Rome June. There are two public holidays in Rome, June 2nd and June 29th. Most of the shops in the center are otherwise open 7 days a week. The Roman summer is slowly warming up and there is a lot to see and do in Rome.
Whether there will be restrictions in Rome in June due to the corona virus you will find up to date in our information on the corona virus in Rome.
June in Rome
June is a month in Rome that is usually busy. The feast of the republic is celebrated and the feast of the city saints Peter and Paul. The Roman summer begins in the middle of the month. Find out in our information on hotels in Rome how to find an affordable room and which areas are best.
June in Rome offers a real summer feeling. An inviting breeze blows into the city from the sea. Enjoy the approaching summer in one of the Roman villas and visit a lookout point. A trip to the sea with a visit to the excavations in Ostia Antica is nice. It is also very pleasant in Villa D’Este in Tivoli. If you want to visit Villa Adriana, take a parasol with you.
Weather and clothing
In June the temperature continues to rise and can exceed 30° C / 86° F more frequently. In the second half of June in particular, night temperatures no longer fall below 20° C / 36° F.
In some years it is very stable and hot in June, in other years there is also extensive rainfall.
The temperatures are very pleasant and it can get really hot in the sun. Just in case you should have a rain cape with you.
Cover your shoulders and knees so you can visit churches and catacombs. If you wear off-the-shoulder shirts or dresses, you will need a shawl or pareo. Comfortable shoes are also important in Rome, as you will be walking a lot and the sidewalks are often bumpy.
Roman gastronomy is usually excellent. Whether you want an opulent dinner, a pizza, a sandwich, an ice cream or something sweet, in Rome you will find a large selection of the best quality.
It is therefore not necessary to get roped into the first restaurant that comes along with colorfully printed billboards and plastic models of the dishes. Good restaurants don’t need that.
You can eat fresh seafood in Rome all year round. They come fresh from good aquacultures in nearby Gaeta, Orbetello or Sardinia. Oyster cultures are less common in Italy and local oysters are very rare in Rome.
Pasta is one of the staple foods in Rome. The classic is Cacio e Pepe with sheep cheese and pepper, variations are the Gricia, the Amatriciana and the Carbonara. Read more about Roman cuisine and get an overview on a street food tour.
Italian fashion is known worldwide and everyone will envy you for your purchases. Leave enough space in your suitcase for your purchases!
The luxury brands can be found around Via dei Condotti, which leads from the Spanish Steps to Via del Corso. Shops in all price ranges can be found along Via del Corso.
Rome also has art and antiques. Many visitors also stock up on gastronomic specialties. Read Shopping in Rome.
Keeping your distance is a necessary precaution. Avoid the queues and make a daily schedule. In our category 3 days in Rome you will find suggestions that you can combine with each other.
Organize the journey from the airport to the hotel in advance and read our information about the metro and how you can get tickets quickly and easily.
Many museums can only be visited by reservation. These include the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, the Borghese Gallery and the museums of the Municipality of Rome. You can find information about the museums on our pages
St. Peter’s Basilica
Entry to St. Peter’s Basilica is free. However, the queues can be quite long if there are many visitors.
There is a very simple trick to avoid the queue: you book an audio guide or a guided tour in advance and you will be admitted through a special entrance without waiting. For more information read our pages on St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square and the history of St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Rome June opening hours
St. Peter’s Basilica
Basilica 7 am – 7 pm – Dome 8 am – 6 pm – Treasure 9 am – 6:15 pm
St. Peter’s Basilica is closed during the Pope’s celebrations, for which you need invitation cards. That’s the mass of Pope Francis on June 29th for the feast of Peter and Paul as well as the papal audiences on Wednesday mornings.
8:30 am – 6:15 pm closing 7:15 pm
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, closing 6:30 pm, Friday + Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, closing 8:00 pm. Closed on Sunday and June 29. The opening times of the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo are not yet known.
City museums and national museums
In Rome, some of the museums belong to the municipality and some to the state.
The city’s museums include the Capitoline Museums, Trajan’s Markets, Imperial Forums and numerous other museums. National museums include the Colosseum, Castel Sant’Angelo, Borghese Gallery and many more. For the full list of museums, opening times and tickets, see our Rome Museums page.
until June 13, the rose garden of the municipality of Rome is open daily 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. The rose garden is located on the slope of the Aventine above the Maximus circus. Entry is free.
until January 9th, 2022 I Marmi Torlonia. Collezionare Capolavori
The legendary marble collection of the Torlonia family, exhibition in the Capitoline Museums, Villa Caffarelli
until September 26, 2021 Rome. Birth of a Capital 1870-1915
Initiative for the celebration of one hundred and fifty years since the proclamation of Rome as Capital City.
