COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may impact your travel plans and the data on our site. Stay safe, and always check official travel advice before you book.

Best time to visit Rome, Italy

Our verdict

The best time to visit Rome is April-May

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, April-May is the best time to go to Rome.

The warmest month of the year in Rome is August, where the average temperature gets to around 31℃ (88℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 33℃ (91℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 4℃ (39℉) at night.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Rome, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Rome in November – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn more about when to travel to Rome, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

Let someone else do the hard work.
Map pin icon
Where to?
Rome

Rome seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Rome as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Rome is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Rome

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Rome for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Rome climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Rome for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

Jump to:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Rome in January

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Rome in February

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 12 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Rome in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Rome in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Rome in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Rome in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 7 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Rome in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Rome in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Rome in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Rome in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Rome in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Rome in December

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Rome in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Rome is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Rome is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Rome is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Rome, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Rome map

Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com