Rome in mid-March?

Old Jan 4th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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Rome in mid-March?

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I am considering visiting Rome and the surrounding area in mid-March. Is this too early in the season/will places be closed, etc.? I'm just looking for some feedback as I've found a good flight price for this time frame.

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I was in Rome in March 2004 and will be in Rome this March as well. I loved it. There were very few lines anywhere, crowds were almost non-existent with the exception of a few places, and prices were cheaper. The weather was also pleasant, especially when compared to the Midwest during that same time.

I did not run into any closings or anything like that.

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Old Jan 4th, 2006, 03:03 PM
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Rome is a metropolis, not a resort. Some hours may be shorter and a few things might be open less though. Last March the weather was cold some days and warm other days. I am going again this March, we'll just have to wait and see what the weather brings.
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Old Jan 4th, 2006, 03:50 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I understand that things in Rome are generally always open, however, I read that places along the ocean may be closed off season, etc. What I was wanting to know is if I should anticipate possible closures along the coastal areas.

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Go for it. Cool weather, but by far fewer crowds.

I went the 1st twp weeks of March 02, Rome 54-56 degrees, Florence 50-54 degress.

A light jacket worked when needed (seldom). Two days of light drizzle.

Whith fewer crowds mean less standing in line.
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Do you mean the coastal area around Rome? It will most likely be still closed, but someone else can confirm that. I know the AC will be pre-season, some things open, some closed, less tourists and cooler weather.
It is all a trade off.
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Old Jan 5th, 2006, 06:37 AM
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Hi again,
Yes, I was referring to the coastal areas around Rome when I mentioned closures. I've read here and there that places close in the off season. I'm not sure what that would involve (hotels/attractions, etc.). If anyone has any recommendations for coastal villages to see, I'd appreciate a mention, as well.

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We're going for the month of March...anything will be better than upstate New York that time of year!
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The coastal area near Rome is really not very interesting, and the closest resorts will be closed tight in mid-March. If you want to get out of Rome for a bit of scenery and country, I would suggest the Colli Albani/ Castelli Romani south of Rome: Frascati, Nemi, Grottaferrata, Castel Gandolfo, etc. They are towns and villages that function year-round.
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Angie:
Now now, what is wrong with Upstate NY in March?

(Other than it's grey, grey, grey, snowing, raining, sleeting, cold and windy?)
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We will be in Rome in mid-March. We enjoy traveling off season and avoiding the crowds.

We are unaware of any closures along the coastal areas that would affect our plans.

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