Rome April, here you will find information about April in Rome. April in Rome is high season and it takes a little preparation to enjoy your stay carefree and without long waiting lines.
The Easter week is from March 27th to April 5th and the day of the founding of Rome is celebrated on April 21st. April 25th is a national holiday and so there are some nice bridge days until May 1st.
April in Rome
In April you can almost taste the summer in Rome. During the day it is nice and warm and in the evening it is pleasantly cool. However, it can also get quite crowded. There are many events, Formula E and Cirque du Soleil are in Rome.
You can find out how you can still find an affordable room and which areas are suitable in our information on Hotels in Rome.
Rome is a very green city. Visit one of the Roman villas and of course a lookout point. If you can reserve a day for a trip, there are destinations in the area surrounding Rome such as the excavations in Ostia Antica or the Villa Adriana and the Villa D’Este in Tivoli.
After an intense day, you can experience Rome’s culinary offerings in the evening. Whether light Mediterranean cuisine or hearty Cucina Romana, you can eat very well in Rome. You can find out more in our category Food in Rome.
Weather and clothes
In April it is climatically very pleasant in Rome. The maximum temperature is 20° C and there are seven hours of sunshine, the minimum temperature is 8° C. There are an average of five rainy days. As a rule, however, it does not rain for long. As precaution you shall therefore have a light rain cape.
Please note that you must cover your shoulders and knees when visiting sacred sites. If you wear off-shoulder shirts or dresses, you need a scarf or pareo. Comfortable shoes are also important in Rome, as you will be walking a lot and the sidewalks are often bumpy.
Roman gastronomy is usually excellent.
Whether you want an opulent dinner, a pizza, a sandwich, an ice cream or something sweet, in Rome you will find a large selection of the best quality. It is therefore not necessary to get roped into the first restaurant that comes along with colorfully printed billboards and plastic models of the dishes. Good restaurants don’t need that.
In April ends the season of artichokes, “Carciofi”, which you can find fried especially in the ghetto. They are very tasty and are called “Carciofi alla Giudia”. The typical Roman pasta dishes can be found all year round. The preparation of Cacio e Pepe with sheep’s cheese and pepper is very tasty; variations are the Gricia, the Amatriciana and the Carbonara. Read more about Roman cuisine and get an overview on a street food tour.
Italian fashion is known worldwide and everyone will envy you for your purchases. Leave enough space in your suitcase for your purchases!
Rome also has art and antiques. Many visitors also stock up on gastronomic specialties. Read Shopping in Rome.
Keeping your distance is a necessary precaution. Avoid the queues and make a daily schedule. In our category 3 days in Rome you will find suggestions that you can combine with each other.
Organize the journey from the airport to the hotel in advance and read our information about the metro and how you can get tickets quickly and easily.
Many museums can only be visited by reservation. These include the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, the Borghese Gallery and the museums of the Municipality of Rome. You can find information about the museums on our pages
St. Peter’s Basilica
Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is free. However, the queues can be quite long if there are many visitors.
There is a very simple trick to avoid the queue: you book an audio guide or a guided tour in advance and you will be admitted through a special entrance without waiting. For more information read our pages on St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square and the history of St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Rome April opening hours
St. Peter’s Basilica
Basilica 7-19 – Dome 8-18 – Treasure 9-18:15
St. Peter’s Basilica is closed during the Pope’s celebrations, for which you need invitation cards. In April, these are the masses of Pope Francis on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday as well as the audiences on Wednesday mornings.
The exact dates can be found in our article Easter in Rome.
On Good Friday 2.4. it closes at 13:00 in case the Pope celebrates the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum.
8:30 – 16:30 closing 18:30. Closed on Sunday and Easter Monday.
City museums and national museums
In Rome, some of the museums belong to the municipality and some to the state.
The city’s museums include the Capitoline Museums, Trajan’s Markets, Imperial Forums and numerous other museums. National museums include the Colosseum, Castel Sant’Angelo, Borghese Gallery and many more. For the full list of museums, opening times and tickets, see our Rome Museums page.
The rose garden of the Municipality of Rome, Collections Department, is open daily 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. starting April 21. The rose garden is located on the slope of the Aventine above the Maximus circus. Entry is free.
until May 2nd, 2021 Il tempo di Caravaggio
Exhibition in the Capitoline Museums of the works of the world-famous painter
until June 27th, 2021 I Marmi Torlonia. Collezionare Capolavori
The legendary marble collection of the Torlonia family, exhibition in the Capitoline Museums, Villa Caffarelli
Cinecittà si mostra Visit the dream factory of Roman cinema, Metro A Station Cinecittà Tickets
Via di Tor Sanguigna 3 Tickets
Galleria Colonna – one of the largest ancient private palaces in Rome. The most beautiful rooms of the palace and the art collection of the family with artists from the 15th and 16th centuries such as Pinturicchio, Cosmè Tura, Carracci, Guido Reni, Tintoretto, Salvator Rosa, Bronzino, Guercino, Veronese, Vanvitelli
Via della Pilotta 17 (near Piazza Venezia) Bus 51, 60, 63, 80, 83, 85, 160, 170, H, n5, n8, n11, n90, n543, n716 (Piazza Venezia) Tickets
Via Vittorio Veneto 27 Bus 52, 53, 61, 63, 80, 83, 160, n90, nMA (Barberini) Tickets
Over 90 works tell the world of Banksy. See the works of the unknown artist Banksy, who conquered the world with irony and sharpness, in the monastery built by the Italian architect Bramante in the 16th century.
Papal audience every Wednesday at 9:30 am
For the Easter celebrations, read
Cirque du Soleil – Totem
8.-11.4. Romics International Festival of Comics, Animation, Cinema and Games
Fiera di Roma – Rome fair Train FL1 direction Fiumicino airport
April 25th, Italian Liberation Day, national holiday
Rome has a lively music scene. Many pubs and music venues offer live music, especially on weekends. Classical music can be found in many churches and palaces.
Rome’s Music Park
A jewel is the Parco della Musica, built by the internationally known architect Renzo Piano, in northern Rome on Via Flaminia. See all events here. Events and tickets
There are several auditoriums and an open-air stage in the Parco della Musica. There are performances in all styles.
Palazzo dello Sport
The Palazzo dello Sport is a multifunctional hall in which concerts take place regularly. It is located in the EUR district and can be easily reached with the Palasport Metro B station.
Largo Venue is a cultural center on Via Prenestina.
Atlantico is a concert hall in the EUR district. You can take the Metro B to EUR Fermi and then the 705 or 706 bus to Colombo / Atlantico.
With the high-speed trains that are punctual to the minute, Florence and Naples are only around 1 ½ hours away. With our tips you can put together your own day tour or book an organized tour. Take a day to stroll around Florence and see the world famous Uffizi Gallery. Or visit the excavations in Pompeii and see Vesuvius, which is still active today and buried the city under its ashes.
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