Weather Averages for Rome in September
Averages for Rome in September
The weather continues to cool down in Rome, Italy in September, although the city is still pleasantly warm. At the beginning of the month, the average temperature starts off at 23°C and slowly drops until it reaches 19°C in the final few days of the month. In September, Rome experiences ten hours of sunshine each day and a pleasantly warm average sea temperature of 24°C toward the coast. With around 68mm of rainfall spread across nine days, there is a small chance you’ll experience a shower or two during your holiday.
Dates for the diary
September is a great time to visit Rome, when the city comes alive with events and festivals as the locals return from their holidays. From July until the end of September, Isola del Cinema sees films projected on a huge screen outdoors every night on Tiberina Island. As well as the films, this event also includes various music concerts, so keep an eye out for posters advertising specific places, dates and times.
At the beginning of September, the locals celebrate Sagra dell’Uva. This harvest festival is held at the Basilica of Costantine and honours the grape. Huge bushels of grapes are available to buy, in addition to traditional autumn food and wine. Local bands also visit the basilica inside the Forum to play typical Italian songs, which adds to the atmosphere.
Tiberina Island hosts Isola del Cinema.
Things to do
The Pantheon is one of the most well-known buildings in Italy and is a must-visit during your holiday in Rome. Dedicated to the seven planetary divinities, the interior of this building is made of marble and is known for its impressive giant dome. Inside the Pantheon you’ll find loads of artwork, including sculptures, as well as the crypts of several important kings. If you visit on a Sunday you’ll be allowed to enter for free.
If you’ve had enough of churches and other religious structures, take a break by visiting the Trevi Fountain. Completed in 1762, this fountain features figures of Neptune, the god of the sea, who is flanked on either side by Tritons. Tradition dictates that if you toss a coin into the fountain, you’re sure to return to Rome. Even if the prophecy doesn’t come true, by throwing a coin in the fountain, you’ll be making a donation to one of the city’s charities.
Trevi Fountain, Rome.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to sweet treats, you can’t beat the stuff served up at Hedera. This ice cream parlour is found close to St Peter’s Basilica and only offers a small selection of gelato, but each and every one is worth trying. Some of the most popular flavours include chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, pistachio and stracciatella, all of which are priced fairly.
For something a bit more substantial, head to Nuova Osteria Italiana. Here you’ll be treated to a typical Italian dining experience, complete with homemade dishes made with locally-sourced produce. This family-run restaurant is known for its quality food and wines, all of which are very reasonably priced. If you’re not sure what to have, some of the most popular dishes include crostini appetisers, truffle carbonara, homemade tagliatelle and limoncello.
Home made dishes at Nuova Osteria Italiana, Rome.
Enoteca Provincia Romana is a great place to go for a relaxing glass of wine. Here you’ll find more than 15 variations of Italian wines, several of which are made in Rome. If you’re not in the mood for wine, you can opt for one of the seven different types of beer of instead choose a traditional Italian coffee. There is a restaurant next door where you can grab a hearty meal or light snack and a shop where you can buy bottles of wine, beers, pastries and chocolates.
Crudo is the perfect combination of casual and uber-chic, making it the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail made by an award-winning mixologist or a healthy vegetable smoothie. You can choose to sip your drink in the cool, artsy interior or sit outside and indulge in some people watching. The lunch buffet is open from 12.30pm until 3pm and the aperitif session is available between 7pm and 10pm.
Where to stay
When it comes to quality accommodation in Rome, Hotel Artemide is a great choice. Here guests can choose between no-frills, classic, superior and family rooms, as well as junior and honeymoon suites, guaranteeing something for all budgets and group sizes. There are plenty facilities and services to enjoy, including excursion booking, full American breakfast, free mini bar, restaurant, café, WiFi access, business centre, fitness centre, rooftop terrace bar and lobby bar.
The four-star Hotel Diocleziano is another top pick for families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Rome. Just a short walk away from one of the main underground stations, this hotel provides guests with internet access, fitness centre, Italian breakfast, snack bar, laundry service, airport transfers and garage, with plenty of shops, bars and hotels in the area. Accommodation is available in the form of standard, superior and VIP rooms.
Travellers who really want to splash out during their holiday should consider staying at Dharma Hotel. Established since 2011, this hotel provides guests with a huge variety of rooms to choose from, ensuring something to suit everyone. The list of onsite amenities and services is extensive and covers free WiFi access, air conditioning, buffet breakfast, restaurant, luggage storage, tour desk, shuttle service and concierge.
Families and couples looking for affordable accommodation in Rome should take a look at Hotel Artorius. This two-star hotel is just a short walk away from the Coliseum, and the Roman Forum, making it ideally located for sightseeing. There are ten different rooms to choose from, all of which are comfortable and well decorated. Services and facilities include 24-hour reception, bar, breakfast room, terrace, housekeeping, wake-up calls, airport transfer, free breakfast, luggage storage and free WiFi access.
Hotel Farnese is ideal for travellers who want some low-cost luxury whilst holidaying in Rome. Located in a prestigious part of Prati, this hotel offers seven different types of room, all of which are great value for money. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the onsite facilities and services which include free WiFi access, American breakfast, safe, free parking, newspapers, concierge, car rental, airport transfers and guided tours.
The Hotel Artorius is a short walk away from the Roman Forum.