When NOT To Visit Rome

What is the best season to visit Rome? We really don’t know…The right question should be instead: when not to visit Rome?

FALL

The sun is often there: days in September are still warm and keep that sweet taste of summer. It’s the period of the harvest and of the historical “ottobrate romane“, the Sunday trips (sometimes they took place also on Thursdays) Romans used to take until the twentieth century, but that still recall the good weather and the desire to enjoy the city. Theatres reopens and from November we are getting ready for Christmas. Lights and decorations make Rome even more beautiful and magical.

WINTER

Grey is not a common color for the Eternal City, despite the cold air and the clouds. In fact, the sun never completely leaves it, even if you can expect rain (and, very rarely, some snowflakes). Restaurants and pubs are crowded, Rome lights up and there is so much to do: exhibitions, shows, concerts, events. It’s also the perfect period to discover food and art.

 

SPRING

The beautiful season is in the air: Rome smells of flowers and rebirth. Romans organize picnics in the parks, they start to stay outside bars and restaurants. They organize walks and historical-cultural visits outdoors. The temperature is really pleasant and, although it may rain, its colors become warmer. There are still many exhibitions, events, theatrical and musical performances to choose from.

 

SUMMER

It’s hot, very hot! The whole life of the city moves outside. Some pubs and bars close and move to the Tiber river and you can eat and and drink al fresco. The music festivals fill the parks and stadiums, the Globe at Villa Borghese is full of performances and the weekend you can go to the Roman coast. Rome dresses up in every corner and its sunsets alway leave you breathless.

Ostia Beach (Photo credit: atreboroby-Instagram)

The best season NOT to visit Rome? Choose it and then book one of our  holiday apartments!

 

Advertisements

5 Things To Do In Rome This Summer

Wear a hat, comfortable and light clothes and don’t forget a bottle of water:  this is how you can prepare yourself to the great Roman summer. The city is more alive than ever, it’s colorful and cheerful, and there are many activities to choose from in order to deal with its (hot) days. Because Rome is really special, even in Summer!

Lungo il Tevere…Roma

Restaurants, pubs, cinemas, but also theatrical performances, concerts and exhibitions: Lungo il Tevere..Roma is the event that every summer – this year from June 8th to September – takes place on the banks of the river, which becomes the beating heart of the city nightlife. An unmissable appointment for those seeking for not only culture, but also fun.

(Foto Facebook)

Zoomarine

A water park close to Rome, where you can not only have fun (and looking for fresh air!) but also participate in special events and interact with dolphins, seals and penguins. Zoomarine is the ideal place for children and can be reached with the special shuttle that leaves from Termini station.

Sea or…lake

The city becomes very hot and after a nice walk to the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and Piazza Venezia, do you feel like spending a day at the beach? The beaches (and the clubs!) Of Ostia can be reached by the Rome-Lido line train from the Piramide metro station. If you love lakes more, Castelgandolfo is suitable for swimming and is definitely worth a visit.

Ostia beach (Credits crib18-Instagram)

Catacombs

To escape the heat, but at the same time enjoy the millennial history of Rome, why not plan a visit to its famous catacombs? Those of San Callisto are among the most important in Rome and are located on the Via Appia Antica. But you can also opt for those of San Sebastiano and Domitilla.

Viaggio nei Fori

Music, special effects and a great location for a magical event: the Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Caesar from April 21 to November 11 are illuminated to accompany the spectators in the life of Ancient Rome. Viaggio nei Fori is a show that will make your holidays in the Eternal City even more unforgettable.

(Foto Facebook)

Summer is coming, so start planning your vacation in Rome!