Rome in March

There is pretty warm in Rome in March

Rome in March 2024 – is it worth visiting? Weather, air temperature, what to wear, prices in hotels and on city tours, reviews. What to do in Rome in early March and close to April, where you can go in the vicinity and in general – in Italy – in the review of good Time for Trip.

Rome is one of a top tourist destination in Europe. And in order to understand this, no need necessarily to stand in line, that encircle the arena of the Colosseum twice or thrice in the manner of a boa constrictor – just read the news!

Naturally, sometimes an incredible number of tourists can easily negate all efforts to feel the atmosphere, the spirit of the “Eternal City”.

Numerous thick-skinned foreigners, however, are not confused by the abundance of competitors. They are ready to explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel as part of a powerful human river and will not allow themselves to be trampled even by an entire tour group from China.

But more subtly organized travelers should be more careful when choosing the time for a visit. To begin with, they should probably consider alternative options – for example, think about a trip to Rome in early March.

In principle, such a voyage will not be spoiled by an overabundance of tourists and at the end of the month! The main thing is to be in time before the Easter holidays.

We assure

being here in the beginning of spring you will not be disappointed. On the contrary – you’ll witness a lot of interesting things: see, how does Rome wake up in March after hibernation and realize how captivating is its ancient beauty!

Along the way, you can explore the range of stores without haste. It will take time, but also bring full satisfaction – anyone want to buy a lot of useful things in Italy.

There are few people in Rome in early March

Weather in Rome in March

will not amaze you with especially high air temperatures. So it’s unlikely that the weather will allow you to walk the streets in the one T-shirt – except perhaps the very end of the month – and provoke thoughts about swimming in fountains.

However, it will still be warm enough to make you want to participate in a long excursions around Roman Forum, wandering a lot around the streets and even trips somewhere in the neighborhoods.

However, closer to the topic!

In early March, it’ quite cool in Rome: the air temperature during the day reaches +12-16 °C (53.6-60.8 °F), at night it’s dropping down to +6-8 °C (42.8-46.4 °F). So anyone, even those without a developed imagination, would feel that spring has already come.

Although the sunlight becomes significantly more. And the sky of pale azure color clearly hints – real summer is just around the corner!


is statistically quite abundant. But if you have been in Rome at the beginning of November, then you would agree that the local spring rains are not as stubborn and dull as their autumn versions.

And therefore they are perceived calmly. What’s wrong: the rain has passed, the pavement is washed – there is freshness in the air!

Keep in Mind

that real warmness often comes to Rome in the end of March. Around the middle of the month, the daily air temperature rises up to +15-17 °C (59-62.6 °F). And by the end of it, the metropolitan thermometers will become so impudent that they already show around +20-22°C (68-71.6 °F).

The foliage is not just blooming – the ancient ruins are covered with such a bright carpet of greenery that you involuntarily have to squint!

What do the inhabitants of Rome themselves wear in March? Yes, about the same as in winter: light jackets, scarves, no hats – comfortable boots on the feet.

What to Wear

Keep in mind that March in Rome is a transitional period. In the evening and morning, cold weather is possible, which will require slightly tighter clothing compared to daytime hours. Similarly, you must have something besides T-shirts for the hotel room – not all of them are well heated.

Therefore, we advise you to take a far from empty suitcase on the road. On the contrary, put enough hoodies and sweaters inside. As well as lighter clothing – it may happen that you have to walk the streets in a shirt.

Should you take raincoats and umbrellas with you? We don’t think so!

Since the average precipitation in Rome for the whole of March usually doesn’t exceed 50 mm. You can expect no more than 4-5 rainy days for the month.

In general, you can easily sit out the inclement weather while visiting such Rome attractions as the Sistine Chapel and the Papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, And then, without any problems, continue walking through the streets and squares.

Prices 2024

Foreign tourists, as far as one can judge from current reviews on the Internet, are infrequent guests in March Rome. Although taking into account reasonable prices in local hotels, as well as in private apartments, it is worth taking a closer look at the indicated time period.

Since a little later, on the Easter holidays (Catholic Easter in 2024 is celebrated on March 31), as well as in May, the prices go up by leaps and bounds. Reaching a peak in the summer months.

If you organize a trip to Rome a the very end of March, your expenses will be approximately as follows.

For example, you can book a room at the Home at Rome Vatican Apartment, which is located about 600 meters from the Papal City, for 120-125+ € per night. Quite expensive? We don’t think so – for such a successful location it’s acceptable.

By the way, breakfast is included in the price!

Cost the same money or even a little less B&B Residenza Gregorio VII. This family-run hotel is just a 5-minute walk from St. Peter’s Basilica, which hundreds of thousands of people would like to visit shortly before Easter.

The Hop On Hop Off tour bus stop is nearby. Yes, and to the railway station St. Pietro you will get in 2-3 minutes on foot.

March is worth a visit to the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome

What to Do in Rome in March

You will say – the same as always. And you won’t be entirely right.

Because during the high tourist season, visiting the Colosseum or, say, the Vatican Museums isn’t a big pleasure. It is possible to say to yourself – “I have been there” – but it’s still difficult to enjoy such a visit!

On the contrary – the beginning of spring here is a different matter! Because in March you will do in Rome exactly what you were going to do.

Yes, at this time also, a lot of tourists want to get into the Colosseum – in the middle of the day. But early in the morning, the line to get in looks quite small. And in the evenings you can pass the cordons in 5-10 minutes.

By paying an additional €2 per ticket when booking online, you should theoretically skip the entry line. If the arena is not overcrowded: with 3,000 visitors inside, the entry of the following is suspended.

As for the tour of the Roman Forum, it is worth going here in the afternoon. Tourists spread throughout Rome, leaving you almost the sole master of the ancient ruins.


You can buy tickets to the Vatican Museums online for the selected time (in advance). At the same time, we remember that if you change your mind or cannot come, the money will not be returned to you in any case.

You can also buy tickets at the box office. But even at the beginning of spring, you will have to stand in line to get started.

On Sundays, Roman museums are closed. But on the last Sundays of the month they are open. And for the most part they let visitors in for free.

But in the popular Galleria Borghese, free admission is organized, on the contrary, on the first Sundays of the month. And when buying a ticket online you will have to pay only about 2 € per booking.

Where to Go In the Vicinity

Although you will almost certainly be very busy in March, seeing the sights of Rome itself, we recommend that you often pay attention to the surroundings of the famous city. Indeed, in some places at this time tourists simply can not be found!

In particular, you can visit Tivoli in one day, where the villa of Emperor Hadrian has been partially preserved. The villa of the Dukes d’Este and its luxurious garden with fountains brought worldwide fame to this small town in the suburbs of Rome.

Recently, the residence of the Pope in Castel Gandolfo has been open to tourists. Standing on the shores of the extremely picturesque lake Albano.

Fans of the sea will not miss the chance to ride to Lido di Ostia. Not in order to swim, but in order to breathe in the life-giving air and enjoy the scenery.

We also dare to draw your attention to the cozy town Viterbo. In the center of which the original houses of the 12-13th century were preserved.

Lovers of antiquity will certainly want to take a ride to Orvieto in Umbria. An absolutely charming place perched on top of a flat tuff rock.

Perhaps you will make and a relatively long journey from Rome. For example, for sightseeing Florence, in theory, 1-2 days is enough. But for those who would like to wander around Venice, it is worth adding a little more time to the trip.


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