Averages for Rome in February

Weather lowdown

February is a very cool time to visit Rome, Italy, when the city experiences an average temperature of 8°C at the beginning of the month which gradually rises to 9°C toward the end of the month. During this time of year, there are around eight hours of sunshine each day, although with a chilly average sea temperature of 14°C toward the coast, you won't be spending days working on your tan during your holiday. With 99mm of rainfall spread across 13 d...

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Weather lowdown

February is a very cool time to visit Rome, Italy, when the city experiences an average temperature of 8°C at the beginning of the month which gradually rises to 9°C toward the end of the month. During this time of year, there are around eight hours of sunshine each day, although with a chilly average sea temperature of 14°C toward the coast, you won't be spending days working on your tan during your holiday. With 99mm of rainfall spread across 13 days throughout the month, February is slightly drier than January, but you'll still experience quite a lot of showers and storms if you visit during this month.

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St. Peter's Square, Vatican City Rome.

Things to do

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 St. Paul Outside the Walls

St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome.

Where to eat & drink

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 beautifully 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.

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Trattoria Monti, Italian Michelin-starred Restaurant in Rome.

Where to stay

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. There are plenty of services and facilities available onsite, including bar, restaurant, excursion booking, concierge and room service.

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. There are loads of services and facilities available to guests, including bar, restaurants, concierge, parking, babysitting and excursion booking.

The Spanish Steps in Rome

Hotel Majestic and Portrait Suites are only a short walk from the Spansh Steps.

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. There are several different types of rooms to choose from, all of which are comfortable and well-equipped. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the amenities and services which include 24-hour reception, concierge, free WiFi access, room service, air conditioning bar, restaurant and butler service.

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. There is a plethora of services and facilities available for guests to enjoy, including breakfast at the onsite restaurant, wine bar, free WiFi access, free bicycle hire, airport transfer, excursion booking, massages and babysitting.

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