Rome In Winter: 5 Great Activities
Rome in winter is just as beautiful as the more popular seasons. It is therefore perhaps the best time to be visit. Even Romans go to the coast to escape the heat at the height of summer.
At this time, even the city seems inhabited by more tourists than locals. Find out why Rome manages to keep its charm in winter.
Experience everything from snowflakes to the herald of spring
Stroll through Rome’s snow-covered streets and marveling at magnificent icicles on the fountain in front of the Vittorio Emanuele II National Monument.
You’re much more likely to catch the first signs of spring and arrive at the main station with a mild temperature of 15 degrees. You might even spot a few signs of life in the vegetation and trees around the place.
Eat your first ice cream of the year
With a bit of luck, the temperatures will be kind and you can enjoy an aperitivo outside on the terrace. You’re sure to be able to wander through Rome’s picturesque alleyways with your first ice cream of the year in hand. Find out what culinary delicacies the Italian capital has to offer besides gelato and pizza. Find the best Markets in Rome!
Discover cultural treasures
If Rome decides to show its rainy side, there are a number of galleries and museums to choose from. This includes the Vatican Museums and the Villa Borghese. Some sights are more predestined for dreary days, such as the mysterious catacombs.
Go on a shopping tour
If it’s a bit too cold to stroll through the streets and linger outside, do what the Romans do and hop from one shop to the next. It’s not just a way to warm up. You are likely to find a pretty gift for someone at home.
Via del Corso is Rome’s undisputed shopping mile. But there are also a number of boutiques and small shops around the Campo de’ Fiori.
Enjoy the calm before the storm
Just like Paris and Barcelona, Rome is swarmed with tourists all year round. Even in winter, you’ll come across them at the Colosseum and the Piazza del Campidoglio. But the crowds are nowhere near as big as during the rest of the year.
The city and Romans relax before the new season begins. You may not have the Trevi Fountain all to yourself, but you’ll still be able to experience peaceful and almost completely private moments in the Eternal City.
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