A post from Nelly, a self-proclaimed train geek, got me thinking about how much I love train stations in Europe!
What are your favorites, and why?
Some of mine are:
Milano Centrale for architecture, size, all trains on one level, and that big city vibe of lots of people going places for a million different reasons.
Antwerpen for architecture and the fact that diamond stores in the terminal outnumber the chocolate shops (although I can only afford the chocolate).
Roma Termini because it gets me to Roma (but also, sadly, away from it), and for the ruins of ancient walls nearby and at the lower level of the station.
Koln for its proximity to the Cathedral and the river.
Venezia Santa Lucia for the view from the steps as you leave the station.