Rome, Termini Station: the busiest train station in Italy
the busiest train station in Italy and among the top three in
Europe. More than 800 trains a day, 400,000 passengers, 150 million travelers a year.
Termini Station, in the heart of the city of Rome, contains and amplifies all these kind of situations: cluttered crossroads of suitcases and well-ordered trains, a crossroad for people physically close but heading towards different destinations.
More than 800 trains a day, 400,000 passengers, 150 million travelers a year. A district, a hub for urban exchange, a land of a wild and unconventional population.
Emblem of the crossing, of the trip, of departures and arrivals, the station is the place of movement, is the place of passages.
One of the non-places par excellence of Marc Augè becomes through the eye of Niccolò something else, it takes on a renewed role: an open book, ready to be read through the impressions of light of photography.
In all the photos the station, despite its cumbersome presence, leaves the starring role to the time: Termini Station is a project started in 2009 that, photography after photography, has become a container of experiences and stories.
In four years the Roman photographer has crossed the station along its entire surface, stopping and photographing several people who volunteered themselves for this unexpected meeting, sometimes narrating parts of their life.
Stazione Termini A project by Niccolò Beretta
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