Things to Do in Rome in June

This post lists some of the best things to do in Rome in June, updated for 2020. We include free events, family-friendly activities and things to do at night.

If you need more ideas, check out our comprehensive post on things to do in Rome any time of the year. Read more »

Piazza Navona

What to See at Piazza Navona

In this post, we will provide a list of different things you can see and experience at Piazza Navona, as well as a brief history and tips to plan your visit. 

 

 


Overview

What was once the open space of a stadium has since been transformed into a public square.

Built in 1 AD, the Stadium of Domitian was once known as a “Circus Agonalis,” or a competition arena where various athletic contests were performed. It was Rome’s first permanent venue for competitive athletics. Read more »

Things to Do in Rome with Kids

Things to Do with Kids in Rome

In this post, we will provide a selection of great activities you can safely enjoy in Rome with your kids, including free things to do and fun nighttime activities.  Read more »

What is the weather like in Rome during June?

Weather in Rome during June is generally dry but with some increase in humidity levels. The days are generally warm, with some occasional hot days, and evenings comfortable.


HOW WARM OR COLD WILL IT BE?

Daytime high temperatures in early June will generally be around 24-25 C (in the mid to upper 70s F), warming to 27-29 C (into the low 80s F) by the end of the month. A few of the warmer afternoons can see temperatures reaching about 31 C (near 90 F). 

Average Temperatures in Rome in June

 

Late night and early morning low temperatures will tend to be around 13-15 C (in the mid to upper 50s F) warming to 16-17 C (the low 60s F) near the end of the month.

A few of the cooler mornings, especially early in the month, can dip to about 11 C (the low 50s F). 

 


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HOW MUCH RAIN OR SUN? 

There will be about 22-23 days in June with sunny or at least partly sunny skies, making this a great time to visit Rome’s many attractions. There is ample daylight throughout this month, averaging a little over 15 hours daily.

Weather Calendar Rome june

 

Only about 2-3 days in June will record at least 1 mm (0.04 inches) of rain. Rainfalls of 10 mm (0.4 inches) or more occur only about once every other year.

About half of the days in June, however, will be humid with about 5 of these being considered “muggy”.

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN ROME DURING JUNE

With warmer and drier weather in June, be sure to pack lighter! We’ve listed some essentials to pack below:

1. Light Tops

Cotton and linen tops are great to pack. They take up little space in your luggage and are comfortable and breathable as you spend these warmer days in Rome. Consider these button-up cotton shirts from Runcati. They look nice and will keep you comfortable. 

cottontop

Pair with shorts and you’ll be comfortable all day! 

2. Cardigan

For chilly nights and early mornings, you’ll want a comfortable sweater.  We like a great cardigan that can go from day to night. Consider one like this one by Grace Karin. Easy to layer and keeps you warm!

cardigan

3. Hat

With warm days, be sure to pack sunglasses and sunscreen! We also recommend packing a hat to protect your face. Baseball caps, sun hats, all are great for keeping the sun out of your face while walking around Rome in June. 

 


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THINGS TO DO IN ROME IN JUNE 

All times of the year, Rome has so much to do from visiting the Vatican, going on a food tour, and going to a football game.

Here is a top 10 list of things to do in Rome this month. For more details, visit the full post

 

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If you’re looking to maximize your time and money spent in Rome, you should consider utilizing an attraction discount pass

 


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What is the weather like in Rome during April?

The month of April in Rome is a month that feels like spring with generally chilly evenings and mornings but with more comfortable afternoons, especially during the second half of the month.


HOW WARM OR COLD WILL IT BE?

Daytime high temperatures tend to be 16 C-17 C (in the lower 60s F) early in the month warming into the mid to 19 C-21 C (upper 60s F) near the end of the month. 

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially near the end of the month, can reach up to 21 C-22 C (the low-70s F).

Average Temperatures in Rome in April

 

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be around 7 C-8 C (the mid-40s F) early in April warming to near 9 C-10 C (50 F) towards the end of the month. 

A few of the colder mornings, however, can dip down to near 4 C-5 C (40 F) early in the month. 

 


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HOW MUCH RAIN OR SUN? 

About 16-17 days this month will be sunny or at least partly sunny. 

Weather Calendar Rome April

 

About 7 days this month will record at least 1mm (.04 inches) of rain. However, only 1-2 days will record rainfalls of 10 mm (0.4 inches) or more. 

