What's The Weather Like In Rome In December?
What's The Weather Like in Rome at Christmas?
Regardless of the weather, Rome is one of the most exciting cities for a Christmas destination. The whole city is lit up and there's a great choice of Christmas markets and celebrations across the city.
The average temperature throughout December is 10°C with a maximum of 15°C which is still much warmer than the UK at the festive season.
During December, the city experiences an average of three hours of sunshine each day. This is three times more than you'd see in the UK at Christmas.
How Wet Is Rome In December?
There is around 111mm of rainfall each month, so it is likely you'll experience a shower or a small storm during your holiday.
Can You Swim In The Sea Near Rome In December?
With a cool average sea temperature of 16°C toward the coast, it's unlikely you'll be spending days by the beach during your visit.
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Rome Hotels in December
When it comes to luxury accommodation in Rome, it's tough to beat Hotel Manfredi. Ideally located just a short walk away from the Spanish Steps, this hotel offers accommodation in the form of small, superior, deluxe and executive rooms, as well as junior, Margutta and Manfredi suites, guaranteeing something for everyone.
Onsite facilities and services include 24-hour reception, concierge, 24-hour bar, room service, WiFi access, babysitting, parking and Jacuzzi.
For something a bit more affordable, take a look at Hotel Lancelot. This three-star hotel is just a short walk away from the Colosseum and provides guests with a conference and events room, gardens, newspapers, bar, restaurant, free WiFi access, private parking, 24-hour reception, babysitting and shuttle service.
Guests can choose from single, double, twin and triple rooms, all of which are comfortable and well-equipped.
Families and couples who really want to splash out during their holiday in Rome should consider staying at Palazzo Manfredi. This five-star hotel offers prestige, executive, deluxe and master rooms, as well as several suites, each of which comes with stunning furnishings and chic décor.
Onsite facilities and services include bar, restaurant, terrace, luxury car rental, free WiFi access, concierge and excursion booking.
Inn at the Roman Forum
The Inn at the Roman Forum is conveniently located for families and couples who plan on doing a lot of sightseeing during their holiday in Rome.
Just a few steps away from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this hotel is made up of a lounge, rooftop terrace, sun terrace, car rental service, concierge, bar, breakfast room, parking, WiFi internet, 24-hour reception, shuttle service and babysitting services.
There is a variety of rooms to choose from, including master gardens, junior suites, executive rooms, deluxe rooms, superior rooms and family rooms.
Moses Fountain Hotel
The Moses Fountain Hotel is also perfectly situated for exploring Rome. Built into a late 16th century building just a short distance from many popular tourist attractions, this hotel offers a small selection of comfortable rooms, each of which come with coffee making facilities, mini fridge, safe and satellite TV.
There are plenty of services and amenities available within the hotel including reception, buffet breakfast, room service, terrace, parking and sports centre.
Bars and Restaurants
La Gelateria Frigidarium
If you're in the mood for something sweet, head to La Gelateria Frigidarium and indulge in some ice cream. This popular ice cream parlour won a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and offers a huge variety of flavours which change according to the season. Whatever you order, don't forget to ask for a chocolate shell coating.
La Fata Ignorante
When it comes to top-quality food in casual surroundings, you can't beat La Fata Ignorante. This eatery boasts a superb range of Italian specialities, including homemade pasta and pizza which is served alongside local wine which complements each dish perfectly. Make sure you leave room for the panna cotta it comes highly recommended.
Things to do in Rome in December
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Whilst you're sightseeing in Rome, set aside some time to visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. This basilica is one of the largest in Rome and despite having a rather mediocre exterior, the inside is absolutely amazing.
The stained glass windows, painted ceilings, sculptures and even the floors are all fantastic, so don't forget to take your camera. If you're on a budget holiday, you can explore the church on your own, otherwise sign up for a guided tour.
Santa Maria degli Angeli
The Santa Maria degli Angeli is also worthy of a visit during your trip to Rome. This church forms part of the ruins of the baths of Diocleziano and was converted by Michelangelo. If you visit on a sunny day, you'll have the chance to see the basilica at its best, with sunshine streaming in through the artistic windows.
The Santa Maria degli Angeli is a lot quieter than many other churches, providing you with a much more spiritual and religious experience than you'll find at the more popular churches in the city.