Averages for Rome in February

What's the Weather Like in Rome in February?

Temperature

February makes a very cool time of the year to visit Rome, Italy, and temperatures rarely hover above 8 degrees celsius. Expect cold mornings and mild afternoons, with the weather gradually improving towards the end of the month as the city gears its...

Read more

  • Temperature Temperature 9°C 47°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 3°C 37°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 20 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 6 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 14°C 57°F

What's the Weather Like in Rome in February?

Temperature

February makes a very cool time of the year to visit Rome, Italy, and temperatures rarely hover above 8 degrees celsius. Expect cold mornings and mild afternoons, with the weather gradually improving towards the end of the month as the city gears itself towards the spring season.

Visitors to Rome will notice a considerably slower pace of life in the city at this time of the year, which is marked by the lack of tourists that Rome typically experiences in the warmer months. Bring appropriate winter's clothing and expect to break up your day by sitting around in cosy cafes, as opposed to constantly sightseeing throughout your trip.

Rain

This is certainly one of the damper times of the year as Rome typically experiences 6 days of rainfall in the month of February. This makes February marginally dryer than January, although you should expect a fair amount of showers and storms at this time of the year.

Average Sunshine Hours

February usually affords Rome eight hours of sunshine a day, which makes the city particularly beautiful at this time of year thanks to the combination of the crisp weather and blue skies.

Hotels in Rome in February

When it comes to luxury accommodation in Rome, it doesn't get much better than Portrait Roma. Only a short walk away from the Spanish Steps, this hotel offers a great selection of studios and suites, all of which are elegantly-appointed and well-equipped.

Also located just a short distance away from the Spanish Steps, Hotel Majestic is a great choice for families and couples staying in Rome. Originally constructed in 1889, this grand hotel offers a fantastic choice of rooms and suites, all of which are spacious and comfortable.

If you plan on visiting all the main attractions during your holiday in Rome, consider staying at the Relais Vatican View. Just a stone's throw away from St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Museums, this hotel provides guests with a handful of facilities and services to enjoy, including 24-hour reception and outside terrace, with a great choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants nearby. Accommodation is available in the form of double standard rooms, suites and deluxe suites so there's something for all travellers to enjoy.

One of the most exclusive hotels in Rome, Hotel Villa Duse is ideal for families and couples looking for a bit of luxury during their stay. With only 15 rooms, this hotel boasts a friendly, intimate atmosphere which is sure to make your holiday memorable.

Residenza Santa Maria is a small exclusive hotel just a short walk away from the historical Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. Here guests can choose between double and triple rooms as well as large suites which are perfect for families.

Bars and Restaurants

Trattoria Monti is one of the finest restaurants in the whole of Italy. This Michelin-starred restaurant has an amazing reputation and therefore gets booked up well in advance, so try and make your reservation as early as you can. Here you'll find friendly service, a casual ambience, top-quality and reasonably priced food and an equally well-priced and varied wine list.

Estrobar is another great place to try some local Italian cuisine during your holiday in Rome. This eatery offers an extensive menu packed with all sorts of dishes, including pizza, pasta, fish, meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes.

If you can't decide what to have, opt for the four-course tasting menu which is superb value for money. Unlimited free water and wine throughout your meal really makes this restaurant stand out above the crowd.

Named after the beautiful piazza which is located outside, Bar del Fico is one of the trendiest places to enjoy a drink in Rome. Boasting a shabby-chic French décor, this cool bar offers an all-you-can-eat aperitivo buffet which is absolutely free if you buy a glass of wine or a cocktail. If you're in search of something heartier than an aperitivo snack, the bar also serves light lunches.

If you're after something a bit more elegant, check out the Etabli Caffe. Here you'll find an extensive wine list with a great number of bottles from all over the world as well as many local favourites. Live music is performed here several times each week in the form of local bands and artists who play all sorts of different genres to suit all tastes.

Things to do in Rome in February

Rome is absolutely brimming with fascinating sites to visit and St Paul Outside the Walls is no exception. If you plan on visiting this site, try and get there as early as you can in order to beat the crowds. Whether or not you're an art lover you're sure to appreciate the stunning architecture, paintings and sculptures here, so don't forget to bring your camera.

If St Paul Outside the Walls has given you a taste for churches, head to the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Despite its plain exterior, the inside of the basilica is beautiful and is home to an incredible statue build by Michelangelo. Just a few steps away from the Pantheon, this church also features many other examples of excellent paintings and sculptures which you won't want to miss.

Rome offers excellent walking and many of the city's iconic landmarks can easily be explored on foot. History lovers should head to Palatine Hill, which originally stood as the commercial, political and religious centre of ancient Rome. The surrounding architecture forms a brilliant backdrop to the site's ruins, and it's an ideal place to end up in the afternoon of a sunny winter's day. 

The Spanish Steps, one of the most celebrated public squares in Rome, shouldn't be missed either, and makes a great place to stop and take in the classically Roman scenery.

Italy is rightly known as the home of opera and you should definitely catch a show while you're here. The Orchestra I Virtuosi dell' Opera di Roma is one of Rome's most prominent opera companies and puts on a variety of shows throughout the year, offering a glimpse into the dramatic and musical nature of the Italian spirit which has earned the country a place on the world stage.

February events in Rome

Public Hoilday

Valentine’s Day

14th February 2018

On Valentine's Day, almost all museums and archaeological sites throughout Rome offer special 2x1 tickets for couples on February 13th and 14th. The Pope also offers a special service for heterosexual engaged couples on February 14th, which takes place at 11am in Paul VI Audience Hall, Vatican City. When it comes to romantic dining, many cafes, bars and restaurants throughout the city go all out with love-inspired decorations and special couple’s menus in celebration of this holiday.

Website:

http://retroblogrome.com/valentines-day-2014/

Your Holiday Weather Settings

Show temperature in:
Show distance in: