I arrived to Rome Termini at 1 am and my flight back to Canada was at 7:30 am. So I had to find a transport to the Fiumicino airport. Termini station closes over night and there is no way to obtain any kind of information at that time. Of course you can always get a cab and pay 50E for the ride. However I heard that there is the night bus that takes you directly to the airport. Problem here is that the stop is difficult to find. It is hard to find someone suitable to ask for directions as at this time only people hanging around Termini are cab drivers and bums. Luckily I run into a guy that was very friendly and he explained to me where the bus stop is.

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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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    Ticket vending machines in Roma Termini

    by lotharscheer Written Sep 10, 2010
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    If you pay there with a bank card or credit card you might get a error message and no ticket, but the money gets charged to your account (it was the touch screen variety).
    Better use them with cash. Might be also on other trainstations.

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  • De fiumicino a Termine

    by Gustavo123 Updated Feb 1, 2011

    Despues de llegar desde Viena, me pareció un buena idea tomar un tren desde el aeropuerto hasta Termine ya que sabía que mi hotel no estaba muy lejos de Termine.
    Mi primera desilusión fue el alto costo de los tickets de tren luego que la máquina expendedora funcionara mal y me "trago" 20 Euros, además de darme solo un recibo por 8 Euros cuando quise cancelar la operacion, considerando que mi primer billete no habia sido registrado (La máquina decia que hasta 9 Euros daba vuelto) y el muy pobre estado de limpieza de los mismos.
    Al llegar a Termine, el tema fue aún peor pues me encontre con una muy oscura estación, sin mayores indicaciones hacia donde debía ir.
    Tenía la dirección del hotel, pero ningun mapa ni donde adquirirlo.
    Como venía con algo de equipaje decidí tomarme un taxi, aun sabiendo que los taxis podian ser caros.
    Si bien me ofrecieron taxis inmediatamente en la salida del tren, no los acepté considerando que podian estafarme y busque uno en su parada a la salida de la estación.
    Cargue mi equipaje, el taxisto dijo no hablar ni español ni inglés, aunque alguna palabras intentaba decir en un muy corto ingles.
    Lo primero que me hizo dudar es que me hizo sentar en el asiento delantero, lo que para no pensar mal lo tome como una gentileza, Le pregunté si conocia la dirección del hotel y me dijo que si que no habria problemas, como no vi taxímetro, le pregunte cuanto me saldria el viaje, y ahi estuve seguro que me estafaría pues me dijo que dependía del tráfico, que la tarifa tenía un recargo por ser domingo no laborable, y que costaría entre EUR 20 a EU 25. No hubo nada de demora y diría que en siete minutos estuvimos en la "zona" del hotel, me dijo que me convenia bajarme en la esquina para no tener que dar la vuelta. Le pregunté cuanto era y me dijo veintioto. le entrego cincuenta y saca solo un billete de 10, preguntándome no se que pero creo que había cambiado rápidamente mi billete por ese, a lo que yo solo atine a decirle que me tenía que dar otros doce, además de ese, ahi me preguntó si no tenia cambi. Le dije que no y el me dio entonces otro billete de 10 y nada mas pues me dijo que como era domingo no tenia cambio.
    Luego puede comprobar que el hotel no estaba a mas de 10 cuadras desde donde había tomado el taxi, y que este tipo de estafa es muy comun en Roma.
    Roma es muy bella pero CUIDADO CON LOS TAXISTAS

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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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  • 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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