Exploring Rome During the Summer Months

Roman Architecture
Pixabay

Rome. The Eternal City. It is one of the most glorious places on the planet, with history spanning back thousands of years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. From the Trevi Fountain to the Colosseum to the Spanish Steps, there is no limit on what you can see in Rome. Walking around Rome is like being in an outdoor museum, with architecture from ancient times, to the Renaissance, to modern day surrounding you as you take every step. While Rome is a glorious city to visit year round, there is nothing like experiencing it during the summer months. This vast urban masterpiece is best experienced as a walking city, and there is no better time to walk outside than when it is warm! With so much to do and see in Rome during the summer, it can be difficult to know how to navigate. Read below to find some helpful tips for exploring Rome this summer:

 

See the City’s Incredible Churches

It would not be a true trip to Rome without experiencing it's historic and present-day religious history and edifices. It is truly imperative for any trip to the Eternal City to see the great Italian churches. First on your list should be Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City (which is actually the world’s smallest country!). This grandiose church is the heart of Catholicism and is located where the Pope resides. Nothing compares to seeing the beautiful architecture and the Bernini fountains that adorn the outside of the basilica. If possible during your visit, you should try to catch an outdoor church service with the Pope, where there are altered seating arrangements set up in order to accommodate the overflow of guests. As well as Saint Peter’s Basilica, you should check out some of the city’s other great churches, including Santa Maria in Trastevere, the Pantheon, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and San Giovanni in Laterano.

 

Enjoy the Beautiful Parks

Since you are visiting Rome in the summer months, it is important that you truly experience the city’s incredible natural beauty. One of the greatest parks within the city is Villa Borghese. This is one of the larger parks in the city and is where everyone comes to enjoy themselves in the warm weather! Stroll by the beautiful lake where you can rent a rowboat or perhaps even try out a Segway ride all around the park! Other great parks in the city include the Orange Garden, Orto Botanico, and Villa Sciarra.

 

Dine Outdoors

Another must do when visiting Rome in the summer is to enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine while outdoors. Plop down at an authentic café or trattoria to get some of Rome’s famous foods. You should definitely try the city’s famous pasta dish, Spaghetti a la Carbonara, as well as try some tasty pizza, gelato, espresso, and more! A fun thing to try that many people do not necessarily associate with Italian food is the Roman ghetto’s delicious fried artichokes.

 

Final Thoughts        

Rome is an incredible place to visit. It is a must-see for any traveler, whether you are a seasoned travel veteran, or a first time tourist. While Rome is a wonderful place to go to at any time of the year, there is no better time to be there than during the summer months. The warm weather will allow you to experience Rome as a walking city, the way it was meant to be experienced! As long as you remember to see the city’s incredible churches, enjoy the beautiful parks, and dine outdoors, you are sure to have an unforgettable trip to the Eternal City!

Similar Articles

Sagrada familia

By the time the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s crown jewel is complete it will be the largest church in the world.  Although many credit Antoni Gaudi with the building, the initial idea actually sprung from the mind of one Josep Maria Bocabella, a book publisher.

beach in costa brava spain

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and one of the many jewels of the Mediterranean, is a city alive with life and brimming with culture.  From world class-architecture to gastronomic wonders, this slice of the Iberian coast boasts the best of the best.  Here’s our gold standard guide to a city that Batur no limits.    /

Upstate New York

New York is one of the most traveled to destinations within the world. People flock from all over the world to see the city that never sleeps. However, New York has more than just the 5 boroughs to see – the majority of the state’s area lies north of the Bronx, in Upstate New York! Upstate New York is quite the opposite of New York City

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tourism in India

India marks itself as the most significant place in the history of Buddhism. The religion originated in the eastern part of India in 5th century BC. Founded by Gautam Buddha, Buddhist religion is based on his teachings and philosophies which are diligently practiced by his followers even till today.

Affordable Destinations in the Uk Perfect for a Holiday

Not everyone has the luxury to go on lavish holidays, but that doesn't mean you can’t enjoy that much or have to compromise on anything. A trip to the UK is what you need if you are on a budget.

Barcelona Attraction

The wheels on your flight have touched down at Barcelona’s El Prat International airport.  You’ve gone through passport control, and now you stand in the warm, late evening summer air in one of Europe’s most exciting cities.  You’re here for a weekend and time is of the essence.  So, grab yourself a taxi and make for the center.

Get the Best Deals in International Flights

Booking flight tickets was so easy in the olden days. All you had to do was to approach your travel agent or go to the nearest airline booking center. Fill up a couple of forms, submit them at the counter, pay your money and get your tickets.

Attractions in London

London is every bit the city for millennials. Whether it’s a loud beat in your heart that says you need to move to London or it's just a passing thought you need to know why you should go here in any case. A rich history, picturesque cityscapes, and a glowing skyline with the benefits of a secure job prospect with handsome salaries are just a few reasons that surface a the top.

Singapore

Singapore is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city is such that you would enjoy your tour even if it was for a short period of 6 hours. There are people who have enjoyed the beauty of Singapore even during a changeover at Changi airport. You have free tours that provide such exciting experiences