Rome, Italy Weather and Climate

Rome Weather and Historic Climate

Rome is a favorite travel destination in Italy's Lazio region. It is the capital of Italy and has more than 2.7 million inhabitants.

Rome can be stiflingly hot and humid in the summer, especially during July and August. The paving and stone buildings retain the heat overnight. Make sure you reserve your hotel early in Summer, and you'll probably want air conditioning.

Winters in Rome are wet and a bit chilly. Nighttime temperatures may fall below freezing November through March.

A little rain shouldn't stop the prepared tourist. Some of the best parts of the Eternal city are underground, like the Ancient Houses Under Basilica Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Rome, Italy - When To Go

Avoid summers if you can, it's hot and packed with sweating tourists in July and August. That said, there's hardly a time you won't encounter tourists in Rome. If you must go in summer, make hotel reservations early. If it gets too hot, consider a short train ride to the usually cooler Castelli Romani.

Fall is a good time to visit Rome. October is when Italians visit; the nighttime temperatures have cooled, and there's little chance of being too hot and humid during the day. There are about 6 hours of bright sunshine a day in October, and 8 in September.

Spring, starting in March when the daytime temperatures are starting to rise (and nights are chilly) is a fine time to visit. March through May will bring you decent temperatures and enough sunshine to make most folks happy.

Rome Historic Temperatures and Precipitation

The climate charts below show the historic average high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Rome, Italy.

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Yearly Temperature Chart

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