Rome in September: tips for visiting Rome in late summer

Rome in September: what to wear, best things to do and main events

Visit Rome in September

Picking a destination like Rome has a huge benefit: it’s always a great time to visit Rome, no matter the month. But there are certain times of the year that are more interesting in terms of events and the weather. And surely, September is one of the best times to visit Rome: it’s still summer, Romans are coming back from the holidays, rooftop season is still in full swing, it isn’t a high tourist season and the weather is great. If you’re traveling to Rome in September, keep reading!

Is September a good time to visit Rome?

Absolutely, September is an excellent time to explore Rome, especially if you’re keen on experiencing captivating exhibitions in Rome and enjoying the best things to do in Rome. The weather is generally delightful, with warm days and pleasant evenings, making it perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Additionally, September marks the beginning of various remarkable exhibitions in Rome, showcasing art, history, and culture. It’s a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene of the city while indulging in its world-famous cuisine and iconic landmarks. With fewer crowds compared to the peak tourist season, you’ll have the chance to truly savor the enchanting atmosphere and make the most of your Roman getaway.

The weather in Rome in September

Summer in Rome is very hot! But September is the last month of summer and the weather is just perfect: the days are still long, it isn’t unbearably hot anymore and there is practically no rainfall! During the day average temperatures hit 25°C to 30°C while in the evening they cool down to 22°C. If you’re looking for sunny and warm weather during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night, September is a great time of the year to visit Rome.

What to wear in September in Rome?

Temperatures in September are warm during the day and get cooler at night:

  1. You’ll definitely want to pack a pair of comfortable shoes (remember, Rome is filled with cobblestones). Don’t forget your sandals, too!
  2. While many foreigners tend to wear shorts in September, please bear in mind that if you’re planning on visiting religious sites, you won’t be allowed access with shorts. Also, know that you won’t see many locals wearing them in the city.
  3. T-shirts are a must to pack, they are both light and cover your shoulders at the same time, allowing you to access any site.
  4. September is filled by bright and sunny days, so don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen!
  5. light cardigan or a blazer for the evening is a must in case it gets chilly
  6. Long pants or skirts for the evening
  7. A bathing suit for the day if you want to enjoy the beach

What events are on in Rome in September?

September in Rome is jam-packed with events. Here are some of the best events in Rome that kick off in September:

  1. The 38th edition of the Romaeuropa Festival, a dazzling array of theatre, dance, circus, art, technology and music performances that will be showcased at 13 different venues throughout the city.
  2. For the first time Rome will host the most important men’s golf tournament: the Ryder Cup
  3. Spring Attitude Festival is back, with the best representatives of electronic and pop music.
  4. Short Theatre, the international festival dedicated to contemporary and performing arts, returns to Rome from September 3rd to 17th
  5. The open-air Silvano Toti Globe Theatre, a recreation of the Elizabethan theatre, where you can see Shakespeare’s masterpieces in Italian played in Villa Borghese.
  6. September is also the time to catch some new and old exhibitions.
  7. Don’t miss out on the best concerts in Rome in September.

Discover the best events in September in Rome

The best things to do in Rome in September

In addition to going on guided tours of the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum  and throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain, there are plenty of other great activities for you to do in September during the day:

  1. Go to one of the beaches near Rome
  2. Go rafting along the Tiber River
  3. Experience a Kayak tour at Castelli Romani
  4. Go bike riding along the Ancient Appian Way
  5. Go on a Vespa tour of Rome
  6. Explore street art on a Vespa Tour
  7. Explore the Ostia Antica Archeological Park
  8. Go on a walking tour of Testaccio
  9. Learn to make pizza near Piazza Navona
  10. Explore Trastevere or Villa Borghese with a treasure hunt
  11. Learn to make gelato in an authentic gelateria
  12. Learn to make pasta and tiramisu in a family owned Roman restaurant
  13. Indulge in a wine tasting experience in a cozy wine bar near Campo de’ Fiori
  14. Visit the Vatican Museums at night time!
  15. Go on a day trip to Ponza Island
  16. Are you visiting Rome with kids? Check out our guide:

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