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Visiting Rome In September – The Definitive Guide

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The best thing about travelling is that you get to acquaint yourself with new cultures and locales- ones that you haven’t grown up with. If holidays are all about the aforementioned emotions for you, Rome is probably your destination. The city began its journey about 2700 years ago and it has preserved most of its experiences for you to discover. The art and architecture of the Eternal City are truly unrivalled. Every street and building in the city has a story to tell, and so do the iconic cuisine. No wonder millions of visitors come rushing into the city every year. If you are thinking of joining them this September, you better be braced for a watershed moment in your life.

What Makes Rome in September Special?


Rome in September

September is still a summer month in Rome. But there is a noticeable change in the weather. The nights begin cooling down, making September a great time for evening walks. There are a number of sites in Rome that are accessible by foot and you should be able to take advantage of the weather to visit these places. The tourist footfall begins to decline in Rome around September as the school holidays get over this month. This factor should also play into your hands.

Besides, September sees a number of events take place in Rome. The switch in the weather brings the Romans out in the streets to celebrate some of the most popular events in all of Italy. The Taste of Roma festival will take you to foodie heaven, while L'Isola del Cinema is guaranteed to bring Italian art and culture to you. If you are still undecided, these events should nudge you in the right direction.

Rome Weather in September


The last couple of weeks of summer and the first couple of weeks of autumn make up the month of September in Rome. The temperature is amiable during this month, and it gets better as September rolls on. The days are sufficiently long for you to enjoy sightseeing as well. September sees a moderate amount of rain throughout the month.

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Rome in September : Things to Do


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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica

Rome in September


Rome has a number of sites in close proximity that you can cover in one trip. The Vatican Museums hold some of the most valuable arts and artefacts in all of Italy. St. Peter’s Basilica is an iconic part of the Roman skyline and you cannot miss out on it. The Sistine Chapel is famous for its architectural grace and is another Roman essential. This tour takes you on an express guided tour to all of these attractions.

September Timings
Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Last Sunday of the Month: 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Closed on all other Sundays
St. Peter’s Basilica
Daily: 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Location

Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM,
Italy
Getting There ›

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Vatican Museums & Pontifical Villas By Train
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2

Catacombs

Rome in September


The Roman Catacombs are a part of the city’s darker times in history. There are tunnels under the surface of Rome that were once used to house dead bodies. You can visit these tunnels now and see the innumerable skulls and bones lining the walls. You will be accompanied by an expert guide who will help you understand the morbid history of these tunnels.

September Timings
All the Roman Catacombs are open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. They are closed on the following days:

  • Catacombs of San Sebastiano – Sunday
  • Catacombs of San Callisto – Wednesday
  • Catacombs of Priscilla – Monday
  • Catacombs of Domitilla – Tuesday
Location

Via Salaria, 430, 00199 Roma RM,
Italy
Getting There ›

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Vatican & Papal Tombs: Treasures of the Sistine Chapel
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3

Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

Rome in September


Colosseum has, for long, represented the Italian tourism. A visit to the Colosseum gives you an idea of the scale of this grand structure. You can club this experience with a visit to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Both these attractions are in close proximity to each other. The experience comes with a skip the line ticket which would help you bypass a large section of the tourist crowd.

September Timings
Colosseum: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Palatine Hill: 8:30 AM to 7 PM
Roman Forum: 9 AM to 7 PM

Location

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184, Rome,
Italy
Getting There ›

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4

Borghese Gallery and Borghese Gardens

Rome in September


Borghese Gallery has had a long-standing history. Currently, it houses some of the most renowned works by the likes of Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, and Bernini. Despite the crowd, a Borghese Gallery visit should be delightful. The garden overlooking the gallery structure is a separate attraction by its own right. The pleasant weather should be ideal for a stroll in the Borghese Garden.

September Timings
Tuesday – Sunday: 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Monday: Closed

Location

Viale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM,
Italy
Getting There ›

Best Safety
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€21
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5

Trastevere Neighbourhood Walk

Rome in September


The quintessential Roman neighbourhood is not like that of any other popular tourist destination. The Trastevere neighbourhood just on the other side of the Tiber embodies the quaint suburban appeal that is bound to charm you. The streets of the neighborhood are laden in history, culture, and culinary delights. The September weather is ideal for these hikes.

September Timings
Tour starts at 10:30 AM

Location

Trastevere, Rome, Italy
Getting There ›

6

Best of Rome: 3-Hour Bike Tour

Rome in September


The Eternal City is quite charming and you must not pass up an opportunity to enjoy the view. When in Rome, you can choose to get your sightseeing done on a bike instead of zooming to and from places. The three-hour bike tour will take you to the historic Trajan Forum, Colosseum, Campo de Fiori, the Jewish Ghetto, and the Arch of Constantine among other places.

