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What to Wear in Rome: A Rome Packing List

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Now sure what to wear in Rome? Need a Rome packing list to call your own?

Yup, I get it.

I mean, I think it’s a stupendous day if I leave the house in pants that aren’t elastic and if I’m wearing shoes that aren’t slippers.

The work at home struggle is real.

And while the words, “Rome packing list” don’t insight joy and rapture in the hearts of millions (Curse you, Mickey! I can never live up to your ridiculously high standards), it’s kind of a necessity when you’re the type of person who’ll be just standing there, drinking your coffee without the lid on, when all of a sudden, someone nonchalantly tosses a coin in your cup because they think you’re homeless.

Way to ruin my $5 cup of Italian coffee sir!

Grr…not that this has ever happened to me or anything (quietly cowers in shame).

So to help you blend in, and feel less like a hobo and more like an America’s Next Top Model vixen, I’ve created this handy Rome packing List.

Trust me:

This post details EXACTLY what to wear in Rome throughout each season of the year.


There’s even a free, printable, Rome packing list at the end of this post.


My not so subtle way of earning your undying love and devotion. Because I mean come on, everyone loves free stuff!

So onwards my friends, to shenanigans and awkward moments a plenty!

I mean:

(Puts studious glasses on and speaks with a slight air of condescension) Let’s examine this incredibly insightful post; a piece that analyzes current fashion trends among modern Roman citizens.

***One common Italy travel mistake is that people don’t carry enough cash since credit and debit cards aren’t as widely accepted in Italy as they are in other countries. So be sure to always have cash on hand. Oh, and if you need a place to stay, then check out this guide to the best hotels in Rome city center now!**

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1. Travel Insurance

Could I start this Rome packing list with a more boring topic?

Probably not.

I mean, no one’s walking around like, “Hey baby, talk travel insurance deductibles to me because that kind of thing really makes a girl swoon.”

If this was true, insurance companies would be WAY more popular.


While I acknowledge that this isn’t the sexiest topic in the travelsphere, it is a necessary evil.

Because let’s be real:

Who hasn’t been tempted to save a few dollar bills (or yen, pounds, pesos, euros, etc.) by skimping on the travel insurance?

I know I’ve done this when I was literally young, dumb, and broke.


Then you get old, wise, and infirmed, and quickly see the error of your ways.

So moral of this parent size lecture? Always get travel insurance, even if it’s not from the company I recommend (COUGH…WORLD NOMADS TRAVEL INSURANCE IS THE BEST).

Why, you may rightfully wonder?

Well, as the self-proclaimed queen of travel mishaps, it would not be unheard of for me to plummet down the side of a mountain and end up in a body cast after a leisurely stroll through the woods.

And while you probably aren’t as accident prone as me, you also probably aren’t a psychic who can predict exactly when and where you’ll need travel insurance.

That’s why you, just to be safe, you forever and always always need to add travel insurance to your Rome packing list.

But what is the best travel insurance out there?

Personally, I LOVE World Nomads Travel Insurance!

Not only does this company cover almost any destination that you might want to visit (besides SUPER offbeat places like Pakistan), but they also give you an amazing level of coverage, make it super easy to customize your plan, and even let you extend or change your travel insurance policy while you’re on the road.

Amazing no?

However, the real question is, what plan should you get?


If all your gear is worth less than $1000, purchase the basic plan.


If you’re a travel blogger like me who carries around a camera, laptop, tablet, and phone, gear that easily costs over a $1000, then the explorer plan is the way to go (both offer emergency medical coverage of up to $100,000).

So go forth, buy travel insurance, and be the Jedi traveler that I know you are.

2. Collapsible Water Bottle

Oh, look, how novel.

Yet ANOTHER reusable water bottle on a travel packing list.


I know, but hear me out! First of all, you really do need a water bottle since not only do they help you save money on drinks, but they also help you save the planet since they reduce the amount of plastic waste you generate.

Rogue hippies will also stop throwing shade your way as you drink your filthy diet coke.


Rome has about a billion water fountains since Rome was the first empire to create aqueducts and transport massive amounts of water from the country and into the city.


