Rome in June: tips for visiting Rome in Spring/Summer

Is June a good time to visit Rome? Read our tips for visiting Rome in spring/summer to know what to wear, the weather, & the best events in Rome in June.

Is June a good time to visit Rome?

Picking a destination like Rome has a huge benefit: it’s always a great time to visit Rome, no matter the month. But there are certain times of the year that are more interesting in terms of what to do and the weather. And surely, June is one of the best times to visit Rome: the days are long and sunny, the calendar is packed with events and the weather is wonderful. If you’re traveling to Rome in June, keep reading!

 

The weather in Rome in June

The weather in Rome in June is absolutely fantastic. Half spring, half summer, June gets the best of both worlds. On June 20th we switch from spring to summer, meaning the month of June is usually characterized by long and sunny days. During the day average temperatures hit 25°C to 28°C while in the evening they cool down to below 23°C. If you’re looking for sunny and warm weather, June is a great time of the year to visit Rome.

What to wear in June in Rome?

Temperatures in June are hot during the day and a little cooler at night (pack something in case it gets a little chilly in the evening):

  1. You’ll definitely want to pack a pair of comfortable shoes (remember, Rome is filled with cobblestones). If you’re planning on going around with sandals during the day, make sure they are very comfortable. Trust us.
  2. It’s only natural that you wear shorts in June, just please bear in mind that if you’re planning on visiting religious sites, you won’t be allowed access with shorts. Also, you won’t see many Romans wearing them.
  3. T-shirts are a must to pack, they are both light and cover your shoulders at the same time, allowing you to access any site.
  4. June is characterized by bright and sunny days, so don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen!
  5. A light cardigan or blazer for the evening is perfect.
  6. Long pants or skirts for the evening
  7. A bathing suit in case you want to go to a swimming pool in Rome .

Dress code in Rome

Now that we’ve covered the weather and what to pack for Rome, let me in you on the dress code in Rome! As mentioned above, if you’re visiting religious sites like the Vatican, you need to cover your knees and shoulders. For outings, locals have a smart-casual or smart-elegant dress code. Most restaurants, unless they are very elegant, don’t require jackets for men, but we encourage you to dress nicely, either with a shirt or a polo for men, and a dress or pants and a nice top for women.

Please not that if you are going clubbing, depending on to the club there will be a dress code that’s required. For more stylish clubs, men – make sure you have a shirt, dark pants (not jeans) and nice shoes.

What events are on in Rome in June?

June in Rome is jam-packed with events. Here are some of the best summer events in Rome that kick off in June:

  1. The Vinòforum wine festival (although this year it has been postponed to September) that sees over  2,000 different wine labels with presentations from sommeliers.
  2. For some outdoor fun, don’t miss out on the Lungo il Tevere festival on the banks of the Tiber river. You can enjoy live entertainment ranging from live music and cultural performances as well as outdoor restaurants and bars. 
  3. The outdoor Festival di Caracalla, which sees Teatro dell’Opera’s opera and ballet performances, as well as concerts performed at the open-air Baths of Caracalla.
  4. If you want to catch a movie under the stars, check out one of Rome’s open air movie nights! Some piazzas and locations in Rome set up giant outdoor movie screens to watch the latest movies!
  5. Experience some summer fun with Rooftop Life, they organize weekly aperitivos in some of Rome’s best rooftop bars. It’s a great opportunity to have fun, meet new people and network.
  6. Music lovers, June is the month where summer festivals in Rome kick off! From rock music to hip hop and electronic, get ready for some spectacular concerts in wonderful locations.
  7. If you’re into jazz music, don’t miss out on the splendid Village Celimontana Jazz Festival.
  8. The Viaggio nei Fori continues, it’s a virtual tour created by Piero Angela and Paco Langiano where visitors will have the chance to see two exciting portrayals of life in Ancient Rome, reconstructed within the Imperial Fora using light, images, film and animation. A fantastic experience.
  9. The best live music concerts in Rome in June.
  10. June has some of Rome’s best exhibitions in store, too.

National holidays in Italy in June

Please bear in mind that June 2nd is the Italian National Day or Festa della Repubblica, meaning all museums and sightseeing areas will be closed. Another holiday is San Pietro e Paolo on June 29th (St. Peter and St. Paul), which is a religious holiday. Among the sites that will be closed on one or both of these holidays you’ll find:

  • The Vatican Museums
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • The Colosseum
  • The Borghese Gallery
  • Museums and Exhibitions

The best things to do in Rome in June

In addition to going on guided tours of the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum and throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain, there are plenty of other fun things to do in Rome in June:

  1. Go on a day trip to Rome’s nearby towns
  2. Go rafting along the Tiber River
  3. Go bike riding along the Ancient Appian Way
  4. Go on a Vespa tour of Rome
  5. Explore street art on a Vespa Tour
  6. Explore the Ostia Antica Archeological Park
  7. Go on a walking tour of Testaccio
  8. Learn to make pizza in Trastevere
  9. Explore Trastevere or Villa Borghese with a treasure hunt
  10. Learn to make gelato in an authentic gelateria
  11. Learn to make pasta + tiramisù near the Trevi Fountain
  12. Learn to make carbonara, amatriciana and cacio e pepe in Trastevere
  13. Indulge in a wine tasting experience in a cozy wine bar near Campo de’ Fiori
  14. Visit the Vatican Museums at night time!

Emergencies in Rome + Essential Info

In case anything were to happen during your stay in Rome, here are some useful contacts:

  • Doctors: in case you were to get sick in Rome, MedinAction is an on-demand house call medical service for travelers, expatriates, and students abroad. MedinAction delivers qualified English-speaking doctors in Rome and other cities in Italy (Milan, Bologna, Florence, Venice) to a patient’s doorstep, 24/7.
  • Carabinieri: 112
  • Police: 113
  • Fire Brigade: 115
  • First Aid Ambulance: 118
  • Police Headquarters: 06.4686
  • 24h Pharmacies: 06.228941
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