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Rome September 2022 · Events · Climate

Last Updated on 29. April 2023

September is a very popular month in Rome and especially the second half is high season. If you have time, you can combine your stay in Rome with a trip to the sea or the nearby mountains.

What’s going on in Rome in September?

In September, the first thing Romans have to do is recover from the vacations. The museums are preparing new exhibitions. Life takes place mainly outdoors during the balmy summer nights.

As there are many visitors to Rome in September, you need to reserve tickets for the most popular sights such as the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums or the Borghese Gallery in good time. Opening times of museums, events and concerts, here you will find all the important information.

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September in Rome

Rome is still pretty quiet until mid-September. School lessons begin in mid-September and by then at the latest all Romans will be back from vacation.

So that you can sleep well, your accommodation should have air conditioning. Find out in our information on hotels in Rome how to find an affordable room and which areas are best.

Rome is a very green city. Take a stroll in one of the Roman villas and visit a lookout point. A trip to the sea with a visit to the excavations in Ostia Antica is nice. It is also very pleasant in Villa D’Este in Tivoli. If you want to visit Villa Adriana, take a parasol with you.

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

How warm it is

In the first half of September it can still be very hot in Rome, even if the maximum temperatures no longer exceed 30° C / 86° F and the minimum temperatures are often below 20° C. / 68° F. Rain is rare.

There is a regular breeze through the city and the temperatures are not uncomfortable in the shade.

Climate data September

Tmax Ø27°C/80.6°F
Tmin Ø17°C/62.6°F
Sunshine hours Ø7.3
Days with rain Ø5


Rome September Gelateria Fassi

Since you spend a lot of time outdoors in Rome, you need protection against the sun. A sun hat or a parasol are well suited. You also need comfortable shoes.

When visiting the sacred sites, including the catacombs and the Vatican Museums, your shoulders and knees must be covered. If you’re going off-shoulder, take a shoulder scarf or pareo with you.

Rome September Villa D'Este viale 100 fontane

Don’t walk around in the greatest heat in the afternoon and take a break in an ice cream parlor. Visit a park, a swimming pool or take a trip to the sea.

Take the hop on hop off buses, visit air-conditioned stores and enjoy the peace and coolness of the churches and the museums.

For more tips, see Heat in Rome.

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


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

Opening hours

St. Peter’s Basilica

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

St. Peter’s Basilica is closed each Wednesday morning until the end of the audience, with the exception of Wednesday 9/14.

More information about St. Peter’s Basilica>


9:00 am – 6:00 pm closing 7:00 pm

Free entry is Sunday 4 September.

Details about the Colosseum>

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are booked up quickly and it is necessary to make a reservation in time. On Sunday 25 the entrance is free. The other Sundays the Museums are closed.

Mon – Thurs 9 – 18 Last admission 16 Fri + Sat 9 – 22:30 Last admission 20:30

City museums and national museums

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

Rome September Colosseum

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

All museums run by the Municipality of Rome, such as the Capitoline Museums and the Trajan’s Markets, have free admission on September 4th. The entry time must be reserved by telephone +39060608. Entry is also free to the National Museums, most of which do not require a reservation.


Cinecittà si mostra tickets

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

Stadium of the Domitian Tickets

Stadium of the Domitian The stadium under Piazza Navona

Via di Tor Sanguigna 3 Tickets

Galleria Colonna Tickets

Galleria 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 Tickets

Capuchin 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 Museum

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

Via della Conciliazione 19 Leonardo da Vinci Experience


Das Kolosseum erzählt von sich

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

Videoarte 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.

until September 4, Gallery of Modern Art, Via Francesco Crispi 24 Google Maps

Arctic Tales

Arctic Tales

The 50 photographic images made between 2018 and 2019 by Milanese photographer Valentina Tamborra are the result of two reportages on the Arctic: Skrei – The Journey and Mi Tular – I am the Border. An exhibition for hot days.

until 4 September, Museo di Roma in Trastevere

Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau

celebrated French photographer through more than 130 images from the collection of Atelier Robert Doisneau in Montrouge.

until September 4, Ara Pacis Museum, Exhibition Space

Il chiostro animato

The animated cloister – space is just noise

With The Animated Cloister – space is just noise, the intention is to recreate a series of immersive audio experiences, true listening pauses, ecstatic and meditative moments capable of swaying the visitor to a state of transcendental stillness capable of transcending all forms of collective temporality. The collision of the four artists involved shapes the project by harmonizing a chorus of voices that shape a shifting fluid entity that cannot be compressed.

until September 25, Museo di Roma in Trastevere

l_elefante e il colle perduto

1932, the elephant and the lost hill

A selection of about 100 works, including archaeological finds, graphic designs, art objects and videos, some exhibited for the first time, tells the story of the lost Velia Hill and “its” elephant.

until October 2, Mercati di Traiano

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

Anni interessanti

INTERESTING YEARS. Moments of Italian Life 1960 – 1975

Through a careful selection of photographs and visual documents from the Istituto Luce, the Anni interessanti exhibition is an eye-opening, intense and revealing journey through a period of national history, from 1960 to 1975, that indelibly marked the country’s face and identity.

until October 16, Museo di Roma in Trastevere

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Exhibition “Who’s on stage! One Hundred Years of Performances in Ancient Ostia (1922 – 2022).”

