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Rome April 2024 · Celebrating spring in the eternal city

Last Updated on 27. February 2024

April is a popular time to visit Rome and is high season. Discover the events and attractions happening in Rome during April, and learn tips on how to avoid long queues.

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April in Rome

April is a popular time to visit Rome because of its lovely climate. The latter part of the month is marked by the commemoration of the founding of Rome, followed by a national holiday that flows seamlessly into May 1st.

Finding affordable accommodation in April can be a challenge. For guidance, see our article on Hotels in Rome.

Welcome to Rome show

Welcome to Rome Multimediashow

In the center of Rome, between the Vatican and Piazza Navona, a 30-minute multidimensional film show and an exhibition with interactive models await you.

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 203 Google maps Bus 46, 62, 64, 916 C.so Vittorio Emanuele / Navona

Tickets

April temperatures in Rome

In Rome, during the month of April, one can occasionally detect a hint of summer in the air. The daytime weather is pleasant and warm, while the evenings offer a refreshing coolness. The highest recorded temperature in April reaches 30°C/86°F and the lowest drops to -2°C/28.4°F, but it is more common for temperatures to exceed 22°C/71.6°F than to drop below 12°C/33.8°F.

Climate data April

Tmax Ø19°C/66.2°F
Tmin Ø10°C/50°F
Sunshine hours Ø5,9
Days with rain Ø8

Source: www.wetter.com

What to wear in Rome in April

Long durations of rainfall are exceptionally uncommon. Generally it doesn’t rain for long and it is enough to have a lightweight rain poncho readily available for quick use.

Rome April Trastevere

Light summer attire is typically suitable, but a lightweight jacket is necessary for outdoor evenings.

When visiting holy places, it is essential to have your shoulders and knees covered. If you opt for off-the-shoulder tops or dresses, a shoulder scarf or pareo will be needed. Comfortable footwear is also crucial in Rome, given the extensive walking and uneven sidewalks.

What’s going on

In April, Rome experiences high levels of congestion as tourists gather at popular sights. To avoid the crowds, it is advisable to wake up early and visit the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps at sunrise. Similarly, St. Peter’s Basilica has minimal queues until 8 am. For all other attractions, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Borghese Gallery, and the Vatican Museums, it is recommended to make advance bookings.

The celebration of Rome’s foundation day takes place on April 21, featuring a not-to-be-missed grand parade. Starting from April 18, one can witness Roman encampments and games at the Circus Maximus. April 25 is a national holiday, and Italians enjoy several pleasant bridge days until May 1.

Rome April opening hours

St. Peter’s Basilica

Basilica 7-19.10 – Dome 7.30-18 – Cathedral Treasury 7.30-18.30

More information about St. Peter’s Basilica>

Rome April St Peter s queue

St. Peter’s Basilica is closed during the Pope’s celebrations, for which you need invitation cards. In April, these are the audiences on Wednesday mornings.

Colosseum

8:30 am – 18:15 Closing 19:15

Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month

Details about the Colosseum>

Vatican Museums

Monday – Thursday 8 – 17 Closed 19, Friday – Saturday and April 2, 25, 29, 30, 8 – 18 Closed 20. Closed on Sundays and April 1.

Free admission on Sunday 28, 9 – 12:30 closing 14:00.

Details on the Vatican Museums>

City museums and national museums

In Rome, some of the museums belong to the municipality and some to the state.

Rome April Borghese Gallery

The city’s museums include the Capitoline Museums, Trajan’s Markets, Imperial Forums and numerous other museums. National museums include the Colosseum, Castel Sant’Angelo, Borghese Gallery and many more. For the full list of museums, opening times and tickets, see our Rome Museums page.

Free entry

Admission to all national museums and the museums of the municipality of Rome is free on April 7.

Exhibitions

Rom Mai Rosengarten Roseto comunale

The rose garden of the Municipality of Rome, Collections Department, is open daily 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. starting April 19. The rose garden is located on the slope of the Aventine above the Circus Maximus. Entry is free.

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21apr2428jul24From father to son. Filippo and Filippino Lippi Florentine painters of the 15th centuryThe extraordinary case of a father and son, both exceptionally talented painters and draftsmen. Palazzo CaffarelliMusei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM

17apr2407jul24Ouka LeeleExhibition dedicated to the recently deceased multidisciplinary artist Ouka Leele, who combined photography and painting in an original way.Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza di S. Egidio, 1/b, 00153 Roma RM

29mar2429sep24Theatrum. Actors authors and stories of ancient theaterThe life force of theatrical performances, their popularity, and the sometimes difficult lives of actors and other major players in the world of 'ludi' in Rome.Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta, 00186 Roma RM

15mar2408sep24Giuseppe Primoli and the fascination of the OrientOn the occasion of the exhibition on collecting Japanese art in Italy between the 19th and 20th centuries, the Napoleonic Museum offers a thematic exhibition on Count Giuseppe Primoli's interest in the art of Japan and, more generally, the Asian continent.Museo Napoleonico, Piazza di Ponte Umberto I, 1, 00186 Roma RM

