flag Rome, Average Weather May

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  • Rainfall

    33 mm
  • Rainfall Days

    7 days
  • Sunshine Hours

    9 hours

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May daily averages for Rome

  • 1st
    15 59
  • 2nd
    15 59
  • 3rd
    18 64
  • 4th
    17 63
  • 5th
    18 64
  • 6th
    17 63
  • 7th
    18 64
  • 8th
    17 63
  • 9th
    17 63
  • 10th
    19 66
  • 11th
    18 64
  • 12th
    19 66
  • 13th
    18 64
  • 14th
    17 63
  • 15th
    16 61
  • 16th
    16 61
  • 17th
    17 63
  • 18th
    19 66
  • 19th
    18 64
  • 20th
    17 63
  • 21st
    17 63
  • 22nd
    17 63
  • 23rd
    17 63
  • 24th
    18 64
  • 25th
    18 64
  • 26th
    18 64
  • 27th
    19 66
  • 28th
    19 66
  • 29th
    19 66
  • 30th
    18 64
  • 31st
    19 66

What's the Weather Like in Rome in May?

May makes an excellent time of the year to visit Rome, Italy. Spring is now in full swing and the weather gradually shifts towards the summer months.

How Warm Is Rome In May?

Temperatures normally hover between 15 and 20ºC, so it's a pleasant time to visit when it's unlikely that you'll experience any extremes of hot and cold. 

Is the Sea Warm in Rome in May?

The sea also begins to warm up during this time of the year, with average temperatures of 19ºC.

Does It Rain In Rome In May?

Rome is generally a dry place during May, with an average of 48mm of rainfall across a typical 10-day period. It's possible that you can visit Rome at this time without having your holiday interrupted by any downpours.

Rome's Sunshine Hours in May

Rome typically receives 12 hours of sunshine a day. Make the most of the good weather and longer days by sitting outdoors at the numerous restaurant terraces and piazzas of the city.

Rome Hotels in May

Palm Gallery

Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Rome should check out the Palm Gallery. This three-star hotel is located in a quaint part of Rome, close to many piazzas and tree-lined streets which are great places to stroll.

Guests can choose from a number of rooms, each of which features a unique design and comes with WiFi access, air conditioning and mini bar. There are plenty of services and facilities on offer, including breakfast, bar, babysitting, minimarket, garden and fitness centre.

First Hotel

Travellers who want to splash out should consider staying at the First Hotel. Found within the heart of Rome, this hotel is ideally-located for exploring the best that the city has to offer.

Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the amenities and services which include WiFi access, parking, fitness centre, personal shopper, bar and restaurant. Accommodation is available in the form of a variety of suites including the exclusive Jacuzzi suite.

Mario de Fiori 37

Mario de Fiori 37 is perfect for families and couples looking for a quiet break in Rome. Located within a 17th century townhouse, this hotel features seven suites, all of which come with free WiFi access and coffee making facilities.

There is a handful of onsite amenities, including concierge, breakfast in your room, airport shuttle and babysitting, with plenty of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and attractions just a short walk away.

Suite Dreams

Surrounded by monuments, museums, shopping opportunities and restaurants, Suite Dreams is perfect for travellers who plan on doing a fair bit of exploring during their holiday in Rome.

Here you can choose from standard and superior rooms, as well as suites, ensuring something to suit all pockets and group sizes. Onsite facilities include 24-hour reception, excursion booking and breakfast room with buffet service.

Hotel Appia 442

Hotel Appia 442 is the perfect place for holidaymakers looking for somewhere to stay in Rome. Here guests can choose between a number of comfortable rooms, each of which comes with air conditioning, WiFi access and mini bar.

You can choose to enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your room, or alternatively to can take it in the breakfast room after 7.30am. Although there aren't many amenities or services onsite, there are plenty of attractions, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes in the immediate area.

Bars and Restaurants

Gelateria Valentino

If you're looking for the best gelato in Rome, pop into Gelateria Valentino. Found only a stone's throw away from the Trevi Fountain, this ice cream parlour offers an incredible selection of gelato to choose from, including pistachio, dark chocolate, tiramisu and Ferrero Rocher.

The owners pride themselves on using only fresh, local products which results in some of the most amazing ice cream you'll ever taste.

Pasta Imperiale

When it comes to authentic Italian cuisine, it doesn't get much better than Pasta Imperiale. This small restaurant serves a range of homemade pastas which are available to eat in or take away.

More suitable for those in search of quality fast food than a romantic meal, this eatery is known for its low prices which make dining out much more accessible to travellers on a budget.

L'Oasi della Birra

Beer lovers won't want to miss the chance to enjoy a pint or two at L'Oasi della Birra. Known as the Oasis of Beer in English, this bar is found underneath the Palombi wine bar and offers a wide variety of local and international beers. Saturdays are the busiest times of the week, so if you plan on visiting on this day, you'll need to book well in advance.

Things to do in Rome in May

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

The Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano is one of the most popular sites in Rome and it's no wonder why. This colossal church is just as beautiful on the inside as it is the outside and features many examples of fine artwork.

The Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano used to be the home of the Popes in Medieval times and is considered by many to be the mother church of Catholicism, making it a must-visit during your holiday in Rome.

St Peter in Chains

Art lovers won't want to miss the chance to see St Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli). This stunning church is away from the bustling tourist hotspots of Rome and is packed full of outstanding artwork, such as Moses by Michelangelo.

If you want to take photos, you can make a small donation and the lights will immediately brighten, allowing you to take a handful of pictures. Just a short walk away from the Colosseum, this church is certainly worth a visit if you're in the area.

Open House

During May Rome takes part in the international Open House project, a yearly event which sees over 200 sites of interest opening their doors to tourists and the general public. Buildings are divided into five categories and allow you the opportunity to explore the various elements of Roman culture, from classic to contemporary, public to private.

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