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Jun 1st, 2006, 04:18 PM
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Is it terribly hot and humid in Rome in late june?

IF I go I'll be there around June 22. How's the weather around that time?
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Jun 1st, 2006, 05:07 PM
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It was last year.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 05:25 PM
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YES!!! Mike
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Jun 1st, 2006, 05:36 PM
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We were just there a week ago and it was hot!! I would imagine summer would be unbearable. I would hide out in every pretty church or interesting museum I could find.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 05:45 PM
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Frankly, it was brutal last June at that time. Carry a water bottle for frequent fill-ups. It's still really fun though!!!
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Jun 1st, 2006, 05:48 PM
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Yes, it was quite hot last year in late June in Rome (and Tuscany too), but the nights were fine. That isn't always true; in 1999 it was cooler in Rome in late June than it was in Norway the next week. Don't worry about the heat, just take mid-afternoon breaks and carry that water bottle; it's great nonetheless.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 05:51 PM
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HOW hot exactly?? Is it the humidity that makes it even worse?
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Jun 1st, 2006, 05:56 PM
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Just a point -- The weather here in Florida is pretty hot and humid in summer, so when I have been in Rome it hasn't seemed all that bad to me. It could be that you wouldn't be terribly uncomfortable, but that depends on your own daily environment as well as the whims of Mother Nature. Since you are going anyway, I hope you will be sure to stay in a hotel with A/C. That is something you will find very desirable, if not mandatory. If you want to go by the averages, statistics tell us that Rome's temperature will be around 85 to 90 degrees F at that time.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 06:03 PM
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schnookies, as others have said, June was very hot and humid last year. My daughter & SIL were there for the month, due to family emergenicies. My daughter said her sundress would be dripping wet within a couple of hours, especially when they were in the car.

The family house has very thick walls and the Italian type of shutters etc., but they only averaged about 4 hours sleep a night due to the heat and humidty as the house does not have a/c.

Unless you can really tolerate high humidity and very hot weather do get a hotel room with a/c. And try to do your sightseeing in the morning, have a leisurely lunch under an umbrella table (well under the umbrella not under the table, lol) and retreat to your room during the hottest time of the day. After a rest, a cool shower then come out amongst the masses and again wander around and have dinner around 9:00pm. Live like the Romans do, when they are able to. And enjoy the gelato..lots of it!!
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Jun 1st, 2006, 06:07 PM
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It's the heat, it's the humidity, and it's the body heat, too! The Romans are quite accustomed to it. Last year I arrived in Rome and spent 3 days there prior to going to the Lake District. Those 3 days were hot and humid, and there was a little thunderstorm each of those 3 days. In the Lake District, it was hot, but not humid because of nice breezes off the Lakes. I returned to Rome after 9 days in the Lake District, and Rome was hot, but not quite as humid---the Romans were claiming it was cold!

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Jun 1st, 2006, 06:11 PM
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other than Teachers, who here has NO choice but to travel during the summer?

Just curious....

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Jun 1st, 2006, 06:16 PM
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Grandparents taking their grandchildren who are finally out of school.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 09:10 PM
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Superintendents of schools. But what a trip it will be! We'll be in Rome in July! We're used to temps over 100 but it's a dry heat. WHen we stayed in Washington DC we learned the humidity really adds to the discomfort. I plan on touring early taking long breaks in the afternoon and venturing forth in the evening. Museums for some of the afternoons. Have fun, Mary
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Jun 1st, 2006, 09:46 PM
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I'm a parent of children in school and married to a teacher so it is summer travels for me. I always joke that I'll take off and leave them during the spring or fall as my job would allow it, but I'd really much rather be with them.
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Jun 1st, 2006, 10:03 PM
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I always like to travel October, November or December. Cold yes, but no crowds and no sweaty bodies.
FYI - I was in Rome in Mid October last year and it was still hot then! That was not what I was expecting but I suppose Rome in any weather is better than no Rome at all
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Jun 1st, 2006, 10:13 PM
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Late June TWO years ago wasn't bad. I don't remember any humidity, but it was probably 85 degrees. Maybe we were lucky?
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Jun 1st, 2006, 10:23 PM
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dina,I have been in Rome in June and although it was hot it was nothing like apparently last June was in Rome.

It seems to me that all the people I know in Italy have been reporting unusual weather these last years. Is it due to Global Warming perhaps, I sure don't know. But even the area that I live in has had unusual weather patterns these last years.

That is why I find it so difficult to answer questions about "what to expect" weatherwise from posters. I sort of feel like "who knows?".
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Jun 2nd, 2006, 07:05 AM
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Just got back 3 days ago and the weather in Rome is HOT, HOT, HOT. Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle with you. Those vendors will charge you 2.00e for cold water and 2.50e for water with ice. (rip-off)
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Jun 2nd, 2006, 08:03 AM
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IMO, It all depends on where you live, what climate temps are you used to.

If you live in Cuba, Paraguay or Miami you will be fine but if you are from London or Stockholm you will say that you can't take the heat.
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Jun 2nd, 2006, 11:51 AM
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I will be in Italy in August and I'm a little confused. I live in Miami and the temps in August are in the 90s and we are lucky if we drop into the 70s at night.

I saw that the average temps in Italy are low 80s during the days and mid 60s at night. The nights sound like sweater weather to me. I would wear a sweater if the temps were in the 60s at home.

I know this may sound crazy but...Will I need to to take a sweater for walking outdoors in the evenings?
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