1659620214 shutterstock 2143192145.jpg?w=60&h=60&dpr=1
Top Activities In Rome
1659618665 shutterstock 390573763.jpg?w=60&h=60&dpr=1
Best Rome Attraction Ticktes

Things to Do in Rome in December

Explore Pantheon, Discover Sistine Chapel, Visit Colosseum, Explore Palatine Hill, Admire St. Peter’s Basilica, Take a Trastevere Neighbourhood Walk, Checkout Borghese Palace & Villa Borghese, Visit Roman Catacombs, Discover Vatican Museums and Checkout Piazza Navona.

With thousands of years of history, this small yet vibrant city, is home to the best of attraction, sculptures, artistic creations, that one can visit in Rome in December. Watch the 14 metre high pillars of Pantheon and explore the largest amphitheatre, Colosseum, which was the ground for extensive battles and other events hosted for the emperors.

One can explore some of Rome's most well-known attractions, like Pantheon, Colosseum, Basilicas, churches, and many more. You can enjoy the wine or hot chocolate during the occasional rain and snowfall which will add a romantic touch to your vacation. Other interesting things to do in Rome in December, includes exploring the public squares and neighbourhoods such as Trastevere and Piazza Navona.
Image description
Bigger Group? Get special offers upto 50% off!
We create unforgettable adventures, customised for your group.
Connect with a group tour expert
Full Name
Phone number
Travel Date
Traveller Count
Explore All (9)
Top Activities In Rome Explore All (8)

Essential Information About Rome in December


Weather in Rome During the Month of December

  • As any other European nation, the weather in Rome gets pretty chilly during the months of December.
  • The average temperature during this time ranges between 7 degree to 10 degree celsius, and can go from cloudy and dank to extremely sunny as well.
  • Owing to the city having a Mediterranean climate all through the year, this month is rather cold, with the rare snowfall on some days.
  • Despite the unbeatable cold, the festive spirits are unbeatable which makes it one of the popular times to visit Rome In December. You will find a number of Christmas decorations lighting up the night sky.
Read More: Rome In June

Book Now: Galileo Museum Tickets

What to Pack for Rome in December

  • It is very important to carry a good pair of socks and shoes if you are visiting Rome In December as the weather can get extremely chilly at night.
  • Scarfs are a must to avoid the chilly breeze that flows throughout the day.
  • Carry a jacket at all times. Woollen clothes and waterproof sport jackets are another add on.
  • It is also smart to carry umbrellas and raincoats just in case of unexpected rain showers.
  • For girls, cardigans, pullover sweaters and turtlenecks are a good option.
  • Don't forget to carry gloves when visiting Rome during December.
Must Read: Amusement Park Rome

Also Book: Boboli Gardens Tickets

Things to Do in Rome in December


Explore Pantheon

  • The pantheon is one of the biggest and most divine places to explore in Rome In December.
  • The Pantheon represents the diverse cultural history of Rome, being the first temple built in the 57 BC for the people of Rome.
  • The architecture of the Pantheon is truly divine, with over sixteen monoliths that are 14 metres high, adorned with some pink and grey granites, beautifully crafted bronze doors and more.
  • Tourists can choose to take self guided tours as well as trained guides with them to indulge in some of the most sought after things to do in Rome in December.

Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Monday - Saturday 8:30 to 19:30
Sunday and holidays 9:00 to 01:00

Read More: Unusual Things To Do In Rome

Book Now: Pantheon Tickets

Discover Sistine Chapel

  • Constructed in the year 1512, the Sistine Chapel is another creative wonder which you must discover in your tour of Rome In December. 
  • The Sistine Chapel will greet you with beautiful paintings just when you enter. It is also the holy site where every year the pope of Rome gets elected. 
  • Michelangelo was the main architect behind the construction of the ceiling. The side was divided into three main years, with beautiful paintings known by the names of Life of Moses and The Life of Christ. 

