[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The climate in Rome is Mediterranean and generally mild throughout the year. The best times of year to visit Rome are usually springs and autumns, especially from April to June and from September to the end of October.
Climate of Rome: Winter
Winter is rather mild, with cold days mainly between December and January, although temperatures rarely fall below 0° C. Because of the north wind, tramontana, it is cold but almost always sunny, with maximum temperatures below 10° C and minimum temperatures below 0° C during the night. In the city, however, due to the urban heat island, this is not likely to occur. Snow is a very rare phenomenon that occurs every 10 or 20 years, making the Colosseum or the Circus Maximus covered by snow an even more exceptional and wonderful sight!
The most abundant snowfalls occurred in 1939 (December), 1956 (February), 1965 (February), 1971 (March), 1985 (January), 1986 (February), 2012 (February) and 2018 (February).
Climate of Rome: Spring
Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit this city: daytime lasts longer, little rainfall occurs, and the temperature is very pleasant, maximum between 16 and 24° C. From March to May the city literaly blooms with all kinds of inflorescences, giving color to everything, a real splendor! If you plan to visit Rome during this period, you definitely cannot miss the “Passeggiata del Giappone al Lago dell’Eur” and its Japanese cherry trees in bloom!
Climate of Rome: Summer
Roman summer is very hot, especially in July and August, when temperatures can reach 40° C, with strong humidity and therefore increased perceived temperature. Afternoon thunderstorms are rare. The temperature is above 20° C almost all the time, even at night. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with you!
Climate of Rome: Autumn
Autumn, especially in September and October, is the best time to visit the city together with spring . Temperatures, never too cold or hot, are between 16 and 27° C, in the event of sirocco. The so-called “Ottobrate Romane” (October trips around Rome), are very popular among the locals, who go out and enjoy these pleasant temperatures during this time of the year, very similar to spring. In November, temperatures decrease, rainfalls increase and winter gets closer.
Rainfall, generally not very abundant, is mainly concentrated between November and February.