Rome March 2021 · Events · Museums · Weather · Food

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.

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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.

Rome fried artichokes alla giudiaIn March the winter vegetables are still in season. You must definitely try the fried artichokes. They come fresh from the field and are freshly prepared every day.

Coronavirus prevention

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.

Avoid queues

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.

You risk queues at the airport if you have not arranged the trip to Rome in advance, as well as with public transport.

More information about Ciampino

More information about Fiumicino

Public transport

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 hop on hop off buses circulate very reliably. When the weather is nice, you can rent a bike. You can also find electric scooters in the center.


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

For St. Peter’s Basilica, we have put together extensive information in our articles on entry to St. Peter’s Basilica and the history of St. Peter’s Basilica.

There are sometimes queues at St. Peter’s Basilica in March. We definitely recommend the Skip-the-line ticket with audio guide.

Rome March Papal audienceSt. Peter’s Basilica is closed during the Pope’s celebrations. The opening times are:

Basilica 7am-6:30pm
Dome 8am-6pm
Treasure 9am-6:15pm

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.

Rome March ColosseumOpening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from March 16, to 5:30 p.m., with summer time zo 7:15 p.m. Entry up to 1 hour before closing.

The Vatican Museums

They are closed on Sunday and on March 19.

Opening hours 8:30 am – 6.30 pm

Vatican gardens

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.

Rome December St. Peter's Square at nightDates for papal masses in March are not yet known. These celebrations are not public and are broadcast on the internet. The Pope is in Iraq from March 5th to 8th.

The Pope’s Angelus prayer takes place on Sundays at noon in St. Peter’s Square.

Rom gruene Zone14.3. 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

15.3. 13:30 – 16:30 The Ides of March

Performance of the Gruppo Storico Romano on the murder of Julius Caesar 44 BC

Largo di Torre Argentina Google Maps

19.3. Saint Joseph – Father’s Day (no holiday). The Vatican Museums are closed.

Cirque du Soleil totem

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

Google Maps Tickets Ticketone buchen

Rome Bridal week20.-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 Six Nations13.3. 14:15 Rugby Six Nations

Italy – Wales
Olympic stadium

The Rome Marathon takes place on September 21st.


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

Traffic live club

Traffic Live Club is a music venue on Via Prenestina

Traffic live club Via Prenestina 738
113, 150F, 313, 314, 501, 508, n075 Prenestina/Tor Tre Teste Traffic Live Club

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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.

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

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Spazio Rossellini

Spazio Rossellini is a cultural center near the Basilica of San Paolo.

Via della Vasca Navale, 58
Metro B San Paolo, Bus 170, 791 Spazio Rossellini

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Palazzo dello Sport

The Palazzo dello Sport is a multifunctional hall in which concerts take place regularly. It is located in the EUR district and can be easily reached with the Palasport Metro B station. Metro B EUR Palasport Palasport Tickets


Il tempo di Caravaggiountil May 2nd, 2021 Il tempo di Caravaggio Exhibition in the Capitoline Museums of the works of the world-famous painter Capitol Hill Tour of the Capitoline Museums in a small group
Napoleon und der Mythos von Romuntil May 30th, 2021 Napoleon and the myth of Rome Exhibition in the Trajan’s Markets Via Quattro Novembre 94 Mercati di Traiano
I Marmi Torloniauntil June 27th, 2021 I Marmi Torlonia. Collezionare Capolavori The legendary marble collection of the Torlonia family, exhibition in the Capitoline Museums, Villa Caffarelli Capitol Hill
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 Tickets
The Coliseum tells of itselfThe Colosseum tells of itself, permanent exhibition in the Colosseum – with the support of Heinz Beste, DAI Rom Piazza del Colosseo Metro B Colosseo Tickets
Fuori Quadriennale d'Arte 2020FUORI – Quadriennale d’Arte Contemporary Italian art in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni Via Nazionale 194 Bus 64, 70, 71, 117, 170, H Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Banksy a visual project rom tickets Banksy A Visual Protest Over 90 works tell the world of Banksy. See the works of the unknown artist Banksy, who conquered the world with irony and sharpness, in the monastery built by the Italian architect Bramante in the 16th century. In the Chiostro del Bramante (Zone Piazza Navona) Via Arco della Pace 5 Google Maps

Practical tips for Rome March

Climate and clothing

Rome March Tiber Island

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.

Rome March Aventine Cavalieri di MaltaSince 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

Rome March PantheonOf course it takes a certain effort to get up in the dark. Nevertheless, I would like to recommend that you set off early in the morning.

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

Rome march Castel Sant'AngeloThere are always many visitors in Rome. No matter whether you are interested in archeology, art, churches or culinary art, Rome has something to offer for everyone.

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.


Rome March GhettoThe 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.

Excursion tips

Rome March Villa AdrianaThe 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.

Other interesting excavations can be found in the nearby Ostia Antica or on a day trip to Pompeii.

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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