Location: 00120 Vatican City

9am - 4pm

Also Read: Places To Visit In Rome

Checkout Available Deals On: 
Vatican Museums Tickets

Visit Colosseum

  • Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre in the state, that was built during the reign of Flavian emperors is one of the most famous places to explore in Rome In December.
  • The construction of this beautiful structure dates back to BCE 72. The impressive structure of the attractions, consist of massive towers, that go upto a heights of 156 metres, with more than 80 eighty entrances to the theatre.
  • In earlier times, this theatre was where major events, fights and other activities were conducted for the emperors as it could accommodate an impressive capacity of 50,000 people.

Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

9am - 4.30pm

Must Read: Things To Do In Rome

Click Here to Book Now: Colosseum Tickets

Explore Palatine Hill

  • Palatine Hill is another one of the most exclusive landmarks to visit in Rome In December.
  • The beautifully engraved Domius Flavia, was built in the year 81 BC and served as a place of official residence for the Emperor Domitian.
  • If you are looking for the best things to do in Rome in December, visit the House of Livia and catch a glimpse of the eccentric remains of the mosaics and frescoes that at one time were used by the residents.
  • The beautiful Franese gardens are another aesthetic botanical beauties that will catch your eye.

Vatican City

Recommended Read: Rome Monuments

Great Deals Available On Bioparco di Roma Tickets
Explore All (9)

Admire St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Witness the St. Peter's Basilica's majestic façade and dome from the base of the Egyptian obelisk in St. Peter's Square.
  • Visit this Vatican City's gem, the largest church in the world, where Popes have carried the gospel of Jesus Christ over the globe.
  • Learn about the basilica's cultural, historical, and architectural significance, which draws millions of people every year, and be mesmerized on your trip to Rome in Winter.
  • View the priceless artwork from past centuries, including sculptures, paintings, and more.
Location: St. Peter's Square - 00120 Vatican City (Rome)

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00 am to 6:30 pm (7:00 pm in summer)

Must Read: 
Churches In Rome

Click Here to Book Now: St. Peter's Basilica Tickets

Take a Trastevere Neighbourhood Walk

  • If you want to relish upon the beautiful and engaging neighbourhood of Trastevere then do give this place a visit while exploring Rome In December.
  • The neighbourhood has aesthetic environments full of  narrow lanes, old churches, trattorias and cafés, wherein you and your loved ones can have a delightful time.
  • During the night time, the streets get crowded with party lovers and pub goers and take up a very cheerful ambiance that youngsters will definitely love and enjoy.
  • Explore the Piazza di Santa Maria and have delightful meals at the range of restaurants at those places.

Location: Trastevere, Neighborhood in Rome, Italy

Read More: Day Trips From Florence

Also Book: National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia Tickets

Checkout Borghese Palace & Villa Borghese

  • If you are looking to explore unique places in Rome In December, then head to The Galleria which is famous as an art museum housing exceptional paintings.
  • The gallery has a wide range of antiques, sculptures and paintings which one can marvel at. The park has an excellent pond, with beautiful botanical gardens and greenery that pose as the perfect background for your pictures.
  • The palace even has a zoo inside that has a wide range of animals and birds. With excellent vineyards, aesthetically beautiful gardens and green landscapes, you can expect to have a time of your life here. 

Piazza Borghese, 9, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Recommended Read: 
Museums In Florence

Checkout and Book: 
Leaning Tower Of Pisa Tickets

Visit Roman Catacombs

  • One of the must do activities in Rome in December is exploring The Roman Catacombs.
  • The Catacombs are exclusive burial grounds that were used extensively by Jews and Christians by the 15th century.
  • Earlier in times, Christsians did not consider burning the dead bodies as a viable solution therefore these catacombs were created.
  • When you enter into these catacombs, you will come across subterranean passageways with labyrinths that run up to several kilometres long. It is extremely fascinating to explore and dig deep into these mysterious passageways which hold their own stories.

