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Visiting the Eternal City by train is a great choice, with overnight trains from London and other European cities. And if travellers are touring Italy's historical sights, trains will always be a good option to choose. Trains run into Rome's centrally-located Termini station, and passengers can head directly to world famous attractions within minutes.
The vast majority of trains to Rome will terminate at Roma Termini - the city's primary rail hub. Termini lies at a crossroads on Rome's Metro network, which means that it's simple to reach north, south, east and western Rome. And it's not far from attractions like the Colosseum or the Pantheon, so arrival shouldn't be a chore.
Most Italian train services are operated by Trenitalia. The company runs standard services, which tend to represent the slowest option. For faster journeys, look for Frecciarossa fares. Italo also offers connections to Rome, which may sometimes be faster options.
Trains are often the easiest, fastest, and cheapest route to the Italian capital. Express services run into Termini from Milan, Florence, Venice, Naples, and numerous popular Italian cities. And when transfer times are factored in, they won't generally be much slower than regional flights (if at all). Those coming from the UK can also take sleeper trains with Eurostar to Milan, then transfer to Trenitalia or Italo services. That way, they can soak up the scenery of France, the Alps, and Tuscany, and arrange a stop or two along the way at some of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities.
Rome is a hectic city at times, so studying the Metro map and getting hold of a walking map is definitely a good idea. A 72 hour Metro Card is a handy investment for getting around the attractions. It also includes sightseeing buses, which make it easier what the city has to offer. And that's a lot. There's the Vatican, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Roman Agora and the Circus Maximus, not to mention the Colosseum. Slightly off the beaten path, check out art exhibitions at the Villa Medici, or the surprising collection of master-works in the Palazzo Spada.