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Rome March 2024 · Experience Vibrant Spring in Rome

Last Updated on 27. February 2024

Enjoy the arrival of spring in Rome in March. The city is not yet too crowded and you can walk through its streets and parks at your leisure. Find out what’s going on in Rome in March here.

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March in Rome

Accommodation prices are usually lower in March, with the exception of Easter week. Living in a central location reduces your reliance on public transportation. Check our guide on Hotels in Rome to learn how to find a budget-friendly room and discover the best areas to stay.

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

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March temperatures in Rome

Even though March is astronomically counted as a winter month, it is already very spring-like in Rome. In the sunshine it is already very warm, at night it is still rather cold. Record temperatures in March are a maximum of 25°C/77°F and a minimum of -6°C/21.2F, although it is more likely that temperatures will rise above 20°C/68°F than that they will fall far below 10°C/34°F.

Climate data March

Tmax Ø16°C/60.8°F
Tmin Ø7°C/44.6°F
Sunshine hours Ø5.1
Days with rain Ø9

Source: www.wetter.com

What to wear in Rome in March

Rome March Tiber Island

Skirts and pants are starting to get shorter. Remember, however, that your clothes must cover your knees if you plan to visit the Vatican, the catacombs, or other religious sites.

In March, there may be occasional rain. For the most part, the rain doesn’t last long and you can find shelter. After 15 or 30 minutes it is usually all over again.

Rome March Aventine Cavalieri di Malta

Since it can be very warm in the sun during the day and very cold at night, you have to be flexible with your clothes. In all cases you should have a light rain cover with you. Comfortable shoes are also important in Rome, as you will be walking a lot and the sidewalks are often bumpy.

What’s on

March is a popular time for traveling to Rome. The city is not yet overcrowded until mid-month. Many school groups visit the city. This season is perfect for exploring churches and museums, as well as taking trips to the surrounding areas.

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Women have free entry to the national museums. Traditionally, there is a general strike for equality on March 8. The women are given mimosa branches with their yellow flowers. Street vendors cut them in the parks and sell them in the city and at the crossroads.

On March 17, the many Roman pubs celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Father’s Day is celebrated in Italy on the name day of St. Joseph on March 19. This makes one think about the Immaculate Conception. These days are normal working days. Easter Sunday is at the end of March this year.

Rome fried artichokes alla giudia

The heavy Roman cuisine goes perfectly with the cold season. In our Food category you will find tips on street food, pizza, the best ice cream parlors that offer creations to match the winter, but also on very elegant restaurants.

In winter, be sure to try the fried artichokes. They come fresh from the field and are freshly prepared every day. Read our information about Roman cuisine.

Rome March opening hours

St. Peter’s Basilica

Basilica 7-19.10 – dome 7.30-17 – treasure 7.30-18.30

More information about St. Peter’s Basilica>

Colosseum

9 am – 4:30 pm closing 5:30 pm

With daylight saving time from March 31 entry until 18:15 Closing 19:15

Details about the Colosseum>

Vatican Museums

Monday – Thursday 8 – 17 Closed 19, Friday – Saturday and March 18 and 25 – 30 8 – 18 Closed 20. Closed on Sundays and March 19. Closed on Easter Sunday March 31.

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City museums and national museums

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

Rome march Castel Sant'Angelo

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 March 3.

Exhibitions Rome March

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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

16dec2324mar24Garbatella - The heart of a neighborhood in 100 beats of lightForty-two photographs and three photo collages by Zhanna Stankovych tell the story of Garbatella: the architectural virtues and stories of the people whose dedication changed the face of this distinctive Roman neighborhood.Museo delle Mura, Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 18, 00179 Roma RM

06dec2324mar24Lou Dematteis. Un viaggio di ritorno/A Journey Back. Photographs in Italy 1972-1980The visual diary, expressed through photography, of four trips that Italian-born U.S. photojournalist Lou Dematteis made to Italy in 1972, 1977, 1979 and 1980.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

25nov2324mar24TIME MACHINES. The journey into the universe begins with youThe exhibition Time Machines tells the story of Italian astrophysics and astronomy. A journey through the universe to the frontiers of modern astrophysics with the latest discoveries and incredible images of the cosmos for children and adults.Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, Via Nazionale, 194, 00184 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

11nov2331mar24Van Gogh ExperienceThe Next Museum invites you to the VAN GOGH EXPERIENCE, the internationally beloved multimedia exhibition that enchants the senses by immersing them in the immense work of Vincente Van Gogh.Next Museum, Corso d'Italia, 37 b, 00198 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

21oct2317mar24Andy Warhol - Warhol UniverseWith more than 170 works, the exhibition curated by the renowned Achille Bonito Oliva, traces the artistic career of the creative genius who colored the gray everyday life of 20th-century America, transcending The boundaries of a world opening up to globalization.Museo Storico della Fanteria, Piazza di S. Croce in Gerusalemme, 9, 00182 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

Rome March Events

Papal audiences and masses

General audiences of the Holy Father take place on Wednesdays at 9 am.

