We think every day is a great day to visit Rome, but we have some suggestions to help decide when would be best for you.

Rome is a popular travel destination for visitors around the world. When planning your trip to Rome, you may be trying to decide which days would be best to visit. We have provided a guide to some things to keep in mind when choosing which days of the week to visit Rome.


Though there is no “bad” day to visit Rome, Monday may not be ideal for museum lovers. This is the day of the week when some museums are closed. That means you won’t be able to view some of the most famous art and other historic artifacts.

If you are in Rome on a Monday, we recommend using the day to view architecture, relax in one of the squares, and stroll through the parks. Alternatively, double-check if the museum you plan to visit is open – it might be!

Tuesday to Thursday

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are typically the least crowded days to visit Rome. There may still be lines to see some of the top attractions, but there will be less traffic than on the weekend. Additionally, most things are open on these days, so you won’t miss out on anything.

Friday to Sunday

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are the busiest days in Rome. The weekend is still a great time to visit, but you may have to wait in queues. The best plan to avoid long queues would be to visit your must-see locations in the morning.

One other important thing to note is that the Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays except for the last Sunday of every month.

Rome Tours

One great way to explore Rome regardless of the day of the week is with a tour. This is because many of our tours include tickets that allow you to skip the queue. Whether you visit Rome on a Tuesday or Saturday, you won’t have to wait in line whilst on a tour.

This Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour comes with skip the line access to both the Colosseum and Roman Forum. These morning and afternoon tours of the Sistine Chapel also include skip the line tickets, so you don’t have to worry about a long queue. Or if you want to see it all, this Rome Day Tour includes skip the line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museum, and St Peter’s Basilica!

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