Rome March, here you will find information about March in Rome. Escape the Nordic cold and enjoy spring in Rome in March. Rome offers you an extensive program with museums, exhibitions and concerts and you can enjoy the excellent Roman cuisine.
Even if it gets warmer during the day in March, Roman home cooking tastes particularly good on the cool evenings. You can get to know many delicious specialties.
If there are any restrictions due to the coronavirus, you will find the relevant information on our page on the corona crisis. There have always been fewer cases in Rome than in other regions of Italy. If you follow the rules, you can be confident that you will be safe in Rome. Read what is planned in Rome in January and how you have to organize yourself.
Basically, one of the COVID precautionary measures is to avoid crowds and queues. Admission to most attractions must be reserved in advance on the Internet.
You should therefore book everything on the Internet as far as possible.
The public transport in Rome is hopelessly overwhelmed and there is no working timetable. Only a few lines, such as lines 40 and 64 between Termini and the Vatican, run regularly. Take this into account when planning and choosing your accommodation. Book your accommodation in the city center, in Monti near the Colosseum or in the vicinity of the Vatican.
The Roman center is not very big and you can walk to many attractions. Read in our article Hotels in Rome which neighborhoods are best for your accommodation.
St. Peter's Basilica opening times in March
Opening times of the museums
All information on opening times and tickets can be found on our page on the opening times of the museums.
Reservation is compulsory for the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Borghese Gallery and all museums in the Municipality of Rome. With the reservation you will receive an entry time that you should adhere to as closely as possible.
The Colosseum in March
You have to make a reservation for the Colosseum.
The Vatican Museums
They are closed on Sunday and on March 19.
Opening hours 8:30 am – 6.30 pm
You can only visit the Vatican Gardens by reservation. There is a bus tour that departs to the left of St. Peter’s Basilica and a guided tour on foot.
Papal audiences in March
General audiences of the Holy Father take place on Wednesdays at 9:30 am. The audiences are expected to be closed to the public and will be streamed from the library of the Apostolic Palace on the Internet. Current information can be found on our page on the papal audience. You can follow the broadcast live on our Papal Audience page.
From March 17 – Cirque du Soleil – Totem
The Cirque du Soleil is in Rome from March 17th, 2021 with the show “Totem”. Do not miss this impressive spectacle
20.-22.3. Rome Bridal Days
The best collections of bridal fashion from the most famous brands
Fiera di Roma – Rome fair train FL1 direction Fiumicino airport
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
Atlantico is a concert hall in the EUR district. You can take the Metro B to EUR Fermi and then bus 705 or 706 to Colombo / Atlantico.
Palazzo dello Sport
Practical tips for Rome March
Climate and clothing
According to statistics, the maximum temperatures in Rome in March are 17° C, the minimum temperatures at 6° C. Skirts and pants are slowly getting shorter. However, keep in mind that your clothing must cover your knees if you want to visit the Vatican, the catacombs, or other religious sites.
It can rain occasionally in March. The rain usually doesn’t last long and you may find a place for a little stop. After 15 or 30 minutes everything is mostly over again.
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.
Rome for early risers
There is very little traffic in Rome until six in the morning and you can take undisturbed beautiful photos of the sunrise at monuments and places. If you are lucky, you will find a foggy morning that offers very beautiful and unique photo opportunities. The sunrise is in Rome in March at 6:44 am at the beginning of the month, on March 27th, before the change to daylight saving time, at 6:01 am.
Early morning is also the best time to jog.
Mid season in Rome what you should consider
The European Union was founded in Rome; three UN organizations, FAO, WFP and IFAD, are based in Rome. Rome is the capital of Italy and, with the Vatican, the center of the world’s Catholic religion.
So there is always a lot going on in Rome. In particular, when the situation with the coronavirus eases, many visitors will be in Rome.
Rome is also interesting for shopping in March. Here you will find a large selection in every price range.
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.
The Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este in Tivoli are in the immediate vicinity of Rome. Villa Adriana is the largest villa built by an emperor. It’s too hot here in summer. The Villa d’Este is famous for its park with many fountains and water features.
A day trip to Florence or to Venice is also very interesting. Various organizers offer day tours in minibuses or by express train.
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