Ranking 3rd as most visited city in Europe, Rome can be very crowded. Attracting about 10 million foreigners each year, you need to think about how to avoid crowds. Especially during religious days, such as Eastern or Christmas, the Italian capital is one of the most crowded tourist destinations in the world. Two destinations, the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum attract over 4 million visitors each year. That is more than some of Europe’s other tourist destinations attract to the entire city! It highly recommended to book skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museum or Colosseum well in advance.
Although Rome has no port of its own, the busy port of Civitavecchia is close enough for cruise travel to impact the Italian capital. Cruise crowds are brought into the city by bus or a great train connection between Civitavecchia and the Italian capital. Other major factors include Italian public holidays and vacations throughout the European continent. High season is relatively European standard lasting the entire summer. (Un)fortunately, a long Italian school holiday makes the city busy from the end of Spring to early Autumn.
Public holiday in destination country: NO
School holidays in destination country: YES
Cruise passengers in (nearby) ports: 4617
Local events: NO
School holidays in the following countries: Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands (regio Midden, regio Noord), Belgium, Spain, Portugal, England, Wales, Poland, Austria, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, China
Cruise ships in port: Marella Discovery 2 2198, Oceana 2419