When In Rome: 5 Things To Do In Rome At Night! - Updated 2023

things to do in rome at night

Scroll on down and find out about the top things to do in Rome at night!

Rome is a city like no other. A place where history still stands today surrounded by a cosmopolitan bustle of tourists. Rome is a true walking city where you can explore all day and into the night while shopping, eating and sightseeing to your hearts content.

Rome has a Mediterranean climate to enjoy. Its winters are cool and the summers are warm. Its average temperature is about 20°C (68°F) during the day. In the spring months, the temperature ranges from 15-22°C (60-73°F). The summer months are dreadfully hot with an average temperature of 30°C (86°F). With large crowds of tourists in the summer months it is recommended to travel during other times in the year. With its great climate, Rome is a great city to enjoy at night. Its average temperature at nighttime a cool 18°C (64°F), makes it enjoyable to walk and explore this one-of-a-kind city.

Back in 550 BC, Rome was the second largest city in Italy. As of 2016, the population in its city center is 2.8 million people. And yet it still feels like you’ve traveled back in time when you see such structures as the Colosseum, and the Pantheon.

1. A historical evening walk like no other (from USD 50.0)

Colosseum at night

Taking an evening walking tour in Rome is beyond magical. Although you may have seen the Colosseum during the day, the way it is all lit up at night is truly breathtaking. The Rome by Night Walking Tour is one of the best tours to experience. With a knowledgeable guide at the helm, this 3-hour walking tour takes you to see some of the most iconic sights. You will walk through the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the ancient Roman government buildings, and many more. You will need to book in advance and most tours depart daily at 6:15pm. The cost is 25 USD. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Rome by Night Walking Tour with Trevi Fountain and Colosseum

Duration: 3 hours

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2. Take a peaceful and serene adventure while you have the entire Vatican to yourself!

The front of the Vatican at night.

This is best way to see the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. You get to skip the long lines and experience a private tour after hours. How amazing is that?! The recommended tour company to do this tour is the Walks of Italy. This tour is 2.5hrs long and only has a group size of 15 people per tour. Which is great because any questions you may have will be answered by their expert tour guide. The Walks of Italy tour costs 75.77 USD. It is recommended to call and purchase your tickets before going.

Vatican Museums Night Tour With Sistine Chapel

Price: 75.77 USD

Opening Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Central European Time

Duration: 2.5 hours required.

Contact: From Italy: +39 0694804888 From the US (toll-free): +1 8886838670 International: +1 2026846916

Website: Walks of Italy

3. Things will go bump in the night while wandering down dark alley ways. (from USD 28.0)

Trevi Fountain in the evening.

Another great tour to look into if you’re looking for the supernatural, eerie and mysterious side of Rome. This is a 1.5-hour walking tour that gives you an alternative nocturnal perspective of Rome’s major attractions. You will see Campo de’ Fiori, Castel Sant’Angelo and Palazzo Farnese. Your expert guide will walk you down dark, winding alleyways and tell tales of horror, myths, and things that go bump in the night. This tour cost 27 USD and is recommended to call ahead of time to make a reservation. They typically do two tours at night, one starting at 8pm and the last one starting at 9:15pm.

Rome Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour with Castel Sant'Angelo

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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4. Drinking, walking and learning about Rome - Sign me up!!

Sipping on wine in Rome.

If wine is more your thing while you walk around Rome then why not try a Wine Bar tour. Enjoy a stroll through Rome while seeing all of the sites at night and then stopping at wine bars along the way. The tour not only shows all of the sites but it also talks about the wine making region. At each stop, you will have the opportunity to sample different wines from the different regions as well as food pairings. Sounds like an amazing night and this is a tour you do not want to skip. The tour is 4-hours long and there is one in the afternoon and one in the evening. The group size is small with 14 people. You do need to call to make a reservation and they will be able to quote you a price.

Wine Tasting Tour in Rome

Address: Via Ludovico Micara 41, Rome, Italy

Price: Must contact to receive a quote

Opening Hours: 10am - 2pm or 6pm - 10pm

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

Contact: +39 3889824358

Website: Wine Tasting Tour in Rome

5. Wine and dine while taking in the sights! (from USD 76.0)

Evening on the Tiber River.

A beautiful and unexpected way to see Rome at night to gain a different vantage point is on the water. The Tiber River is the second largest river in Italy and played a significant role in Rome’s upsurge to power. Now, you are able to enjoy a 4-course meal all while in the comfort of a leisurely cruise while seeing such sites as Castel Sant’Angelo and St Peter’s Basilica, lit up against the night sky. There will be live entertainment as well. Dine and drink wine on the Tiber River dinner cruise. I am sure that your feet will thank you!!

Tours only run on Friday and Saturday’s and cost 70.38 USD. Reservations are recommended.

Rome Tiber River Night Cruise with Dinner

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A trip of a lifetime that can be repeated many times over!

Rome is a city that will take your breath away and blow your mind all at the same time. As you stand there and see these historical buildings and places you begin to think about how they were built, how they have stood time, weather and people. What was created in this period of time is nothing short of miraculous given the circumstances. It is truly awe-inspiring and worth the time to explore. You could spend a week in Rome and still not see everything that it has to offer.

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