Opening hours in Rome

Opening hours in Rome are somewhat limited, and many stores close at lunchtime and reopen a few hours later. Nevertheless, you’ll always find souvenir shops, supermarkets and department stores open. 

Stores

Most stores in Rome are open Monday through Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm - 1:30 pm and from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The shops on the main high streets do not close at lunchtime and usually close a little later. 

On the main shopping and business streets, clothing stores and department stores open on Sundays. 

In August many small shops will close most of the month or at least two weeks. 

Sightseeing

Most of the top attractions in Rome do not have a set schedule, as most of them are in the open air. Nevertheless, many open early and close at sunset. 

Museums

The main museums and art galleries in Rome are open from around 8:30 am until 7:30 pm.