What's the weather in Rome Italy? I often refer to il Meteo, a local standard for the Rome Italy weather forecast. Here is a quick peek:
The climate in Rome is fairly mild, so it can be pleasant to visit almost any time of year. However Rome does have a change in seasons you may wish to consider when planning your trip.
When is the best time to visit Rome? I get asked this a lot. It seems people are looking for that magical time when the weather in Rome is beautiful and not too hot or too cold, and the city is not too crowded. This is pretty hard to come by.
But there are two seasons when this happens. See my page Best Time to Visit Rome to find out when!
The below will give you a general idea of not just the weather in Rome Italy during the year, but also the kinds of crowds you might expect during each season.
are cold (highs during the day between 30’s and mid-50’s °F/0-10 °C) and can be rainy, but Rome is very un-crowded then.
You will not have lines at museums and can get into (almost) any restaurant. You will have Trevi Fountain virtually to yourself even at 3pm. Airfares and hotel rates are at their lowest.
This is low season in most of Italy (with a few exceptions such as New Years and Valentine’s Day.) Winter sales begin in early January!
are warmer (mid 50’s-60’s °F/10-18 °C), but can have plenty of rain and chilly evenings. In late March and April, Rome can get very crowded, because of school breaks, the annual Rome Marathon and the week before Easter (Holy Week.) Easter dates vary each year.
are beautiful months, with plenty of sunshine and long days. The weather in Rome will be in the comfortable 70’s-80’s °F/20-30 °C during the day, and 60’s-70’s °F/15-20 °C at night.
Partly because of the beautiful weather, and partly because these are vacation months for many people, spring is high season in Rome and other Italian art cities. For more, visit my pages about Rome in May, June and July.
are hot, with temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s °F/30-40 °C during the day, and 70'-80’s °F/20-30 °C at night.
It can be very humid and you will need to rest and/or stay indoors between 1 and 4pm. Because of the heat, and because Italians tend to leave the capital during these months, this is mid-season in Rome and other Italian art cities, but high season at any Italian coastal cities or islands.
Visit my page about visiting Rome in August - what's closed, what's open, what to do and where to eat!
Check out my top tips for How to Keep Cool in Rome in summer.
are the busiest months of year in Italy’s art cities. The weather in Rome Italy in the fall is beautiful, in the 60’s and 70’s °F/15-20 °C during the day, and 50’s-60’s °F/10-18 °C at night.
The sun casts beautiful light on the city's ochre- and peach-colored buildings, and the days are still long, allowing for a sunset drink before dinner. There is very little rain.
are still nice, with cooler weather (mid 50’s-60’s °F/10-18 °C), but less crowded than early fall. These can be the rainiest months, and the days are shorter. This is mid/low-season.
is a beautiful time to be in Rome. The city is all lit up and decorated and there is an old-fashioned fair in Piazza Navona.
Bottom line, the weather in Rome Italy is generally mild, so as long as you come prepared in the very hot or very cold months, and know what to expect, you'll enjoy the Rome climate!
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