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Visiting Rome In June – The Definitive Guide

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Considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, it is no surprise that there’s poignant history and art in every nook and corner of Rome. Whether it is ancient sculptures or sprawling museums, Rome is a delight for art enthusiasts. Its astonishing architecture and ruins make it one of the most sought after holiday destinations in Europe, and especially in June when the city is home to some of the most exciting outdoor events. Make the most of your trip during its peak season, with lovely al-fresco cafes and extravagant celebrations taking place around the city every now and then.

What Makes Rome in June Special?


Rome in June

With the high season marking its onset in June, Rome is busy and bustling in the summer. Beginning with the Roman Republic Day on June 2, there are several other festivals taking place throughout the month. The Rose Garden, which is open to the visitors during the months of May and June, attracts visitors from around to world for a glimpse of the vibrant flowers. Corpus Domini, which takes place 60 days after Easter, is yet another religious festival that is celebrated with pomp and fervour in Rome. There are also various music festivals, including Rock in Roma, an annual rock music festival that brings headlining artists on stage at venues across the city. Caracalla Baths, a major historical landmark in Rome, holds two outdoor cultural concerts every year in summer which is something you shouldn’t miss out on!

Rome Weather in June


With plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies, Rome in June allows you to enjoy 13 hours of daylight throughout the day. With the temperature often ranging between 20°C to 29°C, this is the ideal time to take a dip in the ocean and bask on the beaches.

Rome in June: Things to do


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Vatican City - Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

Rome in June - Vatican Museum


A trip to Rome is incomplete without visiting its awe-inspiring works of art. Pick a guided tour across Rome that will allow you to go through some of its famous museums and the Vatican City. You can opt between a self-guided tour or one with a tour guide based on your preference.

June Timings
Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Monday to Saturday: 9 am-6 pm
St. Peter’s Basilica: 7 am-6:30 pm every day.

Location

Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM,
Italy
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Roman Catacombs

Rome in June - Roman Catacombs


Discover the ancient, eerie catacombs underneath Rome’s romantic facade. Considered as one of the most well-preserved catacombs that date back 150 years before Christianity, you can explore Rome’s layers with a skilled tour guide.

June Timings
9 am-12 pm, 2 am-5 pm, The closing day for each of 5 catacombs open to public differs, refer here

Location

Via Salaria, 430, 00199 Roma RM,
Italy
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Ancient Rome - Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum

Rome in June - Colosseum


If you’re short on time, explore the iconic Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum with a skilled tour guide. Avail several benefits, including skip-the-line and VIP access at several places throughout the tour and make the most of your holiday in Rome.

June Timings
Colosseum opening hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Palatine Hill opening hours: 8:30 am-7 pm
Roman Forum opening hours: 9 am-7 pm.

Location

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184, Rome,
Italy
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Borghese Palace & Villa Borghese

Rome in June - Borghese Gallery


Take in Rome’s exquisite beauty through Rome’s greatest museum and its lush gardens at Borghese Palace & Villa. Home to some of the most aesthetic artworks by legends, this is a must-visit for art lovers and enthusiasts.

June Timings
Tuesday – Sunday: 8:30 am–7:30 pm
Monday: Closed

Location

Viale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM,
Italy
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Food Tours in Rome

Rome in June - Trastavere


The city of love also offers some of the best culinary tourism experiences. Explore the taste of Rome, and maybe even get your hands a bit floury! From Wine tours to Pizza and Pasta making sessions, Rome has it all!.

June Timings
Depends on the experience chosen

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Navona Square

rome in June - Vineyard Estate Tour


There’s nothing more beautiful in Rome than the Piazza Navona, also known in English as Navona Square. The piazza flaunts Bernini sculptures, elaborate fountains, a magnificent church, colourful casts of street artists, quaint cafes and lots of open space, bathing in sunshine and brimming with tourists. Like they say, Piazza Navona Rome is where the liveliness of Roman life is explicitly tangible.

