Averages for Rome in March

What's the Weather Like in Rome in March?

Temperature

March in Rome, Italy, sees the spring weather start to take effect, and temperatures gradually increase from an average of 9 degrees celsius in the beginning of the month to 12 degrees towards the end.

Due to the change in seasons, March can be an unpredictable time of the year weather-wise, and temperatures can range from chilly to pleasantly mild. Bring an even mix of warm and c...

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What's the Weather Like in Rome in March?

Temperature

March in Rome, Italy, sees the spring weather start to take effect, and temperatures gradually increase from an average of 9 degrees celsius in the beginning of the month to 12 degrees towards the end.

Due to the change in seasons, March can be an unpredictable time of the year weather-wise, and temperatures can range from chilly to pleasantly mild. Bring an even mix of warm and cool clothing, and you'll avoid getting caught short by any sudden temperature changes. Towards the coast, sea temperatures have an average of about 14 degrees celsius, so you won't be heading to the beach during your holiday.

Rain

One of the great benefits about visiting Rome at this time of year is that the rainfall is considerably lower than in previous months. Across a typical 13-day period, the city experiences an average of 13mm of rainfall. It's worth bearing in mind that downpours in Rome tend to occur in short bursts, so you're much more likely to experience a rainstorm than hours of endless drizzle.

Average Sunshine Hours

There are around eight hours of sunshine in Rome during March. The abundant blue skies, combined with the gentle temperatures, make March a particularly appealing time of the year for tourists to visit Rome. 

Rome Hotels in March

When it comes to pure luxury, it doesn't get much better than Villa Spalletti Trivelli. This boutique hotel is just steps away from the Trevi Fountain and provides guests with the choice of 12 deluxe rooms, all of which are decorated to an incredibly high standard. There is a wealth of facilities and services available onsite, including bars, restaurants, gardens and spa.

For something a bit less flash, consider staying at Hotel San Anselmo. This four-star hotel offers a great number of amenities and services, including buffet breakfast, 24-hour reception, internet access, bar, room service, free parking, massages, tours, excursion booking, airport shuttle service and babysitting. There are 34 double rooms available, each of which is decorated with a different theme.

Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Rome should check out the Trilussa Palace Hotel. Just a short walk away from many bars, restaurants, shops and attractions, this hotel offers a great selection of double, triple and family rooms, so there's something for all tastes and group sizes to enjoy. The list of onsite facilities and services is extensive and covers tours, excursion booking, internet access, shop, airport shuttle, restaurant reservations and babysitting.  

Positioned just a stone's throw away from the Spanish Steps, the Roma Boutique Hotel is a wonderful place to stay. Located on the fourth floor of a historic building, this four-star hotel offers accommodation in the form of stylish, bright and spacious rooms, each of which is well-equipped. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the onsite facilities which include WiFi access, breakfast in your room, parking, 24-hour reception, shuttle service and air conditioning.

Bars and Restaurants

If you're searching for amazing food, beer and wine for an affordable price then look no further than Tastevere Kmzero. Unlike a traditional restaurant, this eatery offers small portions of bruschetta, cheese, prosciutto, salami and vegetables – a bit like Spanish tapas – which you're invited to enjoy alongside local wines.

Although it's a bit off-the-beaten-track, Machiavelli's Club is definitely worth going out of your way for. Known for serving top quality food in generous size portions, this restaurant has a weekly changing menu, so no two visits are ever the same. Be warned – credit cards are not accepted at Machiavelli's Club, so make sure you take some Euros with you.

Wine lovers won't want to miss the chance to visit Enoteca Carso. This exclusive wine bar offers a comprehensive list of more than 700 bottles from all around the world alongside plenty of local variations. Indoor and outdoor seating are both available, as is a small Italian appetiser menu.

If it's authentic Roman coffee you're looking for, make sure you go to the Caffe Sant' Eustachio. Established in 1938, this establishment is considered one of the city's best-kept secrets and serves world-class espresso and speciality coffees in a traditional Roman setting. 

Things to do in Rome in March

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini is a must-visit during your holiday in Rome. At this imperial villa you can explore the various rooms which are connected by glass floors and appreciate all the artwork found within. If you're on a budget holiday you can wander around the villa yourself or if you have some money to spare, sign up for one of the guided tours which take a few hours to complete.

The March weather in Rome means there's a fair chance you'll be stuck with the odd rainy day, and for indoor attractions you should seek out the incredible Musei Capitolini. Dating back to the 15th century, the museum ranks as one of Rome's oldest, holding an impressive collection of bronze statues, all of which are said to represent the city. The museum is a short walk from the Colosseum and is open daily from 9.30am to 7.30pm.

For some stunning views of the city, head on over to Aventine Hill. Home to the famous Knights of Malta keyhole, this hill offers an incredible and unique view of St Peter's Basilica which you'll never forget. Although there aren't any services or facilities available on top of the hill, there are amazing panoramic photo opportunities, so don't forget to take your camera with you.

Rome's relatively small size makes the city ideal for walking, and you should definitely pop over to the gorgeous Trastevere neighbourhood when you visit. Located on the other side of the Tiber River from the city centre, this quirky part of town has retained its working-class roots and effortlessly exudes the air of a small Italian village. Here you can visit the shops, sample classic espresso in one of the many cafes and watch the locals go about their daily business.

Another area of town worth exploring by foot is the park at Villa Borghese. Originally the estate of Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the 17th century, it makes a great place to while away a lazy afternoon while you explore the park's many nooks and crannies before taking in the views from the terrace at Pincio Hill.

Planning on doing some shopping? Then head to the Campo dei Fiori Market in the middle of the city. Located in the stunning Piazza Navona, the market sells everything from wine and flowers to cured meats, freshly-baked breads and speciality cheeses. Locals have shopped at the market for centuries, and it's a popular pastime among Romans to buy lunch here and enjoy a picnic in the square on warm spring days. 

March events in Rome

Culture

Giornate FAI

1st March 2018 to 31st March 2018

For one weekend each spring, the Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (FAI) encourages private and institutional owners to open up their historic properties for visitors to explore. The buildings currently on the FAI list include the Banca d’Italia, Casa Delle Armi al Foro Italico, Foro di Augusto, Mausoleo di Augusto, Palazzo Uffici Eur Spa and Teatro di Marcello.

Website:

http://www.fondoambiente.it/

Public Hoilday

Women’s Day

8th March 2018

Festa della Donna – Women’s Day – is celebrated locally by going out for a meal. So if you’re planning on dining out at a restaurant on this day, make sure you make a reservation to avoid disappointment. It’s also common for museums and other attractions to offer special discounts or free entry for women on this day.

Website:

http://www.wantedinrome.com/news/2002083/international-womens-day-in-rome.html

Religious

Festa di Santa Francesca Romana

9th March 2018

During Festa di Santa Francesca Romana, locals take their vehicles to be blessed by Santa Francesa Romana at the Monastero Oblate di Santa Francesca Romana. This religious festival dates back to 1433, when the saint was believed to possess the power to be in several different places at once - a gift which endeared her to Rome's motorists.

Website:

http://www.spectacularearth.com/europe/italy/rome/festivals/festa-di-santa-francesca-romana.html

Festa di San Giuseppe

19th March 2018

Festa di San Giuseppe is most widely celebrated in the Trionfale district of Rome. The feast is the highlight of the religious event, when everyone is encouraged to try the delicacies which have been made by locals. During the run-up to Festa di San Giuseppe, the city's bakeries sell themed treats called bignè di San Giuseppe.

Website:

http://www.worldeventlistings.com/en/rome/events/festa-di-san-giuseppe-e-681682

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