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Rome In June – The Best Guide For A Perfect Rome Vacation

Visiting Rome in June can be an exciting time because the weather is warm and the crowds have arrived to enjoy the beauty and culture of this amazing city.

Rome In June - Celebrate Festa della Repubblica

Celebrate Festa della Repubblica

Is Rome In June A Good Month To Visit?

As someone who lives here, anytime is a great time to visit Rome. Keep in mind, however, that the crowds are expected to be the largest ever this season and the heat can definitely get oppressive. But don’t let that dissuade you from making plans to visit the Eternal City. You can adjust your schedule to minimize the crowds and the heat and still have an amazing time here in Rome. Some recommendations:

  • Do outdoor activities, like visiting the Colosseum, early in the morning.

  • Save the midday for indoor activities, like visiting museums, or better yet, take a nap.

  • Be sure to make reservations for every restaurant, tourist site and train ride well in advance of your trip.

Follow these recommendations and you should have an amazing time, despite the crowds and the heat. 

Is Rome In June Cheap?

Italy is one of the cheaper countries in Europe for tourists visiting Rome, but June is considered high-season and it will be hard to find savings as compared to off-season. You should keep in mind that Rome is a popular destination year-round and prices anytime of the year can still be relatively high. It is unlikely that you will still be able to find any remaining discounts on Flights and Hotels, and definitely don’t expect to find any great savings on restaurants or cultural activities.

Because Rome is a popular tourist destination all year round, it’s a good idea to book in advance for your hotels, flights and even restaurants once you arrive. If you are looking for other ways to save money, it’s also worth considering staying in neighborhoods outside of the historic center (centro storico), where you might be able to find more affordable accommodation options and allow you to experience a more authentic side of Rome.

Rome In June - Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

Is Rome Too Hot In June?

This all depends on your tolerance for heat. Don’t underestimate the heat, wear comfortable clothing and drink a lot of water. One of the great things about Rome is that there are water fountains all over the city offering the weary traveler delicious, cool and very refreshing water to keep you hydrated for the long day in the sun. Be sure to take advantage of that, and consider bringing or buying some electrolyte powders available at most pharmacies (Farmacia).

How Should I Dress In Rome In June?

You should be dressing as lightly as your sense of style will allow during the heat of the day, but plan for more seasonable evenings when it is time to go to dinner. Shorts, t-shirts, tank-tops, polo shirts and other light clothing are generally acceptable, except for when you are visiting religious sites, like churches, which is likely. You should expect that women need to cover their shoulders, men and women need pants that go below the knees and men can’t wear baseball caps. In the evening, pants and jackets should be comfortable when you go out to dinner (after 8:00 PM).

Is It OK To Wear Jeans In Rome?

There is no problem wearing jeans in Rome, with the exception of the heat during the day. It is totally acceptable to wear jeans in churches or other religious sites, and unless you like very fancy restaurants, you can also wear them out to dinner without sticking out. The same generally goes for sneakers as well. Just don’t wear flip-flops anywhere but the beach.

How Hot Is Rome In June?

The weather in Rome in June is hot and getting hotter. The average low temperatures in Rome in June are delightful at 60°F (16°C) and the average high temperatures are a comfortable 81°F (27°C). This may sound comfortable, but I can assure you that the likelihood of a heatwave, or unexpectedly higher temperatures are quite high. It is not uncommon for the highs to be higher than 90°F (32°C), so plan accordingly.

Rome In June - Asparagus Still In Season

Asparagus Still In Season

What Foods Are Seasonal In June?

The seasonal foods in June are the best available anytime of the year and they shouldn’t be missed. There are new fruits available in June, like black cherries and peaches. There are also a couple additions to your choice of vegetables, like: cucumbers, broad beans and tomatoes.

Here is a more complete list of the fruits and vegetables you should be able to find in Rome during June:

  • Fruits: Apricots, Black Cherries, Cherries, Figs, Strawberries, Raspberries, Melons, Peaches, Plums
  • Vegetables: Garlic, Asparagus, Beets, Artichokes, Carrots, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Chicory, Beans, Green Beans, Broad Beans, Salads, Eggplants, Potatoes, Peppers, Peas, Tomatoes, Radicchio, Radishes, Celery, Zucchini

What Are The Important Holidays In June?

  • Festa della Repubblica (June 2) – Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica) is a national holiday in Italy on June 2 each year. It celebrates the day when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy in 1946 so their country could become a republic. There are parades, fly-overs, government offices are closed and some sites will have ceremonies that block access to the buildings or monuments.
  • The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (June 29th) – The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul is a public holiday in Rome that celebrates the patron saints of the city. It is important to know about this as part of your vacation planning because it is a day off for the general population and schools and most businesses are closed.
Rome In June - Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium – Home of AS Roma

What Interesting Events Happen In Rome In June?

There are many interesting cultural events in June, and you can see below that the concert season is in full swing. A very good list of cultural events can be found on the RomeToday website. Here are some musical and soccer events in June that you might also want to be aware of:

  • AS Roma (June 4) – Soccer (calcio) is in full swing, so why not check out a match at Olympic Stadium and see la Roma treat their fans to another victory!
  • Zucchero Concert (May 30-June 3) – This is a multi day event by one of Italy’s most well known performers, Zucchero. These concerts will be held at the Baths of Caracalla, which is an amazing place to see a concert.
  • Paolo Conte Concert (June 6) – Paolo Conte is considered one of the greatest songwriters in Italy and he has won various awards for his multi-year artistic career, now exceeding sixty years! His concert will be at the Auditorium in the Park of Music (Auditorium Parco della Musica).
  • Vasco Rossi Concert (June 16 and 17) – Vasco Rossi is another very popular performer in Italy and he will be having a concert at Olympic Stadium, which is another very unique place to hold a concert.

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Rome In June - Crowds Everywhere

Crowds Everywhere!

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