The Pope’s Angelus prayer takes place on Sundays at noon in St. Peter’s Square, with the exception of Easter Sunday.

Traffic-calmed Sunday

March 24, Traffic-calmed Sunday – driving ban for private vehicles with combustion engines in the city center
7:30 am – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Aerobatic Squadron Frecce Tricolori

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Mar. 17, 2024 Overflight on the occasion of the Rome Marathon – Foro Italico

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29feb2403mar24AbilmenteThe salon of creative ideasFiera Di Roma, 00148 Ponte Galeria, Rom

02mar2403mar24Bubbles RevolutionAfter great success in over 60 countries around the world, Bubbles Revolution, the world's largest soap bubble show, arrives in RomeAuditorium della Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione, 4, 00193 Roma RM

03mar2403mar24Rome - Ostia Half Marathon13.112 miles from Roma EUR to Ostia LidoPalazzo dello Sport, Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi, 1, 00144 Roma RM

08mar2410mar24MotodaysA must-attend event for two-wheel enthusiasts. Exhibitions, shows, test drives and unique experiences around the city.Fiera Di Roma, 00148 Ponte Galeria, Rom

09mar2409mar24Rugby Six NationsItaly - ScotlandStadio Olimpico, Viale dei Gladiatori, 2, 00135 Roma RM

10mar2410mar24Harlem Globetrotters2024 World TourPalazzo dello Sport, Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi, 1, 00144 Roma RM

15mar2417mar24Les EtoilesInternational Dance GalaParco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma RM

15mar2415mar24The Ides of MarchRepresentation of the assassination of Caesar - Gruppo Storico Romano - from 2 pmLargo Argentina, 41.895486325458705

17mar2417mar24Swan LakeCompagnia Nazionale di Raffaele PaganiniTeatro Ghione, Via delle Fornaci, 37, 00165 Roma RM

17mar2417mar24Run Rome The MarathonRome Marathon 29th editionVia dei Fori Imperiali, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00186 Roma RM

19mar2420mar24CarmenBalletto di MilanoTeatro Brancaccio, Via Merulana, 244, 00185 Roma RM

21mar2424mar24Alice in WonderlandCircus-Theatre ElysiumTeatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano, 17, 00196 Roma RM

23mar2429mar24Contemporary TriptychEvening dedicated to contemporary dance - Playlist (Track 1, 2) by William Forsythe, Windgames by Patrick de Bana, Women, a creation by Brazilian Juliano NunesTeatro dell’Opera di Roma, Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 00184 Roma RM

23mar2425mar24Rome Bridal WeekEverything to do with getting marriedFiera Di Roma, 00148 Ponte Galeria, Rom

27mar2428mar24NeverlandThe MusicalTeatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano, 17, 00196 Roma RM

Rome March 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

05mar2405mar24LUMINAConcerts by candlelightTeatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano, 17, 00196 Roma RM

07mar2416mar24Richard Strauss: SalomèBack at the Rome Opera House, after the success of The Magic Flute staged in 2018, Australian director Barrie Kosky, contended by the world's leading festivals and theatersTeatro dell’Opera di Roma, Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 00184 Roma RM

11mar2411mar24Bruce Cockburno sun o moon in concertParco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma RM

12mar2412mar24LPThe American singer-songwriter returns to Italy with a new tour.Parco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma RM

13mar2413mar24Big OneThe voice and the sound of Pink FloydTeatro Brancaccio, Via Merulana, 244, 00185 Roma RM

18mar2419mar24Queen CelebrationANDRE' ABREU and ORCHESTRATeatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano, 17, 00196 Roma RM

31mar2401apr24Concerti 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 March a good time to visit Rome

Yes, March is a good time to visit Rome. Be aware, that in 2024 Easter is in the last week of March and that many pilgrims and tourists will be in Rome. The last week of March is therefore high season in Rome.

What to pack for Rome in March

Pack lightweight clothing, comfortable shoes, a waterproof jacket, and an umbrella for a trip to Rome in March, considering the mild and sometimes rainy weather. Don’t forget essentials like sunscreen, a hat, and a daypack for exploring the city comfortably.

Things to do in Rome in March

In March, take advantage of the pleasant weather in Rome by strolling through the vibrant streets, visiting iconic churches and museums, and indulging in the rich offerings of Roman cuisine and nightlife. Enjoy the city’s cultural and culinary delights amidst the spring atmosphere.

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