Rome truly is a wonderful city. It has absolutely everything! It has so much culture, so many tourist attractions, the food is delicious, the people are nice and the weather’s good… Or is it? Well, everybody likes summer and the sunny weather, but sometimes it can be a bit too much in the Italian capital. Surviving a summer in Rome is not a piece of cake!
But, of course, the hot weather can’t be enough to discourage you from visiting such a thriving city. This is why we have prepared a few tips to help you survive the hot weather and the summer in Rome. Take good note of them!
Ready to walk around the monumental streets of Rome and soak up in all the history and culture it has?
- Bring your own water bottle: Or your thermos! You will be soon thanking yourself for it.
- Look out for the fountains: Between monumental and normal, Rome has around 2.000 fountains in total, more than any other place in the world. So if your water or thermos runs out, you know what to do (but, of course, don’t refill it in monumental fountains such as the Trevi fountain!).
- Gelato, gelato and more gelato: This isn’t going to be much of a sacrifice, is it? Italian gelato is famous all around the world and it’s delicious, so whenever you fell that you can’t cope with the heat… Have some creamy gelato!
- Get up early and plan accordingly: Early birds will like this one. If you want to survive the summer in Rome, it’s better to plan your day according to the weather. For instance, you don’t want to be visiting the Roman Forum at four in the afternoon, nor queuing to visit the Colosseum at noon. Get up early to see the outdoors attractions when the weather’s still bearable, and plan to be indoors during the hottest hours of the day.
- Don’t overdo it with the wine: Yes, we know, it’s a shame! But drinking wine will increase the amount of heat in your body, so better leave it for dinner. At least you can compensate with the gelato!
As you can see there are ways to survive the summer in Rome. Do you have more tips and recommendations? Don’t forget to share them in the comments!