The capital is wonderful all year round and therefore the answer to the question “When to visit Rome?” it can only be “Always!”. However, depending on the holiday you want to do, the interests you have and the budget you decide to make available, there are better times than others to visit the Eternal City.
The attractions of Rome are located both outdoors and in museums, so at any time of the year the weather and its variation are not a problem at all, you will always know what to do! Spring can be the best time to visit Rome, especially in May. The temperatures are rather mild and pleasant (dress in layers and don’t forget the umbrella, it can happen that it rains!). It is the ideal time to visit the monuments, parks, villas of Rome. During Easter the city hosts many religious celebrations, particularly in the Vatican City.
The Roman summer is very hot, both from a climatic and from a tourist point of view (August is the hottest month). It is in this period that restaurants, roof top bars, outdoor terraces and open air venues are open until late at night and there are plenty of opportunities for fun. There are many events, manifestations in the squares, cultural events. In addition, the parks and villas remain open longer.
Visiting Rome in 3 days (but also in two, in a week …) in the autumn can be a great idea. The climate is still quite mild, the Roman octabras are famous, and there is definitely less chaos. Ideal for visiting monuments, historic buildings or museums. Autumn is the rainiest season, so don’t forget to bring an umbrella and dress in layers to face the coldest moments of the day.
The charm and magical atmosphere that surrounds Rome during the Christmas period is unmissable. The shop windows and the illuminations are really suggestive.
December is therefore a good time to visit Rome, also because the temperatures are not very rigid.