 

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN ROME DURING APRIL

Weather in Rome during April is more spring-like but can still have a few chilly days. Spring attire includes long skirts, long pants, or and jeans. We’ve listed some essentials to pack below:

1. Windbreaker

There will be a number of warmer days in April, so you will need cotton shirts with a light jacket or windbreaker for those days. Consider this windbreaker from Columbia. They’re light and easy to pack. 

windbreaker

2. Umbrella

There won’t be a lot of rain in April, but you don’t want to be unprepared in case you are out on those days. We recommend packing a travel umbrella like these from Rain-Mate. They come in a variety of colors and are easy to pack and easy to carry around! 

3. Sweaters

For chilly nights and early mornings, you’ll want a comfortable sweater.  Pack a few for variety. They’re great for layering!

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THINGS TO DO IN ROME IN APRIL 

All times of the year, Rome has so much to do from visiting the Vatican, going on a food tour, and going to a football game.

Here is a top 10 list of things to do in Rome this month. For more details, visit the full post

 

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If you’re looking to maximize your time and money spent in Rome, you should consider utilizing an attraction discount pass

 


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What is the weather like in Rome during May?

Springtime in Rome features drier weather, warmer temperatures, and more sunshine. Get ready for some beautiful walking weather!


HOW WARM OR COLD WILL IT BE?

Daily high temperatures tend to be near 20-21 C (70 F) early in the month, warming to 23-25 C (the mid to upper 70s F) near the end of the month.  A few of the afternoons can warm up into the low to mid 27-29 C (around the 80s F). 

Late nights and early mornings in May tend to be on the cool side but afternoons and early evenings will be comfortable to occasionally warm.

Average Temperatures in Rome in May

 

Daily low temperatures gradually increase during the month from near about 10 C (50 F) early in the month to 13 -14 C (the mid-50s F) near the end of the month. A few of the colder mornings, early in the month, can dip down to around 6 C-7 C (into the mid-40s F).

 


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HOW MUCH RAIN OR SUN? 

You can expect about 17-20 days during May to be sunny or at least partly sunny. Daylight continues to increase this month from just over 14 hours on May 1st to about 15 hours by the 31st.

About 4-5 days will experience at least 1 mm (0.04 inches) of rain but only about 1 day will receive 10 mm (0.4 inches) or more of rain.

 

Weather Calendar Rome May

 

Humidity levels tend to be comfortable this month. About 4-5 days will likely be a bit humid, especially during the last half of the month.

Light to gentle breezes at 6-19 kph (4-12 mph) prevail this month in Rome but can occasionally be moderate at 20-28 kph (13-18 mph) with higher gusts.


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WHAT TO WEAR IN ROME DURING MAY

Spring weather prevails in Rome this month with generally comfortable temperatures. There will be a couple of chilly nights contrasted by several warm afternoons. We’ve listed some essentials to pack below:

1. Long Pants 

Long pants, jeans, and skirts are recommended this month. Try to get light, cotton bottoms since the days are warming up. Capris are a great option, like these from Lee

capripants

 

2. Light Jacket

With the weather warming, you will want a jacket that is light enough for the day but won’t keep you chilly in the evening. 

Layer over a sweater and light, cotton tops, depending on what part of the day you’re going out.

3. Sunwear

With more sunlight this month, we recommend packing sun gear. Be sure to have sunscreen on hand and pack sunglasses, like UV blocking sunglasses by KALIYADI, which do stylish frames for both men and women. 


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THINGS TO DO IN ROME IN MAY 

All times of the year, Rome has so much to do from visiting the Vatican, going on a food tour, visiting the Trevi Fountain, and going to a football game.

Here is a top 10 list of things to do in Rome this month. For more details, visit the full post

 

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If you’re looking to maximize your time and money spent in Rome, you should consider utilizing an attraction discount pass

 


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What is the weather like in Rome during March?

Spring begins during March in Rome with milder temperatures and ample sunshine to allow you to get outside and explore the city.


HOW WARM OR COLD WILL IT BE?

Afternoon high temperatures in March tend to be around 14-15 C (in the mid to upper 50s F) early in the month, warming to 16-17 C (the lower 60s F) by the end of the month. 

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially near the end of the month could reach 20-21 C (the upper 60s F). 

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be near 4-5 C (40 F) early in the month, warming to 6-7 C (the mid-40s F) by the end of the month. 

Average Temperatures in Rome in March

 

A few of the colder mornings can still dip down to 0 to -1 C ( the lower 30s F). You should expect 1 or 2 days early in the month that are freezing (0 C/32 F) or below.

 


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HOW MUCH RAIN OR SUN? 

About 17-18 days will be sunny or at least partly sunny. Daylight increases significantly this month from about 11.2 hours on the 1st to about 12.6 hours by the 31st. 

About 13-14 days will be mostly cloudy.  Some rain occurs on 7-8 days this month with 2 days, on average, recording 10 mm (.04 inches) or more. About 24 days this month will record some fog.

