Which Train Stations?

I will be traveling between Venice and Rome and between Florence and Rome by train. As I am looking at Trenitalia's website, I notice that there are several train stations. Which train stations do I choose for departures and arrivals for my trips when booking the trips?

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6685 posts

Venice - Venezia Santa Lucia Florence - Firenze Santa Maria Novella (or SMN)
Rome - Roma Termini These are usually the first stations shown.

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2244 posts

If you are staying in Venice proper (not Mestre) use Venezia S. Lucia. In Florence, Firenza S. M. N. (Santa Maria Novella) is the main station. Rome, all depends. Termini is the main station, but Tiburtina is a brand new big station only 4 subway stops from Termini and main station for the new Italo trains. Ostiensa is south of the city center and is also 4 subway stops from Termini. Trastevere is south of the Vatican and if your hotel is in this neighborhood, obviously it is a good choice.

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
2420 posts

Rome might be the only city on your list that has more than one convenient station, depending on where you are going. Trains leave from Termini for all the cities you mention, although the new Italo train company uses Roma Tiburtina. By the way, Tiburtina is not a new station. but it was largely rebuilt after a fire two years ago.

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
5444 posts

You can always choose " Tutti Stazione" for Rome. Mthen the Trenitalia website will route you to the correct one for your train.