The 6 Best Winter Experiences In Rome
It may sound surprising but we think winter is one of the best times to visit Rome. In December, the city is illuminated by the warm glow of Christmas lights and each church sets up a beautiful nativity scene for locals and visitors to admire. In January and February, after the holidays, the crowds thin and many travelers are treated to spectacular blue skies and easy access to the city’s main sites. And in March, the temperatures start to pick up but tourism remains low – meaning you’ll enjoy more of a local atmosphere as you tour the Eternal City.
Plus you’ll save on accommodation. TreasureRome apartment prices are lower in the off-season and you can save even more when you book directly through our website. Browse our apartments to find the best fit for you and your family and get inspired with some of our favorite ways to enjoy Rome in the winter season.
Sip a cup of tea at Babingtons
Located at the foot of the Spanish Steps in one of the world’s most famous and beautiful piazzas, Babingtons is the place to be on chilly winter afternoons. The historic tea room celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2018 and continues to attract artists, intellectuals, and travelers to sip a warming cup of tea or coffee in its cozy wood-paneled rooms. The afternoon tea is a decadent affair, with a tiered tray filled with scones, tea sandwiches, biscuits, and more, and we also love stopping by for eggs at breakfast. Babingtons is only a 5-minute walk from our Dream Penthouse!
Take an Italian cooking class
Italy is a country famed for its excellent culinary traditions so why not try your hand at making homemade pasta with your very own personal chef? There’s nothing more fun than spending time cooking up something delicious on a chilly winter day and then enjoying the fruits of your labor during a long leisurely lunch or dinner. TreasureRome works with a certified chef to arrange personalized cooking classes, private at-home dinners, and special events such as a birthday brunch, graduation lunch, wedding party, or anniversary dinner).
Join a VIP Shopping Experience
With its longstanding sartorial traditions, no visit to Italy would be complete without some shopping. We can arrange a very special shopping experience for our guests that introduces them to the world of Made in Italy products. The tour includes a visit to some of Rome’s premier artisan shops where you can order a handmade dress, custom-made shoes, customized jewelry, and your very own unique leather purse.
Catch a show at the Rome Opera
Step into Rome’s elegant Teatro dell’Opera for an enchanting opera or ballet while you’re in the Eternal City. This 19th-century opera house has an exciting calendar of events and wonderful shows during the winter season. What’s more, tickets are surprisingly affordable. Seats in the upper gallery begin around €20-30 so don’t miss the chance to see a show. For the full program, see the Teatro dell’Opera website.
The Rome Opera House is located close to several TreasureRome apartments, including the Quattro Fontane Luxury Apartment and Grand Boheme Home.
Take a day trip to Naples
Vedi Napoli e poi muori – see Naples and die. The seaside city is one of the most mesmerizing in Italy and is enjoying a modern Renaissance thanks to a cleaned-up image, the popularity of the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan novels, and its strategic location as a gateway to Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, and other attractions in southern Italy. Why not spend a day in Naples while you’re visiting Rome? The train is just over an hour or we can arrange a private driver and guide to accompany you while you explore this fascinating place. From Neapolitan pizza and Italy’s best coffee to Baroque architecture and sweeping views of Mount Vesuvius, there’s a lot to love about Napoli. In fact, it’s one of our favorite day-trips from Rome.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican
The Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica are two of the most iconic sites in the world. If you visit in the winter, you’ll benefit from fewer crowds and more space to enjoy the art and atmosphere inside. TreasureRome works with engaging, licensed guides to take our guests throughout Rome so let us know your itinerary and we’ll be happy to curate a personalized schedule to fit your time and interests in the Eternal City!
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