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Day Trip to Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius

Rome in June - Day Trip to Pompeii


Explore the archaeological site of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano with a day-long guided tour. Visit the UNESCO-listed site with a guide to know more about its legends and countless stories. Considered as one of the most dangerous volcanoes even today, this is a thrilling day-long escape from the mundane.

June Timings
Daily at 7:30 am-8 pm

Location

80045 Metropolitan City of Naples,
Italy
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Rome By Night

Rome in June - Rome at Night


Tour the city of romance in the dark with a local guide, who will acquaint you to its legends, mysteries, and ancient beauty. Traverse across the city that is illuminated in gold, and uncover its various stories with an intimate group of 20 people.

June Timings
Daily at 9:15 pm

Location

S. Andrea della Valle Church, Rome
Italy
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Angels & Demons Tour

Rome in June - Angels & Demons tour


Dan Brown and fans of literary art can rejoice, as you can embark on a unique Angels & Demons tour. Retrace the footsteps of the famous and fictional Harvard symbologist to uncover secrets of Rome. Know more about the famous sculptures and scripts during the course of the tour!

June Timings
Tue & Fri at 9 am

Location

Piazza del Popolo, Rome
Italy
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Rome in June: Events to look out for


Rome in June events

Republic Day

June 2
Celebrated on 2nd June, the Italian Republic Day is a national holiday in Rome, and is often commemorated with fireworks and a parade. On this day, the President lays a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier of World War I.

Rome in June events

Corpus Christi

June 16
The feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated on June 16th, and is followed up with a procession of flowers at 6 pm. The festival is celebrated with a flower petal carpet along with a mass and procession during the day, presided over by the Pope himself.

Rome in June events

Feast of St. John

June 24
Celebrated on June 24, the celebration for Feast of Saint John takes place in the piazza in front of the San Giovanni church of Laterano. A traditional meal on the day includes a suckling pig and snails! Apart from that, one can enjoy fireworks and concerts as well.

Rome in June events

Saints Peter and Paul Day

June 29
On June 29th, Rome celebrates two of the most important saints of Catholicism. The day involves celebrating with special masses and infiorata, a massive collection of flowers that displays 1 million types in artful designs. The celebration often ends with a dazzling firework show near Castel Sant'Angelo.

Rome in June events

Rock in Roma

June 10 - September 11
A rock-music event that takes place every year, Rock in Roma brings various headlining artists like Deep Purple, Cigarettes After Sex, The Chemical Brothers, Herbie Hancock, and many more! It began in 2002 and this year, the festival that is scheduled to take place across multiple days from June 10th onward.

Rome in June events

Lungo il Tevere

June 3 - September 2
Also known as ‘Along the Tiber’, Lungo il Tevere is a summer festival that begins on June 3rd. It includes several pop-up shops, art and craft vendors, and food stalls. Held on the west side of the river, the event also hosts rides for children and live music along with various shopping stalls.

Rome in June: 5-day Itinerary


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5 Days In Rome Itinerary

Day
1
Morning
Roman Colosseum Tour
Colosseum

€21

Afternoon
Roman Forum Palatine Hill
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

€21

Late Evening
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

Free Entry

Day
2
Morning
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Necropolis

€13.65

Noon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

Afternoon
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

€5

Day
3
Morning
Borghese Gallery
Borghese Gallery

€59

Afternoon
Roman Catacombs
Roman Catacombs

€74

Late Evening
Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

€10

Day
4
Day Trip Option #1
Rome to Naples
Rome to Naples

€131

Day Trip Option #2
Rome to Pompeii
Rome to Pompeii

€139

Day Trip Option #3
Rome to Amalfi Coast
Rome to Amalfi Coast

€179

Day
5
Morning
Trastevere
Trastevere

Afternoon
Roman Ghetto
Roman Ghetto

Evening
Appian Way
Appian Way

Rome in June: Seasonal Delicacies


Rome in June
Cacio e Pepe

Considered as one of the most iconic Roman dishes, Cacio e Pepe is a commonly available pasta dish in Rome. ‘Cacio’, which is another word for Pecorino Romano, a variant of salty, aged sheep’s milk cheese is added to pasta with ‘pepe’ or black pepper. You can find Cacio e Pepe at Felice a Testaccio.

