Whether you are a frequent traveler or not, when going to a new place you always need tips on what to put in your luggage. Here’s a guide on how to pack for Rome!
Rome can be challenging to navigate. Book with Prontopia for in-person help from a Prontopia local assistant. Once you arrive, these articles should help you out:
It gets unbearably hot in Rome in the summer, so make sure you pack light clothes. Tank tops and summer dresses would work just fine as you stroll along the streets in the city center.
A light scarf to cover yourself when visiting churches is definitely in the list of what to pack for Rome. The same light scarf will give you a touch of elegance at dinner at the end of the day!
Hats and sunscreen are also a must-have when packing for Rome. Especially if, during your holiday, you decide to go to one of the nearby beaches!
It never gets extremely cold in Rome in the winter. It barely snows, but warm hats, scarfs and gloves will make you feel safe and cozy. You will be spending hours walking outsides, so it is always better to stay warm!
The roasted chestnuts and delicious vin brulé that are occasionally sold here and there all over the city center will also give you a warm cuddle.
Lip balm and hand cream – if you are not a glove kind of person – will help you prevent skin dryness in those colder than usual winter nights.
Spring is one of the best seasons for visiting Rome. The days get longer, it is pleasantly warm, and you will be drenched in sweat as you walk from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain – or anywhere else you have planned for that day!
Sneakers, light pants and shirts will be perfect! If you're traveling with kids, it is the best time to enjoy the many parks in Rome – Villa Borghese, for example, is full of entertainment for the little ones.
Just like spring, the fall is a good time of the year for your Roman holiday!
In the fall, it is not hot anymore. Most tourists have left, and the Romans have started their regular lives again. Just like when one acts more naturally when no one is looking, the city is at its best without too many tourists crowding it at every corner.
Fall, however, is the time of the year when it rains the most in Rome. Although street vendors will pop out like mushrooms with the first rain drops, you should still pack your rain boots. Umbrellas and raincoats will be useful as well!
A universal adaptor is another thing to pack for Rome. The outlets might be different from your home country, so make sure you have one in your luggage.
Comfortable shoes. You will be walking a lot so regardless of the season, make sure you pack a pair. You don’t want blisters to ruin your trip!
A bag or purse easy to carry around during your daily walks. Make sure you do not have your most valuable things in a backpack that would be easy to open. Pickpockets are big problem in public transportation. So make sure you have your eyes peeled.
Wipes and hand sanitizer are always handy. Buses and metro are not famous for being bacteria free! And you do not want that on your gelato!
However, the best tip for how to pack for Rome is: leave space for some shopping!
There will be things in the eternal city that you will not find at home. Delicious food, fashion items that would make your friends jealous, boutiques where you would want to leave more money than you should, etc… so, don’t pack too much when packing for Rome!
For more information and help one where to go in Rome, no one’s better than a Roman to make you feel like one!
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