Spring begins during March in Rome with milder temperatures and ample sunshine to allow you to get outside and explore the city.
HOW WARM OR COLD WILL IT BE?
Afternoon high temperatures in March tend to be around 14-15 C (in the mid to upper 50s F) early in the month, warming to 16-17 C (the lower 60s F) by the end of the month.
A few of the warmer afternoons, especially near the end of the month could reach 20-21 C (the upper 60s F).
Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be near 4-5 C (40 F) early in the month, warming to 6-7 C (the mid-40s F) by the end of the month.
A few of the colder mornings can still dip down to 0 to -1 C ( the lower 30s F). You should expect 1 or 2 days early in the month that are freezing (0 C/32 F) or below.
HOW MUCH RAIN OR SUN?
About 17-18 days will be sunny or at least partly sunny. Daylight increases significantly this month from about 11.2 hours on the 1st to about 12.6 hours by the 31st.
About 13-14 days will be mostly cloudy. Some rain occurs on 7-8 days this month with 2 days, on average, recording 10 mm (.04 inches) or more. About 24 days this month will record some fog.
Wind speeds are mostly light averaging 8-18 kph (5-11 mph) but can reach a moderate 21-24 kph (13-15 mph) with higher gusts.
WHAT TO WEAR IN ROME DURING MARCH
Weather in Rome during March is more spring-like but can still have a few colder days. A mix of spring and winter attire is suggested. We’ve listed some essentials to pack below:
1. Long Bottoms
Long pants, jeans, and skirts are recommended this month. These pants from Goodthreads are fashionable and great for keeping warm and comfortable in.
You don’t want to be caught unprepared for rainy weather. We suggest packing a compact travel umbrella like these from Rain-Mate. They come in a variety of colors and are easy to pack and easy to carry around!
We recommend a medium-weight jacket for colder days and evenings. Pairing them with a comfortable sweater will help you layer to your comfort level.
THINGS TO DO IN ROME IN MARCH
All times of the year, Rome has so much to do from visiting the Vatican, going on a food tour, visiting the Trevi Fountain, and going to a football game.
Here is a top 10 list of things to do in Rome this month. For more details, visit the full post.
- Attend a concert.
- See a sports event.
- Take a walk down Via Appia.
- Make authentic Italian pizza.
- Take a night tour of Rome.
- Save money with a tourist pass.
- Experience the Three Tenors.
- Visit a museum or landmark for free.
- Take a day trip.
- See a ballet or opera.
If you’re looking to maximize your time and money spent in Rome, you should consider utilizing an attraction discount pass.
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