- After 14 months of work, the Termini railway station now looks like a functional modern building. It offers visitors a wide variety of bars, restaurants and over 100 shops. It was first built in 1867 upon the wish of Pope Pius IX, when it was baptised 'Termini' because of its proximity to the 'Terme di Diocleziano' (Diocletian's Baths). In 1938, during the Fascist period, it was demolished and rebuilt on the design of Mazzoni who also designed the buildings on the Via Marsala and the Via Giolitti. The station was not ready for Hitler's visit to Rome in 1939 so he was met at Ostiense station instead. The station is one of Italy's most interesting Rationalist designs since the war.
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