 

Weather Calendar Rome March

 

Wind speeds are mostly light averaging 8-18 kph (5-11 mph) but can reach a moderate 21-24 kph (13-15 mph) with higher gusts.


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WHAT TO WEAR IN ROME DURING MARCH

Weather in Rome during March is more spring-like but can still have a few colder days. A mix of spring and winter attire is suggested. We’ve listed some essentials to pack below:

1. Long Bottoms

Long pants, jeans, and skirts are recommended this month. These pants from Goodthreads are fashionable and great for keeping warm and comfortable in. 

menpants

2. Umbrella

You don’t want to be caught unprepared for rainy weather. We suggest packing a compact travel umbrella like these from Rain-Mate. They come in a variety of colors and are easy to pack and easy to carry around! 

3. Sweaters

We recommend a medium-weight jacket for colder days and evenings. Pairing them with a comfortable sweater will help you layer to your comfort level. sweater


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THINGS TO DO IN ROME IN MARCH 

All times of the year, Rome has so much to do from visiting the Vatican, going on a food tour, visiting the Trevi Fountain, and going to a football game.

Here is a top 10 list of things to do in Rome this month. For more details, visit the full post

 

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If you’re looking to maximize your time and money spent in Rome, you should consider utilizing an attraction discount pass

 


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Colosseum Underground Tours

Colosseum Underground Tours

This post covers the best tours which include a visit to the underground area beneath the Colosseum. We also provide details about the official tour and night tours which include access to the underground.

 

 


OVERVIEW

The underground of the Colosseum is where slaves and animals were stored, including gladiators. These dungeons are full of history that you can learn about on a tour of the site.

Access to the Colosseum underground is only available via tours, which means you will need a tour guide to join you while you’re visiting this area of the landmark.

In addition to the old dungeons, each of these services also includes a tour of the rest of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill as well. Some companies also provide access to the arena floor or Belvedere.

 

Colosseum underground

 

If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, there are also some Colosseum underground tours available at night.

The standard Colosseum tour which includes underground access is around €100-€120 depending on which company you choose and runs for about 3 ½ hours.

After a daytime tour, you can take your time to look around the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own leisure. This isn’t possible during the night tours.

The night tours are a bit cheaper at €65-€85 per ticket, but it’s also shorter at only 2 ½ hours in length.


TOP 3 GUIDED TOURS

The following section will cover our pick for the three best guided tours of the Colosseum underground. 

These outings provide special skip-the-line access to the landmark and they are often more readily available than the official guided tour.

It’s also worth noting that these tours cover both the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, but the official tour only includes admission to these sites and does not provide a guided experience of either location.

Needless to say, there are several great reasons to consider one of the following Colosseum underground tours, but we will also include information about the official guided tour below.


The Roman Guy

Access to the underground sells out quickly, but The Roman Guy always gets admission thanks to their status as approved tour guides.

During this Colosseum underground tour, you’ll visit the dungeons and the arena floor as well as both Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.

 

 

While discovering each of these sites, you’ll also have an opportunity to see landmarks such as the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, the Stadium of Domitian, Julius Caesar’s Temple and much more.

Once you’re done with the tour, you’ll have an opportunity to explore both the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace.

  • €113.95/Adults | €83.95/Youth | €34.95/Children
  • Maximum of 24 guests.
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours
  • Availability: Daily
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

City Wonders

Much like their competitors, this company also offers skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, admission to the underground dungeons and the arena floor, as well as a tour of both the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

 

 

While on this tour you’ll have the chance to learn all about what life was like during the age of gladiatorial combat, and you’ll also discover more about Roman history dating back thousands of years.

Don’t forget that even after the tour ends, you’ll still have a chance to wander around the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

  • €109 adult | €99 child 4-14 | 0-3 are free
  • Maximum 25 participants
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours
  • Daily tours in English 08:20, 09:00, 13:00, and other times by season.
  • More information or to book.

City Wonders is one of the larger walking tour companies in Rome. This tour covers the Colosseum, the Forum, and Palatine Hill.


Roma Experience

As with their competition, this tour will also include access to the arena floor, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. 

While touring these locations, you’ll see the first and second rings of the Colosseum.

 

 

Ticket prices will vary depending on group size, with admission to smaller groups carrying a slightly higher price. If you want to avoid large groups, this is an excellent opportunity.

In addition to the tour, you can also visit both the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill afterward at your leisure.

24-Person Tour

  • €99 adult | €89 student | €79 child 4-14 | €29 infant 0-3
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours
  • Most Days @ 08:30 
  • More information.

