Faster and smarter in the app... Download now

What Time Is The Cheapest Time To TRavel To Rome?

Rome is undoubtedly a fascinating city to visit, rich in ancient history and culture, although it can be expensive, especially at certain times of the year. At Holiday Extras, we provide airport transfers at affordable prices, allowing you to get to your destination of choice without any hassle.

Read on for some tips on finding the cheapest time to travel to Rome.

Avoid school holidays

If you're not going with a family, bear in mind that all prices, from air travel to accommodation, rise significantly in the school holidays. So make a note of when these take place and plan your holiday around them.

Visit in winter

Rome is a popular tourist destination, busiest in the months of July and August when the weather averages between 24 and 26°C. However, while winter in the Italian capital is significantly cooler, somewhere between 8 and 12°C, it can be a great time to get some cheap hotel deals and allows you to appreciate the historical sights without the hordes of tourists you'll find in the summer.

Don't go at Easter

With people coming from all corners of the globe for pilgrimages during the biggest religious celebration of the year, prices go up during Holy Week. While it can be enjoyable to observe the processions and festivities taking place at this time, if you're looking to save some money then consider visiting another time.

Avoid public holidays

Rome has a number of public holidays during the year, and it might be a good idea to avoid travelling in and around the capital at these times. May 1 is Labour Day, for example, while August 15 is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Locals take the day off and gather in public places to celebrate, meaning traffic on the streets is busy and taxi prices are at a premium.

Find out about free entry

Outside of peak season, big tourist attractions such as the Colosseum, the National Gallery of Modern Art and Castel Sant Angelo will have days when you can visit free of charge. Sometimes these happen on a regular basis; for example, the Borghese Gallery has free entry every second Wednesday of the month for the last three entrance times.

Whenever you decide to visit, remember to book your Rome airport transfers with Holiday Extras, providing you with a trusted and reliable service to get you where you want to go.