Warm and not too crowded periods from April to June and from late September to October are the best time to visit Rome. Foodies will be in a total delight, as spring offers unbelievable Fiori di Zucca and autumn—famous Castagnaccio. Summer is not summer without tasty gelato, as June to August time shows torturous heat and humidity with a lot of shops and hotels closed in the last summer weeks. Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter are usually busy with people keen to visit Vatican and St. Peter's Cathedral. During winter, most Roman attractions go on short hours, and many beach destinations turn into ghost towns. Even though it gets much colder, you can always observe incredible winter sunsets and take advantage of shorter queues to Rome's major attractions.
Get ready to hunt and maybe you'll be lucky to find something precious
Don't jump to say you dislike ice-cream until you've been to Roman gelateria—these recipes have lived through centuries
Don't hesitate to try Rome's world-famous pasta. Bucatini all’amatriciana, spaghetti alla carbonara, tagliatelle cacio e pepe—these are a must!
Rome's streets become even more romantic when houses are covered by vibrant bougainvillea in bloom
Did you know that ancient Rome was built on seven hills? One of them has a secret to be discovered
Have you ever tried zucchini flowers? Romans first stuff them with cheese and anchovies and then fry them!
Ever dream of riding like the wind with an Italian beau or belle? The teenage dream can come true!
When in Rome no need to fret that the Mediterranean is too far as there are still a few decent seaside resorts nearby
The funeral altar of Julius Caesar, the Arc of Titus, and other ancient temple ruins—all grand monuments, surrounded by bright red flowers
Fond of roses? Check out endless rows of these flowery shrubs along the Roseto Comunale park
If you don't like coffee and a croissant for breakfast you might starve in Rome
Outsmart the crowds, while visiting top attraction of the city
Don't miss the chance to try the best Italian wild strawberries
Over the centuries, Popes have gathered the world's most outstanding collection of art treasures
The largest church in the world is a masterpiece of Renaissance art
Romans cook these sweet, acidic, and pectin-rich tomatoes rather than eat them raw, but you are welcome to do as you please!
This spectacle of parades, fireworks, open museums, and exclusive natural illumination happens just once a year during Rome birthday party
Rome's famous piazzas turn into open-air theatres, that amuse visitors with masks, costumes, and comedy
Heard a lot about Rome's beautiful architecture? This city's Baroque masterpieces look especially charming during winter sunsets
A great complement to Italian pizza, pasta, and Easter food. Try artichokes prepared in both Jewish and authentic Roman styles
A part of Rome's dark history lies deep underground in its catacombs and crypts
When on the lookout for something sweet, help yourself to a slice of chestnut cake
Rome hosts one of world's most scenic marathons
Rome looks especially stunning during the wisteria blooming season
A few millions of birds over the city—a fanciful natural phenomenon to observe, and also a poopocalypse for the city's utility services
When the question is where to travel for Easter, the cradle of Christianity is certainly a top destination!
A glass of white Frascati wine will turn you back two thousand years
With festive decorations and dozens of nativity scenes, Rome has plenty to offer during the holidays
Have you ever received a present from La Befana? Keep an eye out for the Italian female equivalent of Santa Claus!
This salad is a truly Roman dish and can be found only in a few settlements in southern Italy
You make know Easter bread and Italian panettone but how about trying dove cake or a rustic pizza?
Mushrooms make for a unique taste and perfectly complement the rice in this dish
The holiday marked with anti-fascist rallies and speeches
One of the most prestigeous film festivals in the world
An exceptional festival with local wine flowing from a fountain!
The best winter ice rinks around Rome