Are you wondering what to wear in Rome in June? In this guide we will cover everything from the best shoes to wear in Rome in June and how to dress for the weather in Summer in Italy.
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Weather in Rome in June
If you are visiting Rome in June you will notice that the weather has started to get hot. But is Rome in June too hot? We answer all your burning question about the Rome weather in June and how if affects your Rome packing list.
Note: the weather between months changes quite dramatically and there are always special events in June in certain months. If your trip spans a couple of months then please be sure to check out our other monthly guides:
- What to Wear in Rome in May
- What to wear in Rome in July
And if your Italy vacation itinerary also includes some other cities be sure to check out our related guides:
- What to wear in Rome in June
- What to wear in Venice in June
- What to wear in Milan in June
- What to wear to Pompeii
- What to wear to Cinque Terre
- What to wear in Lake Como
- What to wear on the Amalfi Coast
- What to wear in Positano
- What to wear to Naples
How hot is Rome in June?
Rome in June is hot – but is Rome in June too hot? The temperatures have certainly started to rise with an average high of around 28C and the average low is only around 17C.
While some people might find the temperatures in June too hot, it is definitely not the hottest month of the year in Rome.
Does it rain a lot in June in Rome?
Rome in June only has around 2-3 days of rain. These rains are usually only showers rather than downpours so you shouldn’t concern yourself too much with bringing lots of waterproof wear with you in June.
What to Wear in Rome in June
Tips for how to dress in Rome in June
As the temperatures have started to rise in June, your wardrobe for the city should become more lightweight and breathable fabrics are definitely more appropriate.
Note: This Rome in June packing list covers the city of Rome not the Vatican City because the Vatican City has its own very strict dress code. If you want more info on the Vatican Dress code check out this post.
Also if you are worried about what to wear to other tourist attractions in then be sure to check out our related Rome guides:
- Your Colosseum Dress Code Questions Answered
- Your Pantheon Dress Code Questions Answered
- Your Rome Dress Code Questions Answered
Best Shoes for Rome in June
As the temperatures have begun to heat up in June you will want to have more breathable shoes with you. I would make sure you have 1-2 pairs of sandals with you for a week in Rome. Just be sure you don’t select sandals with a heel which wouldn’t be comfortable for the walking you would be doing.
We try and select sandals that have good arch support which would be better for your feet especially when walking over the cobbles.
Although sandals are great for warmer days I would recommend also having a pair of sneakers as these are best for long days of walking – which trust me you will be doing in Rome.
We often get questions about whether or not locals wear sneakers in Rome and I am pleased to report they do. Sneakers will not be the thing that point you out as a tourist in Rome.
I would personally pick more of a fashion pair as opposed to sports ones to fit in more with the locals but any pair is better than no pair.
Sneakers are great as they will be safer on the cobbled and uneven streets and be comfortable on your feet for all the walking you are bound to be doing.
My go to sneaker brands for travel are:
- Hoka ,
- Sketchers Go Walks or
- All Birds
But go with whatever you feel most comfortable in just remember to wear your sneakers in BEFORE your trip if you decide to buy new ones.
Cotton trousers and Capri Pants
June isn’t officially summer in Rome but the temperatures have definitely started to heat up.
Cotton trousers are probably better during the day than jeans which might make you a bit too hot.
And as the weather heats up you may want to consider some trousers of a slightly shorter length such as Capri pants as you won’t feel as hot.
Linen is another great fabric choice for June too especially if you are traveling towards the end of the month.
Longer length skirts and dresses
As it is getting hotter in the city loose and Flowy dresses and skirts are perfect for the city. But be sure you make your selection carefully. Short skirts and dresses are top of my thewhat not to wear in Rome list as these are not appropriate for wearing inside Rome attractions such as churches.
Therefore I recommend packing items that are midi or maxi in length. Just be sure that there is no slit that reveals your knee because when visiting Italian churches and the Vatican you need to be modest in your dress which includes having knees covered up.
Again, as with trousers we recommend picking fabrics that are natural and breathable as you don’t want to be in sweaty manmade fabrics in the heat.
A loose blouse works perfectly for Rome in June. Again the key to picking the perfect blouse for Rome in June is selecting one made from natural breathable fabrics.
T shirts are perfect for Rome but it is important to select the right type. These should be dark in color and fitted as opposed to graphic, bold or oversized t shirts as these are not commonly worn by Italians.
In June you shouldn’t really need any long sleeve t shirts and I would stick to packing just short sleeve t shirts.
Although June is not cold, the nights can get a bit chilly. A cardigan is perfect for wearing in cooler weather and for when eating dinner in Italy al fresco.
You do not need a thick top layer in June however I recommend picking a lightweight jacket especially for use in the evenings. I usually opt for a smart blazer in a dark color.
A pashmina should be on your Rome packing list whatever the season. It is great as a coverup when dining al fresco but also to make an outfit more modest for visiting churches and catacombs in Italy.
PJs or Nightie
Lightweight pyjamas and nighties are perfect especially towards the end of the month.
The sun is very bright in Rome, to be eye healthy you should always travel with sunglasses in Rome.
Sunhat are ideal for Rome in June. The sun is getting stronger and some of the buildings are dazzling. A sunhat can make it easier for sightseeing around the city.
Underwear and Socks
Goes without saying
What to pack for Rome in June for Men
In June you may find jeans a bit too hot. Therefore we recommend packing chinos and lightweight trousers made out of breathable materials.
T Shirts and Shirts
Short sleeve T shirts are a must for this time of year. We recommend that you pack t shirts that are dark in color to look more like a local.
Also as Romans are a stylish bunch especially when dining out we recommend putting some button down shirts on your list. Both short sleeve and long sleeve shirts are acceptable at this time of year.
A blazer is a perfect to a men’s Spring Packing List for Rome.
A fashion sneaker is perfect for men sightseeing in Rome.
A pair of smart shoes for the evening will help you look less like a tourist and more like a local in Rome.
My husband usually also packs a pair of Sanuks for this time of year as they are cooler than sneakers but work in both restaurants and for walking.
Underwear, Socks and Pjs
What Else to Pack for Rome in June
- Water bottle – there are plenty of places to refill this around the city and you will need to stay hydrated in the heat.
- Sunscreen – the sun is strong in Rome in June
- Travel Adaptor
- Power Pack / Battery recharger
- Crossbody bag – one with plenty of zips that can put off pick pockets is best.
How to Dress for Special Events in Rome in June
There are several special events in Rome in June. They are:
- 2nd June – this is a public holiday in Rome. It commemorates Italy becoming a republic by abolishing the monarch in 1946. There is usually a parade and a wreath laid at the tomb of the unknown solider.
- 29th June – the feast of St Peter and Paul. You may find the Vatican museums closed due to the Papal mass. This feast is a Rome specific festival so you won’t find other regions affected by this holiday.
FAQs about June Rome Packing List
What do people wear in Rome in June?
Even though Rome is still Spring, the temperatures are heating up and you are heading to summer. You will find as such people are transitioning into their summer clothes towards the end of the month
What would you add to this Rome June Packing List