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Packing for Rome in June

Packing for Rome in June? Wondering what to bring and what to wear when you visit Rome in June

arch of constantine in rome in juneRome in June is the start of the summer season, which means long, warm days and mild evenings. Read on to find out what to pack!

Find out what kind of weather to expect, how to dress, and what not to leave at home.

Packing for Rome in June - what to bring and how to dress

When thinking about packing for Rome in June, you'll want to remember that summer isn't quite here yet!

While there will be some warm, sunny days, it can be cooler than you might think, so whether you're visiting Rome in early June, mid-June or the end of June, I recommend bringing mostly lighter clothing, with some warmer cardigans and light jackets to layer up with.

On this page you'll find:

Dressing for the sun in Rome

The days are at their longest in June, so when it's sunny, it can feel very warm, especially towards the end of the month.

When the sun is strong, wearing looser cotton and linen clothing is ideal.

Think cotton t-shirts, midi skirts. or loose pants and don't forget to stay hydrated.

You can wear shorts if you like, although Romans don't tend to wear short shorts except at the beach.

Be prepared to cover up when visiting churches.

I would strongly recommend bringing a sun hat ready to protect you when walking around the city, as well as sunglasses and a reusable water bottle to fill up from Rome's water fountains.

When packing for Rome in June, I would also suggest bringing comfortable walking sandals or cotton tennis shoes.

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Packing for Rome in June - Essentials

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I walk around Rome a lot.

I love to walk everywhere when I can, because in Rome there is always something new to see.

I also love looking at things I know well, like the Colosseum, and seeing it in a new light, or finding a new detail.

I walk around Rome at many different times of day, throughout the year.

So believe me when I tell you, I know just how to dress in Rome year-round.

These are my personal recommendations for what to include when packing for Rome in June, many of which I own or use:

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With the warmer weather, a lot of visitors want to walk around Rome in shorts. While Romans won't dress this way, you can if you want to.

But if you are visiting any church (that includes the Vatican and Vatican Museums), or other Christian site, you cannot have bare knees. These hiking pants with removable leg are perfect for a quick change.



Cotton or linen lightweight pants are perfect for walking around Rome and being comfortable and staying cool in June.



As an alternative, especially when the weather is a bit cooler, you could also try these comfy hiking pants that come to just below the knee. I love the loose fit and lightweight, water-resistant material.

Plus, they cover your knees, so they're perfect for visiting churches and staying cool at the same time - ideal for including in your packing for Rome in June!



I say this on every page about what to wear in Rome, but it's because in Rome, you can never go wrong carrying a scarf with you, even in the warmer spring/summer months.

A light cotton scarf like this one can warm you up on a chilly evening, and can easily fit in your day bag ready for when you need to cover your bare shoulders to go into a church.



A longer skirt is another good way to be cool and comfortable while sight-seeing, but also appropriate for visiting any Christian sites like churches and catacombs.



When packing for Rome in June, a lightweight cotton summer dress with cap sleeves is a great way to travel comfortably that also allows you to visit churches or other sites where you need to have covered shoulders.



T-shirts are perfect for packing for Rome in June, since they are short-sleeved ready for warm weather, but still covering your shoulders. Plus, the cotton material makes for easy packing!



light cardigan is a good idea when traveling to Rome in June, and is easily packed in your luggage (or good to wear on the chilly airplane) as well as carrying in your bag or backpack while you walk around Rome.



Here is a light men's cardigan, which is versatile and perfect for the plane or a cool evening.

When packing for Rome in June, don't forget to also include the following items:

  • Sunblock/sunscreen (you can easily buy this here)
  • Sunglasses (you may want to shop for some while in Rome)

The perfect 3-day itinerary in Rome

Trying to figure out how to organize your visit to Rome? I've got the perfect 3-day itinerary for first-time visitors (or those who have not been here in a while.) It works for a 2.5 day visit as well.

In my 3-day itinerary, you'll see all the major must-see Rome attractions like the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Castel Sant'Angelo, and much more.

And if you have more time, or want suggestions for extra/other things to do, you'll find that there too.

Visit my page with the best 3-day itinerary in Rome for first-timers.


What to wear in Rome in early, mid, and late June

June is one of the best months of the year in Rome, with long warm days and lower humidity than July and August.

The temperature in Rome in June is pretty consistent, averaging around 75-77 Fahrenheit/24-25 Celsius during the day at the start of the month and around 55-59 Fahrenheit/13-15 Celsius during the night.

By the end of June, summer in Rome is getting started, with highs of 80-84 Fahrenheit/27-29 Celsius during the day, but the nights are still quite cool, averaging 60-62 Fahrenheit/16-17 Celsius.

Sunshine streaming through the oculus of the Pantheon in JunePacking for Rome in June? Come prepared for warm sunny days - look at the sun pouring through the roof of the Pantheon!

Whether you're packing for Rome in June for the beginning, middle or end of the month, you'll want to bring some good-quality basics, think hiking pants, maxi/midi length skirts and dresses, cotton or linen tops and lighter cardigans or pullovers for the evenings.

To be more specific:

Packing for Rome in early june

In early June, the weather in Rome is more spring-like, especially in the evenings, so think layers. Wearing lighter layers will make it easy to take off or add to your outfit depending on what you're doing, plus they are easy to bring with you during your days exploring Rome.

early june what to wearOn early June evenings like this one on the Appia Antica, it will start to feel cooler, so you'll want long pants and a light sweater or cardigan to stay warm

Packing a mix of options that go together, such as combining light cotton t-shirts with a light jacket and cotton scarf, will ensure you will be ready for anything!

Packing for Rome in Mid-june

The weather in Rome by mid-June is getting warmer, so lighter, comfortable clothing should definitely be on your packing list.

It still isn't properly hot yet, so if you go inside an underground site, visit churches or are walking around the city at night, it will feel cooler.

Bring a light sweater or cardigan with you that fits inside your day bag, ready for when you need it. 

And don't forget that scarf!

how to dress in rome in mid-juneHere in mid-June outside the Colosseum, you can see a mix of outfits, people are mostly wearing longer pants and t-shirts but you will see some visitors start to wear shorts!

It's generally around mid-June when I start to see some visitors wearing flip flops.

I cannot say this strongly enough: I would highly recommend NOT wearing flip flops to walk around Rome.

Between the heat and the cobblestones, they do not last long, and I've seen many tourists struggling.

If you prefer wearing sandals, bring hiking or other good-quality walking sandals that can withstand Rome's streets - trust me, you will be doing more walking than you might expect!

Packing for Rome in late june

By the end of June, the weather in Rome is really starting to feel hot as summer gets underway, so you will need to adjust your packing to make sure you stay cool during your trip.

how to dress in rome in late juneOutside the Pantheon at the end of June, you can see people enjoying the start of summer and dining outdoors

If you're packing for a trip to Rome in late June, bring lighter, cool clothing with you. A mix of t-shirts, relaxed pants or skirts/dresses and light cardigans is ideal.

If you want to wear shorts, go for it! Romans don't tend to wear shorts in the city, but if you want to, of course that is up to you. They are used to tourists doing it.

Be aware that if you plan to visit any churches or other Christian site, you will not be allowed in with bare knees or shoulders, so be sure to bring some appropriate clothing if you are want to go inside churches.

General Rome packing tips for any time of year

So what else do you need to consider when packing for Rome in June?

These are just a few of my personal recommendations for what is essential to pack for Rome, any time of year:



Sunglasses!


medications

Any medications you take, along with a list of these medications - I would recommend keeping these with you in your carry-on, rather than packing them in your checked luggage.


passport

Photocopies of your passport.



Plug converters for your dual-voltage appliances. Voltage in Italy is 220, and in the US and some other countries, it's 110. Most electronic devices (cameras, cell phones, laptops, electric shavers) default to dual voltage, but you will need a plug adapter as the plug shapes are different here. This universal adapter covers you in multiple locations if you travel to different parts of the world.



Carrying a well-stocked first-aid kit will ensure peace of mind when traveling. I always like having one with me when I travel, it’s very handy for when you need something quickly.



Travel insurance isn't something to pack but it is something not to forget!

I can't tell you the times our B&B guests had lost luggage that never arrived, had flights cancelled or delayed, or had documents/wallets pickpocketed. Double check what your credit card covers - chances are you are not covered for what you need when these things happen!

I've got lots more suggestions for what to bring when you visit Rome.

As well as the specific information here about packing for Rome in June, see my page about What to Pack for Rome where you can download a handy packing list, and visit my Amazon page for all my shopping recommendations!

What to wear in Rome in June

So how should you dress when you visit Rome in June?

My top tip for any time of year is to wear comfy shoes, as you'll most likely be doing a lot of walking.

Rule 1: Be Comfortable!

My number one rule for sightseeing in Rome, all year round: be comfortable.

This is most important for your feet.

It is crucial to wear good walking shoes with good quality socks, or good walking sandals.

Bringing shoes you have already broken in is essential, and don’t worry about looking like a tourist - that’s exactly what you are!

As Rome in June can be very warm, especially towards the end of the month, you might be tempted to wear light sandals or flip flops. But bear in mind that you will likely be doing a lot of walking and Rome's cobblestone streets are killer on your feet if you don't have sturdy enough shoes. 

When packing for Rome in June, I would recommend bringing some sturdy walking sandals or good cotton tennis shoes that give your feet enough support.

Rule 2: Dress in Layers

The next rule is: dress in layers.

While the weather in Rome in June is generally warm during the day, the evenings will feel cooler as the summer heat hasn't started to build yet. To make sure to stay warm, wear light layers that you can remove/put on easily according to whether you're out in the midday sun or eating dinner outside, such as cotton tops, light hiking pants, cardigans and maybe a jacket.

As part of your packing for Rome in June, I would also recommend bringing a backpack to wear as you walk around Rome, so you can have a place to put your layers if you take them off, along with your scarf or other cover-up items ready in case you need them to go inside a church or other site.

Bottom line, to sightsee comfortably in Rome in June, wear:

  • Light cotton pants or capri pants, or a longer maxi/midi skirt
  • T-shirt, polo, tank-top or other light cotton top
  • Cardigan or pullover in your bag
  • Cotton scarf for men and women in your bag
  • Don't forget your sunglasses and sunscreen!
  • Extremely comfortable shoes/sturdy walking sandals. I cannot stress this enough!

Unless you are planning on attending a special event, there is no need to bring dressy clothes to Rome.

When packing for Rome in June, it is fine to wear more casual clothes to eat out at many restaurants in Rome so you do not need to pack much, if any, evening-wear.

Find more information on what to expect when traveling to Rome in June here.

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