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    I'll be meeting up with my travel companion at Termini station, and I'm looking for a recommendation on where we should plan to meet. Is there a good (visible, safe) cafe in the station that someone can recommend? I'm afraid with customs at the airport, I'll have a few hours to waste, so I'm looking for someplace half pleasant!

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    I'll be meeting up with my travel companion at Termini station, and I'm looking for a recommendation on where we should plan to meet. Is there a good (visible, safe) cafe in the station that someone can recommend? I'm afraid with customs at the airport, I'll have a few hours to waste, so I'm looking for someplace half pleasant!

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    McDonalds downstairs that way if you have time to kill you can look at the shops till time to meet

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    There is a good coffee shop on the mezzanine level (I think it is called Momento) with views down to the train platforms and arrival/departure boards-- tables inside the shop and along the mezzanine hall. Loos nearby. Get a newspaper from one of the shops and spend a pleasant few hours watching the world go by.

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    Café Moka on the track 24 platform, which the Leonardo Express from the airport uses.

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    Maybe this will help? This is map of the Termini uppermost level.
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    I think that's the track level, which isn't the uppermost; there's a mezzanine level above it. On that map, the grandistazioni.it site (which I guess is the source of the map) shows Café Moka just beyond the head of track 24, in the big gray block on the left.

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    The other map I have of Termini has the Metro stops on it, so I though this was the lower level where they are.
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    This part of the map says that is the mezzanine level of Termini
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dragonpat:
    This part of the map says that is the mezzanine level of Termini </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Right- the Momento cafe I mentioned above is just above the words "Galleria Centrale"-- the seating is inside and around the outside of that box- you can look down onto the main hall from the outside tables. For me, it is the most peaceful location in Termini, making it a good spot for a layover. The lower (subway) level is mayhem; there is a grocery store down there, though-- you may find that helpful/ interesting.

    BTW, there is a pretty good 2-story bookshop just at the Cinqucento entrance, right around the word "altrio" on the mezzanine map. Reasonable English selection, including travel guides.

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    I recall, and the map seems to confirm, that there are only stairs, not escalators, to the mezzanine, and I remember them being narrow stairs, so it wouldn't be easy to take luggage there.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Andrew:
    there are only stairs, not escalators, to the mezzanine </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    There are escalators too. The one time I had to go up there they were broken, but there they were!
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    I will just have a backpack with me, so I think it'll work out perfectly! Thank you all SO much for your help!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">there's a mezzanine level above it. On that map, the grandistazioni.it site (which I guess is the source of the map) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    This is probably whay I was confused. I had never been to the mezzanine level of Termini. All the American Mezzanines I know about were beween the main floor (ground) and the first floor European (between the first and second floor American). I had always presumed that there was some incomplete floor between the metro level and the street level that I had never seen. I had thought the root word for Mezzanine was meso which means "between".

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    Yes, the mezzanine is between the ground floor and several floors of offices (above) where the public doesn't usually go.

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    If it's not too late, I found this pdf that shows the shops on the Primo Piano or first level:

    Roma Termini

    See Plan of Station on the right (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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