12-Person Tour

  • €119 adult | €109 student | €99 child 4-14 | €29 infant 0-3
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours
  • Most Days @ 08:30 
  • More information.

There are too many to list in this post so check here for even more Colosseum underground tour options.

 


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OFFICIAL COLOSSEUM UNDERGROUND TOUR

Another option is to take the Colosseum’s official tour which is far less expensive than private companies’ tours. 

Note that this tour sells out very quickly so try to purchase the tour least 2-3 weeks in advance to make sure that you can take the tour when you want.

While the price is lower, the official underground Colosseum tour is only 1 – 1 ½ hours in length, which means that the private company tours are longer, more in-depth tours.

However,  if you’re looking for the quickest tour possible which includes underground access, this is an excellent option.

 

Colosseum underground Tunnel

 

There is also an official underground tour which includes access to the Belvedere as well. This is the third level of the Colosseum and it provides fantastic views of the historic landmark.

Each official underground tour is available in English, Spanish and Italian, while private companies typically only offer tours in English. If you’re looking for other language options, the official tour may be a better choice.

Don’t forget that just like all the other daytime options, the official guided tours will also give you access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for the rest of the day after your tour.

Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour + Belvedere

Tickets Only

You can also get tickets with access to the Colosseum underground without taking the official tour. 

However, this area is only available to visitors with a licensed tour guide, so you’ll still need to pay for a guide to show you around.

Colosseum Underground Tickets

 


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COLOSSEUM UNDERGROUND NIGHT TOUR

In addition to the tours available during the day, some companies also offer Colosseum night tours which include access to the underground and other areas.

As we detailed in our overview, these tours offer a unique opportunity to see this historic landmark after dark, but they are a bit shorter than the typical daytime tour.

 

 

Keep in mind that night tours make it impossible to see the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill after your tour, which you can do during the day.

Despite these factors, it’s worth noting that these services are a bit cheaper than the other options in this post, so in addition to seeing the Colosseum after dark, you’ll also save a bit of money!

If you’re curious about all the nighttime tours available which include the underground area, see our post on which Colosseum tours are best.

 


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What is the weather like in Rome during December?

Rome during December tents to be cold with chilly afternoons and very cold nights. Bundle up!


HOW WARM OR COLD WILL IT BE?

Early in December, daytime high temperatures in Rome tend to be around 13-14 C (in the mid to upper 50s F) falling to about 12 C (the mid to low 50s F) by New Year’s Eve. A few of the warmer afternoons, especially early in the month, can reach up into 17-18 C (the mid-60s F). 

Average Temperatures in rome in December(1)

 

Late night and early morning temperatures tend to be around 5-6 C (in the lower 40s F) early in the month, falling to 3-4 C (the upper 30s F) by the end of the month.  A few of the colder mornings during the last half of the month can dip down to about -1 C (near 30 F).

On average, about 3 mornings this month will dip to freezing (0 C/32 F) or less. 


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HOW MUCH RAIN OR SUN? 

Rome during December has 16-17 days with sunny or partly sunny skies. Daylight hours average a little over 9 hours throughout the month. 

About 14-15 days will be mostly cloudy with 8-9 days recording at least 1 mm (.04 inches) of rain. 

Weather Calendar Rome December(1)

 

Snow is rare in Rome but there have been occasional snowfalls, mostly during the months of January and February. The last snowfall occurred in February 2018.

The wind tends to be mostly light to occasionally moderate this month.


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WHAT TO WEAR IN ROME DURING JANUARY

December transitions from autumn to winter so it would be best to be prepared for both types of weather. Bring clothes that suit both mild to cold weather. We’ve listed some essentials to pack below:

1. Layers

It is best to dress in layers. A couple of sweaters and at least one warm jacket or coat are recommended.  A jacket like this one from Columbia will keep you warm and is waterproof in case you’re out on a rainy day.  

Columbia jacket

2. Comfortable Footwear 

You’ll want comfortable shoes and cozy socks to keep warm as you explore Rome in January. Wool socks will keep you warm and comfortable. 

womens wool socks

3. Umbrella

For rainy days, be sure to pack an umbrella. Compact travel umbrellas like these from LANBRELLA are easy to pack and carry around as you explore Rome. 


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THINGS TO DO IN ROME IN JANUARY 

All times of the year, Rome has so much to do from visiting the Vatican, going on a food tour, and going to a sporting event.

Here is a top 10 list of things to do in Rome this month. For more details, visit the full post

 

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If you’re looking to maximize your time and money spent in Rome, you should consider utilizing an attraction discount pass


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Fred Pickhardt
Ocean Weather Services