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!

 

Visiting Rome: all you need to know about tickets and city passes

Your dream came true. You have just arrived in Rome and you want to see as many places as possible. At this point, the question is: which is the best way to visit the Eternal City?

Photo credit: @il_molt@Instagram

Photo credit: @il_molt@Instagram

From the Fiumicino airport you can take the train to Tiburtina, Termini, Ostiense or Trastevere railway stations or a shuttle. From Ciampino airport, there are a shuttle and a bus to Termini, which are quite cheap. Otherwise, you can take a taxi instead (they have fixed fares). The airport transfer with TreasureRome is free of charge if you book directly!

When in Rome, the fastest and easiest way to visit the most famous sites is the metro (A,B and C lines), but it doesn’t go everywhere. You can easily reach the Colosseum and St.Peter’s Basilica, for example, but you’ll probably need to catch the tram or a bus to go to other nice areas. Actually we have a suggestion:  you can also simply walk. Honestly, it’s the best solution to breath and live the real Roman atmosphere. It’s up to you!

Tickets and passes

The integrated time ticket is 1,50 euro and it is valid 100 minutes from first validation. You can buy it at metro stations, but not on buses and trams, so you need it before getting on. But there is also the opportunity to get a 24, 48 and 72 hours passes to go around the city: they cost respectively 7.00, 12.50 and 18 euro. You can buy them at:

  • Atac ticket offices;
  • authorized Points of sale (like kiosks and tobacco shops)
  • Automatic ticket machines.

If you are planning to go to museums and experience all that Rome can offer, you have two more options.

The 48 or 72 Roma pass: you get the transports and museums free of charge and special discounts for events, exhibitions and touristic services. 

The 24 or 72 Omnia card: it offers transports free of charge, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel entrance plus two more museum visits. Moreover, you can also skip the queue for St. Peter’s Basilica, The Sistine Chapel and The Colosseum.

For more information and prices, please check their websites.

If you want to plan your holiday, check our blog and Turismo Roma, the official tourist website of the city.

Now you are ready: enjoy our fabulous (Treasure)Rome!