Rome in summer is wonderful, as always. The days are longer and you can visit the city even at night. If you are planning to visit Rome this summer but aren’t sure what to expect, you’ve come to the right place!
We are lucky enough to live in Rome and we can say that while summer in Rome is amazing, it can also get extremely hot! But don’t worry, you can cool down with a delicious Italian gelato!
Have an aperitivo and enjoy the sunset
Summer in Rome is all about sitting outside and enjoying the atmosphere. You can find a lot of cozy and beautiful terraces in Rome with amazing views and of course, delicious aperitivo to enjoy a perfect evening.
Explore Rome’s amazing parks
Sometimes we just need to relax and enjoy nature. Fortunately, Rome is home to some exquisite parks. Pack a picnic and take a small rowboat excursion in Villa Borghese or ride a bike along the ancient Roman aqueducts in Parco degli Acquedotti.
Enjoy Italian opera under the stars
One of the most beautiful things you can do in Rome in summer is going to see a live opera in Caracalla. Every year Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera hosts seasonal performances amongst the ruins of the ancient Baths of Caracalla and the ambience is absolutely stunning!
Taste the best Italian gelato
When in Rome, you can’t miss the delicious gelato! You will find a gelateria at almost every corner, so go wild and try all the flavours!
Escape Rome with a day trip to the sea or lakes
When the heat in the city is excessive, the best way to deal with it is to just get out of town.
Rome is located in a perfect position to reach a lot of great areas such as: Lago Martignano, Lago Bracciano, Foregone, Ostia, Anzio etc. You can enjoy a beach day or lunch on the water.
Visit some of the main attractions at night
Not only can you beat the heat, but you can also beat the enormous crowds. There are many sights such as the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant’ Angelo etc. gloriously illuminated at night.
Explore Trastevere district
If you’re looking for a typical Italian neighbourhood, Trastevere is ideal for you! You will find here cute cobbled streets, a lot of cozy restaurants, terraces and bars and of course, the place is full of visitors and locals alike making full use of the longer hours of daylight and the great weather.
Visit Rome’s churches
Churches are some of the best places you can visit in Rome during summer. Not only are they fascinating for their history, culture, art and architecture, but they are usually really cool inside!
Replace coffee with granita
We all know that a hot coffee is not ideal in hot weather, but Rome does have a great alternative: granita! You can find different flavours of granita, including coffee and it is a very refreshing way to drink your coffee in Rome during summer.
Embrace Rome’s nightlife
Rome in summer comes to life in the evening! You can find many festivals with live music, food festivals, many concerts, open-air cinemas and of course, parties!
Follow our tips in this Rome summer guide and you’ll be able to make the most of your time in the Eternal City!