You’ll have ZERO problems finding somewhere to fill up your water bottle.

And the fountains in Rome are usually pretty charming too since they’re made from historic sculptures that make me feel more important than I really am.

But why THIS water bottle?

Well, it’s a collapsible water bottle (feel free to oh and ah at will), which is even better than sliced bread, in my humble opinion.


No more schlepping bulky water bottles around that always seem to take up way too much room in your bag.


Just deflate the water bottle, roll it up, and, BAM, you now have a ton of space for other, nifty travel essentials.

I promise it’s not like folding origami and really is just as easy as it seems.

Just take the handle strap, pass it under the rolled up water bottle, and then hook the strap to the plastic ring that attaches the strap to the water bottle

And that’s it. Poof, all your Rome packing problems are gone!

3. Light Dress

If you’re traveling to Rome then this is the perfect excuse to buy a new dress.

Because legit:

I LOVE this dress! And that’s saying a lot since I always look TERRIBLE in long dresses.

But somehow, this dress doesn’t make me look like a midget.

Plus, this dress fits well (I bought the medium and it fits perfectly) and flatters my curvy figure.


My one tiny complaint is that this dress does shrink when you wash it.


The sleeves also aren’t very loose, so if you carry your weight in your arms then you might want to order a size up.

Other than that:

This dress is lovely and designed with an enchanting floral pattern that perfectly matches the streets of Rome (I like the darker color a little better).

A sassy yet classy dress that I absolutely adore.

4. Dark Skinny Jeans

Always remember that everyday style in Europe (Italy included) tends to be a bit more formal than in the United States.

No, Hillary Clinton pantsuits are not necessary.

Instead, try a tailored top, something that you would wear to work, and pair it with somce dark wash skinny jeans.

The problem?

With all that delicious gelato, pizza, and pasta around every corner in Rome, those skinny jeans can get pretty tight pretty quickly.

And trust me, sportin’ a jumbo size muffin top is never a good look.

The solution?

Aviator travel jeans! Not only are they the most comfortable pair of jeans that I have ever owned (I could probably comfortably sleep in them too), but they’re also true to size and look super chic too.


I can finally rock a pair of jeans on a plane without feeling like fudgey the whale.

And then there are the divine pockets.

They’re Great Wal of China level big, can fit your passport, have awesome zippers to help keep your aforementioned passport safe, and are still oh so stylish!

And there are five of them! So nifty pockets EVERYWHERE!

Added bonus?

These jeans are also incredibly well made and will probably last longer than a cockroach since they are durable, flexible, and breathable.

The only teeny weeny drawback?

These jeans are $110 a pair. I know, pretty pricey.


These pants are so well made that buying a single pair of these jeans is way cheaper than purchasing jeans of lesser quality every two months.


If you go to their website, you can sign up for their email list, and get an extra 15% off!

That’s a $16.50 discount that you can use towards buying another pair for your London packing list (insert winky emoji here)!

5. Fashionable Leggings

Not gonna lie:

When someone first suggested that I try American Apparel leggings, I was totally skeptical.


I was under the false impression that they only carried sizes that MIGHT fit a 4-year-old but not this bodacious babe right here.

And while I ain’t fat:

I can safely say that I have never, and will never wear a size 00..


I saw and heard all the rave reviews and figured I’d give these leggings a shot.

Even so:

My expectations were incredibly low since they were like $18 a pair, which I still think is a bit ridiculous for a simple pair of black, elastic pants.


Clearly, I was wrong since these pants totally made this Rome packing list and possibly my life.

Not only are they comfortable AF, but they come up over my stomach and prevent me from sporting a giant muffin top.


They make you look uber stylish and not as though you threw on a pair of old yoga pants because you were bloated and couldn’t bear to have a constrictive pair of pants touch you.

Yup, period bloat is the devil.

Instead, these pants fit well, look great, are inexpensive (fish), come in any color you can imagine, and are made of a fantastic, durable fabric that won’t develop a hole when you bend over with your bodacious butt.

Yes, this happened to me on the playground.

My cheap leggings ripped after I bent over once, so I had to wear a sweatshirt around my waist to cover it up. I swear, all the soccer moms were judging me hardcore that day.

