Visiting Rome during Low Season

Even in the Eternal City, summer has to end. And thankfully, because fall and winter are arguably the best times of year to visit Rome, when prices drop, the sweltering summer heat dissipates, and the massive crowds of tourists begin to thin out.

Of course, some areas of the city will always have crowds of tourists. Even in the dead of winter, you can expect to spend at least an hour waiting to get into the Colosseum, and unless you come at 3am, you won’t be alone at the Trevi Fountain for a minute.

Still, these crowds are much smaller than what you’d normally find in the height of summer. At certain times of the day, there are not even queues to visit the Vatican museums or St. Peter’s Basilica. And in the lesser-known attractions, you can be alone.

Rome - Roman ColosseumAnother advantage of Rome in the winter is the lower prices and therefore the hotels are cheaper. Hotels, B&Bs and apartments tend to lower their rates in the low season, as do airlines… you can save quite a bit of money.

In addition, the Mediterranean climate of Rome, with a time very similar to that of Spain, allows you to go on vacation on these dates without having to be excessively cold.

Beware though, Christmas is approaching, and like any other holiday period, tourists are starting to flock to the city, and it’s no wonder, as the Christmas lights in Rome are simply spectacular. During these dates several Christmas markets are also set up, with the famous market in Piazza Navona at the head, which lasts until January 6.

So if you have a few days, do not hesitate to take a flight to Rome and enjoy this incredible city on these dates.

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