April Weather Averages for Rome, Italy

What's the Weather Like in Rome in April?

Temperature

April sees the weather significantly improve in Rome, as spring really begins to take hold. This is a great time of the year to visit, as the damp and chilly days of winter are long gone, but it never becomes uncomfortably hot, either.

Temperatures usually begin at around 12 degrees celsius and can rise to 15 degrees throughout the middle and towards the end of April, compared to May, which has an...

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  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 20°C 68°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 18 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 9 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

Daily April Averages for Rome

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What's the Weather Like in Rome in April?

Temperature

April sees the weather significantly improve in Rome, as spring really begins to take hold. This is a great time of the year to visit, as the damp and chilly days of winter are long gone, but it never becomes uncomfortably hot, either.

Temperatures usually begin at around 12 degrees celsius and can rise to 15 degrees throughout the middle and towards the end of April, compared to May, which has an average temperature of 15-20°C.

While afternoons are often warm and sunny, temperatures can drop rapidly in the evenings so you should expect the city to be much cooler towards the end of the day.

Average Sea Temperature

Towards the coastline, temperatures tend to stick to around 15 degrees celsius, which means beach season will still be a bit of a way off.

Rain

During this time of the year, Rome expects to receive its fair share of rainfall, with an average of 65mm spread across a 13-day period. Pack an umbrella and some waterproof clothing, and you should avoid being caught out in any sudden downpours while you're out sightseeing. 

Average Sunshine Hours

The arrival of spring means longer days, and Rome gets an average of 10 hours of sunshine a day during this time of year.

You can check the forecast here.

Rome Hotels in April

Albergo del Senato

When it comes to affordable accommodation in Rome, Albergo del Senato is a great choice. This three-star hotel is located within the centre of the city and offers a huge range of rooms to choose from, with everything from triple rooms and junior suites to mini apartments and penthouse suites.

There are plenty of facilities and services to take advantage of, such as 24-hour reception, concierge, excursion booking, WiFi access and breakfast room.

Hotel del Monti

Hotel del Monti is another top pick for families and couples on holiday in Rome. Here guests can enjoy breakfast in bed each morning and WiFi access, as well as the services of friendly reception staff who can tell you all about the area.

With only seven rooms, this hotel offers a friendly and casual atmosphere which will ensure you have a great holiday during your time in Italy.

Hotel Canada

If you'd like to stay in a grand building which dates back over 100 years, consider staying at the Hotel Canada. Located within the centre of Rome, this hotel provides guests with standard and deluxe rooms, each of which comes with toiletries and baby accessories upon request.

There are loads of services and amenities to take advantage of, including WiFi access, breakfast buffet, hotel bar, reception, laundry service and garage. 

47 Hotel

When it comes to boutique hotels, it doesn't get much better than 47 Hotel. This four-star hotel is made up of suites, junior suites, double deluxe rooms, classic rooms and executive suites, almost all of which boast stunning views across the city.

Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the facilities which include roof-top restaurant, Turkish bath, gym, WiFi access and laundry service.

Hotel Raphael

Just one street away from the Piazza Navona, Hotel Raphael is ideally-located for travellers who want to explore the local area. This hotel is made up of classic, deluxe and executive rooms, as well as deluxe and executive suites, so there's something for all budgets and group sizes.

There is a wealth of services and facilities available onsite, including free WiFi access, buffet breakfast, bar, restaurants, fitness centre, library and nearby parking.

Bars and Restaurants

Restaurant Gavius

Restaurant Gavius is a great place to go for an authentic Italian meal. The head chef at this establishment prides himself on working with only the very best Italian products which are used to create a variety of dishes which change according to the season.

To compliment the quality food, the service is next to none and the well-appointed dining room creates a marvellous atmosphere.

La Porta del Principe

For something a bit more casual, spend an evening at La Porta del Principe. This restaurant offers a spacious indoor dining space as well as a wonderful outdoor eating area in the picturesque gardens.

If you visit during lunchtime you'll have the chance to try the lunch buffet which features a selection of hot and cold foods. On an evening the restaurant offers an extensive a la carte menu with a variety of Italian dishes for very reasonable prices.

L'Enoteca Cul de Sac

Wine lovers won't want to miss the chance to visit L'Enoteca Cul de Sac. Located around the corner from Piazza Navona, this wine bar boasts a huge list of wines, with more than 1,500 bottles to choose from.

Not only do the wines feature on the menu, but the bottles are also used to decorate the walls. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable and are happy to help you make a decision if you feel overwhelmed with the vast choice available.

Restaurant Doney

If you're in the mood for a cocktail, be sure to head to ORVM Bar, located within Restaurant Doney. Decorated with a fashionable 1920s theme, this bar offers a huge selection of cocktails, all of which are made freshly onsite.

If you're in the company of someone who doesn't fancy a cocktail, you'll be glad to hear that there's also a great choice of wines and spirits available.