So check these leggings out because hole free is the way to be!

***Most Romans don’t wear a ton of shorts, so I would definitely stay from ultra-short shorts during the summer.***

6. Cute but Comfy Sandals

First rule of Rome:

You do not wear heels in Rome!

Second rule of Rome:

You do not wear backless sandals in Rome!


One word…Cobblestones.


They’re all quaint and charming in photos, until you try and walk over this uneven surface and practically sprain your ankle when your heel gets caught in them.


No heels or backless sandals, Instead, try to pack a pair of comfy sandals with a back strap; a strap that will help prevent your feet from slipping out of your shoes when you trip over one of the 10,000, totally uneven cobblestone streets in Rome.


Don’t get it twisted. These sandals need to be stylish too since I ain’t scoring any rides on passing Vespas with some lame, black, velcro, orthopedic shoes.


Never fear because Dream Pairs Sling-Back Sandals are the perfect stylish walking shoes for your next trip to Rome!

Not only are they true to size, with an assortment of colors and styles to choose from, but they have ultra-soft, faux leather straps, a well-cushioned footbed, and non-skid soles that are perfect for the aforementioned cobblestones of doom.

And at just $20 a pair:

You really don’t have to feel THAT guilty when you impulsively buy every single color and style option available.

A fantastic sandal this is both stylish and comfortable, making it the perfect fit (get the lame pun?) for your next trip to Rome.

7. Stylish Walking Shoes

“I love blisters and crying out in pain as my heels bleed from the discomfort of my shoes,” said no one ever.


This one is kind of obvious but I think the real challenge is finding comfortable shoes that don’t make you look like the lamest, non-Italian tourist on the plenet.


Rome is an ancient city, filled with an assortment of protected, historic sites that limit the city’s ability to develop an extensive metro network.


You’ll probably do a fair bit of walking and will need some super snazzy, yet comfy, walking shoes that won’t make your feet beg for mercy.

That’s why: 

Go for the glory and check out the Steve Madden Women’s Gills Fashion Shoe.

Truthfully though:

I was a bit nervous about buying these shoes since I didn’t think I would like them.


A while back, I had gotten a pair of quilted, Steve Madden slip-on sneakers, and they were exactly what I wanted.

They were stylish, comfortable like traditional sneakers, and really easy to slip on and off, which was perfect for the sirport.


Until I broke them in, they gave me wicked AWFUL blisters.

That’s why:

When I finally got these shoes, I wasn’t 100% certain that they would be comfortable.


I thoroughly researched these shoes before I purchased them and even ordered a size up as a preemptive strike against any possible blisters of doom.


The heel of this shoe is actually padded and a bit rounded to help prevent blisters.

They’re also super comfortable, last a LONG time, look good with almost any outfit (just be sure to buy a neutral color shoe ) and are easy to take on and off.

That’s why:

My love for all things Steve Madden has been fully restored! HOORAY!

***Remember to put on no-show socks if you wear these to the airport. Because nobody wants to step on the airport floor in their bare feet. That’s just gross.***

8. Fashionable Sunhat

I am obsessed with this sunhat.

No joke, you’ll see it in almost all of my Instagram photos.

Not only does it make me look like the chic and regal lady that I am not, but it also protects my pasty white skin from the searing, flesh-wrinkling rays of the sun.

And as we all know, no one wants to look like a shriveled bag of bones before their time.

That’s why:

When you’re figuring out what to wear in Rome, definitely pack this fantastic sunhat.

I mean:

It protects me from the sun since it’s SPF 50, has a handy windproof strap that keeps it from flying away at the drop of a hat (Get it?), it costs just $10, which is a steal since I’ve had my hat for well over a year, and it’s super adorable with a lovely bowknot in the back.

No joke, what’s not to love?

Because every time I wear this hat, without fail, I always get a ton of compliments as I use it to protect what’s left of my mildly youthful complexion.


Hats are an incredibly easy way to dress up any outfit, and forever make all of my Instagram photos look 10,000 times cuter.


This hat has me rolling in the likes like a not-so–big shot.

