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Rome March 2024 · Experience Vibrant Spring in Rome

Last Updated on 28. March 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.

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 Vittorio Emanuele / Navona


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


What to wear in Rome in March

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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


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.

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 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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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

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

29nov2329sep24EMOTION. 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

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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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​

The Parco della Musica Rome is a breathtaking architectural masterpiece by star architect Renzo Piano. The cultural complex on the Via Flaminia, with its unique concert halls and open-air stage, is a paradise for art and music lovers. Check out the calendar of events here. Tram 2 Parco della Musica

Casa del Jazz Paolo Fresu

Casa del Jazz Rome is a hidden gem located in a park just south of the Caracalla Baths, outside the city walls. This unique venue is all about Jazz and offers a vibrant and eclectic atmosphere for music lovers to enjoy.

Surrounded by lush greenery, Casa del Jazz provides a picturesque setting for musical events and concerts. The combination of nature and music creates a magical experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Rome. Check out the calendar of events here. 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

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.

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


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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