The Spanish artist can be seen in Rome again after 25 years
Back to Nature 2021. Contemporary Art at Villa Borghese – 25/07/2021
Parco dei Daini – Piazza di Siena – Orangery Museo Carlo Bilotti (free entrance with reservation tel. 060608)
Worldpress Photo Exhibition 2021 – 22/08/2021
Cinecittà si mostra Visit the dream factory of Roman cinema, Metro A Station Cinecittà Tickets
Via di Tor Sanguigna 3 Tickets
Galleria Colonna – one of the largest ancient private palaces in Rome. The most beautiful rooms of the palace and the art collection of the family with artists from the 15th and 16th centuries such as Pinturicchio, Cosmè Tura, Carracci, Guido Reni, Tintoretto, Salvator Rosa, Bronzino, Guercino, Veronese, Vanvitelli
Via della Pilotta 17 (near Piazza Venezia) Bus 51, 60, 63, 80, 83, 85, 160, 170, H, n5, n8, n11, n90, n543, n716 (Piazza Venezia) Tickets
Via Vittorio Veneto 27 Bus 52, 53, 61, 63, 80, 83, 160, n90, nMA (Barberini) Tickets
Colors of the Romans – 15/09/2021
Mosaics from the Capitoline Collections
Centrale Montemartini, Via Ostiense, 106
All about Banksy 2
Thanks to about two hundred and fifty works from private collections, Chiostro del Bramante presents ALL ABOUT BANKSY: in Rome, from May 5, 2021 to January 9, 2022, a new exhibition to discover everything you can know about the most famous unknown artist in the world.
Napoleon Last Act. Exile, death, memory – 09/01/2022
Dedicated to the extreme moments of Napoleon Bonaparte’s epic deeds, the exhibition aims to illustrate the events of the Emperor’s exile and death on Saint Helena through an evocative visual narrative, constructed using prints, watercolors and sculptural and numismatic effigies.
1.6. 3:30 p.m. On the occasion of the Feast of the Republic: Solemn changing of the guard in front of the Quirinal Palace
June 2nd Festival of the Republic morning On Via dei Fori Imperiali: military parade and aerobatic demonstration by the Frecce Tricolori23.6. St. John’s Day in Esquiline, the choir from Piazza Vittorio sings, table football tournament and traditional snail meal “La Lumacata” 16:30 – 23:00 Via di San Vito Metro A Piazza Vittorio, Bus 16, 75, 714 Stop Merulana / Brancaccio
2.6. 10:00 Cinecittà World run – 7 km
25-27.6. International swimming competition LV Trofeo Internazionale Sette Colli, Foro Italico
UEFA EURO 2021
16.6. 12:00 Italy – Switzerland
20.6. 17:00 Italy – WalesStadio Olimpico
Rome has a lively music scene. Many pubs and music venues offer live music, especially on weekends. Classical music can be found in many churches and palaces.
With the summer heat, many concerts are relocated to the open air, such as the Caracalla thermal baths or the Circus Maximus. The Rock in Roma festival moves to the racecourse and the Roman theater in Ostia Antica.
Rome’s Music Park
A jewel is the Parco della Musica, built by the internationally known architect Renzo Piano, in northern Rome on Via Flaminia. See all events here. Events and tickets
There are several auditoriums and an open-air stage in the Parco della Musica. There are performances in all styles.
Some events are also organized together with the Casa del Jazz. Events and Tickets Casa del JazzBus 160, 671, 714, 792
The thermal baths of Caracalla
The thermal baths of Caracalla offer a very nice atmosphere. Andrea Bocelli gives a concert and Claudio Baglioni has several appearances. Events and Tickets Baths of CaracallaBus 118, 628, 671, 714, 792
As in the previous year, the events of the Roman Opera will be held at Circo Massimo. Events and tickets Circo Massimo
The Roman Theater of Ostia Antica
Another spectacular venue is the Roman theater in the excavations of Ostia Antica. The theater was built in the time of Augustus with 3,000 seats and was expanded to 4,000 seats in the 2nd century.
With the high-speed trains that are punctual to the minute, Florence and Naples are only around 1 ½ hours away. With our tips you can put together your own day tour or book an organized tour. Take a day to stroll around Florence and see the world famous Uffizi Gallery. Or visit the excavations in Pompeii and see Vesuvius, which is still active today and buried the city under its ashes.
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