9. Sunglasses

Trust me:

You only want to be lyrically and not physically “blinded by the light” when basking in the history and glory of the Eternal City.


I don’t know about you but I definitely don’t want to spend $100 on a pair of sunglasses that I’m probably gonna lose or break or both.

That’s why these sunglasses are virtually perfect.

At just $15 a pair, these sunglasses are an economical way to look like a self-important, wannabe celebrity.


Just not about the quality of these sunglasses.

Not only do they look great, but they are incredibly durable, light in weight, fit my face well (albeit slightly loose), and come with a fantastic assortment of extras like a case, a cloth to clean your glasses with, etc.

But you know what I really love?

The fact that this company’s customer service is amazing!

When I contacted them about a defective pair of glasses I received, they apologized profusely and immediately gave me my money back, no questions asked.

Will definitely continue buying these awesome sunglasses for all my future trips to Rome.

10. Packing Cubes

Not particularly thrilling to discuss:

But packing cubes are handy when you’re trying to fit as much crap, I mean essential Rome packing list items, into your carry on as humanly possible.


As long as they’re durable, I don’t think it really matters which brand you use.

I mean:

All they really do is help organize your bag and reduce the amount of space your clothes occupy by smooshing all the air out of them.


I love the packing cubes above since they have a mesh top that makes it easy to find everything you need, they have several different sizes that help you pack anything you need, and they are extremely durable, so no need to fret over inconvenient rips, tears, or broken zippers (they also come in a variety of colors that you can match with your luggage).

Yet another way that modern technology makes traveling just a smidge easier.

11. Toiletries


Chatting about toiletries doesn’t exactly make me tingle with glee all over. However, I also don’t want to smell like a foot while strolling through the cobblestone streets of Rome.


It’s pretty important that we chat about toiletries, at least for a hot minute, so that you don’t forget something ultra-important, like a toothbrush, while packing for Rome.

But honestly:

You’ll need the same essentials that you would for any other trip around the globe.

You know:

Essentials like a brush, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, moisturiser, contact lens solution (if you wear contacts), medication, and any makeup or sanitary products that you can dream up.


If you have a momentary brain fart and forget some of these items, don’t have a Britney Spears level meltdown because you can get any of these items in Rome.


In terms of toiletry bags, I usually just throw all my stuff in a ziplock bag and call it a day since I’m not that fancy.


I recently decided to become a bit more organized and discovered this gem of a toiletry bag.

Not only does it have a durable hanging hook that makes everything much easier to find, but it also has a sturdy zipper, a breathable mesh pouch (mold free is the way to be), a strong handle, and is large enough to hold almost every toiletry imaginable.

Added bonus?

It only costs $16 which is perfect since no one wants to spend a small fortune on a bag that will just sit inside either their bathroom or luggage.

***Remember to pack sunscreen in the summer and chapstick in the winter so that your lips don’t dry up like the Sahara desert.***

12. Camera Gear

Rome is one of the most picturesque cities on the planet.


You’ll obviously want to take oodles of pictures to help commemorate your trip there.


I’m not a huge fan of selfie sticks. They just feel very self-indulgent to me and make me feel like a total tool when I use them.


As a hardcore, solo traveler, with no Instagram husband to call her own, I suck it up, get up at the crack of dawn, and haul my tripod around with me everywhere I go.

If this doesn’t work for you:

That’s totally cool. But just know that in most major cities, the selfie stick is the calling card of a naive tourist.

And while we’re on the subject:

There are a few other photography essentials that you might want to pack as well.

You know, things like spare batteries, spare memory cards, any type of lens you may need, a UV filter, and a great camera bag to keep all this expensive gear safe!

My favorite camera bag happens to be any of the amazing bags over at GATTA.


Well, you need a nice bag to protect your absurdly expensive camera from damage.


Most camera bags are heinous beasts and not something that you wanna schlep around with you on the daily.

That’s why GATTA camera bags are my jam.

Seriously, they are the highest quality and most stylish camera bags that I’ve ever owned.


hey’re a bit on the pricey side, but totally worth the investment in my humble opinion.


I love the Rosewood Camille (above) and the Chloe Noir (smaller, chic, and black).

