Weather Averages for Rome in August
Averages for Rome in August
The weather begins to cool down in Rome, Italy in August when the summer season starts to come to a close. At the start of the month, the average temperature is 27°C and slowly cools down until it reaches 25°C at the end of the month. As the temperatures drops, the rainfall increases to 33mm across six days and the hours of sunshine decreases to 13 each day. On the other hand, the average sea temperature toward the coast increases to 26°C, making it a wonderful month to soak up some sun at the beach during your holiday.
Ferragosto celebrations in August.
Things to do
The Colosseum is one of the most important buildings in Rome and is a must-visit during your holiday. Located in the archaeological heart of the city, this attraction is the largest amphitheatre in the world and is visited by thousands of people each day. You can choose to explore the Colosseum on your own – if you do, make sure you buy tickets in advance to avoid queuing – or sign up for a guided tour.
Santa Maria in Trastevere is another historic building worth visiting during your trip to Rome. One of the oldest churches in the city, the inside of the nave features beautiful mosaics and stunning architecture. The building is tucked away into the Trastevere area of Rome and provides a peaceful place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle going on in the rest of the city.
The Colosseum, Rome.
Where to eat & drink
Located in the Testaccio market, Mordi e Vai is a fantastic place to go for lunch. This establishment serves a wide range of traditional Roman sandwiches made with fresh, locally-sourced produce. There is no seating available, so you’ll have to take your lunch ‘to-go’, but it’s worth it to sample some of the most delicious sandwiches available in Rome.
If you’re looking for somewhere to have dessert, check out Cremeria Alpi. Here you can choose from a huge variety of gelato, all of which is made using only the freshest ingredients. Situated in a trendy part of San Lorenzo, this ice cream parlour also serves sorbets, granita, frappes, yoghurt, semifreddo and crepes, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Italian wines. Antica Enotca is regarded one of the best.
Antica Enotca is highly regarded as one of the best wine bars in Rome. Situated just a short walk away from the Spanish Steps, this wine bar offers over a dozen different wines which are available to purchase by the glass, in addition to an even greater selection of labels which are available to buy by the bottle. Antica Enotca offers a small snack menu and there is a restaurant next door if you’re in the mood for something more substantial.
When it comes to a chilled-out bar where you can enjoy a drink whilst indulging in some people watching, Fake is tough to beat. Open from 8am until 5pm Wednesday to Sunday, this bar is decorated with pop-art décor and comfortable furniture where you can relax. Behind the bar you’ll find a great selection of drinks, including beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks.
Where to stay
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Rome should consider the Hotel Santa Maria. This three-star hotel is built into a 16th century building and offers double, triple and quadruple rooms, as well as a selection of suites. There are loads of services and facilities available onsite, such as WiFi access, free bicycle rental, airport transfer, limo service, private tours, hairdresser and babysitting.
If you’re looking for something a bit more luxurious, check out Relais 6. Located in one of the most elegant parts of Rome, this hotel provides guests with access to parking, 24-hour reception, breakfast, room service, rooftop garden, free WiFi access, air conditioning and a WW2 museum located within the hotel. Accommodation is available in the form of 16 rooms: standard, superior, top floor and family, ensuring something for all guests to enjoy.
For something a bit less extravagant, take a look at the Rose Garden Palace. This four-star hotel offers a variety of spacious double rooms and luxury suites which are designed for the utmost comfort of guests. There is a handful of facilities and services available onsite, including restaurant, bar, breakfast in your room, fitness centre, garden, free WiFi access, parking and 24-hour reception.
Hotel Sant’Anna is situated just a short walk away from Vatican City, making it ideally located for travellers who want to see the sights of Rome. Here visitors can choose from double, triple and family rooms, all of which are furnished with care and elegance. Onsite facilities and services include free WiFi access, 24-hour reception, gardens and shuttle service, with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops in the area.
Located on the outskirts of the city, Hotel Castle is perfect for families and couples on a budget holiday in Rome. There is a plethora of services and amenities available here, including air conditioning, safe, wake-up service, 24-hour room service, buffet breakfast, 24-hour bar, swimming pool and free WiFi access. Accommodation is available in the form of standard, deluxe, junior suites and suites.
Luxurious hotel Relais 6, Rome.
August events in Rome
Stagione Estiva del Teatro dell'Opera
1st August 2014 to 9th August 2014
Stagione Estiva del Teatro dell'Opera is the name of Rome's summer opera season. During this time of year, a number of operas and ballets take place at the Teatro Costanzi and the Teatro Nazionale between June and August. The 2014 programme includes: 14/07 - 09/08: La Boheme 23/07 - 08/08: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
1st August 2014 to 15th September 2014
Fiesta is an energetic Latin American-themed festival which attracts millions of people each summer. Visitors flock to the music event for the chance to see a number of Latin American bands, as well as special guest performances from international hip hop, pop and rock starts. The venue features four dance floors, a huge stage, loads of restaurants and even more food and drink kiosks. The 2014 programme includes: 01/08 Victor Manuelle concert 08/08 Gente de Zona concert
1st August 2014 to 13th September 2014
During summer, Gay Village takes over the Parco del Ninfeo in Rome and turns it into an outdoor entertainment zone with bars, dance floors, a gym, exhibition area and cinema. Entertainment takes the form of live music, theatrical performances and film screenings, with even more events and activities taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Isola del Cinema
1st August 2014 to 31st August 2014
The Isola del Cinema sees films projected on a huge screen outdoors every night on Tiberina Island between July and September. Two films are usually shown each night, some in Italian and some in English. In 2014, some of the English films include Cry the Beloved Country, The Stalker and Her. As well as the films, the Isola del Cinema also includes various music concerts, private parties, food tastings and theatrical performances.
Festa delle Catene
1st August 2014
On this day, the chains which are said to have bound St Peter in prison in Jerusalem and the ones with which he was shackled in Rome are exhibited during a special mass which takes place at the San Pietro church in Vincoli.
Notte di San Lorenzo
10th August 2014
Notte di San Lorenzo is one of the best times of the year for catching a glimpse of shooting stars in Rome. Many believe that the presence of the shooting stars can be explained as the fall-out of a meteor entering orbit, whilst others say the stars are the tears cried by St Lawrence who died in the city on August 10th, 258.
15th August 2014 to 31st August 2014
August 15th marks Ferragosto which is usually the first day of the summer holidays for locals in Italy. From this day until the end of the month, almost all shops, supermarkets and banks in Rome are closed whilst dances and music concerts are held throughout the town. Gran Ballo di Ferragosto dances take place throughout the city's squares whilst the Colosseum stays open until midnight on Thursdays and Saturdays with guided tours in Italian and English. Castle S. Angelo, Ara Pacis and Tivoli’s Villa d’Este also stay open late (between midnight and 1am) most evenings during this event.