Location: Via Casilina in Rome, Italy, near the church of Santi Marcellino

9am - 12pm

Must Read: Temples In Rome

Book Now: 
Duomo Florence Tickets

Discover Vatican Museums

  • Situated right in the heart of the Vatican city, the Vatican Museums are another delightful attraction to explore in Rome In December.
  • Marvel at the wide range of paintings and sculptures that adorn the entire length of the gallery.
  • In here you will find amazing sculptures and paintings of Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini, and da Vinci.
  • The Vatican Museums are a great attraction to delve deeper into the historical ceremonies and revolutions.
Location: 00120 Vatican City

Timings: 8.30am - 10.30pm

Recommended Read: Things To Do In Rome With Kids

You Can Checkout Great Discounts On  Florence Cathedral Tickets

Checkout Piazza Navona

  • The beauty and aesthetically pleasing ambiance of Piazza Navona makes it one of the most beautiful attractions to explore in Rome during December.
  • This public square hosts a number of events all throughout the year. From water sports to amazing fountains, the square is a perfect location to spend your evening escapades at.
  • You will come across two of the most fantastic creations of Michelagon,  Fontana del Moro (the Fountain of the Moor) and the Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune) that will catch your eye.
  • Spend an evening vibing to the inevitable beautiful ambiance of this location in your Rome expedition.

Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Read More: Rome Historical Sites

Also Checkout & Book: Medici Chapel Tickets

People Also Ask About Rome

  1. What are the top things to do in Rome in December?

    • Colosseum: The Colosseum is one of the most famous things to explore in Rome In December. The Colosseum is also the largest amphitheatre in the state, and was built during the reign of Flavian emperors. With amazing architecture, this place and its beauty will definitely take your breath away.

    • Vatican Museums: The Vatican Museums are another exemplary attraction to explore in Rome during December. Discover paintings of Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini, and da Vinci. The Vatican Museums are a great attraction to delve deeper into the historical ceremonies and revolutions.

    • Roman Forum: The Roman forum is a collection of several buildings and their ruins which were of major importance back in their time.

    • Palatine Hill: The Palatine Hill is another one of the most exclusive attractions to visit in Rome In December. The hill has beautiful attractions that you will discover. The beautifully engraved Domius Flavia, was built in the year 81 BC. It served as a place of official residence for the Emperor Domitian.
  2. Is December a good time to visit Rome?

    Rome gets pretty chilly during the months of December. However the romantic and picturesque ambiance with the Christmas festivities will definitely make you beat the ruthless European cold. Make sure to carry proper winter wear before you explore Rome in december.
  3. What are the most romantic places to visit in Rome in December?

    Some of the most romantic places to visit in Rome in December with your partner include Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Grand Teatro dell’Opera and Pantheon.
  4. Is the Colosseum open in December?

    Yes, the Colosseum remains open all throughout the year.
  5. Can we visit Rome in December with kids?

    Yes, you can visit Rome in December with kids. Just remember to carry appropriate winter clothing for your kids to fight against the European cold and stay warm, while exploring a wide range of tourist attractions.
Newly Added Rome Experience