Both of these camera bags are stylish on the outside, with a fabulous, felt like interior and an adjustable divider that cushions your camera to help protect it from damage.

PSST: Pack some extra Ziploc bags to put your wet clothes in or to keep your electronics dry.

13. Leather Jacket

Truth be told:

Forget the leather jacket in the summer, when Rome is disgustingly hot and humid.


If you’re visiting during the winter ( if you need it, here’s my 2 day Rome itinerary), or in the fall or spring when evenings are chilly, then definitely consider packing a tailored leather jacket like the one above.

Not only do Europeans love their leather:

But this fabric is durable, fashionable, and keeps you warm and toasty when you’re trudging through the streets of Rome in the cold weather (Yes, Rome really does get cold. Not frigid but cold)

FYI though:

I’m a vegetarian. So, I won’t be rocking real leather any time soon, which is one of the reasons why I’m a big fan of the Lock and Love Quilted Faux Leather Jacket.

Not only is it chic AF:

But it’s made of high-quality faux leather (great texture and color that looks and feels like actual leather), costs just $50 (depending on the style you get), and comes in almost any color you can dream up,

Be forewarned though:

This company does not do returns. Therefore, if you do decide to get this jacket, then make sure that you carefully read the reviews and purchase the size that will best fit you.


This is meant to be a form-fitting jacket. But obviously not so form-fitting that it sucks the life right out of you.

That’s why:

I suggest ordering a jacket that is two sizes larger than your normal size.

Trust me:

It’s better to have a jacket that is too big and not too small.

14. Electronics with an International Adaptor

I figured it was a good idea to put an assortment of electronics to this Rome packing list since I can’t be the only technology addicted millennial out there, with an attention span of 2.5 seconds.


Since European appliances run on 220v of electricity, you’ll need a dual adaptor and current converter if you want to use your electronics in Rome.

This is because not only are electrical outlets in the US shaped differently from those in Europe, but American appliances also only use 110v of electricity.

I mean:

Most laptops, cellphones, and cameras should be totally fine, but many hair dryers, curling irons, and hair straighteners won’t be.

These electronics just don’t support multiple voltages and will probably fry like bacon.

To be certain:

Double check the tag on your appliance and make sure that it states that it’s dual voltage. if it is then you can use it in Europe.

If you don’t see this then slowly back away from the electrical device.

Now, you’ll obviously want to bring your smartphone too. DUH.

And if you want to use the internet while you’re abroad, you can buy a sim card and just put it in your unlocked phone before you arrive in Rome.


I use T-Mobile and get unlimited data internationally for like $50 a month.


I can use the WIFI on my phone almost anywhere in the world, at no extra cost. I can also make calls and text, but that service isn’t unlimited.

As a result:

You might want to get a sim card if you make a ton of calls and texts internationally.


Don’t forget to pack a decent pair of headphones, which is the socially acceptable way to ignore people who try and talk to you.


I love a good pair of noise-canceling headphones since they drown out any ambient noise and let you watch your movie/listen to your music in peace.

But any pair of headphones will do. It just depends on your budget.

Some other electronics that you might want to pack include a tablet with a keyboard, a lightweight laptop, and an e-reader, like a Kindle.

Just make sure that you choose wisely and don’t overpack!

15. Stylish Tops that are not revealing

While exploring the enchanting streets of Rome:

You want to look sleek and stylish in a top that you’d feel comfortable wearing to the office.


Like with anything you’d wear to work, you also don’t want it to be too revealing since many churches in Rome have a strict dress code and will not permit you to enter if your neckline is too low or if your back and shoulders aren’t covered (definitely pack a cardigan too so that you can cover up as need be).


I love the fit and feel of the top above (there are a bunch of other colors too if blue isn’t your thing).

It’s flowy enough to hide all of my bodily imperfections, but not so flowy that I feel like I’m wearing a circus tent.


The cut, color, and style all make you look and feel slightly more Italian, even if your accent totally betrays you.

A fantastic flattering and slightly dressy top that surprisingly enough, only costs $20.

Yeah, we call this winning at life.

