Essential Information About Rome in June
Weather in Rome during the months of June
- June is probably the first summer month for Rome, making it the most sought-after time for tourists to flock to the city.
- The temperature in Rome in June usually ranges between 23 to 25 degrees C during the day, with the lowest being at least 20 degrees C.
- With considerable humidity throughout the month, the beginning of the month may seem like spring for some tourists.
- Summer picks up by the end of the month, but evenings may seem pleasant with some mild possibilities of a breeze.
- Tourists may expect up to 13 hours of sunshine while in Rome in June.
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What to Pack for Rome in June
- Lighter clothing is suitable for those who want to visit Rome in June.
- Tourists are advised to carry a light scarf that they can use to cover shoulders while visiting churches of Rome in June.
- In case tourists are planning for some romantic things to do in Rome Italy in June, an elegant outfit will contribute more to the ambience.
- A mix of cardigans, skirts, t-shirts and relaxed pants can be an ideal go-to type of clothing.
- In case you are planning to do sightseeing, it is recommended to pack clothes with breathable fabrics like cotton or linen as they help you move around easily.
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Things to Do in Rome in June
- Known to top the list of every tourist who is looking for things to do in Rome in June, the Colosseum is an iconic arena that was built in 80 AD.
- It is one of the largest standings amphitheaters and has hosted multiple gladiator related events.
- The Colosseum's construction began in 72 AD by emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty, completed in 80 AD by his son Titus and is big enough to host more than 5000 spectators at a time.
- Since this is one of the most sought after tourist spots in Rome, it is recommended to book tickets well in advance before visiting.
Timings: 9am - 4:30pm
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Discover Vatican Museums
- The history of this museum dates back to the 16th century and hosts sculptures of Pope Julius II to some of the oldest relics in the world collected by the Catholic Church.
- Some of the most important attractions in the museum include the iconic staircase, the ceiling painted by Michelangelo, and the Sistine Chapel.
- Tourists interested in visiting the museum can check out the four itineraries spread across the museum and all of them are designed such that they end in the Sistine Chapel.
- Booking an early access tour can help beat the crowds and gain easy access to the masterpieces.
Timings: Monday to Saturday 8:30am – 6:30pm
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Visit Roman Forum
- Located in the heart of the modern day city of Rome, history suggests that the Roman Forum was once a hub of activities, like trade and commerce.
- The place is alternatively known as Foro Romano and is located close to the Palatine and the Colosseum.
- Although a majority of the place lies in ruins, its history dates back nearly two millennia.
- Right from fallen columns, arches, and walls, it occupies an important place in the history of the western world as the ruins fail to speak volumes about the grandeur of the ruins that originally existed many years ago.
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Explore Palatine Hill
- Explore Palatine Hill, located 50 meters away from the Tiber River and claims to be one of the earliest of the Romans and holds immense political, social, and religious significance.
- Its rock cuttings are as old as the ninth century BC and were later used by the Roman emperors and aristocrats to build their lavish palaces.
- The Palatine Hill also consists of the Farnese Gardens that is built with a lot of terraces, pavilions, lawns, flowerbeds and fountains specially made for social gatherings.
- Tourists visiting this place are required to pay an entry fee to check out the sites on the hill.
Timings: 10:30 AM - 7:15 PM
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Admire St. Peter’s Basilica
- Located in Vatican City- the world's smallest country, admire the beautiful St. Peter's Basilica which is the largest church in the world. It is the center of the Catholic church and is also a major tourist attraction.
- The Basilica stands at a place where St Peter, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ was crucified and buried.
- The construction of the Basilica was completed in 1615 and consists of paintings of Michelangelo and Bernini.
- When visiting, tourists are advised to adhere to the dress code and arrive as early as possible to visit the Basilica.
Timings: 7 am to 7 pm
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Take a Trastevere Neighbourhood Walk
- The Trastevere is located amidst the Tiber river on the west, Vatican on the South, and the Rione Borgo on the north.
- Historians claim that the Trastevere has existed in Italy ever since 400 BC. Known to witness a lot of wars and conflicts, the Trastevere consists of beautiful buildings and narrow lanes.
- It is popular amongst international tourists more than the locals as they frequent the place to check out the local cafes and the shops.
- Tourists looking for a place to stay can opt for this locality, as it's got a lot of places to wander, eat, and stay in the city.
Location: Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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Checkout Borghese Palace & Villa Borghese
- The Borghese Gardens is one of the largest parks in Rome that was originally built as a party house by Cardinal Sciopione Borghese.
- It contains several places worth checking out, including the Villa Borghese. It is an art gallery that consists of a variety of sculptures and mosaics that date back to the 15th to 18th centuries.
- Right from works made by eminent painters like Raphael, Titian, Rubens, and Caravaggio, the variety can leave visitors spoilt for choice.
- Tourists can also visit this place to get a glimpse of the sun that usually sets with views of Vatican City.
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 7pm
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Visit Roman Catacombs
- The catacombs of Rome, alternatively known as the Catacombs of San Callisto and San Sebastiano, is located in Appia Antica.
- It stretches as much as 300 to 400 meters with a lot of multi-layered networks that branch into a network of passages and chambers.
- Apart from the catacombs, tourists can also explore the sacramental chapels to check out the pagan Christian paintings that are as old as 290 AD.
- Tourists visiting Appia and the catacombs can explore the locality on a bicycle by traveling on the oldest roads of Rome.
Timings: Thursday to Tuesday 9:30 - 11:45 am, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
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Admire the beautiful Trevi Fountain
- The Trevi Fountain is one of the most sought-after tourist spots for those visiting Rome. Known to be featured in a lot of films, it was originally a fountain created for Pope Clement XII by Nicolo Salvi and is built against the Dukes of Poli palace.
- The fountain features sculptures with horses, tritons and the Sea God Neptune. Tourists visiting this fountain usually throw a coin into the fountain as it is a popular belief and tradition that anyone who does that will visit Rome again.
- This is a free attraction and is known to sparkle amidst the streetlights at night and attract as much as 1000 tourists at a time.
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Checkout Spanish Steps
- Originally known as Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti, it is popularly known as the Spanish steps due to the Spanish Embassy to Vatican City route. The Spanish Steps is a fleet of 135 steps that are decorated during the month of May and descend from the Trinità dei Monti.
- At the foot of the steps, tourists can visit the Piazza di Spagna or the Spanish Square and the Fontana della Barcaccia.
- An elaborately designed fountain that you can visit early in the morning before tourists turn up in large numbers as it is probably the first place that tourists notice while visiting this place.
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