Weather Averages for Rome in October
Averages for Rome in OctoberOctober is much cooler than September and the tourist season really comes to an end.
The average daily temperature still reaches a high of around 22°C (that's about 72°F), and can reach a low of 11°C (about 52°F).
The average daily sunshine is only about 6 hours a day but October is fairly wet, with an average monthly rainfall of 94mm on 12 days.
Light clothing such as t-shirts would be suitable for wear during the day if it is sunny. However due to the high chance of rain it would be good to carry a light waterproof mac or an umbrella.
Evenings can be fairly cool so light jackets or long sleeved tops would be appropriate.
As the weather can be quite changeable, you should check the local weather forecast before you travel and during your stay so you can plan your trips effectively.
Rome has such an array of sites to see that even in the quieter off season there are still many things to do.
The Pantheon dates from 27BC is the best preserved example of ancient architecture in Rome. Rebuilt by Hadrian and used as a Roman Catholic church in the middle ages, the building contained many statues of Gods.
The Keats-Shelley Museum is in the house that the poet John Keats lived in for around a year before he died. The house now celebrates his life and the lives of other poets, such as Percy Bysshe Shelley and George Gordon Byron.
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi takes place in early October, in which flowers are laid at the monument to St. Francis and at other statues, near San Giovanni, Laterano.