07mar2421apr24Danilo Quintarelli. The skin of timeThe project traces the historical identity and transformations of the Villa Borghese Orangery building through a series of paintings that trace the overlapping wall surfaces, the "skin" of the architectural structure, interpreting the ages of its life.Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Viale Fiorello La Guardia, 6, 00197 Roma RM

01mar2416jun24Giacomo Matteotti. Life and Death of a Father of DemocracyOn the occasion of the centenary of his death, this exhibition pays tribute to the congressman and secretary of the Socialist Reformist Party Giacomo Matteotti, a central figure in the history of the 20th century, tracing his life, political journey and dramatic end.Museo di Roma, Piazza Navona, 2, 00186 Roma RM

24feb2426may24Reality Optional. Miaz Brothers with the masters of the 20th centuryThe works painted by the art duo Miaz Brothers depict blurred images of undefined characters, which only the viewer's memory and imagination can complete.Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Via Francesco Crispi, 24, 00187 Roma RM

20feb2423jun24UKIYOE. The Floating WorldThe exhibition is a fascinating journey into Edo-era Japanese art through a selection of 150 masterpieces between the 17th and 19th centuries including paintings, scrolls, fans and prints, and traditional Japanese objects such as kimonos and musical instruments.Museo di Roma, Piazza Navona, 2, 00186 Roma RM

17feb2421apr24Manuel Felisi. One to OneScenic exhibition project dedicated to the animal world.Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Viale Fiorello La Guardia, 6, 00197 Roma RM

16feb2428apr24Rino GaetanoMore than 40 years after his death, a tribute to Rino Gaetano.Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza di S. Egidio, 1/b, 00153 Roma RM

25jan2405may24Giancarla Frare - Inhabiting DistanceExhibition with an anthological slant tracing Giancarla Frare's 40-year career.Musei di Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana, 70, 00161 Roma RM

24jan2405may24Uninhabitable architecturesA new perspective on architecture, aimed at discovering a conception of it other than the one commonly associated with housing functionality.Centrale Montemartini, Via Ostiense, 106, 00154 Roma RM

17jan2405may24Hilde in ItalyPrints created by the skillful eye of German photographer Hilde Lotz-Bauer make up the photo exhibit hosted at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere.Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza di S. Egidio, 1/b, 00153 Roma RM

01dec2305may24"Poetry looks at you". Homage to Group 70 (1963-2023)On May 24, 1963, the conference "Art and Communication" opened in Florence at Forte del Belvedere, which is considered by scholars to be the official founding act of Group 70.Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Via Francesco Crispi, 24, 00187 Roma RM

29nov2301apr24EMOTION. Contemporary Art tells about EmotionsA three-meter-tall mushroom welcomes and invites a journey. It had already happened in a fairy tale, in another journey, in another world, in another wonder: this is a journey in art.Chiostro del Bramante, Arco della Pace, 5, 00186 Roma RM

24nov2302jun24In the sign of Cambellotti. Virgilio Retrosi artist and craftsmanThe exhibition is based on the substantial body of ceramic plates depicting the Rioni di Roma in the collections of the Museum of RomeMusei di Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana, 70, 00161 Roma RM

24nov2305may24PhidiasMonographic exhibition dedicated to Phidias, the greatest Greek sculptor of the classical age for the first time in Italy at the Capitoline Museums - Villa Caffarelli in Rome.Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM

31oct2328apr24The adventure of coinsYou can expect a journey through the history of coins and finance, from ancient Mesopotamia to the 20th century.Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, Via Nazionale, 194, 00184 Roma RM

31oct2301apr24Escher100 years after his first visit to Rome in 1923, Escher returns to Rome with the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever dedicated to him, at the Palazzo Bonaparte.Palazzo Bonaparte, Piazza Venezia, 5, 00186 Roma RM

29jun2307apr24IMAGO AUGUSTI. TWO NEW PORTRAITS OF AUGUSTUS FROM ROME AND ISERNIATwo marble portrait-heads of the emperor depicting young Augustus after his victory over Antony (31 B.C.) and more mature Augustus. The exhibition compares the young man with the mature man, the expectations and plans of the former with their results and the pragmatism of the latter.Mercati di Traiano, Via Quattro Novembre, 94, 00187 Roma RM

13apr2230apr32The Colors of Antiquity. Santarelli Marbles at the Capitoline MuseumsIn two rooms of Palazzo Clementino at the Capitoline Museums, there is on display a broad overview of the use of colored marbles, from their origins to the 20th century, through a fine selection of pieces from the Santarelli Foundation.Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM

Events

Papal audience every Wednesday at 9 am

The Pope’s Angelus prayer takes place every Sunday and on Easter Monday at noon.

Porta Portese Market

every Sunday 7:00 – 14:00 Flea market & antiques

between Porta Portese and Via Ippolito Nievo Google maps

Ponte Milvio Market

Antiques market every Sunday

Between Ponte Milvio and Ponte Duca D’Aosta Google maps

Logo Appiarun

April 21 9:00 Appia Run

13 km competition and free run through the park of the Appia Antica, 5 km free run up to the city walls.

