Here’s a list of what’s going on each day of the week in Rome. Here you will learn all about the special features on certain days of the week in Rome as well as holidays and what you can experience in the course of a week in Rome.
Some shops in the Centre open later on Monday. A peculiarity of the Monday in Rome is that many museums are closed.
Museums open on Monday in Rome:
- Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum
- Vatican museums
- Castel Sant’Angelo
- Capitoline museums
- Markets of Trajan
- Ara Pacis
- Stadium of Domitian at Piazza Navona
- Thermal baths of Caracalla
- Gallery Spada
- Ostia Antica
The catacombs of Priscilla are closed on Monday.
The Rome Metro runs on Monday from 5:30am to 11:30pm.
On Tuesday, almost all the museums in Rome are open.
Closed museums in Rome on Tuesday:
- Gallery Spada
On Tuesday, the catacombs of Domitilla are closed.
The Rome Metro runs on Tuesday from 5:30am to 11:30pm.
On Wednesday morning, the general audience of the Pope takes place. When the Papal Audience takes place in St. Peter’s Square, St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Dome are closed until about 1 pm.
The general audience almost always takes place in St. Peter’s Square, even when it rains. In August and on some dates in November and in winter, when fewer visitors are registered, the general audience is in the audience hall. In case of very bad weather, the general audience may be split and visitors will be able to attend the general audience in the Audience Hall and in St. Peter’s Basilica. On some dates, when the pope is not in Rome, there is no general audience. To the dates for the general audience>
On Wednesday the catacombs of Calixtus are closed.
The Rome Metro runs on Wednesday 5:30am to 11:30pm.
The Rome Metro runs on Thursday from 5:30am to 11:30pm.
Friday in Rome
The Rome Metro runs on Friday from 5:30 to 1:30am.
Saturday in Rome
For the shops, Saturday is a normal opening day.
On Saturday, you can drive into the traffic-calmed zone (ZTL) until 2 pm.
On Saturday Neros palace Domus Aurea can be visited. The tour starts at 8:30 and includes a visit to the Domus Aurea, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine. The tour has a duration of four and a half hours.
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The Rome Metro runs on Saturday from 5:30 to 1:30.
Most of the shops in the center, the shopping centers and many supermarkets in Rome are open on Sundays.
On Sunday you can drive enter with the car all day in the traffic-calmed zone (ZTL).
When the Pope is in Rome, he makes a speech at noon and the Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square. St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Dome are closed until about 1 pm.
On the first Sunday of the month, admission to the national museums is free. To the list of national museums>
On Sunday, the Vatican Museums are closed. The exception is the last Sunday of the month when admission to the Vatican Museums is free. About the Vatican Museums>
On Sunday Neros palace Domus Aurea can be visited. Guided tour in English at 8:30 with a visit to the Domus Aurea, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine. Duration of the tour four and a half hours. Info & Booking>
On Sunday, the Via Appia Antica is traffic-calmed. The catacombs of St. Sebastian are closed on Sunday. The catacombs of St. Agnes in northern Rome are closed on Sunday mornings.
The Rome Metro runs on Sunday 5:30am to 11:30pm.
Holidays in Rome
On 1 January, 1 May and 25 December all museums in Rome are closed.
On 1st January, Easter Monday, 29th June, 15th August and 25th and 26th December most of the shops in Rome are closed.