Rome Top Attractions

Places To Visit In Rome

More Rome Attractions

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme Rome Musei di Villa Torlonia Rome Villa Doria Pamphili Rome Centrale Montemartini Rome Bioparco di Roma, rome Apostolic Palace, rome Domus Aurea Rome Trajan’s Market Rome Catacombs of St. Callixtus Rome Vatican City, rome Roman Forum, rome Roman Forum, rome St. Peter's Basilica, rome St. Peter's Basilica, rome St. Peter’s Square, rome National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, rome Trevi Fountain, rome Trevi Fountain, rome Basilica Of St. John Lateran, rome Centro Storico, rome Spanish Steps, rome Santa Maria Maggiore, rome Hadrian's Villa Rome Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli, rome Santa Maria Maggiore, rome Doria Pamphilj Gallery Rome National Gallery of Modern Art, rome Museo dell’Ara Pacis Rome Appian Way, rome Piazza Navona, rome Piazza Navona, rome Palatine Hill, rome Palatine Hill, rome Borghese Gallery, rome Vatican Apostolic Library, rome St. Clement Basilica, rome Baths Of Caracalla, rome Villa Farnesina, rome National Roman Museum, rome Altar Of The Fatherland, rome Piazza Del Popolo, rome Museum Leonardo Da Vinci Experience, rome Trastevere, rome Janiculum, rome Castel Sant'angelo , rome Castel Sant'angelo , rome Tempio Maggiore Di Roma, rome Sistine Chapel, rome Sistine Chapel, rome Piazza Di Spagna, rome Piazza Di Spagna, rome Circus Maximus, rome Circus Maximus, rome Piazza Venezia, rome Piazza Venezia, rome Capitoline Museums, rome Duomo di Milano, rome Basilica of Santa Maria, rome Museo Leonardo da Vinci, rome Palazzo del Viminale, rome Ponte Sisto, rome Vatican Museums, rome Basilica of Saint Praxedes, rome Quirinal Palace, rome Basilica of Saint Cecilia, rome
I was having a bit of trouble regarding the booking but thrillophilia executives helped me. They got in touch with me quickly right after my inquiry and helped me make the booking, happy with the services.
It was my dream to visit the Leonardo da Vinci museum. I am a great fan of his work. The ticket was at a very good price at thrilophilia so I booked it instantly.
I am glad I booked best of Rome all-access pass. It really gave me all access to all the places and fast entry to all the sites. I saved a lot of time and money.
Gajaadhar Nambeesan Best of Rome All Access Pass
I saved a lot of money due to this pass. I wanted to visit all the places of rome and i am very interested in history. Best of rome all access pass gave me free entry to many palaces.
Vasudha Rana Roma Pass
Roma pass was very useful for us. we got free access to all public transports and got discounts on multiple entry ticket. Would definitely recommend it.
Minakshi Mukhopadhyay Europe Cruise Tour
It was an amazing experience to be here with such warm hospitality by the hosts. The food was okayish but it was different and we liked the uniqueness of the food. A must visit place. Thank you guys
I booked the plan to Europe from Hyderabad, we were two friends traveling as we were working from long we needed a long vacation too. Having much time to spend, we wanted to explore much of Europe. So we got our plan and it was exact copy of something we wanted,as well as the the timings were good for sightseeing and also for looking for the place on our own. It was a nice experience, thanks.
I had a lot of luggage with me and i was worried about how will i take the luggage to the hotel. But they provided me with a spacious car with lots of room for luggage. I reached my hotel very easily.
Shared Rome airport transfers is a must book package. It is cheaper than the airport taxi. Great offer from Thrillophilia.
I was worried about how will I get to my hotel from the airport as my hotel was a bit out of the city. but this shared airport transfer in Rome helped me reach to my hotel. thanks to the driver and thrillophilia

