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Rome April, here you will find information about April in Rome. April in Rome is high season and it takes a little preparation to enjoy your stay carefree and without long waiting lines.

The Easter week is from April 27th to 18th and the day of the founding of Rome is celebrated on April 21st. April 25th is national holiday and so there are some nice bridge days until May 1st.

April in Rome

In April you can almost taste the summer in Rome. During the day it is nice and warm and in the evening it is pleasantly cool. However, it can also get quite crowded. There are many events and the Formula E is in Rome.

You can find out how you can still find an affordable room and which areas are suitable in our information on Hotels in Rome.

Rome April Villa Pamphili

Rome is a very green city. Visit one of the Roman villas and of course a lookout point. If you can reserve a day for a trip, there are destinations in the area surrounding Rome such as the excavations in Ostia Antica or the Villa Adriana and the Villa D’Este in Tivoli.

But you can also reach more distant destinations such as Pompei, Naples, Florence or Venice in one day with the high-speed train or with a guided tour.

After an intense day, you can experience Rome’s culinary offerings in the evening. Whether light Mediterranean cuisine or hearty Cucina Romana, you can eat very well in Rome. You can find out more in our category Food in Rome.

Weather and clothes

In April it is climatically very pleasant in Rome. The maximum temperature is 20° C and there are seven hours of sunshine, the minimum temperature is 8° C. There are an average of five rainy days. As a rule, however, it does not rain for long. As precaution you shall therefore have a light rain cape.

Rome April Trastevere

The temperatures are very pleasant during the day and it can get really warm in the sun. For siting outside in the evening, you need a light jacket.

Please note that you must cover your shoulders and knees when visiting sacred sites. If you wear off-shoulder shirts or dresses, you need a scarf or pareo. Comfortable shoes are also important in Rome, as you will be walking a lot and the sidewalks are often bumpy.


Roman gastronomy is usually excellent.

Rome April Pinsa

Whether you want an opulent dinner, a pizza, a sandwich, an ice cream or something sweet, in Rome you will find a large selection of the best quality. It is therefore not necessary to get roped into the first restaurant that comes along with colorfully printed billboards and plastic models of the dishes. Good restaurants don’t need that.

Rome has an interesting street food scene and of course the best pizza al taglio. The best ice cream parlors in Rome offer flavors for every season.

Rome April Perilli artichokes

In April ends the season of artichokes, “Carciofi”, which you can find fried especially in the ghetto. They are very tasty and are called “Carciofi alla Giudia”. The typical Roman pasta dishes can be found all year round. The preparation of Cacio e Pepe with sheep’s cheese and pepper is very tasty; variations are the Gricia, the Amatriciana and the Carbonara. Read more about Roman cuisine and get an overview on a street food tour.


Italian fashion is known worldwide and everyone will envy you for your purchases. Leave enough space in your suitcase for your purchases!

Rome april antiques

The luxury brands can be found around Via dei Condotti, which leads from the Spanish Steps to Via del Corso. Shops in all price ranges can be found along Via del Corso.

Rome also has art and antiques. Many visitors also stock up on gastronomic specialties. Read Shopping in Rome.

Avoid queues

Keeping your distance is a necessary precaution. Avoid the queues and make a daily schedule. In our category 3 days in Rome you will find suggestions that you can combine with each other.


Organize the journey from the airport to the hotel in advance and read our information about the metro and how you can get tickets quickly and easily.


Many museums can only be visited by reservation. These include the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, the Borghese Gallery and the museums of the Municipality of Rome. You can find information about the museums on our pages

As tickets for the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums are largely sold out at Easter, we recommend the Rome Tourist Pass, where 100% guaranteed bookings are still available.

Welcome to Rome show

Welcome to Rome multimedia show

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 Stop Vittorio Emanuele / Navona


St. Peter’s Basilica

Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is free. However, the queues can be quite long if there are many visitors.

Rome April St. Peter's Basilica queue

There is a very simple trick to avoid the queue: you book an audio guide or a guided tour in advance and you will be admitted through a special entrance without waiting. For more information read our pages on St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square and the history of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Rome April opening hours

St. Peter’s Basilica

Basilica 7 am – 7 pm – Dome 8 am – 6 pm – Treasure 9 am – 6:15 pm

More about St. Peter’s Basilica>

Rom April Petersdom Warteschlange

St. Peter’s Basilica is closed during the Pope’s celebrations, for which you need invitation cards. In April, these are the masses of Pope Francis on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday as well as the audiences on Wednesday mornings.

