Until 31 January 2021, Roma Termini reveals itself through a wide-reaching photographic exhibition. Installations, videos and images – most of which are conserved in the Fondazione FS Italiane archive – recall the stories, anecdotes and curiosities of the capital’s station.
Amongst the images exhibited are also some social media snaps from Railway Heart, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane’s photographic column. The atrium and the “Galleria Gommata” house 5 installations, of which 4 are hexagonal and one pentagonal, each with a specific theme, whilst from Piazza dei Cinquecento, on the outside of the windows of the Atrium, 15 stained glass windows feature historical images in black and white.
A spectacular timeline extending 30 metres dominates the space of the atrium overlooking the Servian Wall, giving visitors the opportunity to discover some of the most important moments for Roma Termini, starting from its inauguration on 20 December 1950, overseen by the President of the Republic at the time, Luigi Einaudi.
Vintage images and photographs accompany the numerous anecdotes printed on the timeline that reveal the central role that the station has played in bearing silent witness to historical events that are important not only for Rome but all throughout Italy, from its role as an inspiring muse for the 1953 film “Stazione Termini” by Vittorio De Sica through to the 1970 visit of the Emperor of Ethiopia, Halié Selassié.