Rome, Italy

Known as both The Eternal City and the Capital of the World, Rome is unimaginably ancient, culturally vital and deeply romantic. If you are looking for the destination to both tug at your heartstrings and stimulate your mind, Rome is it.

Considered by some as the first metropolis, a trip to Rome is to be immersed in this extraordinary history where you can enjoy the work of the most skilled craftsman and architects the world has had to offer. Your family will marvel at the sculpted Trevi fountain, ancient gladiatorial arena The Colosseum and famous baroque stairway the Spanish Steps. Bring your family, children and friends to Rome and you are sure to get a history lesson with flare and excitement.

You could easily fill many trips taking in the iconic must-sees, but for a more modern experience, Rome provides world-class shopping and designer goods. It is no doubt that Italy is home to many of the world’s finest brands and has earned a reputation for high-end, luxury fashion.

Let’s not forget Italian cuisine, embraced by the entire world. For the sweet toothed, there’s Gelateria Giolitti, which has been serving authentic gelato since 1900.  For a traditional Italian dining experience the Hostario Da Pietro, a family-run trattoria, offers a relaxed ambience to set the mood before a romantic stroll around the city.

There is no greater time to visit Rome than the present. However, most prefer to travel from October to April when most of the tourist crowds have dissipated. Although you’ll need a warm coat, weather this time of the year hardly ever dips below freezing. If you are interested in warmer weather, without the masses of tourists and sweltering humidity, come to Rome in May or September. When summertime hits, and the city brims with people from across the world, temperatures are hot, and the atmosphere is lively and sparkling with energy.

WEATHER: Monthly Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
High 53° 55° 59° 64° 73° 80°
Low 38° 38° 41° 46° 53° 60°
Rainfall 2.6 in. 2.9 in. 2.3 in. 3.1 in. 2.1 in. 1.3 in.
Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
High 87° 87° 80° 71° 61° 55°
Low 64° 65° 59° 52° 44° 40°
Rainfall 0.8 in. 1.5 in. 2.9 in. 4.5 in. 4.5 in. 3.2 in.