Rome is full of attractions all year round but visiting Rome in the spring is truly a wonderful experience. In good weather and pleasant weather, you can fully enjoy the beauty of the Capital, choosing among the best Rome tours the one that suits your needs.
Here are 10 good reasons to visit Rome in the spring:
- Explore the parks and natural beauty
The sunny weather and warmer temperatures make spring the ideal time to explore the parks and all the natural beauties of Rome. Rome is one of the greenest cities in Europe, boasting a large number of beautiful parks including: Villa Borghese, Villa Torlonia, the Aqueduct Park, and the Bioparco.
- Walking through the streets of the center
Among the things to do in spring in Rome, there is undoubtedly also a walk through the streets of the center.
The historic center of Rome has been recognized by UNESCO World Heritage and boasts historical beauty as its symbol par excellence: the Colosseum. Through the streets of Rome, every step is history, wherever you look you can admire all the splendor of ancient works and of Roman civilization.
- Visit the Rome’s municipal Rose Garden
At the side of the Circus Maximus, you can admire the Roseto Comunale di Roma, a wonderful garden that is located on the Aventine Hill and can be visited from April to October. Inside the rose garden you can admire more than a thousand species of roses from all over the world and divided into "botanical", "ancient roses" and "modern roses". The paths that divide the flower beds form the plan of a menorah, a Jewish candlestick with seven arms in memory of the Jewish cemetery that until 1950 here stood.
- Discover Via Appia by bike
For a different day than usual to discover the Eternal City, you can take the roads that run along the ancient Via Appia, and its Regional Park where you can still admire the remains of the ancient Roman Aqueducts. An oasis surrounded by greenery where and enjoy a fantastic day between nature and culture.
- Turn Rome on an open-top double-decker bus
To discover the beauty of Rome at 360 o'clock. you can book a panoramic tour of Rome on an open-top double-decker bus signed "Green Line Tours".
This tour allows you to visit the most interesting places and monuments of the Eternal City from a unique perspective.→ Discover our panoramic tour of Rome Hop on Hop Off, and our buses will take you to the typical places of the city described by a multilingual audio commentary.
- Try fresh and seasonal roman spring foods
Italian food is made from fresh, local produce. Roman cuisine in particular, in spring, offers unique and unmissable products and dishes: pecorino and broad beans, puntarelle, and timeless artichoke. The Roman artichoke is the most loved ingredient of all, it can be eaten fried, steamed, or even eaten raw in thin slices.
- Celebrating the Birthday of Rome
April 21 is the date on which, according to tradition, the city of Rome was created. For this reason, the date of April 21 is known as the "Christmas of Rome", a way to symbolically represent the birth of Rome.
Every year this anniversary is celebrated with several events and a synthetic historical re-enactment held by the Gruppo Storico Romano.
- Organize trips out of town
The spring days are ideal to enjoy relaxing trips out of town. A short distance from the city you can find beautiful and characteristic villages where you can spend a carefree day. But not only villages, even gardens and breathtaking lakes.
Just 25 kilometers from Rome, the largest villa belonged to the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and for this reason known as "Villa Adriana", and "Villa d'Este" famous for its artistic wonders and for the numerous water features whose fountains were commissioned in 1550 by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este.
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- Savor a tasty homemade ice cream
With the arrival of the sun and warmer temperatures, you can not miss a tasty homemade ice cream in the streets of Rome. Among the historical ice cream parlors: Cremeria Aurelia, Gelateria dei Gracchi, and Grom
- Celebrating the Holy Easter
Spending spring in Italy also means celebrating the various festivities that occur in this period, first of all, Easter, the great Roman Catholic holiday.
To celebrate the feast of Easter and as tradition dictates, families gather and organize a hearty lunch all together.
The presence of the Vatican makes Easter in Rome even more magical. On the days of Holy Week there are many religious celebrations that take place in Rome, some of which have origins from popular traditions, as the custom on Holy Thursday of priests to wash the feet of the faithful as well as Christ washed them to his disciples the night before being crucified.
On Friday, however, you participate in the solemn procession of the Way of the Cross and Easter Sunday in St Peter’s Square, is celebrated Mass.