Rome, Italy: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Rome, Italy? If you're planning to go to Rome, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Rome, Italy

Based on the climate and weather in Rome, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Rome, Italy by month

January

If you are traveling to Rome in January, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

February

February in Rome can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

March

March in Rome is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

April

April in Rome is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear

May

If you are traveling to Rome in May, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses

June

June here is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat

July

July for Rome is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

August

Traveling to Rome in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

September

September in Rome is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants

October

If you go to Rome in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November in Rome is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts

December

December is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Rome, Italy

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Rome, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Rome
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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