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Rome in Winter?

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Rome in Winter?

Is it worth going to visit Rome in Late December/Early january? What is the weather like? How warm do you have to dress? Does it rain or snow? What is the city like? Do shops close or people go on holiday? Prices are cheaper for us Americans but not sure we'd want to go if everything is closed or too cold to walk around to enjoy. Any input is apperciated.


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1. Re: Rome in Winter?

We went in the first week of January. it rained a lot one morning but was very sunny one whole day. The rest of the time you needed a jacket. The Pope's Wednesday audience was indoors and easy to get into if you got tickets in advance on Monday.

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2. Re: Rome in Winter?

It's probably going to be like early spring in Minneapolis....Definitely milder than a Minneapolis winter!

Sometimes the temperature can drop to the 30s *farenheit, but that's rare, it'll probably be around 40 farenheit, sometimes even more. You'll need a winter coat and sweaters.

It rarely snows in ROme, and if it does, it's less than an inch.

Winter is a good time of the year to go, less touristy, plenty of locals around (shops/attractions don't close, except on Dec. 25 and Jan 1 ), and the weather is going to be fine, it may rain some days, but you can also have some warm days.

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