Weather Averages for Rome in May
Averages for Rome in MayMay is when the summer season really kicks off in Rome, with much warmer temperatures and less rain it is the perfect time to see what Rome has to offer.
The average daily temperature has now risen to 23°C (that's about 73°F), and only dips as low as 11°C (about 52°F).
The average daily sunshine is about 9 hours a day and there is less chance of showers, with the average monthly rainfall being 48mm on 10 days.
With the arrival of warmer weather, you can go out and about in light clothing such as t-shirts. For the evenings, they are likely to be much cooler so it would be advised that you bring long sleeved tops and light jackets - especially as there is still a chance of rain.
You should check the local weather forecast when planning activities during your trip.
With the warm, dry weather, this is a good time to see Rome's most famous landmark - the colosseum.
Dating from 70AD, the colosseum could seat over 50,000 and saw many brutal events take place within its walls. There were gladiatorial contests, animal hunts and even grisly executions.
Today the colosseum is an iconic symbol of Rome and receives over 4 million visitors a year.
There are also many other cultural events during May.
For music lovers, the Accademia Filarmonica Romana perform concerts all month at the Teatro Olimpico, and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia also perform chamber and symphony concerts at the Via della Conciliazione.