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When to travel to Rome, Italy? Best time of year to visit Rome

Rome is a city full of interesting sights, with a lot of history around every corner. The capital of Italy is always full of tourists, so know when to travel to rome is essential information when planning your trip.

Below we will present all the tips for you to choose the right month to travel to Rome!

Also read our special articles on what to do in rome is about where to stay in rome in the best neighborhoods!

When to travel to Rome at the best time of year?

Piazza Navona in early May

The first tip you should know about the best time of year to visit Rome is that from june to august the city is crowded same. These months form the high season, when the heat is intense, the crowding is very high and the hotel rates go up too much.

We recommend avoiding high season for the reasons mentioned, in addition to the fact that you will have to book your accommodation six months in advance to get a good hotel at a less exorbitant price. Also see our tips hotels in Rome!

The traveler with the flexibility to choose the time to travel to Rome can opt for the months of May (the beginning of the month mainly) and September, which are the best months to visit Rome.

In these months, the heat is still present in the city, but the crowding is not very great. You will be able to enjoy the sights with more tranquility.

Those looking to escape the high prices and seek even more peace, can opt for period between october and aprilwith the exception of the end of the year and Easter holidays, which are more expensive and crowded times.

The period between October and April is the low season, the coldest and quietest time in Rome. Historically, the coldest month of the year is January, with temperatures approaching 0°C. In terms of precipitation, October and November are the wettest months.

Regarding the balance between temperature and rainfall, March and April are good months to visit Rome in the low season, because they are a little warmer than the other low season months and it doesn’t rain much.

In short:

  • Give preference to the months of May and September;
  • Then March and April are very advantageous months to travel;
  • If you don’t mind cold weather and shorter days, December to February is another interesting period;
  • If rain is not an issue, October and November are also suitable;
  • If you want a lot of movement and don’t mind the heat, the European summer is another possibility. However, we consider avoiding this time.

If the tips on when to travel to Rome helped you, also check out many important tips about where to stay in rome. We also have a super complete article about what to visit in rome with rain!

Good trip!

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