Popular Nearby Places Around Rome

Popular Related Destinations

Places to Visit in India

Places to Visit in Delhi Places to Visit in Goa Places to Visit in Pune Places to Visit in Bangalore Places to Visit in Mumbai Places to Visit in Hyderabad Places to Visit in Jaipur Places to Visit in Chennai Places to Visit in Kolkata Places to Visit in Ladakh Places to Visit in Spiti Places to Visit in Andaman Places to Visit in Arunachal Pradesh Places to Visit in North East Places to Visit in Sikkim Places to Visit in Darjeeling Places to Visit in Meghalaya Places to Visit in Gangtok Places to Visit in Rajasthan Places to Visit in Uttarakhand Places to Visit in Kerala Places to Visit in Karnataka Places to Visit in Maharashtra Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh Places to Visit in Kashmir Places to Visit in Manali Places to Visit in Dharamshala Places to Visit in Shimla Places to Visit in Mcleodganj Places to Visit in Nainital Places to Visit in Mussoorie Places to Visit in Dehradun Places to Visit in Rishikesh Places To Visit In Jammu Places to Visit in Srinagar Places to Visit in Chikmagalur Places to Visit in Munnar Places to Visit in Kodaikanal Places to Visit in Ooty Places to Visit in Pondicherry Places to Visit in Wayanad Places to Visit in Coorg Places to Visit in Mysore Places to Visit in Lonavala Places to Visit in Alibaug Places To Visit In Mahabaleshwar Places to Visit in Udaipur Places to Visit in Jodhpur Places to Visit in Jaisalmer Places to Visit in Mount Abu Places to Visit in Agra Places To Visit In South Goa Places To Visit In North Goa
Currency Picker
Commonly Used Currencies
Indian Rupee
USD - $
United States Dollar
SGD - $
Singapore Dollar
AUD - $
Australian Dollar
GBP - £
British Pound
AED - د.إ
United Arab Emirates Dirham
All Other Currencies
Albanian Lek
AMD - դր.
Armenian Dram
ARS - $
Argentine Peso
AWG - ƒ
Aruban Florin
BBD - $
Barbadian Dollar
Bangladeshi Taka
BMD - $
Bermudian Dollar
BND - $
Brunei Dollar
BOB - Bs.
Bolivian Boliviano
BSD - $
Bahamian Dollar
Botswana Pula
BZD - $
Belize Dollar
CAD - $
Canadian Dollar
Swiss Franc
CNY - ¥
Chinese Renminbi Yuan
COP - $
Colombian Peso
Costa Rican Colón
Czech Koruna
DKK - kr.
Danish Krone
DOP - $
Dominican Peso
DZD - د.ج
Algerian Dinar
EGP - ج.م
Egyptian Pound
ETB - Br
Ethiopian Birr
FJD - $
Fijian Dollar
Ghanaian Cedi
GIP - £
Gibraltar Pound
Gambian Dalasi
Guatemalan Quetzal
GYD - $
Guyanese Dollar
HKD - $
Hong Kong Dollar
Honduran Lempira
HRK - kn
Croatian Kuna
Haitian Gourde
HUF - Ft
Hungarian Forint
IDR - Rp
Indonesian Rupiah
Israeli New Sheqel
JMD - $
Jamaican Dollar
Kenyan Shilling
KGS - som
Kyrgyzstani Som
Cambodian Riel
KYD - $
Cayman Islands Dollar
Kazakhstani Tenge
Lao Kip
LBP - ل.ل
Lebanese Pound
Sri Lankan Rupee
LRD - $
Liberian Dollar
Lesotho Loti
MAD - د.م.
Moroccan Dirham
Moldovan Leu
MKD - ден
Macedonian Denar
Myanmar Kyat
Mongolian Tögrög
Macanese Pataca
Mauritian Rupee
Maldivian Rufiyaa
Malawian Kwacha
MXN - $
Mexican Peso
Malaysian Ringgit
NAD - $
Namibian Dollar
NIO - C$
Nicaraguan Córdoba
NOK - kr
Norwegian Krone
NPR - Rs.
Nepalese Rupee
NZD - $
New Zealand Dollar
PEN - S/
Peruvian Sol
Papua New Guinean Kina
Philippine Peso
Pakistani Rupee
QAR - ر.ق
Qatari Riyal
Russian Ruble
SAR - ر.س
Saudi Riyal
Seychellois Rupee
SEK - kr
Swedish Krona
SLL - Le
Sierra Leonean Leone
SOS - Sh
Somali Shilling
Salvadoran Colón
Swazi Lilangeni
THB - ฿
Thai Baht
TTD - $
Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
TZS - Sh
Tanzanian Shilling
UYU - $U
Uruguayan Peso
UZS - so'm
Uzbekistan Som
Yemeni Rial
South African Rand
JPY - ¥
Japanese Yen
Vietnamese dong