Rome weather

Our guide to the weather in Rome destination during January

12

Average high

3

UV Index

38mm

Monthly rainfall

73%

Humidity

The capital city of Italy is a year-round city break destination for British travellers. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Rome, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Rome weather in January.

Is January a good time to visit Rome?

Emily Luxton Short answer: YES! Long answer, it depends on what you’re looking for. If you want sunshine, swimming pools, and day trips to the beach, January probably isn’t the best time to head to Rome (or Italy in general). But there are a lot of perks to travelling out of season: 1) It’s warmer than England; 2) cooler weather is good for sightseeing; and 3) cold weather = better for eating, 4) less people (shorter queues!), and 5) flights are cheaper! Answered by Emily Luxton

What's the temperature like in Rome during January?

January is typically the coolest month in Rome. The temperature reaches around 12℃ during the daytime, falling away to 8℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Rome during January?

On average, there will be 14 rainy days during the month, amounting to 38.4mm in total. That's much drier than we see in England during August, and therefore not something to be concerned about. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

Package holidays during January

Use our live search to find the perfect Rome package holiday in January

10 January 2023 | 3 nights | 2 people
...
Rome: deluxe break w/flights
£166pp

Accom only • Flights inc

3-nights • November

...
...
...
...

Things to do in Rome

Books inspired by Rome

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Rome holiday

The Talented Mr Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

Travelscoop's Stuart's favourite novel about the ultimate likeable anti-hero. Tom Ripley is talented and scheming with a burning ambition for success that he's prepared to kill for. A gripping psychological thriller which forces the reader to question why they're willing him to get away with it. Italy forms the wonderful backdrop - and it'll make you want to go!

Those Who Walk Away

Patricia Highsmith

A well-written, tense novel in which the dead bride's father-in-law is convinced the grieving husband killed her and becomes obsessed with vengeance. Set in Rome and the streets and canals of Venice, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse builds as each becomes the hunter and the hunted.

Rome Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

...

3rd August 2022 by PommieTravels

Food in Rome: 16 Best foods to try in Rome

The Italian capital of Rome is not only known for boasting some of the most famous historical sights in the world, it’s also the home of some really great food. In addition to the classic Italian foods, Rome has some unique dishes specific to the city. Typically food from Rome is simple and basic, yet rich in flavour, and ingredients are based on the seasons. Ingredients used in Roman cuisine include meat, Pecorino and ricotta cheeses, and fresh vegetables such as globe artichokes. The food...

...

31st May 2022 by Budget Traveller

Best things to do in Rome, according to locals

My first impression of the eternal city was not the best one. I found it noisy, too much traffic and overcrowded with tourists at all the key sightseeing spots. However falling in love with Rome is a bit like appreciating a bottle of fine old wine. Older you grow, the better it tastes, the more you appreciate its ageing gnarled beauty. One way I grew to love Rome is to get up early and explore the city by foot. There’s something ethereal, almost illicit about the beauty of walking the empty...

...

19th May 2022 by She Get's Around

Everything I ate during a long weekend in Rome

If I tell you that I recently got back from Rome, the first thing that you’ll probably want to know is a comprehensive list of everything I ate during a long weekend in Rome and the absolute best food to eat across the city. At least, that’s the first question that I’d be asking. When you think about a holiday in Rome, there’s two things that’ll probably come to mind first: History and food....

...

26th April 2022 by She Get's Around

Rome on a budget – Itinerary for a day in Rome for under €30

If you’re thinking of visiting Rome, and you’re on a budget then check out Jose’s itinerary for a day in Rome for under €30! Rome has firmly secured itself a spot on my top 10 favourite places to visit in Europe. Amongst the obvious plus points – stunning architecture, rich history and unbelievable food – there is another big benefit, which is ideal for the Gen Z who has just started renting their own home. It’s surprisingly cheap to spend a day there. ...

...

1st October 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

Florence or Rome: which city for your next trip?

When it comes to planning a city break to Italy, it’s easy to get stuck on picking the city. Between the romance of Venice, the chic of Milan and the sass of Naples, you could spend weeks travelling around Italy and still not have seen it all. And that’s not an empty phrase. I’ve tested it, I’ve tried! More times than is decent to mention....

...

12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in October

October is off-season in many of the world’s top destinations, which means fantastic news for your travel budget! You’ll find great package deals to beach destinations where the sun is still shining, cheaper hotels in big cities and savings on long-haul flights.Check out our top picks for October holidays and be sure to stay up-to-date with our weekly deals, to catch some great bargains.Beach HolidaysDon’t despair about autumn weather in October, as it’s still warm enough for a sunny...

...

27th April 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

The best area to stay in Rome: A cheat sheet on where to stay in the Eternal City

Wondering where to start when it comes to finding the best area to stay in Rome? Here's our inside guide to the best neighbourhoods in Rome to help you out. There's even a map as well. Looking for a quick answer? My top pick for the best neighbourhood in Rome for first time visitors Trastevere. It avoids the crush of the centre, offers authenticity with a splash of romantic charm, and is well connected to the rest of the city. It also has great food....

Weather in Rome

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Rome

12.2

Rome weather in

January
12.6

Rome weather in

February
14.9

Rome weather in

March
17.7

Rome weather in

April
20.8

Rome weather in

May
25.3

Rome weather in

June
28.4

Rome weather in

July
29.1

Rome weather in

August
25.5

Rome weather in

September
21.4

Rome weather in

October
17.2

Rome weather in

November
13.4

Rome weather in

December