September Timings
Tour starts at 10:00 AM

Location

Via di Santa Eufemia 15, Rome,
Italy
Getting There ›

7

Pompeii and Naples Day Trip

rome in September


September could be a bit overwhelming for you if you prefer a quieter vacation experience. Head out of the city for an enlightening tour of Naples and Pompeii. You will reach the Mediterranean city of Naples first and then travel to Pompeii, a town wrought in painful history. You will also have a meal at a luxurious restaurant during the trip.

September Timings
Tour starts at 7:30 AM

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8

Rome Night Bus Tour

Rome in September


If you are looking for a romantic tour of Rome, there is none better than the Night Bus Tour of Rome. You will begin your tour at a renowned restaurant with a welcome drink and appetizers. After that, you will set out on a tour of Rome on an open roof bus, relishing the sights in the pleasant September weather. Your night will end with a sumptuous buffet dinner at the Zodiac restaurant.

September Timings
Tour starts at 9:15 PM

Location

S. Andrea della Valle Church, Rome
Italy
Getting There ›

9

Rome Walk On Walk Off Pass

Rome in September


Controlling the pace of your guided tour is a luxury that is not available to everyone. However, with this tour pass, you will gain access to 10 different guided tours of Rome for a period of 7 days. You can pick any of the tours as you please and be present at the meeting point. The offered tours include Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, Trastevere Evening Stroll, Rome Ghost Tour, Julius Caesar Tour among others.

September Timings
Flexible

Location

Rione X Campitelli, 00186 Rome,
Italy
Getting There ›

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The Big Rome Food Walk
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10

Rome Food Tour

Rome in September


You cannot skip a dedicated food and wine tour of Rome. The city is blessed with its own culture and history, which influences its food and flavours. There are dedicated wine tours and food tours for you to choose from. Some of these tours include cooking classes and some sightseeing as well. A Roman recipe could be the best souvenir you can carry home.

Location

Trastevere, Rome, Italy
Getting There ›

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Pizza-Making Course
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Evening Paint and Sip Tour
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Cooking Lesson in the Roman Countryside
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Exclusive Cooking Lesson & Grocery Tour
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Rome in September : Events to Look Out For


Rome in September events

L'Isola del Cinema

13th June – 6th September 2020
Roman summer sees a number of events in the city. One of the most popular ones is L'Isola del Cinema. This summer festival takes place on the Tiber Island over the entire summer. Apart from film and documentary screenings, the event also attracts a number of food stalls that serve delectable Roman and international cuisine.

Rome in September events

Lungo Il Tevere

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Each September, the banks of the Tiber welcomes a fun event that delights the locals and the visitors equally. Lungo Il Tevere takes place in the stretch between Ponte Sublicio and Ponte Sisto. International food and wine are served at the tables along the river. If you wish, you could just hang around and enjoy the summer breeze after your meal.

Rome in September events

Football Games at Stadio Olimpico

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Stadio Olimpico is a 72,000 seater sports stadium in Rome that acts as the home stadium of AS Roma and Lazio S.S. The grand structure hosts Serie A games all through September. Watching a Serie A game is a truly unique experience at Stadio Olimpico. Look up the fixtures and head to the stadium for a game during your Rome stay.

Rome in September events

Arts and Crafts Fair

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Rome is known for its soft spot for art and culture. So anytime you visit Rome, you are likely to find an Art and Craft fair going on somewhere in the city. In September, head to Via Margutta, a neighbourhood that has a number of famous art studios. Towards the end of the month, Via dell' Orso sees another art fair. It is a great place to acquaint yourself with the city’s history.

Rome in September events

Taste of Roma

24th – 27th September 2020
You cannot leave Rome without indulging in their food and wine, and there is no better place to do so than at the Taste of Roma food festival. This four-day festival is attended by around 30,000 people. Some of the top chefs in the city bring out their best dishes and even provide cooking classes. The event takes place on the open space adjoining the Parco Della Musica.

Rome in September events

Roma Europa Festival

18th September – 15th November 2020
Roma Europa Festival is one of the biggest cultural events in Rome. The event features dance, music, theatrical and visual arts performances over a period of two months. There are cutting edge technological demonstrations. It brings together a number of communities and engages them in a wholesome fashion.

Rome in September : 5-day Itinerary


Need help planning your Rome vacation? Check out our detailed Rome itineraries here.

