Weather Averages for Rome in March
Averages for Rome in MarchMarch in Rome is slightly warmer than the preceding months and also has less rainfall, meaning you can explore all that Rome has to offer in comfort.
The average daily temperature creeps up to around 15°C (that's about 59°F), but in the evenings can dip as low as 5°C (about 41°F).
The sun still shines on average for around 5 hours a day but the rainfall is slightly less than February, with an average monthly rainfall of 68mm on 13 days.
If you are out and about during the day and the sun is shining you can wear lighter clothes. However please be aware that temperatures do get quite cool and there is a high chance of rain, so a jacket or waterproof mac would be good to have to hand.
It would be wise to check the local weather forecast before planning your trip.
There are a number of festivals in Rome throughout the month of March.
During the Festival of St. Francesca, Romans drive their cars to the Piazzale del Colosseo, near the Church of Santa Francesca, in order to receive a blessing.
The Feast of St. Joseph in mid March celebrates the husband of the Virgin Mary. People gather in the Trionfale Quarter where there are music and sporting events, and to eat a traditional type of Sicilian pastry known as a zeppola.
There is also the Maratona della Citta di Roma (marathon) in late March is quite a sight to see as thousands of marathon runners run past many of the city's most famous landmarks.