The exhibition traces the most important moments of historical performances. A montage of period photographs and films shows excavations and elements of Ostia’s archaeological landscape in different eras.

through Oct. 23, Ostia Antica Archaeological Park

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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

Esposizione Lucio Dalla

LUCIO DALLA. Even if time passes

The exhibition is dedicated to the extraordinary human and artistic journey of the popular artist, telling 50 years of history.

Most of the material is exhibited for the first time, documenting the path of a narrator of life and sounds who, with biting irony and poetic vision, has conquered all hearts, not only as a musician, but also as an actor, writer, theater director and lover of sports and motor sports, dance, opera, painting and literature.

Ara Pacis Museum, Exhibition Room – from September 22, 2022

Domitian emperor

Domitian Emperor. Hate and love

Domitian was the last emperor of the Flavian dynasty. Although his reign was quite successful, he finally fell victim to a conspiracy. 94 works in 15 halls tell his time and his story.

The exhibition is a co-production of the Sovrintendenza Capitolina and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, with loans from London, Copenhagen, Paris, the Netherlands, Karlsruhe, Munich, Rome and Naples.

Capitoline Museums, Villa Caffarelli – until Jan. 29, 2023

I colori dell_antico

The Colors of Antiquity. Santarelli Marbles at the Capitoline Museums

In 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.

Capitoline Museums


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

Papal audiences in September

Audiences of the Holy Father are exptected every Wednesday with the exception of 9/14 morning.

There are no public papal masses in September

The Pope’s Angelus prayer takes place every Sunday at noon in St. Peter’s Square.


Longines Global Champions Tour

1.-4.9.2022 Circo Massimo


Sep 17, 2022 Corriroma 10 km night run 9 p.m. Piazza del Popolo

25.9.2022 Cardio Race start at the Gasometer (Ostiense area) Info

10 miles / 10 km / 5 km

Roma Baccalà

Roma Baccala

Sept. 8-11, 12-24 Piazza Damiano Sauli

The Roma Baccalà Street Food Festival is now in its third year. Baccalà is part of the traditional Roman and Mediterranean cuisine. The salted cod, together with stockfish, has saved the Romans from famine many times.

The Garbatella recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. The picturesque neighborhood was designed as a garden city with a mixed stock as villas and tenements. The central Piazza Sauli is easily reached from the Garbatella metro station and from the Navigatori stop on Via Cristoforo Colombo.

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Sept. 17 Free ride on metro, bus and streetcar

Vintage Market

24-25 September Vintage Market 10:00 – 20:00

Handmade, Illustration, Vintage, Preloved, Vinyls, Books, Flowers and Plants, Organic Cosmetics, Neon and Luminous Writings, Live Music

Piazza Ragusa, Via Tuscolana 179 Google maps Bus 16, 85, 412, Metro A Ponte Lungo, Linea FL1 Stazione Tuscolana

Garbatella Street Food Festival

Garbatella Street Food Festival

Sep. 29 – Oct. 2 Via delle Sette Chiese 101

At this street food festival at the Garbatella, 15 stalls from different regions of Italy offer their specialties.

The Garbatella recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. The picturesque neighborhood was designed as a garden city with a mixed stock as villas and rental houses. The central Piazza Sauli is easily reached from the Garbatella metro station and from the Navigatori stop on Via Cristoforo Colombo.

Thursday + Friday 18-24, Saturday + Sunday 11-24 Google maps


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.

Roman nights – Concerti del Tempietto

Notti romane concerti del tempietto

1.07.-2.10.2022 20:30

18:30 – 19:30 Rehearsal

19:45 Guided tour of the Teatro di Marcello, 20:30 Concert

Chiostro di Campitelli Google maps


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

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

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

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


The Roman Theater of Ostia Antica

Another spectacular venue is the Roman theater in the excavations of Ostia Antica. The theater was built in the time of Augustus with 3,000 seats and was expanded to 4,000 seats in the 2nd century.

Events and tickets Ostia Antica

Metro Piramide – Ostia Lido stazione Ostia Antica Ostia Antica

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 in the area

Rome has beautiful surroundings. Romans mainly use the weekends for trips to the sea or the mountains. Therefore, you better set out during the week, when there is less going on.

You can reach many destinations by public transport. Of course, it is more convenient to rent a car.

Trips to the sea

Ladispoli, Santa Severa and Santa Marinella are very nice seaside resorts in the north of Rome. To do this, take the FL5 train line, which runs from Ostiense, Trastevere and San Pietro stations to Civitavecchia. A 3-zone ticket is sufficient for Ladispoli, and 4 zones for the locations of the two saints.

Rome September Ostia Antica

It is very easy to get 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.

Formia is very beautiful in the south of Rome. The journey from Roma Termini takes around 90 minutes.

Trips to the mountains

The most famous summer residence of the Romans in Castel Gandolfo. Here the popes spent the summer at around 400 m. Pope Francis, on the other hand, remains in Rome and the palace and gardens in 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 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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