What is the best time to visit Rome?

The best time to visit Rome is from Mid-March to June and also from Late-October to November. These are the times when the weather is mild, and there aren’t many tourists roaming around the city. Both the times offer the people choices to tour different parts of the city like the museums and monuments which are crowded during the peak season. If someone feels like seeing Rome in total peace, then they have to visit the city during its winter months which last between November to March. June - August are considered the hottest time to visit the city of Rome. It also falls under the high season, when a large number of tourists flock from different countries. Everything is a little overpriced, but it is worth it if you like the nearly festive atmosphere. September to October and April to June is the bridge between the high and low seasons. You'll get fewer tourists during this time, with nearly empty streets, low prices but a lot less of the facilities that cater to tourists. Most seasoned travellers go during this time, though it is not recommended for first-timers. Winter is Rome is the offseason, and it is when you'll see the least tourists.

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February 17°/ 5° 2 days
March 17°/ 6° 5 days
April 20°/ 9° 5 days
May 19°/ 11° 13 days
June 31°/ 18° 1 days
July 32°/ 20° 4 days
August 33°/ 20° 4 days
September 28°/ 17° 7 days
October 25°/ 13° 5 days
November 17°/ 11° 21 days
December 15°/ 7° 7 days

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Rome in Autumn (Mid- October - November)

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Autumn doesn’t last for long in Rome, and it is only seen during Mid-October to November as a transition from the hot summer to the cold winter. Visitors might notice the changes as the temperature becomes milder and the average high temperature comes down to 20 degrees or even 15 degrees Celsius. The leaves start changing their colours, and the rains start approaching during these months.

Key Events:
• The Rome Jazz Festival attracts Jazz musicians from all over the world, and it is organised at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica.
• Roma Europa Festival highlights the culture present in Rome, and it is full of music, dance, theatre and other forms of art.

Rome in Summer (July - October)

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Summer is quite harsh in Rome due to temperatures which can reach an average high of 30 degrees Celsius or even more. But it is also the peak season for the city. Sunlight is found in abundance along with the tourists. It is the time for festivals and merrymaking. The summer in Rome lasts between June to September and also till Early-October. No signs of rain are seen during the hot summer of Rome.

Key Events:
• Art City is a chain of events that generally start during the end of May and lasts till September. The main motive of them is to propagate art and creativity.
• Estate Romana or Roman Summer is the essence of the city as it is the time of enjoyment and merrymaking. Concerts and festivals are common during this time.
• Sagra dell' Uva or Festival of the Grapes is held at Basilica of Constantine, it is a celebration for grapes which is one of the main crops of Rome.

Rome in Spring (April - June)

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Rome looks glorious in Spring which comes in April and lasts till the beginning of June. In April tourists can see the full green foliage of trees and clear skies. The weather is warm, and the average high temperature is about 22.8 degrees Celsius. There is rainfall in April, but it is seldom felt in May.

Key Events:
• Giornate FAI is an event where private properties of Rome are opened up to the public so that they can enjoy the beautiful interiors.
• Settimana della Cultura or Week of Culture is an event where public get free admission into national museums and architectures for a limited period.
• Easter and the week preceding it is quite important in Rome.
• Rome’s Birthday or the Founding of Rome is celebrated on 21st March.

Rome in Winter (December to Mid-March)

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Winter is the time when Rome decides to sleep and take a breather after the hot months. Winter lasts from December to mid-March. The temperature can get quite low and even reach below 3 degrees Celsius. January is often the coldest month. The weather changes to cold and damp during this time. Days are quite short, and sunlight can last until 6 hours. Rains are also frequent, but they aren’t torrential.

Key Events:
• Christmas and Hannukkah both are celebrated gloriously throughout the city, and they start from the first week of December. Christmas is a time when the city is full of good food hailing from Roman cuisine.
• New Year’s Eve, as well as New Year’s Day, is celebrated whole-heartedly in Rome. People generally visit the piazzas to explore different events that are organised.

Rome in Off Season

Rome Weather in December to March 
If a person likes cold winters and a nearly empty city, then the winter months are the perfect time to visit Rome. The months of December to March are considered as the offseason for visiting Rome. It is the best time to score great accommodation deals. But one should note that often businesses take a holiday during the offseason in Rome. The average temperature can drop to 3 degrees Celsius which is pretty cold. So, if anyone plans to visit Rome during this time, they should carry adequate clothing. Everyone should take an umbrella due to frequent rains during the winter time.

Rome in Shoulder Season

Rome Weather in Mid-March to May & Mid-October to November
People who are interested in visiting Rome should keep it in mind that it is one of the most popular cities present in the world. So, they should expect tourists at all times. The shoulder season in Rome mainly lasts between the months of mid-March to May and again from mid-October to November. The weather of these months is comfortable compared to the harsh summer months of the peak season. Tourists should note that Rome does receive quite a bit of precipitation in October and November as well as in April. It is the best time when tourists can pay attention to the important sightseeing throughout the city.

Rome in Peak Season/High Season

Rome Weather in May to Mid-September
The peak season in Rome is the hot and humid summer months when people from all over the world flock to the city. The peak season falls in May to mid-September. Most of the crowd is seen from June to August. People have to book hotels as early as six months. Rome gets quite hot during the summer months, and the temperature can reach 30 degrees Celsius on an average. Apart from it, something called ‘mini high seasons’ is also seen in Rome which is usually during the important holidays like Christmas and Easter. Tourists should hydrate themselves and also carry umbrellas or hats to keep away the harsh sunlight.

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