The exact dates can be found in our article Easter in Rome.


Rome April Colosseum Via Crucis

09:00 – 18:15 closing 19:15

On Good Friday, April 15, it closes at 1 p.m.

On Sunday 3 April entrance is free of cost.

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums can only be visited with a reservation on the Internet. They are closed on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. On Sunday 24 April entrance is free of cost.

Mon – Sat 9 – 18 Last entry 16 April 14-16, 19+25 9 – 19 Last entry 17 April 22+23, 29+30 9 – 22:30 Last entry 20:30

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

For all the museums of the Municipality of Rome, such as the Capitoline Museums and the Markets of Trajan, free admission on April 3. The entrance time must be reserved by phone at the number +39060608. Admission to the national museums is also free and reservations are required.


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 21. The rose garden is located on the slope of the Aventine above the Circus Maximus. Entry is free.

Cinecittà si mostra ticketsCinecittà si mostra Visit the dream factory of Roman cinema, Metro A Station Cinecittà Tickets

Stadium of the Domitian TicketsStadium of the Domitian The stadium under Piazza Navona

Via di Tor Sanguigna 3 Tickets

Galleria Colonna TicketsGalleria Colonna – one of the largest ancient private palaces in Rome. The most beautiful rooms of the palace and the art collection of the family with artists from the 15th and 16th centuries such as Pinturicchio, Cosmè Tura, Carracci, Guido Reni, Tintoretto, Salvator Rosa, Bronzino, Guercino, Veronese, Vanvitelli

Via della Pilotta 17 (near Piazza Venezia) Palazzo Colonna Bus 51, 60, 63, 80, 83, 85, 160, 170, H, n5, n8, n11, n90, n543, n716 (Piazza Venezia) Tickets

Capuchin Crypt TicketsCapuchin Crypt – Museum and Crypt of the Capuchins

Via Vittorio Veneto 27 Kapuzinergruft Bus 52, 53, 61, 63, 80, 83, 160, n90, nMA (Barberini) Tickets

Leonardo da Vinci MuseumLeonardo da Vinci Experience – near St. Peter’s Square

Via della Conciliazione 19 Leonardo da Vinci Experience


The Colosseum tells of itself, permanent exhibition in the Colosseum – with the support of Heinz Beste, DAI Rom

Piazza del Colosseo Metro B Colosseo Tickets

Colori dei romani

Colors of the Romans – until June 15

Mosaics from the Capitoline Collections

Centrale Montemartini, Via Ostiense, 106 Google Maps

Alberto-Biasi Tuffo nell'arcobaleno

Until April 30, Alberto Biasi. Diving into the rainbow

Alberto Biasi is one of the most consistent kinetic opticians in Europe.

Museo Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta Google Maps

Mostra Margaret Bourke White

Prima, donna. Margaret Bourke-White – until April 30

More than 100 images from the Life archive in New York, divided into 11 thematic groups which, in a chronological vision, trace the thread of Margaret Bourke-White’s existential path and show her visionary and narrative capacity, capable of composing dense and striking photographic “stories”.

Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza di S. Egidio Google Maps

Carta Coreana Museo Carlo Bilotti


until May 22

50 artists have measured themselves against the Korean paper Hanji, also known as “paper of a thousand years”.

Carlo Bilotti Museum in Villa Borghese, free entrance Google Maps

NEEEV Begoña Zubero

NEEEV. It’s not exotic, it’s vital. Photographs by Begoña Zubero

until May 22

18 photographs by photographer Begoña Zubero show the beginning of the reconstruction of the city of Mosul in 2018 after the defeat of the Islamic State.

Museo di Roma in Trastevere,  piazza S. Egidio 1/b Google Maps

Napoleone ultimo atto

Napoleon Last Act. Exile, death, memory – until June 8

Dedicated to the extreme moments of Napoleon Bonaparte’s epic deeds, the exhibition aims to illustrate the events of the Emperor’s exile and death on Saint Helena through an evocative visual narrative, constructed using prints, watercolors and sculptural and numismatic effigies.

