Rome: June Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||13 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||68 %|
|Rainfall days||8 days|
|Chance of Rain||19 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||1 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||4 %|
Averages for Rome in June
The weather is fantastic in Rome, Italy in June, when the average temperature starts off at around 20°C and gradually climbs up to 23°C-24°C as the month progresses. There are 13 hours of sunshine each day and with only 34mm of rainfall spread across eight days, it’s unlikely you’ll experience more than a shower during your holiday. If you fancy a day at the beach, head to the coast where you can enjoy an average sea temperature of 22°C throughout the month.
Festa della Repubblica, Italy's Independence Day.
Sixty days after Easter – this can fall anywhere between early and mid-June – Catholics celebrate Corpus Domini in honour of Holy Eucharist. In Rome the day is celebrated with mass at the cathedral of San Giovanni in Laterano before a grand procession to Santa Maria Maggiore. Genzano to the south of Rome is a great place to spot flower petal carpets which are made by the locals in honour of the celebrations.
Things to do
The world-famous painter Caravaggio was commissioned to work on the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, which is one of the most popular attractions in Rome today. Despite the church’s plain exterior, the paintings found within are huge and incredibly beautiful, making the church a must-visit for religious travellers and art lovers.
The Santa Maria della Vittoria is another church worthy of a visit during your holiday in Rome. This small church is decorated with so many sculptures and paintings that you won’t know where to look first. You can make a donation next to several of the sculptures and when you do, the light will come on, allowing you to take decent photos to take back home with you to remind you of your visit.
Where to eat & drink
Located in the centre of Rome, Ad Hoc Restaurant is a great place to pop into whilst you’re out sightseeing. Offering a selection of Roman and Mediterranean cuisine prepared by experienced chefs, this restaurant is regularly visited by numerous local and international celebrities. If you’re not in the mood for a meal, Ad Hoc Restaurant also runs wine tastings in the large cellar.
When it comes to grabbing a quick bite to eat, La Sandwicheria ticks all the boxes. This friendly sandwich shop serves a variety of large sandwiches made with freshly baked bread and locally-produced ingredients. A bit like an improved version of the Subway chain, this eatery is also known for its very low prices, which make each meal there superb value for money.
If you’re looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful to have a quick drink, heat to Bar San Calisto. All sorts of people visit this bar so if you’re travelling on your own, you’re bound to be able to strike up a conversation with someone during your visit. In addition to a variety of low-cost drinks, this bar also serves a selection of gelato which is a wonderful way to cool down on a summer afternoon.
Il Barretto is one of the best places to go in Rome for a cocktail. Located up the Gianicolo, a flight of steps away from Trastevere, this bar boasts huge glass windows which reward visitors with stunning views across the district. If you’d rather enjoy your drink outside, you can make the most of the beautiful outdoor terrace whilst you browse the extensive list of cocktails.
La Sandwhicheria, Rome.
Where to stay
The four-star Hotel Barocco is ideal for families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Rome. Here guests can choose from a huge variety of rooms, suites and annexes, ensuring something for all budgets and tastes. Facilities and services include free WiFi access, bar, 24-hour reception, private parking and concierge.
Travellers looking for budget accommodation in Rome should check out Hotel Pensione Barrett. This three-star hotel is made up of 20 rooms, some of which offer views onto one of the most popular ancient sites of the city. There is a handful of facilities for visitors to enjoy, such as internet connection, coffee making facilities within the rooms and daily breakfast, with many shops, bars and restaurants in the area.
Decorated in the style of 1939, Villa Pirandello is perfect for couples in search of a romantic getaway. There are many facilities for guests to enjoy here, including breakfast buffet, lounge bar, room service, parking, free WiFi access and car hire. Accommodation is available in the form of single, standard, superior and deluxe rooms, so there are plenty to choose from.
Located within an early 20th century building, just a short walk away from the Colosseum, Hotel Capo d’Africa is ideal for families and couples alike. Here guests can choose from classic, superior, deluxe and premier guest rooms, as well as two types of studio, ensuring something for all budgets and group sizes. There are plenty of services and amenities available, including bars, restaurants, fitness centre, jogging trail and meeting rooms.
If you’re looking for a quiet, intimate hotel, Welrome might be just the place. Made up of seven rooms – one quadruple, two triple and four double – this hotel boasts a central location, close to many attractions and public transport. Each room comes with air conditioning, WiFi access, silent fridge and full bathroom. Although there aren’t many facilities available onsite, there are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops in the immediate area.
Hotel d'Africa is just a short walk from the famous Colosseum in Rome.
June events in Rome
Festa della Repubblica
2nd June 2015
The Italian equivalent of Independence Day, known locally as Festa della Repubblica, commemorates Italy becoming a Republic in 1946, following the end of WWII. Since this day is a national holiday, almost all shops, banks and supermarkets will be closed. Events include official ceremonies, military parades and the laying of the wreath which takes place at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, inside the Altare della Patria. The highlight of the day is the huge parade which is held along the Via dei Fori Imperiali.
4th June 2015 to 31st July 2015
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.
7th June 2015
Sixty days after Easter on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday, Catholics celebrate Corpus Domini (often known as the Corpus Christi Feast) in honour of Holy Eucharist. On this day a Holy Mass is held at the cathedral of San Giovanni in Laterano, followed by the procession of the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharistic procession is the most highly-anticipated event of the day. Presided over by the Pope, it begins at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and travels down to Saint Mary Major, where it ends with the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Genzano in the south of Rome is a great place to spot flower petal carpets which are made by the locals in honour of the celebrations.
Festa di San Giovanni
23rd June 2015
Festa di San Giovanni is held in honour of the birth of St John the Baptist. On this day, locals in San Giovanni celebrate by eating local dishes such as porchetta (roast pig) and lumache in umido (stewed snails). Food stalls set up outside the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, selling pork roasted with fresh herbs, snails and other local specialities. The highlight of the event is the candle-lit procession led by the Pope.
Santi Pietro e Paolo
29th June 2015
Santi Pietro e Paolo are the two founders of Catholicism and also the two patron saints of Rome. On this day, each of the saints is honoured in his own basilica. The highlight of the event is the mass which takes place at St Peter's, but celebrations are also held at San Paolo fuori le Mura outside the church and in via Ostiense, which hosts an all-night street fair. Music concerts, firework displays and funfairs are also commonly held during this day.
12th June 2015 to 31st July 2015
During summer, the banks of the Tiber from Ponte Sant’Angelo to Ponte Cavour come alive with the Expo Tevere arts and crafts fair. This fair is full of items and trinkets made by locals as well as stands selling artisan foods including wines, olive oils and vinegars. Entertainment is also put on during the fair, in the form of jazz music, dancing and cabaret acts, as well as a mini film festival.
19th June 2015 to 31st July 2015
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.
24th June 2015 to 31st July 2015
Estate Romana marks the beginning of summer and features loads of music concerts, film showings, cultural events, book readings, children's activities and food tastings which take place in various outdoor venues throughout the city.
Stagione Estiva del Teatro dell'Opera
24th June 2015 to 31st July 2015
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.