Rome in June 2023 – is it worth visiting? Weather, water temperature, prices in hotels and on excursions. What to do in Rome in early June and closer to July, whether you can swim, where to go in the vicinity – in the review of good Time for Trip.
The Eternal City is naturally the most visited place in Italy by tourists. And if in winter in Rome there may still be some shortage of citizens idly wandering the streets armed with heavy cameras and selfie sticks, then at other times of the year the streets are overcrowded with curious people.
Summer in this sense is the peak time. However, not only it!
The number of travelers arriving in Rome from outside is incredibly large at Easter as well. The Italians themselves use a short spring vacation to visit the capital of the country. And, if possible, hear the sermon of the Pope.
However, June in Rome is considered the best time for trip. As it attracts tourists with the help of the most reliable means – mostly cloudless and very warm (even hot) weather.
On the one hand, it is not bad for long walking tours along the ancient paving stones. But on the other – it still makes you carefully approach route planning.
And sometimes even compelling to change tactics to frankly indecent! Short runs from one shed to another are sometimes the only reasonable way to get to explore the capital of Italy in the summer heat.
How to prepare for a visit to Rome in June, what do you need to know about the local weather and pricing? What will you do there, what activities is better to refrain from? Read below – we found out the whole details!
Weather in Rome in June
Theoretically it allows a lot. Meteorologists with rare constancy promise heat with air temperatures up to +30-35 degrees Celsius and a vanishingly small chance of precipitation. According to long-term statistics, it rains weakly and quite rarely at this time: no more than 3-4 times a month.
At the beginning of June 2022, the air temperature in Rome during the day regularly reached +31-32 °C. At night it was much cooler – no higher than +20-22 °C.
What actually allowed not to fall into despair and to implement the entire planned excursion program. You only had to decide to radically change the rhythm of your life and plan the maximum activity for the time after 6 pm.
By the end of June, the weather in Rome had ceased to be shy and began to justify with might and main the predictions of scientists that we all live in an era of global warming. So the air temperature at times attempted to settle at levels above +35 °C.
After sunset, however, a refreshing coolness descended on the Roman streets anyway. And thermometers, as if on command, fell below +23 °C!
It should be noted that even people with not very good health can withstand the heat of the day in Rome during June relatively calmly. If only because the humidity is in the range of 55-60%.
- 5-Day Weather Forecast – worldweather.wmo.int/en/city.html?cityId=201
What to Take with You
Although we still urge you to travel to Rome in summer with caution. Therefore, put in a suitcase a sufficient amount of spacious light-colored clothes made from natural materials, panamas, caps or wide-brimmed hats. Be sure to bring a pair of sunglasses and an sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher.
And every time you leave the hotel room, take a couple of liters of drinking water with you. Also, make a promise to yourself throughout the day to try only relatively “light” dishes of Italian national cuisine and often eat gelato.
At least until the evening! When the drop in air temperature to +21-24 °C will make you want to reward yourself in a restaurant or cafe with something more solid.
Is it worth it to put an umbrella in your luggage when going to a meeting with June Rome? We wouldn’t – the likelihood that it will come in handy is very small.
As mentioned above, you should consider that at the beginning of summer, Rome doesn’t complain about the lack of tourists. Prices in hotels and apartments soar during this period, and it becomes difficult to find an inexpensive and well-located object (and not yet booked). That is why many people try to find accommodation a few months before the trip.
At the same time, it is worth orienting at a level above 100 € and even 120 € for two per day. Unless, of course, you are not going to subsequently write a dissatisfied review that “the hotel was not very good.”
If you do not insist on staying within walking distance of the Roman Forum or at least the Vatican Museums, then we recommend paying attention to Luna Rossa Roma Guest House. Located in Portuense, outside the tourist area, but with a number of undeniable advantages.
For example, the guest house itself organizes the delivery of guests from the airport free of charge. And to get to a major transport hub, Trastevere station, by foot you have to spend only 2-3 minutes.
Staying in this place you won’t have problems with noise. As well as food – there are plenty of restaurants nearby where you can taste the most delicious Italian cuisine for a reasonable price!
You can rent in Portuense and entire apartments. Moreover, if you have the appropriate level of Booking Genius, – with a solid discount. For example, for a Castel Bolognese apartment of 45 m2, a couple of travelers will pay even less than 120 € per day.
Magenta Superior Del Grande 51, which is located in an authentic and fairly quiet area of Trastevere, looks like a very good solution to the issue of accommodation. But, despite this, it sets tolerable prices. By the way, a nice bonus awaits guests and here – a free taxi from the airport.
Keep in mind that the city tourist tax must be added to the cost of accommodation. In Rome in 2023 a tax ranges from 3-7 € per person per night, depending on the star rating of the hotel.
It is quite natural that in June you shouldn’t count to save the money on tours in Rome. However, due to the high competition, they are still not too expensive.
For example, a 3-hour guided tour of the Colosseum, as well as the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, will cost 30 € per person. And a excursion of the Vatican with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel costs less than 50 €.
What to Do
This question should be categorized as rhetorical – citizens going to the “Eternal City” usually know what they should visit in Rome in 2-3 days. Well, or in 5-7 – it all depends on priorities!
You just need to work out a detailed route of travel in advance and include only places that are interesting to you personally. Again, you need to take into account the fact that Rome sees a lot of tourists in June.
Able to get up very early and (or) not afraid of incredible pandemonium? Then, of course, you will see the main treasures of the Italian capital, such as the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums.
Tickets for the latter, by the way, should be booked in advance, two weeks or even a month before the trip. Time slots for visiting the Galleria Borghese, an extremely popular Roman attraction among tourists, are running out just as quickly.
For our part, we especially recommend visiting the Roman Forum and the ancient Appian Way, pleasantly shaded by huge pine trees. As well as the giant Baths of Caracalla.
Be sure to climb up Capitol Hill – best in the late afternoon. Enter the amazingly beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, enjoy the views of the city from the steps of the Cordonata staircase, which was designed by the great Michelangelo.
Where to Go
There are many interesting things to see in the vicinity of Rome. For example, pay attention to the summer residence of the Pope in the town of Castel Gandolfo.
Moreover, the settlement on the shores of Lake Albano is a miracle in itself, how good it is. And if you take into account the possibility of seeing the residence of the pontiff, which was previously closed to the public, it becomes obvious that you definitely need to go there.
Rarely does a traveler with the means miss the chance to visit the town of Tivoli. And see there both the villa of Emperor Hadrian and the magnificent gardens in the estate of the Dukes d’Este.
Travelers exploring the capital of Italy in the summer should remember that it is located very close to the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. And if you wish, you can get from the center of Rome to the beach in just an hour.
Most locals and tourists on weekends and weekdays go to relax in the town of Lido di Ostia. Which, as a result, becomes too busy and noisy in the summer months.
People looking for more privacy should pay attention to seaside resorts like Anzio and Nettuno. Or – if you can afford it – even Terracina. It was in demand for recreation since the days of Ancient Rome – many patricians built villas for themselves there.