Start and finish at the stadium near the Baths of Caracalla, web https://www.appiarun.it/

April 25th, Italian Liberation Day, national holiday

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03apr2407apr24GreaseThe MusicalTeatro Brancaccio, Via Merulana, 244, 00185 Roma RM

04apr2407apr24RomicsInternational Festival for Comics, Animation, Cinema and GamesFiera Di Roma, 00148 Ponte Galeria, Rom

05apr2407apr24Green and Landscape Festival13th Edition, How garden and gardening can save the planetParco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma RM

30apr2419may24Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2024ATP World Tour Masters 1000 WTAForo Italico - Tennis, Viale delle Olimpiadi, 61, 00135 Roma RM

Concerts

Rome has a lively music scene. Many pubs and music venues offer live music, especially on weekends. Classical music can be found in many churches and palaces.

Rome’s Music Park​

A jewel is the Parco della Musica, built by the internationally known architect Renzo Piano, in northern Rome on Via Flaminia. See all events here. Events and tickets

Tram 2 Parco della Musica

Casa del Jazz Paolo Fresu
Casa del Jazz Paolo Fresu

There are several auditoriums and an open-air stage in the Parco della Musica. There are performances in all styles.

Some events are also organized together with the Casa del Jazz. Events and Tickets Casa del Jazz

Bus 160, 671, 714, 792 Casa del Jazz

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01oct2331jul24Auditorium Parco della MusicaThe Music Park in Rome offers music from classical to folk to modern in concert halls and on an open-air stage.Parco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma RM

18jan2414apr24Daniele SilvestriIl cantastorie recidivoParco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma RM

31mar2401apr24Concerti del TempiettoMusic Festival of NationsSala Baldini, Piazza di Campitelli, 9, 00186 Roma RM

03apr2404apr24Gazzelle - Tour 2024The party continues into 2024 for fans of the Roman singer-songwriter, one of the iconic artists of the capital's indie movement in the late 2000s.Palazzo dello Sport, Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi, 1, 00144 Roma RM

08apr2408apr24SubsonicaThe Turin-based band returns live to coincide with the release of their 10th album.Palazzo dello Sport, Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi, 1, 00144 Roma RM

09apr2417apr24La SonnambulaVincenzo BelliniTeatro dell’Opera di Roma, Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 00184 Roma RM

11apr2411apr24Miles KaneOne Man BandLargo Venue, Via Biordo Michelotti, 2, 00176 Roma RM

11apr2414apr24SinatraThe man and his musicTeatro Ghione, Via delle Fornaci, 37, 00165 Roma RM

13apr2413apr24Fulminacciin tour 2024Palazzo dello Sport, Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi, 1, 00144 Roma RM

14apr2414apr24Concerti del TempiettoMusic Festival of NationsSala Baldini, Piazza di Campitelli, 9, 00186 Roma RM

15apr2415apr24Dire Straits LegacyWorld TourParco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma RM

20apr2420apr24Broadway CelebrationThe best hits in Musical Theatre History sang by a 100 voices.Auditorium della Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione, 4, 00193 Roma RM

21apr2421apr24AnnalisaTutti nel Vortice PalasportPalazzo dello Sport, Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi, 1, 00144 Roma RM

28apr2428apr24Concerti del TempiettoMusic Festival of NationsSala Baldini, Piazza di Campitelli, 9, 00186 Roma RM

Amusement parks

In Rome and the surrounding area there are a few parks that offer a welcome change.

Luneur

Luneur

The Luneur Park offers many rides. It is located in the south of the city in the EUR district on Via Cristoforo Colombo. The opening times in winter are irregular, mostly Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in summer daily until midnight. On the Luneur website you can see the calendar with the opening days. Bus connections are lines 30, 170, 714 and 791, Colombo / Agricoltura stop. From there it is 750m to the entrance on Via delle Tre Fontane 100.

Cinecittà World

Cinecittà World is a theme park about cinema and television. It is located next to the Castel Romano outlet center on Via Pontina between Rome and Pomezia. A shuttle bus runs from the Termini main station. Tickets

FAQ

Is April a good time to visit Rome

Rome is very beautiful in April, but it is also very crowded. Due to the pleasant climate and the many holidays, many tourists and pilgrims come to Rome. Rome’s Founding Day is celebrated on April 21, and April 25 is a public holiday.

What to pack for Rome in April

Pack light clothing, comfortable shoes, a light rain cape or umbrella for a trip to Rome in April, as the weather is mild but it can sometimes rain. Don’t forget essentials like sunscreen, a hat and a small backpack to explore the city comfortably.

Things to do in Rome in April

Rome offers a wide range of cultural activities in April with exhibitions, events and concerts. Don’t miss the big parade on the Sunday of Rome’s Founding Day! The beautiful spring weather invites you to go on excursions in the countryside, to the Appian Way, to the sea or to the mountains.

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