June is usually a busy month in Rome. The feast of the republic is celebrated and the feast of city saints Peter and Paul. Roman summer begins in the middle of the month.
You can find out here at short notice which events can take place and which attractions are open.
The public trasport was overcrowded before and now it is not able to carry all passengers and there may be a long wait in front of the metro stations or the bus stations.
At all museums and St. Peter’s Basilica you can only get in after a temperature check.
You can avoid the queue at St. Peter’s Basilica by booking a guided tour or an audio guide.
The number of visitors to the Vatican Museums has been drastically reduced. You must book the tickets or your tour online.
Due to the distance rules, only a few visitors can enter the Colosseum at the same time. Tickets are often sold out weeks in advance.
Museums opening hours
Reservation is mandatory for the Colosseum, the Borghese Gallery, the Vatican Museums and all museums of the City of Rome.
For the Borghese Gallery you have to make a reservation with the Roma Pass on +39 06 32810. Since the gallery is usually fully booked well in advance, we recommend purchasing the tickets directly.
Colosseum Rome June
Tickets to the National Museums
Vatican Museums Rome June
For the Vatican Museums, you should buy tickets in advance. You can enter only with reservation. The passage from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s is closed. Details about the Vatican Museums>
The Vatican Museums are closed on June 11, June 29 and on Sunday.
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
There are extended opening hours every Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The Vatican Museums at night visits are substituted with the extended opening on Friday and Saturday.
The free entry to the Vatican Museums on the last sunday of the month is suspended.
Tickets to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
St. Peter's opening hours
In any case, we would advise you to take a guided tour, because otherwise you will not be able to capture many of the details of the basilica with its more than 1,500-year history. If you book the tour in advance on the Internet, you can pass the queue at the security checkpoint with priority granted by the visitor service of St. Peter’s Basilica.
St. Peter’s Cathedral 7-19 – St. Peter’s Dome 8-18 – Treasury 9-18:15
When is St. Peter's Basilica closed in June
St. Peter’s Basilica is closed during the Pope’s celebrations, for which you need invitation cards.
The dates for June are:
Pope mass on Monday June 29 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Basilica
General audiences every Wednesday morning. Until end of June you can follow the audiences only on the internet.
1 June 2020 15:30 On the occasion of the Feast of the Republic: Ceremonial change of guard in front of the Quirinal Palace
June 2 feast of the Republic
Morning In Via dei Fori Imperiali: military parade and aerobatic demonstration of the Frecce Tricolori
June 7 Angelus prayer of the Pope
June 11 Corpus Christi (no holiday)
June 14 Angelus prayer of the Pope
June 20 St. John’s Day at the Esquiline, the choir of Piazza Vittorio, table football tournament and traditional escargot eating “La Lumacata” 16:30 – 23:00 Via di San Vito Metro A Piazza Vittorio, Bus 16, 75, 714 Stop Merulana / Brancaccio
June 21 Angelus prayer of the Pope
June 21 Feast of music Festa della Musica 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. Artists and music groups, choirs and soloists, professional musicians and amateurs enliven the streets of Rome
June 26 – 28 International Competition Swimming LV Trofeo Internazionale Sette Colli, Foro Italico
June 28 Angelus prayer of the Pope
Estate Romana · Roman summer
A summer evening on the Tiber banks in Rome is a great experience. You can stroll along the river or enjoy culinary specialties.
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The rose garden of the municipality of Rome is open until June 14, 2020 every day except Monday 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. Guided tours can be booked on tel .: +3906 5746810. The call center is available on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
until June 21 Canova, eternal beauty, an exhibition of international collections, Museo di Roma Tuesday – Sunday 9-19 Piazza Navona
The sculptor Canova (1757-1822) with his marble figures is one of the main representatives of Italian classicism. Exhibition at the Museo di Roma Palazzo Braschi in Piazza Navona. Tickets for Palazzo Braschi
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
Piazza Venezia, Via Foro Traiano 85, opposite the pillar of the Trajan Tickets
Via Vittorio Veneto 27 Bus 52, 53, 61, 63, 80, 83, 160, n90, nMA (Barberini) Tickets
Piazza del Popolo 12 Metro A, Tram 2, Bus 61, 89, 160, 490, 495, 628, nMA (Flaminio) Roma – Viterbo Tickets
Over 90 works tell the world of Banksy. See the works of the unknown artist Banksy, who conquered the world with irony and sharpness, in the monastery built by the Italian architect Bramante in the 16th century.
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.
The Music Park of Rome
The baths of Caracalla
All concerts in the baths of Caracalla are postponed to 2021. There are very nice concerts in the baths of Caracalla in June. Andrea Bocelli gives a concert and Claudio Baglioni has several evenings. Events and tickets baths of Caracalla
Rock in Rome
Every year in summer, the Rock Festival takes place in Rome. In June are concerts on the horse racing track on Via Appia, Le Capannelle. The events is canceled in 2020, the next edition is 2021. Events and tickets
Practical tips for Rome June
Weather and clothes
In June the temperature continues to rise and can often exceed 30° C. In the second half of June in particular, night temperatures often no longer drop below 20° C. In some years it is very stable and hot in June, in other years there is also extensive rainfall.
Please note that you should cover your shoulders and knees when visiting sacred sites. If you wear off-the-shoulder shirts or dresses, you 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.
Rome for early risers
There is very little traffic in Rome until six in the morning. To photograph the sunrise over squares and monuments, you have to get up earlier. You may also meet a wedding couple at a photo shoot, at the Spanish Steps, at the Trevi Fountain or at the Colosseum. The sunrise in Rome is at 5:38 in June at the beginning of the month and at 5:39 at the end of the month.
Early morning is also the best time to jog.
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 safely forget the so-called “r” rule, according to which seafood is only supposed to be eaten with “r” in months. In Rome, you can eat seafood all year round. They come fresh from good aquacultures from nearby Gaeta, Orbetello or Sardinia. Oyster farms are less common in Italy and so local oysters are very rare in Rome.
The typical Roman pasta dishes can be found all year round. The preparation of Cacio e Pepe with sheep’s cheese and pepper is very tasty; variations are the Gricia, the Amatriciana and the Carbonara. Read more about Roman cuisine and get an overview on a street food tour.
It is also very beautiful by the sea. Many Romans go to Ostia on weekends and if you want to eat by the sea, you should reserve a restaurant.
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.
In the south of Rome is the Appia Antica Regional Park with numerous catacombs. The “Regina viarum” has been a free open-air museum for more than a hundred years. It is a popular destination, especially on weekends, and you can eat very well here.
If you can set it up, you should take a day to explore the area surrounding Rome.
The trip to the sea to Ostia by local train from the pyramid (Metro B) to Ostia Lido is very popular. On the way you can see the very interesting excavations in Ostia Antica. Here you will find the ruins of a complete ancient commercial city with theater.
When the weather is nice, you can take a walk on the beach and enjoy the fresh salty sea air. Also read day trip to Ostia.
A visit to Villa D’Este in Tivoli is fabulous. The numerous fountains and water games that are fed by the Aniene River are an impressive spectacle. There is also an organ fountain that is powered by water.
Also close to Tivoli is Villa Adriana, built by Emperor Hadrian. It is the largest villa ever built by an emperor. It is very pleasant here in May.
Very intersting is the trip to Castel Gandolfo. There you can visit the papal summer residence on the slopes of the volcano lake and have a good lunch with local wine.
A little further away is Assisi, where St. Francis founded his order. You can visit the Basilica of Francis there and enjoy a lunch of the excellent cuisine of Umbria.