5 Days In Rome Itinerary

Day
1
Morning
Roman Colosseum Tour
Colosseum

Afternoon
Roman Forum Palatine Hill
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Late Evening
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

Free Entry

Day
2
Morning
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Necropolis

€19.5

Noon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

Afternoon
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

€5

Day
3
Morning
Borghese Gallery
Borghese Gallery

€54

Afternoon
Roman Catacombs
Roman Catacombs

€69

Late Evening
Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

€10

Day
4
Day Trip Option #1
Rome to Naples
Rome to Naples

Day Trip Option #2
Rome to Pompeii
Rome to Pompeii

€139

Day Trip Option #3
Rome to Amalfi Coast
Rome to Amalfi Coast

€179

Day
5
Morning
Trastevere
Trastevere

Afternoon
Roman Ghetto
Roman Ghetto

€82

Evening
Appian Way
Appian Way

€70

Rome in September : Seasonal Delicacies


Rome in September
Pasta Alla Carbonara

You cannot miss out on a pasta dish on your trip to Rome. The signature Roman heavy pasta is something that is bound to stay with you long after the trip. Pasta Alla Carbonara is distinctive for its use of cheese and egg in generous proportion.
Where to eat: Marzapane

Rome in September
Caprese Salad

If you are in Rome in summer, you should not pass up on Caprese Salad. It is a summer speciality due to the inclusion of the fresh, locally sourced produce like tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves that are then mixed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Where to eat: Cantina e Cucina

Rome in September
Ribollita

This soup dish was originally developed in the Tuscany region. The dish uses cannellini beans and seasonal vegetables in the soup. An unusual belief around this dish is that it tastes better when it is had with stale bread. This hearty dish can make for a wonderful, healthy meal before you leave for sightseeing.
Where to eat: Il Chianti Vineria

Rome in September
Supplì

On your trip to the Trastevere neighborhood, you will see many food carts lining the streets. Supplì is one of the most common offerings of these food carts. Supplì is basically a crumbled risotto ball that has a tomato ragu filling. If you are out on an especially cool day, you may opt for the mozzarella filling instead.
Where to eat: Supplì Roma

Rome in September
Affogato

Affogato is one of the best desserts that you can have in Rome. The dessert has a bitter coffee base, which is then topped with the smoothest of Italian gelato. A number of flavor combinations are also available along with the classic affogato. Some even use a thin sponge cake to soak up the contradictory flavors.
Where to eat: Fiocco di Neve

Rome September Essentials


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Rome Weather in September

Rome begins to cool down in September. You will experience an average high of 24°C towards the beginning of the month and a low of 19°C. The evenings can be quite pleasant. There is a small chance of rain during this month, with an average of 9 rainy days. The daylight hours are long enough to facilitate your sightseeing.

Where to Stay in Rome during September

A big section of tourists clear out of Rome in September and another big group comes in. So do not expect to find vacant rooms in most of the hotels. Thankfully, Rome is used to this crowd and had enough places for you to seek boarding. Do decide on your itinerary beforehand so that you can choose the accommodation accordingly.

  • Luxury: J.K. Place Roma, Hotel Hassler, Hotel De Russie
  • Mid-Range: Boutique Hotel Campo de Fiori, Barocco Hotel, Kolbe Hotel Rome
  • Budget: Nerva Accommodation, Palm Gallery Hotel, Hotel Santa Maria

What to Pack for Visiting Rome in September

September is sort of difficult to pack for. You will need some light clothes for your on-foot expeditions through Rome. Pack some comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen for those tours as well. You will need a few scarves and jackets if you are going towards the end of the month. Do not forget that you will be going to a lot of religious institutions. Pack enough clothes that cover your shoulders, ankles, and knees. There is a small chance of rain, so you better be on the safe side and pack an umbrella and waterproof clothes.

Getting Around Rome in September

Like most popular tourist destinations, Rome also has an extensive transport network. For your trips to the Vatican City, you can opt for Linea A and Linea B metro routes. These also serve the Colosseum and the adjoining attractions. The bus routes are quite extensive as well. There are about 338 routes that serve almost all the other attractions you might want to visit within city limits. The night buses are a convenient addition to the bus fleet. Trams are a slightly slower and more touristy way of traveling through the picturesque city. If you prefer independence, you can always opt for bike and scooter rentals.

Tips for Visiting Rome in September


  • Go for the night strolling tours of Rome in September as the weather is quite ideal for it. You may also opt for the Ghost tour, which is exactly what it sounds like.
  • Attend the Sagra dell'Uva, a harvest festival of grapes. Grapes are an important part of Roman culture, and the festival brings the entire city to the Basilica of Constantine.
  • Keep an eye out for the free days at the museums in Rome.
  • Enjoy a mesmerizing view of the city skyline from the top of St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Avoid falling for the restaurants advertising “real Italian” food as it clearly means they are trying to attract tourists during the busy period in September.

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