January is the perfect time for you if you wish to take a trip to the Eternal city. The weather in Rome in January is fairly mild, with lows (at night) of about 3-4°C, and highs during the day of about 14-15°C. The days are short but it can be surprisingly warm and sunny between 11am and 4pm. On sunny days Rome is enveloped in a warm and soft light. The crystal clear sky at dusk is tinged with nuanced pink. With the low crowd and cheaper accommodation, staying in Rome during January is fairly easy. Although the winter sales make an enchanting trip to Rome in January a highly considerable option. What a great time to sight-see in Rome.
After New Year’s Eve and the Epiphany (see below), the city becomes silent, even the Romans spend more time at home. This is the best time to see some of Rome’s most popular attractions. The Colosseum is the principle magnet. Every year millions of tourists come from corners of the world to take a look at it. With January being a less crowded month, you can enjoy it you can enjoy the arena without being wedged between people. Thinner crowds make January although a great time to visit the otherwise packed Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. You will have the chance to explore the important collections of art, archeology, and ethnology, the Apostolic Palaces and the Vatican Gardens. This is although an excellent time to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica including Michelangelo’s Pieta’ and climb to the Dome without nerve-racking waiting times.
And THEN, you can pretty much count on having a lot of sites, including four exceptionally handsome Baroque-style Juwels, the Trevi Fountain, one of the most famous fountains in the world, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and the Villa Borghese Gallery, an extraordinary art museum to yourself.
January is the time to enjoy all the seasonal winter foods like artichokes, chicory, broccoli, cabbage, apples, pears and citrus fruits.