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When in Rome

Rome is wonderful every month of the year, but when planning your visit, you may want to design around weather, crowds, and, as Catholics, important feast days and papal events.

January

It’s still Christmas! Off season, small crowds, and cool temps.

February

The lowest of the low seasons.

March

April

April 29th: The Feast of Saint Catherine

May

May 31: Procession in the Vatican Gardens to the Lourdes Grotto

June

June 29th: The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

July

August

Hot. Some things are closed. Many Romans are out of town, so crowds are small. Several big feast days, including the Annunciation. Details here.

September

October

November

December

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