16. Stylish Day Bag

This backpack is the trifecta of awesome.

Not only is it way more stylish than I can ever hope to be, but it’s incredibly useful too!

Shocking right? 

All the somewhat practical backpacks I find look orthopedic and like something Ranger Rick would tote around as he fights forest fires.

But this carry on bag is like the elusive, abominable snowman of women’s bags since it’s cute and useful.

Just choose between two lovely color options, and enjoy a stylish bag that can actually carry a 10″ Macbook, among other things!


Large enough for all your day trip essentials, but compact enough to avoid whacking people in the face every time you move.


It’s waterproof AND has this antitheft design that fuses nylon and leather to create an extra durable fabric that is resistant to slashing.

There’s even a fantastic back zipper which accesses the main compartment and simultaneously rests up against your back while you’re sightseeing in Rome.


No more wannabe thieves stealing all your stuff while you’re busy exploring Rome’s top attractions with your trendy new backpack.

Feel free to oh and ah if the urge strikes you!

Added awesomeness includes two adjustable shoulder straps, one detachable crossbody strap (handy when you’re in a museum that doesn’t permit backpack use), and a buffet of interior and exterior pockets to keep you organized while looking just as cool as the man, the myth, the legend. Captain Planet (jk)!

And all for a uber-reasonable $26. I’ll take twelve, stat!

17. Accessorize Neutral Outfits with a Cute Scarf

Whether you’re feeling a bit chilly in one of Rome’s many air-conditioned museums, want to cover up because you’re about to head into one of Rome’s many conservative churches, or need to add a little color to an otherwise neutral outfit, without packing twenty different shirts, scarfs are forever and always the perfect travel accessory.

Cheap and easy to pack, I bring some scarfs with whenever I visit Rome.


They help protect my pasty white skin from the intense death rays of the sun, that threaten to wrinkle me like a prune.

And unlike hats:

Scarfs don’t blow away in the wind, are easy to carry, and won’t get ruined if they get squished in your bag.

And this scarf? Yeah, it’s kind of sort of extra special.

Not only is it incredibly light weight (well ventilated in the summer but warm in the winter), and available in a ton of fantastic colors, but it’s also incredibly elegant and long enough to worn as either a scarf, sarong, or headwrap.

Making this scarf a true carry on essential when packing for Rome.

And I mean, com on, you can’t really go wrong since two scarves will cost you just $13!

Rome Packing List Winter

Use this Rome Packing List to help you prepare for and enjoy your trip to Rome.
Use this Rome Packing List to help you prepare for and enjoy your trip to Rome.

Because Rome has a Mediterranean climate:

Winters in the Eternal City tend to be mild and wet, with minimal crowds.

Don’t get me wrong:

It’s still crowded but just not AS crowded as it is during the months of June, July, and August.


If you decide to visit during the winter, (December, January, or February) prepare for highs of 57 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 37 degrees Fahrenheit.


Definitely pack warm clothes like a heavy jacket, scarf, and glove.


Remember that this time of year is also quite rainy, so a waterproof raincoat or umbrella essential.

  • Raincoat (1) or umbrella (1) or Jacket (1)
  • Ankle Boots ((1)
  • Fashionable Slip-on-Sneakers (1)
  • Dark Jeans (1)
  • Cardigan (1)
  • Stylish Sweater Dress (1)
  • Fashionable Leggings (2)
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (4)
  • Socks (3)
  • Underwear (7)
  • Comfortable Sleep Clothes (1)
  • Bras (3)
  • Hat (1) Gloves (1) and Scarf (1) if very cold

Rome Packing List Fall

Fall is perhaps the best time to visit Rome.

Not only have the summer crowds dissipated, but the weather is also mild.


You can expect highs of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 46 degrees Fahrenheit between the months of September and November.


While you can still eat outside, I would definitely pack a warm jacket since fall evenings can get rather chilly.

