Rome, Italy Climate and Weather

Historic Charts for Travel Planning

What's the weather like in Rome? Look at the climate charts below. You see quite a hump in the summer temperatures in Rome. It's no wonder Romans leave the Eternal City in July and August, heading to the beaches or to the cooler area called the Castelli Romani in Lazio.

Despite the summer heat of Rome, tourists flock to the Eternal City for the almost endless list of attractions

Even if the high temperatures don't scare you, let me remind you that with all the asphalt and big stone buildings retaining the sun's heat, hot nights spent in a hotel room that's not air conditioned can feel many degrees hotter than the outside temperature. In July and August, high humidity makes the heat even more unbearable to those sensitive to it.

Rome's air quality? You may wish to check those cheeky particulates, which you can do at Plume Labs.

Rome Historic Temperature and Precipitation Charts

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Current Conditions and Forecast for Rome, Italy

Autumn Weather

Without fail, Romans recommend that the best time to travel to Rome is from mid-September to October. Yes, it might rain, but the temperatures turn out to be quite nice, even if it is getting a tiny bit chilly at night. Almost no one recommends November, but I've had very good luck the last few years with weather in the first half of November.

Notice that the most rainfall occurs in the late fall and early winter in Rome.

Spring Weather

May has almost the same temperatures as October, and April, while you're likely to feel chilly at night, is almost as good. March weather is really changeable, becoming more stable in April.

Spring and fall are the best times for visiting Rome.

Summer and Winter in Rome

Summer can have humidity and high temperatures; book a hotel with air conditioning if you have to go in July or August. Romans tend to go to Frascati or other towns in the Castelli Romani to excape intense summer heat. Another option is to head underground, seeking out the catacombs along the Appian Way or the ancient houses under Basilica Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

Winter weather can be cool and damp, but there are lots of activities going on. See more of what Rome is like in the cooler months by reading: Rome in Winter.

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Rome Taxis

Rome is notorious for unlicensed taxis that'll really take you for a ride. Find out how much a cab ride should cost, and the best ways to avoid unpleasantness: Rome Taxis.

Rome Trains

Rome's Main station is called Rome Termini. There is a smaller station called Tiburtina. Lazio is full of things to see, many easily done as a day trip from Rome on the train. See Italy by Train to check train times or purchase point to point tickets for smaller journeys. A rail pass is only worthwhile if your trips are long.

Rome Neighborhoods

If you're unfamiliar with Rome, you may wish to look at an annotated map showing Rome neighborhoods with recommendations one where to stay, what to eat and the local attractions: Rome Map and Guide.

Almost veryone's favorite neighborhood is Trastevere, Rome's medieval core.

Looking for a quiet sleep in the midst of some interesting attractions that most folks miss? Try the Aventine Hill. Then try rubbing elbows with the real Roman working class in the Testaccio district just to the south of the Aventine. Also quiet and "undiscovered" is Monteverde, the western part of the center of Rome, with great food (and good values in dining) as well as a villa with secret garden, Rome's largest park, catacombs and more: Monteverde Map and Guide.

If your main target is the Vatican, you should look into the Prati Neighborhood, north of the Vatican.

And you might want to explore the north of Rome: Flaminio Guide.

Getting to Rome

Rome has two airports. The largest is Fiumicino, but Ciampino handles a lot of traffic from inside Europe. The Aeroporti di Roma site gives information on both.

See a Fiumicino Airport Map.

For budget airlines that serve Italy, see: Italy Low Cost Airlines

To get to and from Civitavecchia from Fiumicino, see: Civitavecchia to Rome Transportation

To get from Fiumicino into Rome, see Rome Airport to Central Rome Transportation

Fiumicino Airport Hotels (FCO)

Ciampino Airport Hotels (CIA)

Where to Stay in Rome

Hotels in Rome tend to be expensive compared to other cities in Italy. Be sure to look for air conditioning if you're susceptible to heat in Rome's summer season.

One of our favorite places to stay are the Daphne Inn, for its helpful staff and good location. The Hotel Residenza in Farnese is a favorite for its quiet location near the Camp di Fiori.

Prefer inexpensive? In today's hostels you can reserve private rooms. Compare prices on Rome Hostels.

Friends back from Rome highly recommend the cheaper Hotel Licrico. Another hotel we like near Termini Station is the Des Artistes.

You've heard of villa rentals, fine if you have lots of friends with you. Apartments in Rome are less expensive, of course, than villas. Try Only Apartments for some value in a Rome stay.

There are over 6000 Rome rental apartments and condos available at VRBO.

Tickets and Attractions

You can get tickets to all attractions when you arrive in Rome, of course. Many people like to have them in advance, thus avoiding long lines, especially in the summer and fall season.

One of the most popular things to do in Rome is to enjoy a trip to the Vatican Museums. There are several ways to avoid the ticket lines.

Rome Vatican Museum Tickets

Unusually Useful Tours in Rome Rome

Walks of Italy offers many fine walking tours of Rome and the Vatican. When you land in the Eternal city you might want to orient yourself with this tour: Rome As A Local: Hidden Gems & Ancient Wonders. At the end of your visit, when you want to escape, try the Pompeii Tour from Rome with Amalfi Coast Drive.

You can also get information in a new and exciting way. Why not sit down with a home chef, try the food of Rome, and talk about the attractions of the Eternal City? Check out Bonappetour: Rome.

The Tour Guy Bonappetour: Rome

Interesting Online Maps of Rome

Fiumicino Airport Map. Rome Open Air Markets Map Rome Appian Way Walking Tour Map

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