As with many neighborhoods surrounding major transportation hubs, the vicinity of Termini Station can get pretty seedy with vagrants and gangs of youth milling about. The neighborhood is rundown and dirty, with racist graffiti (local bigots bemoan that fact that the area is now home to a high number of Chinese immigrants). Ask any native Roman and they’ll tell you it’s not a fun place to be wandering about at night. And while the area isn’t terribly far from Rome’s popular ancient sites, it’s not nearly as convenient as staying near the Pantheon or Colosseum, especially for first-time visitors.
Your best option for avoiding a seedy, rundown experience is to stay in the northern part of the neighborhood, above Via Cavour near the Opera House. Staying near the area's main tourist sights, such as Santa Maria Maggiore, is also a good bet.
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