  • Raincoat (1) or umbrella (1) or Jacket (1)
  • Ankle Boots ((1)
  • Fashionable Slip-on-Sneakers (1)
  • Dark Jeans (1)
  • Cardigan (1)
  • Stylish Dress (1)
  • Fashionable Leggings (2)
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (2)
  • Short Sleeve Shirts (2)
  • Socks (3)
  • Underwear (7)
  • Comfortable Sleep Clothes (1)
  • Bras (3)

Rome Packing List Spring

Before you walk the beautiful, cobblestone streets of Rome, be sure to pack stylish but comfortable shoes.
Before you walk the beautiful, cobblestone streets of Rome, be sure to pack stylish but comfortable shoes.

Spring, between the months of April and May, is another amazing time to visit Rome.

Not only are there fewer tourists, but the temperatures are beginning to warm up, making walking and eating outside a bit more enjoyable.


The weather throughout early spring weather is a bit unpredictable.


That’s a small price to pay since you get to watch many of Rome’s majestic gardens come to life, like the one at the Vatican,


Spring falls between March and May, with highs of 75 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 43 degrees Fahrenheit.


Be sure to pack warm weather clothing for the day, and heavier clothing, like pants and a jacket, for the cooler nights.

This time of year can also be quite rainy in Rome, so be prepared and pack either a raincoat or umbrella.

  • Short Sleeve Shirts (2)
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (2)
  • Dark Jeans (1)
  • Fashionavle Leggings (2)
  • Dress (1)
  • Raincoat (1) or umbrella (1) or Jacket (1)
  • Socks (3)
  • Underwear (7)
  • Bras (3)
  • Comfortable Sleep Clothes (1)
  • Fashionable Slip-on-Sneakers (1)
  • Cardigan (1)
  • Comfortable Ballet Flats (1)

Rome Packing List Summer

Summers are peak travel season in Rome,

As a result:

Expect large crowds as well as disgustingly hot and humid weather between June and August.

On average:

Temperatures will reach highs of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 62 degrees Fahrenheit.


Pack clothing that is modest (many Roman churches have a strict dress code), covering your shoulders, back, and thighs, but that also keeps you cool during the heat of the summer.

However, on the plus side:

The weather throughout the summer is dry, so you won’t have to worry too much about rain.

Be forewarned though:

August is an oppressively hot month where many locals flee the city and head for cooler climates.


Many locally owned businesses will be closed if you choose to visit Rome during August.

  • Short Sleeve Shirts (2)
  • Sleeveless Shirts (2)
  • Summer Dresses (2)
  • Long Skirts (2)
  • Sunhat (1)
  • Sunglasses (1)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bras (3)
  • Underwear (7)
  • Socks (7)
  • Comfortable Sleep Clothes (1)
  • Light Rain Jacket (1)
  • Cardigan (1)
  • Comfortable Sandals with a back (1)
  • Fashionable Slip-on-Sneakers (1)


O-M-G! You made it to the end!

I don’t know whether to cry or hug the life out of you since you actually made it to the end of my Rome packing list. 

But regardless of my glaring inability to ever stop typing, I truly hope that this post has helped you figure out what to wear in Rome.

And if you’re even mildly impressed by this guide on what to pack for Rome, then pin this now and read it again later!

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Saturday 23rd of March 2019

Great blog. Loved the backpack but unfortunately they will not send to Australia. Frustrating.


Monday 25th of March 2019

I no! I am so sorry! I hate it when that happens!


Saturday 23rd of March 2019

I'm planning to visit Rome soon, so this really came at the right time! I shall be following your most excellent tips; I LOVE the scarves - definitely an Italy essential!


Monday 25th of March 2019

I am obsessed with scarves. I'll probably get fifty before any trip to Roem since obviously, they're a travel "essential"


Saturday 23rd of March 2019

I’ve never heard of travel jeans before. LIFE. CHANGING. ! Those cobblestone streets of Rome always get me every time so those cute/comfy flats you recommended are on point!


Monday 25th of March 2019

Thanks so much! So glad you found this helpful and those jeans are no joke, BEST JEANS EVER.


Saturday 23rd of March 2019

Such a detailed list, I am pretty sure I would have forgotten almost everything apart from the leggings and shoes! And you are right, Rome can get cold, really cold! I am pinning your post :)


Monday 25th of March 2019

So glad it was helpful and agreed! Rome can get quite chilly.

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