July in Rome brings lots of sun, warm to hot afternoons, but with comfortable nights. Although July is very dry, about 12 days this month will be considered humid.
Afternoon high temperatures generally range between 29 C and 31 C (85-88 F), however, 2-3 days during July can reach high temperatures of 32 C (90 F) or more.
The record high temperature in Rome during July is 41.1 C (106 F).
Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to range between 17-19 C (63-67 F), however, a few of the cooler mornings can dip down near 14-15 C (57- 58 F).
The record low temperature in Rome during July is 9.1 C (48.4 F).
Sun and Rain
During July, Rome experiences about 25 sunny, 2 partly sunny, and 4 mostly cloudy days.
Rain falls on only 1-2 days this month and, rainfalls of 10 mm (0.4 inches) or more occur only about once every 3-4 years.
The amount of daylight hours decreases gradually this month from about 15.2 hours on the 1st to just under 14.5 hours by the 31st.
The wind speeds during July are mostly light to gentle averaging 6-19 kph (4-12 mph).
Within about an hour of the city are several good beaches which can get a bit crowded on weekends during July.
Ocean temperatures usually range from 23 C to 25 C (74-77 F).
What to Wear in Rome During July?
July brings very warm temperatures so it will be best to dress light and airy. Cotton pants, summer dresses, shorts, tees, or other cotton tops work well.
There will be lots of sun so don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen, and a sun hat. Also bring sandals and some comfortable walking shoes.
If you plan to visit the Vatican, best to check their dress code first.
Things to Do in Rome During July
There will be plenty of sun to enjoy in Rome this month, making it an excellent time to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish walking tour.
You might also want to go for a walk around Villa Borghese, as there are a lot of beautiful trees and shade to enjoy in the summer.
If you end up on the northern end of the park, you might want to stop in at Bioparco di Roma or the Borghese Gallery.
This would also be a great time to enjoy a bike ride down Appian Way.
Don't forget to stop in at notable historic sites such as the Catacombs of St. Callixtus and St. Sebastian to get out of the sun for a bit.
If you're looking to avoid the summer heat as much as possible, keep in mind that the best time to see Trevi Fountain is after dark.
You'll find even more activities like this on our post covering things to do at night in Rome.
For even more ideas, check our post about things to do in Rome in July.