Rome in June
Gelato

What would be a good meal in Rome without some gelato? With a plethora of gelateria selling varieties of flavoured scoops, several locals, as well as tourists, find themselves enjoying the frozen treat. Pick and choose from many classic, fruity, and customized flavours on the go from Fior Di Luna.

Rome in June
Allesso di Bollito

The traditional Allesso di Bollito is one of the many beef dishes that is served with bread drenched in beef’s savoury juice. One of the most popular fast-food items in Italy, this delicious classic once faced extinction but has now been revived across the city. Grab one at Mordi e Vai.

Rome in June
Carbonara

Yet another sought-after pasta dish, carbonara is cooked with spaghetti, rigatoni, guanciale or pancetta. Generally, a whole egg or egg yolk is added to this to make it thick and creamy. It is topped with black pepper and served as a non-scrambled dish. You can taste traditional carbonara at La Carbonara.

Rome in June
Maritozzi

A special type of sweet bun, it is enjoyed by both young and old in Rome since centuries. While it is typically eaten for breakfast, today people relish the treat, which has undergone several changes, all through the day. Enjoy the decadent sweet buns at Il Maritozzaro.

Rome June Essentials


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Rome Weather in June

June is an ideal time to visit Rome as the weather borders between pleasant and sunny. While the beginning of the month is more like spring, towards the end it may get warmer. The average day temperature in Rome may range around 22 degrees to 24 degrees. Lounging around the beach in this weather is a great idea!

Where to Stay in Rome during June

Quite a number of accommodation choices are available in Rome depending on the traveller you are. Here are some of our recommendations:

What to Pack for Visiting Rome in June

With the weather almost pleasant to sunny, carrying light summery clothes is ideal in June. A light cotton scarf is recommended to help you cover yourself from the heat during the afternoon. Carry a bottle of sunblock and swimwear if you prefer a little siesta at the beach every now and then.

Getting Around Rome in June

Public transport in Rome is convenient and easy to understand. With facilities such as Metro, Bus, Tram, Urban Railway and Taxis, the public transport system in Rome is also very user-friendly. While it isn’t always reliable, its cost-effectiveness makes it a great option to choose from. Metro is often busy but is an economic option to choose if you’re on a budget. Taxis, on the other hand, are comfortable, but they can get expensive. Running throughout the day, trams in Rome have the largest network in Italy. Rome has six active tram lines that leave every five to ten minutes.

Tips for Visiting Rome in June


  • Carrying shorts is a great idea, however, make sure you carry trousers for religious places.
  • Expect sudden showers in Rome during June, so don’t forget to carry your umbrella!
  • Booking tickets online will help you keep away from long queues during the high season.
  • Avoid picking gelatos that are unusually bright coloured, as there are chances they may be fake.
  • A lot of public places are shut on Mondays, so plan your trip wisely.

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FAQs


How is the weather in Rome in June?

The weather in Rome is pleasant in the month of June, with the average temperature rarely falling below 20°C. It’s the perfect time to take a trip to the western coast for a good swim!

What do I wear in Rome in June?

Carry light cotton pants/shorts and cotton t-shirts/tank tops. You can also carry a thin cardigan for the evenings. Don't forget to carry your sunglasses and sunscreen!

What are the best places to stay in Rome?

The best places to stay in Rome are Piazza Navona, Trastevere, Testaccio, Esquilino, Prati and Monti.

What is the cheapest mode of transportation in Rome?

Buses, subway, trains, trams and light rail are all cheap way to travel within Rome. You can access these services with a transport card.

What are the special events in Rome in June?

Apart from the concerts, exciting night life and the Summerfests, the festivals in June include the Festa della Repubblica and the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul.