Coming to Rome in June? It is still mostly a spring month so the weather is gorgeous! Warm but not too hot, with long sunny days and little rain. June is a great time to be in Rome!
Here's what you need to know:
At the beginning of June, we are still in spring-mode: the days are warm, and Rome is full of flowers.
But we can have some temperature swings, and rainy days, and cool evenings.
By the end of June, summer weather is here and you can count on long, warm sunny days and comfortable evenings with only a touch of breeze.
During the day it's in the high 20s C / high (low 80s F), and in the evenings, it's in the high teens C / high 60s F.
Rome in June is perfect sightseeing weather, but it isn't always quite as warm as you might expect, especially at the start of the month.
So, as well as bringing a good selection of lighter clothing, like cotton t-shirts, light pants, maxi/midi dresses or skirts, you'll want some slightly heavier options as well. Think a cardigan or light jacket and definitely a scarf or two, so that you can put these on to stay comfortable when it's cooler.
Take a look at my page all about what to pack for Rome in June for specific recommendations, suggestions on what to wear in Rome in June and more!
For more packing tips, and a downloadable packing list, visit my page about what to pack for Rome, and don't forget to check out my Amazon page for all my shopping recommendations!
Disclosure: If you make a purchase through a link on this page, I may receive a small commission - at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my site!
Visit my dedicated pages about what to pack for Rome for every spring month:
For sight-seeing in June in Rome, here is the ideal way to dress:
In June in Rome, the evenings are pleasant and it's nice to eat outside.
June, especially late June, is shorts and tank-top weather, but you won't find (most) Romans dressing like this in the city (although they do at the beach.) You may find some Roman teenagers wearing short shorts, but they are used to tourists doing it, so if you want to, go right ahead.
Just remember, if you plan to visit any churches or other Christian site, especially the Vatican, you will not be allowed in with bare knees or shoulders. Always carry a scarf or light sweater just in case you find yourself wanting to pop into a church (which is one good way to keep cool if it's a hot day!)
June is one of those months when everyone wants to come to Rome. A lot of people are out of school, and it's high travel season all around Europe.
June days are long and sunny and pleasant, and not too hot, so it's very appealing to be in Rome now.
And, you can combine your visit to Rome with a visit to the seaside, which makes having Rome as your home base even more attractive.
Yes, June in Rome is typically very crowded.
And try to get off the beaten path to avoid the crowds if you can.
The markets are full of fruits and vegetables and bursting with color.
In June, you can still get some spring fruits and veggies like beans, asparagus and strawberries.
And you start seeing some of the fruits that will be more abundant in summer, like peaches and figs. But June is definitely a time to start indulging in tomatoes, apricots, and cherries.
Around this time of year, I start seeing one of my favorite summer peasanty Rome dishes, pomodoro al riso, which is just tomatoes stuffed with white rice, and cooked with potatoes. It is just oh so homey and oh so yummy. Bring on the starch!
Another summer favorite are zucchini flowers, fiori di zucca. These are something you now find all year in Rome, but they are at their best in summer.
And my favorite way to have them is Roman-style: stuffed with mozzarella and a little anchovy, lightly battered and fried. The dough should not light and crispy, and the mozzarella should stretch out and not be overly wet or crumbly.
My husband Alessandro (who is Roman and a fritto afficionado), and I do a lot of zucchini-flower taste-testing around Rome. Ahem.
Our favorite places to eat these are Roberto e Loretta (the best), Pizzeria Emma, Sforno, Piccolo Arancio and Pizzeria San Marco.
June is a great month to sight-see in Rome. The days are at their longest and we usually get very little rain.
Here are some specific dates to look out for and some suggestions for things to do.
In June, we have two important holiday dates: The Festa della Repubblica (June 2), and San Pietro e Paolo/Saints Peter and Paul (June 29).
June 2 is the anniversary of the day in 1946 that Italy abolished the Monarchy and became a republic.
June 29 is the feast day for Saints Peter and Paul, patron saints of Rome. This holiday is specific to Rome and you won't find it celebrated in other parts of Italy.
These dates should not affect tourist sites too much.
For more, visit my page about June events.
*This product is produced in, and dispatched from the United States. Please consider that delivery timeframes may fluctuate based on where you are in the world, particularly while COVID-related disruptions persist. Deliveries outside of the United States may be subject to custom or import fees, which Romewise bears no responsibility for - if you are unsure, please check with your national authorities before ordering.
For a list of current museum exhibitions, concerts, shows, festivals, and more, visit my page about current events in Rome in June.
Maybe it's your 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) time in Rome. Or you have more than 3 days here. Or you just want to see and do lots of fun things.
Besides the obvious must-see tourist attractions, there are lots of great things to see and do in Rome in June. Here are some ideas for your visit:
It starts to get hot in June, especially towards the end of the month.
This is a great time to head to Ostia Beach, just outside of Rome. It's definitely warm enough, and won't be as crowded now since it's not fully summer yet.
Want to save this to Pinterest? Pin it here!