Spending Easter in Rome is a very popular choice for people visiting Italy in the springtime.
The highlight of spending Easter in Rome is to go to the Vatican for Easter mass at St Peter’s Basilica. Thousands of people gather in front of the church to hear the pope give mass at St Peter’s, so make sure to show up early to get a prime spot if you plan to attend.
Opening hours for attractions and restaurants vary during Easter in Rome. All major museums and archeological sites are open on the Sunday, with the exception of the Vatican Museums, which are closed on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday (Easter Monday is a national holiday in Italy).
Most restaurants are open on Easter in Rome. Most shops are closed on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, with the exception of those that primarily serve tourists.