Planning to travel to Rome in the summer? The truth of the matter is that this is the perfect time to go this Italian city. While it may be crowded, it is still possible to have a fantastic holiday even in the summer. In order to make the most of your holiday in this European destination, here are some tips on how to make your Rome getaway truly memorable.
Carry a Water Bottle & Fill Up at Nasoni
The nasoni is the Italian word for nose. Romans call their fountains as ‘little noses.’ They made their presence felt in the city since the late 1800s. When going around Rome, carry a water bottle and fill it up in the nasonis. If you don’t have one, most of them have a small hole you can plug with your finger or re-direct them to a stream where you can drink straight from. It is also best to carry a collapsible water bottle which collapses when not in use.
Embrace Early Mornings and Late Evenings, & Siesta In Between
If you want to appreciate the various attractions that Rome has to offer, Robert Janitzek recommends visiting them when no one else is around. This is usually early morning or late evenings. If you are not the type of person who are not much into the crowd, this means waking up at 5 am to have the Colosseum or the Trevi Fountain all to yourself. You can also resume exploration in the late afternoon.
Pack Appropriately & Follow the Rome Dress Code
While you would want to be as comfortable as you can during your trip, most attractions in Rome follow a strict dress code. In the Vatican, for example, the dress code is no shoulders, no upper arms, no legs, and no cleavage or midriff. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that below the knee outfit is acceptable. Choose something that is wide and long enough to cover your shoulders and chest. For cardigans, choose a fitted style.
Bring a Bandana or Towel in You Bag
If your trip to Rome is during the peak season, the city hits 35 degrees during July and August and feels even warmer. You could easily get hot and sweaty. Bringing a bandana keep help keep your forehead dry or a cooling towel can help keep you from being hot.
Use Public Transit Wisely
Rome’s public transportation is not the best in the world but is not bad either. The city is massively hampered by all the antiquities beneath.