Weather Averages for Rome in July
Averages for Rome in July
July is the warmest time of the year to visit Rome, Italy, when the city enjoys hot weather and plenty of sunshine. During this month, the average temperature starts off at around 25°C and gradually increases to 27°C toward the end of the month. If you visit in July you can expect to enjoy 14 hours of sunshine each day and only 23mm of rainfall spread across five days. With an average sea temperature of 25°C toward the coast, July is a great month to hit the beach during your holiday.
Dates for the diary
From the beginning to the middle of July, the banks of the Tiber from Ponte Sant’Angelo to Ponte Cavour come alive with arts and crafts fair. The perfect place for families to spend a few hours, this fair is full of items and trinkets made by locals and it a great place to pick up unique gifts for friends and family back home. If you get hungry, keep an eye out for stands selling artisan foods including wines, olive oils and vinegars.
Festa dei Noantri is celebrated during the last two weeks of July and is a wonderful thing to see. Centred on the Feast of Santa Maria del Carmine, this local festival sees the statue of Santa Maria decorated in finery before being moved from church to church, accompanied by bands and pilgrims.
Things to do
If you’re interested in stunning architecture, be sure to head for the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano during your holiday in Rome. Here you’ll find not one church, but three churches, each built on top of the last. Throughout the churches you’ll see some fascinating mosaics, frescoes and statues, so don’t forget to take your camera.
Travellers who prefer to be led by a guide should sign up for a private day tour with Stuart Harvey – an Englishman living in Rome. There are various itineraries you can follow, so you’re bound to find the perfect tour to suit you and whoever you’re travelling with. Stuart Harvey is a fully qualified tour guide who will take you to places most tourists never get the chance to see, whilst telling you fascinating facts and information about the area.
Where to eat & drink
Passionate foodies won’t want to miss the chance to visit I Bufalini. This popular bistro prides itself on serving traditional products from the region of Cilento and is known throughout the whole of Rome for its top quality buffalo mozzarella cheese. This establishment sells all of its products, so if you’ve found a particularly delicious variation of prosciutto or salami, you can buy some and take it home with you.
When it comes to an authentic Italian dining experience, you can’t beat Osteriana Barberini. This family-run restaurant offers a fantastic selection of appetisers, main courses, side dishes, homemade pizza and desserts, with something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the most popular options include the seafood spaghetti, four-cheese pizza and the tiramisu.
Cavour 313 is one of the best places to go for a top quality glass of wine. This award-winning establishment offers a huge selection of wines, with a superb range of local options, as well as a few international favourites, too. If you’re feeling hungry, there is a menu available and the sharing platters come highly recommended.
Fuzzy Bar is another great place to go for unbeatable wines. Here you’ll find an equally impressive collection of bottles, with a strong focus on local regions. In addition to the comprehensive wine list, Fuzzy Bar also offers an aperitif menu and regularly hosts wine and olive oil tasting events.
Where to stay
Located in an exclusive part of Rome, Babuino 181 is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking for an upmarket city break. Here guests can choose from a wide variety of suites and rooms, ensuring something for all pockets, tastes and group sizes. There are plenty of facilities available to enjoy, including rooftop terrace cafe, free WiFi access, 24-hour reception, airport shuttle, babysitting, laundry service and concierge.
Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Rome should take a look at Fabiomassimo Design Hotel. Only a ten minute walk away from the St Peter’s Basilica, this hotel offers a range of deluxe rooms, junior suites and master suites to choose from. Onsite amenities and services include 24-hour reception, breakfast buffet, bar, guided tours and transfers.
Built into an 18th century palace stood on top of Roman ruins, the Residenza Maritti is ideally located for visitors who want to see the best that Rome has to offer. Guests are invited to take full advantage of the various services which include living room and kitchen on each floor, housekeeping, WiFi access, personalised itineraries, evening parties, Italian courses, garage and airport transfers. There is a great selection of rooms to choose from, ensuring something for all budgets and group sizes.
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is perfect for families and couples who plan on spending a lot of time sightseeing during their holiday. Located in the heart of Rome, this hotel is made up of classic, superior and luxury rooms, as well as suites and villas providing something for everyone to enjoy. There is an extensive list of onsite facilities, including bars, restaurants, spa, WiFi access, parking and babysitting services.
When it comes to friendly and intimate accommodation in Rome, you can’t beat Aurelia Residence. Comprising of 25 apartments and studios, this hotel provides guests with a buffet breakfast, rooftop garden, concierge, air conditioning, WiFi access, housekeeping, room service and parking.