Termini Station, Rome is located in the ancient 'rione' (district) of Esquilino, which was once part of the nearby Monti rione. Termini is located in the heart of the historic centre, and from here it easy to reach several of the city's most famous sights on foot, for example the beautiful Basilica of Saint Mary Major (a 10-minute walk), the impressive Colosseum and adjoining Roman Forum (both 15 minutes away), as well as the city's main shopping area (Via Condotti - 20 minutes). If you want to know more about this, check out Capodanno Roma 2012.  Of course, another advantage of being based in the Termini area of Rome while on vacation is that you will have access to the city's main transport hub. The main bus depot lies just outside on the main square (Piazza Cinquecento) and currently, Stazione Termini is the only metro station where both metro lines (A and B) intersect. Also, most trains start and/or terminate from Termini, as does the Leonardo Express, the fast train which goes to and from Fiumicino Airport.In and around the area of Termini Station in Rome, there is a large choice of eateries, and it is probably the area which has the largest selection of non-Italian cuisine restaurants in the city, which are comfortable nestled between typical Italian restaurants serving the best of Roman dishes. Some of the city's best night life is found south in the Monti area, where you will find many bars and pubs, providing both a typical Italian atmosphere or a more international and cosmopolitan one.Great shopping is also available in the direct area, ranging from boutique shops and handicraft workshops to the larger chain stores, which can be found in most high streets. The station itself also has its own shopping mall, called 'Forum Termini', where you can find United Colors of Benetton, Swatch, Sisley, Levi's and much more. All the shops and outlets are open seven days a week from 08.00am to 10.00pm, including bank holidays.Finally, as the area is a popular district to stay and to have as a base, there are also several types of accommodation and hotels in the Termini area to choose from. As could be expected, they range from ultra cheap hostels and guest houses, to the more higher rated hotels, and the more exclusive and costly establishments. Also you can get some great bargains on accommodation in the Termini area, especially during the low seasons, such as August. For more info, visit Capodanno Roma 2012. _   

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