Rome Termini is the main point of entry for many visitors to the Eternal City. The station has direct links to the airport and receives long- distance trains from all over the country, as well as an overnight sleeper service from Paris.
Owing to its central position within Rome and its convenience to Rome's main historic sites, the Termini Central Station area overflows with hotels, eateries, gelato stores and restaurants specializing in tourist menus. This area is as busy with traffic as it is with pedestrians and the precinct surrounding the station bustles with activity 24 hours a day.
Taxis and buses also depart from the front of Termini and travelers stationed here have no need to walk anywhere. Nevertheless, a stroll down the famous Via Cavour to the Roman Forum and down to the Colosseum is highly recommended and only takes around 15-20 minutes. Avid walkers staying in hotels near Termini will have no problem traversing central Rome on foot with the obvious benefit of being in close proximity to the express airport link.
For travelers wishing to stay closer to the high-end shopping around Via Del Corso and the Spanish Stairs, hotels near Termini Central Station are convenient for the first and last nights of a Roman holiday, particularly if guests arrive late or need to leave early before the metro trains begin service. From Termini, it's around a two-hour train journey from Rome to Naples, from which point the Amalfi Coast is accessible by boat or car.