Rome Termini

Jan 26th, 2011, 11:00 AM
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Rome Termini

Will be arriving via train from Venice to Rome Termini at 3pm on our last day in Italy. Two choices are to spend the night in Rome and transfer to airport the next morning or stay at FCO that night. Was wondering about the ability to store luggage at Termini (is this service available ?? safety of luggage ??). This might let us store luggage, spend the last hours in Rome to walk around, have dinner and then return to Termini to reclaim luggage and take the Leonardo to airport and stay at a hotel there.

Appreciate any insight those who are in the know could offer.
nygvic is offline  
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:44 AM
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I am bias but I would vote to STAY in Rome the last night and take the Leonardo Express the next morning OR arrange a limo shuttle service back to FCO which is around 35 euros for 2-4 people. Having stayed at some of the airport hotels it is definitely not the same using their shuttles and time schedules to get to and from Roma.
Nighttime in Rome is always magical and not to be missed!
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Jan 26th, 2011, 12:53 PM
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I agree! Why give up your last night in Rome? And you can thus avoid storing your luggage at Termini. But if you like, these two links have info on the Left Luggage at Roma Termini:

If you're flying direct to the STATES, you have plenty of time - and options - in the morning. If you have to be there at 5 AM, try a private shuttle or taxi. The Leonardo Epress starts at 5:52 AM and takes 31 minutes so not sure if that fits your time frames. These links have more info on FCO and the "trip" out:

Good Luck!
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Jan 26th, 2011, 01:04 PM
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I have used the left luggage at Termini often - I have never had any reason to suspect any chicanery and like all such train-station luggage depots in Italy I would trust it - that said I would never leave anything really valuable in luggage anywhere - but it is reliably available

Even if staying in a Rome hotel you may want to leave your heavy luggage in Termini's left luggage and waltz heavy bag free to your hotel - retrieving your luggage before going to the airport the next morning.

Tip! Leave a lot of extra time to retrieve your bags as lines IME can be long for folks getting luggage out!
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Jan 27th, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Hi NY,

Having stayed out by the airport, in a very nice hotel, I suggest spending your last night in Rome.

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Jan 27th, 2011, 12:51 PM
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But do keep an eye on those pesky national strikes that seem to occur more and more - though they often are only for several hours or so you could find it difficult even to get to the airport in event of one involving transportation - when trains go on strike cabs can be impossible to get as well.
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Jan 28th, 2011, 07:13 AM
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Trenitalia guarantees that in case of any strikes the Leonardo Express will maintain "their schedule." If necessary, they will use buses to move people between Rome and FCO. Strikes are announced well in advance - often 1-3 months in advance - and often are cancelled. You can read more and get links "to watch" on this posting:
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Jan 28th, 2011, 10:38 AM
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What time is your morning flight? As pointed out above, first Leonardo express gets you to the airport about 6:15 so if your flight is 9 or later you are probably ok. If not you'd have to take a taxi/shuttle. Last summer I checked several sites and had our hotel book it for us - 55-60€. I checked and no one was doing the trip at that hour for less than 55€.

It was not an issue for us, but I remember reading that even if there were a train strike, the Leonard Express runs. You might want to double check but I don't think you'd need to worry about that.

I passed by the left luggage at Termini a few times in the past year and there was always a really long line.

I'd stay in Rome that night.
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