There is no bad time to visit Rome
- Rome boasts a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Due to its coastal central location, the city tends to be much cooler than Italy’s southern resorts in the winter, but often warmer than the same resorts in the summer, when the city’s buildings trap in the heat.
- Over the course of the year, the temperature usually varies between 3°C and 31°C, rarely dropping below -1°C or rising above 34°C. On average, July is the hottest month of the year, when the average temperature is 25°C, whilst January is the coldest month of the year, when average temperatures drop down to a cold 8°C. The majority of rain falls during autumn and the start of the winter season December is the wettest month. On the other hand, summer remains almost entirely dry.
- Rome enjoys a fair amount of sunshine all-year-round even in the middle of winter when temperatures sometimes reach freezing point. However the average sea temperature at the closest coastal location to Rome is only warm enough for swimming in summer and autumn, regardless of the number of sunshine hours or temperature.