Museo Napoleonico, Piazza di Ponte Umberto I Google Maps free entry

Cursus honorum

Cursus honorum. The government of Rome before Caesar

Four male and one female voice evoke the magistracies of the Republican Age, revealing the essence of political life in ancient Rome in the Republican Age.

until October 2, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori

Crazy - Exhibition in the Chiostro del Bramante

Crazy – Madness in contemporary art

Madness, like art, refuses established schemes, escapes from any rigid framework, rebels against constraints, so also Crazy, the project curated by Danilo Eccher.

In the Chiostro del Bramante (near Piazza Navona) Via Arco della Pace 5 Google Maps

gassman centenario biglietti

Vittorio Gassmann. The centenary

The centenary of Vittorio Gassman’s birth is celebrated with a major exhibition, the first dedicated to him.

Tickets at Ticketone online

In the Parco della musica – Auditorium Garage – Via Pietro De Coubertin 30 Google Maps

Mostra Video Arte in Italia

Video makes you happy. Videoart in Italy

The exhibition curated by Valentina Valentini is divided into two spaces, Palazzo delle Esposizioni and Galleria d’Arte Moderna.

from April 12, Gallery of Modern Art, Via Francesco Crispi 24 Google Maps


Papal audience every Wednesday at 9:15 am

For the Easter celebrations, read

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


7-10 April Romics International Festival of Comics, Animation, Cinema and Games

Fiera di Roma – Rome fair Train FL1 direction Fiumicino airport

Rom Formula E

April 9 and 10 4th and 5th Formula E race of the 2022 season

Events on the occasion of the founding of Rome on April 21, 753 BC:

April 24 10:00 Papal mass in St. Peter’s Square (Tickets can be asked at the Prefecture) 12:00 Regina Coeli

April 25th, Italian Liberation Day, national holiday


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


Atlantico is a concert hall in the EUR neighborhood. You take Metro B to EUR Fermi and then bus 705 or 706 to Colombo / Atlantico.

Viale dell’Oceano Atlantico, 271D
Metro B EUR Fermi -> 705, 706 Atlantico

Tickets Ticketone buchen

Palazzo dello Sport​

The Palazzo dello Sport is a multifunctional hall where concerts are held regularly. It is located in Quartier EUR and is easily accessible by Metro B station Palasport.

Metro B EUR Palasport Palasport


Largo Venue

Largo Venue is a cultural center on Via Prenestina.

Largo Venue, Via Biordo Michelotti 2
Tram 5, 14, 19 Bus 81, 412, n5, n543, nMC Prenestina/Gattamelata Largo Venue

Tickets Ticketone buchen

Teatro Brancaccio

The Teatro Brancaccio on Via Merulana also hosts musical events.

Via Merulana 244 Teatro Brancaccio Bus 16, 75, 714

Tickets Ticketone buchen

Amusement parks

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



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.


Hydromania is an amusement pool in western Rome.

Hydromania is located at exit 33 of the Grande Raccordo Anulare. Unfortunately it is not easy to reach by public transport. The journey by bus 088 from the terminus of Tram 8 near Casaletto is a bit lengthy.

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

Roma World

Roma World is a theme park on ancient Rome. It is right next to Cinecittà World. The program is supported by the Gruppo Storico Romano. Roma World is open in summer. Tickets

Excursions around Rome

Rome has beautiful surroundings. The Romans go to the seaside or the mountains for a good meal on weekends.

The seafood restaurants by the sea are also well attended in the early spring. There is a rustic kitchen in the mountains that goes well with the cooler temperatures. When there is snow, the Romans ski in the nearby Appenines.

You can reach many destinations by public transport.

Excursions to the sea

If you want to see the sea, just go to Ostia Lido. A ticket for city traffic is sufficient for the journey and on the way you can visit the excavations of the old port city of Ostia Antica.

Excursions in the mountains

The most famous summer residence of the Romans in Castel Gandolfo. The popes spent the summer here at an altitude of around 400 m. Pope Francis, however, remains in Rome and the palace and gardens at Castel Gandolfo can be visited.

You can get to Castel Gandolfo by train from Roma Termini or from Ciampino with a 3-zone ticket. The train station is located on the volcanic hill between Lake Albano and the village.

Day trips

With the high-speed trains that are punctual to the minute, Florence and Naples are only around 1 ½ hours away. With our tips you can put together your own day tour or book an organized tour. Take a day to stroll around Florence and see the world famous Uffizi Gallery. Or visit the excavations in Pompeii and see Vesuvius, which is still active today and buried the city under its ashes.

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