Rome in Summer

After a late start to the summer, the heat we are typically used to in Rome has finally arrived.  Despite this, tourists continue to come to the Eternal City and more and more are taking advantage of living like a local in a Rome vacation rental apartment.  Choosing the right Rome holiday rental during the heat of the summer could definitely help you keep cool in more ways than one.

When searching for a vacation rental in Rome, you will come across thousands of listings owned and operated by Italians.  In your search, make sure you specify if you would like an apartment with air conditioning as many Italian homes are not equipped with A/C.  In addition, take a look at the location of the property to make sure you will be well-located to the Metro (or other public transportation) in case the need for a mid-day escape from the heat arises.

Also, keep in mind that staying just outside the historical center will offer you a bit cooler temperatures.  Areas like Prati, which is home to the Vatican, the famous Via Veneto next to Villa Borghese, and one of the oldest neighborhoods called Trastevere are all great locations offering more shade, parks, and better prices for bottled water!

In addition, you will certainly want to plan accordingly when packing for Rome.  For the most part, Rome is a very casual city and most places do not require a dress code.  And we would definitely recommend sunscreen!

Another important note while packing for Rome is to remember cars, trains, buses, and planes are much smaller in Italy.  There is nothing worse than lugging around tons of luggage under the Mediterranean sun or in a crowded bus or train.

Just a few tips to help you enjoy while on holiday in Rome….

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