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Rome in the Spring: what to do and see

Rome in the Spring: what to do and see
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Visiting the Eternal City of Rome is always an incredible and unforgettable experience but, if you wish to fully immerse in Roman culture and get the most out of your sightseeing experience, visiting Rome in the Spring is definitely your best option!

Let’s explore some of the reasons you should visit Rome in the Spring!

Best things to do and see this Spring in Rome

Visiting Rome during the off-season

If you’re looking for ways to escape big and busy crowds and also save some money, the Spring season surely is the perfect time to visit Rome.

The biggest city attractions like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Vatican City get way less crowded, making it possible for you to visit these magnificent buildings and monuments calmly and fully experience their beauty and history, especially if you choose to book a guided tour.

The only week we suggest you avoid when it comes to visiting Rome in the Spring if you wish to avoid busy streets is Easter week, even though many benefits come from visiting the Eternal City during this beloved festivity.
This year Easter will be on the 9th of April and regardless of the city getting a bit more crowded than usual, it will also fill up with great attractions and experiences, also regarding traditional dishes, that will surely be unforgettable.

Celebrate like a local

The Spring season in Italy is filled with many different celebrations that will definitely make you feel like a local!

Let’s explore some of them:

  • PRIMO MAGGIO: Celebrated on the 1st of May, Labor Day is traditionally spent with friends and family, either at home or in nature, celebrating with a barbecue or a picnic. Head out to a park and enjoy the freedom in the air that you will feel in the air or go see the “Primo Maggio” concert in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano;
  • LIBERATION DAY: Taking place on the 25th of April, “Festa della Liberazione” (Italy’s Liberation Day) is usually celebrated with a day off, spent sightseeing and visiting Museums and attractions and going to local concerts;
  • THE BIRTH OF ROME: Celebrated on April 21st, the Birth of Rome is usually commemorated with a Parade celebrating the greatness of this historical city. This year Rome will celebrate its 2776th birthday!

Eating seasonal food

Italy’s cuisine is quite famous for using seasonal and local products throughout the year. As the Spring season approaches, the opportunity to taste fresh roman food is something you can’t miss out on! Here’s a list of traditional
Roman food to try this Spring:

  • CARCIOFI ALLA ROMANA: artichokes made the roman way;
  • VIGNAROLA: a very particular vegetable stew made with artichokes, lettuce, peas and beans;
  • EASTER’S COLOMBA: a bit like Panettone and Pandoro around Christmas time, Colomba is Easter’s traditional leavened dessert;

Why visit Rome in Spring?

Visiting Rome in the Spring will definitely leave you with great memories. The amazing atmosphere that you will feel in the air throughout this season, the less crowded city and the optimal weather will make your trip amazing

As the days start to get longer with the sun setting later in the afternoon, the weather gets warmer, making it possible for you to walk through the city and fully enjoy your experience! If you don’t like wearing too many layers of clothes but, at the same time, can’t stand to walk through sweaty crowds during the Summer heat, Roman spring temperatures will surely be optimal for you, always being around 20°C and usually being sunny.
There’s a risk though that you won’t be able to escape the occasional rainy day, that’s why we suggest you pack an umbrella and bring it with you during your walks. We also recommend you bring a light jacket for the day and warmer clothes for the morning and the night that can still be quite chilly throughout March and April.

If you want to enjoy Rome in the Spring, make sure to book a tour with us!

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