Things to do in Rome in April

Easter in Rome

It should come as no surprise that Easter is a huge event in Rome and you'll arrive on the tail end of Holy Week celebrations if you're visiting the city at the beginning of April.

The first Sunday of the month in 2018 marks Holy Mass in St. Peter's Square, which is worth attending, whether you're religious or not. Admission is free, but turnout figures are normally in the thousands, so expect to stand in queues for a long time. 

Founding of Rome Event

April also signifies the Founding of Rome and the event usually takes place on the weekend closest to the 21st of the month. A variety of events take place during this festival, from fireworks to gladiator re-enactments at the Colosseum.

It's a great and informal way to learn more about the city's history, and get a feel for the Roman spirit and character which continues to shape the place through to today.

Church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

The Church of Sant'lgnazio di Loyola is highly regarded as one of the most beautiful basilicas in the whole of Rome. Inside the church you'll find a stunning fresco covering the ceiling, dozens of miniature replicas of the church, pipe organs and ornate sculptures.

The church is completely free to enter and you can take as many photos as you like. If you wait for mass to finish, you'll be treated to free Bach concerts in the evening.

Chiesa del Gesu

If you'd like to admire another church during your holiday, head on over to the Chiesa del Gesu. Located within the Piazza del Gesu, this church provides a peaceful haven in the middle of the busy city.

Throughout the church you'll find great frescoes and artwork, but the highlight is without a doubt the special service.

Story of St Ignatius

Held every day at 5.30pm, this service tells the story of the life of St Ignatius in Italian, complete with music and spotlights which focus on various sections of his tomb during the storytelling. After the service, the baroque statue of St Ignatius is revealed – this is the only time you ever get to see the statue.

April events in Rome

Sports

Maratona della Città di Roma

7th April 2019

Maratona della Città di Roma is the city's annual marathon. The main race begins at via dei Fori Imperiali, close to the Colosseum, and passes by Piazza di Spagna, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Saint Peter's Square and Piazza Venezia before ending back at via dei Fori Imperiali. There is also a non-competitive 4km fun-run type race which starts off at the same place as the Maratona della Città di Roma and travels through the city's historic streets before ending at Domus Aurea.

Website:

http://www.maratonadiroma.it/

Culture

Settimana della Cultura

8th April 2019 to 22nd April 2019

Settimana della Cultura (Cultural Heritage Week in English) sees almost all state-owned monuments and museums opening their doors to the public free of charge. Not only are the museums free to enter, but many also offer guided tours which you can also join for free. Free attractions during this week include a cinematic costume exhibition from the Fondazione Annamode on Via Vittor Pisano, entry into the Alberto Moravia house museum on Lungotevere della Vittoria, new collection displays at the National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia and various guided tours in Porto di Traiano near Fiumicino.

Website:

http://www.wantedinrome.com/news/8961/culture-week-in-rome.html

Religious

Palm Sunday and Passion of the Lord

14th April 2019

Holy Week in Rome begins with a Papal Mass at 9.30am on Palm Sunday at Saint Peter's Square. The service is made up of the blessing of the palms, a procession and holy mass.

Website:

http://travelblog.viator.com/easter-week-in-rome/

Holy Thursday

18th April 2019

On this day, a Chrism Mass is held at 9.30am at the Vatican Basilica. Later on in the day at 5.30pm, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the start of the Paschal Triduum takes place at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, commemorating Christ bathing the Apostles' feet.

Website:

http://travelblog.viator.com/easter-week-in-rome/

Good Friday

19th April 2019

Good Friday is one of the busiest days of Holy Week. At 5pm, the Papal Mass is held at the Vatican Basilica, in celebration of the passion of the lord. Later that day at 9.15pm, the Way of the Cross takes place at the Colosseum, where the Pope follows the Stations of the Cross between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hills, followed by onlookers carrying torches.

Website:

http://travelblog.viator.com/easter-week-in-rome/

Holy Saturday

20th April 2019

At 8.30pm, the Papal Mass and Easter Vigil begins, when those who have been converted are accepted into the church.

Easter Sunday

21st April 2019

Two morning services take place on Easter Sunday. The first is the Holy Mass of the Day which is held at Saint Peter's Square at 10.15am. The second is the Urbi et Orbi message and blessing which takes place at midday at the Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica. Urbi et Orbi is the most popular service and sees the Pope take to the balcony to address the huge crowd in Saint Peter's Square.

Website:

http://travelblog.viator.com/easter-week-in-rome/

History

Founding of Rome

21st April 2019

Each year on this day, the city celebrates the Founding of Rome, sometimes known as Rome's birthday. Events are usually held on the weekend closest to the official day (April 21st) and include music concerts, parades and historical re-enactments which take place at the Circus Maximus. Firework displays and gladiatorial shows are also held at the Colosseum, whilst the Roman Forum is illuminated and completely free to explore during the celebratory weekend.

Website:

http://www.fodors.com/news/story_3356.html

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