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Rome through the Year

Family Guide
Nativity scene and Christmas tree in front of Il Vittoriano, Piazza Venezia
With its busy calendar of festivals and events, Rome is appealing in every season. However, the best times for families to visit the city are spring and autumn, when the weather is usually pleasant, and sometimes even warm enough to sunbathe and swim at the beaches and lakes outside the city. Easter and Christmas are obviously very special here, but there are other religious festivals worth seeing at other times of the year.


The Roman spring (primavera) begins around March. Temperatures can vary wildly, with rainfall ...

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