All you need to know to visit Italy in June. Is June a good month to visit Italy, the weather in Italy in June, what to pack, recommended booking timeline for accommodation, tours and attractions.
June is one of the best month travel to Italy and a very popular one too.
The beginning of summer, June in Italy is a warm but usually not overly hot month, with good weather for sightseeing, dinner out and even days on the beach.
If you are planning to visit Italy in June, you will be happy to hear that you can visit pretty much any location at this time.
Almost the whole of Italy is pleasant and open in June and you have a vast choice of places to see and things to do – crowds permitting!
This guide will provide you with all the practical info you need to plan your June trip to Italy, including tips on when to book what, for the best bargains.
Happy travel planning!
Disclaimer: this is a seasonal travel guide about Italy in June meant to help you decide the best time of the year for your visit. It does not address the current state of travel. For official information please always refer to official info before making any plans.
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What is the average temperature in Italy in June? Weather overview
June is the start of summer in Italy and you can expect nice temperatures pretty much everywhere.
The exact temperature and feel will depend on your specific destination but overall, you can expect temperatures to soar as the month progresses.
Early June is still, often, a nice spring month, while late June starts to get seriously warm.
Below, I am going to give a quick overview of the weather in June in Italy, in the most popular areas.
As always, with the weather, I include links to the official source and I invite you to check the specific forecast for your dates of travel when packing your bags!
What to expect in June in Italy’s most popular areas
This is an overview of what to expect in an average month of June in Italy
Is June a good time to visit Lake Como?
June is a lovely time to visit Lake Como, when the mild temperature makes the days perfect for lakeside walks and relaxing aperitivo in the area’s elegant terraces, as well as boat trips in the sun.
June is one of the best months to visit Lake Como and this means you will share this beautiful area with visitors from both nearby Milan and abroad.
To avoid the worst of the crowds, try to avoid coming at the weekend, the most popoular time for day-trippers.
What it Venice like in June?
June is one of the best months to visit Venice.
The average temperature in Venice in June is 20C/68 F and rain is possible which means, overall, you see Venice at its best: warm yet not humid and oppressive (like in July or August).
At this time, you can easily stroll around the city streets, explore the small islands around the Venice lagoon, like Burano, and even plan a day on the nearby beach, the Lido.
How busy is the Cinque Terre in June?
Cinque Terre is wonderful in June.
In June in Cinque Terre you can enjoy the local hikes (but wear a hat and bring water!), you can indulge in wonderful al fresco dining both at lunch and in the evening and you can also enjoy the water.
June in Cinque Terre is warm enough for boat tours and swimming, especially towards the end of the month.
Cinque Terre usually sees an average temperature of 22C/72F in June.
Is June a good time to visit Tuscany?
June is a wonderful time to visit Tuscany as it allows you to enjoy all the different landscapes the region has to offer.
The Tuscan hills are glorious at this time, the temperature is perfect for sightseeing and to enjoy Tuscany’s hilltop villages and you can also enjoy the beautiful Tuscan Coast.
The Argentario peninsula, Elba island and the Etruscan Coast are all wonderful at this time.
Is June a good time to visit Rome?
Rome is glorious in June, an extravaganza of blue sky, blossoms and sun!
You can see what to expect in Rome in June in our full guide but overall, you can visit Rome in June knowing it is one of the very best months in the city.
In terms of weather, you can expect early June to be warm but usually not scorching and the end of the month to start getting properly hot, although usually not oppressively humid.
Need to know: Rome is really busy in June and advance booking of accommodation and the main attractions is a must. See below my recommended providers for accommodation and attractions.
How hot is the Amalfi coast in June?
June is the best month to visit the Amalfi Coast and Capri.
The area is warm and summery at this time and you will be able to enjoy breakfast on the terrace, a day on the beach and dinner out!
What to pack for Italy in June
When packing for Italy in June, I recommend you think summer clothing with an extra layer for evenings, especially if visiting the North.
You can find our full packing list from Italy in summer here.
Make sure you include your Italy travel essentials:
- All your travel documents (passport, Visa, Insurance, etc)
- Broken in walking shoes (find my shoe recommendations here)
- Walking sandals
- Power bank
- Travel adapter
- Italian phrasebook
- Toiletries/ prescriptions /medications as needed
Important dates in June in Italy
Italy has one National celebration during the month of June: la Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), on the 2nd of June.
This is a day off for locals who tend to make the most of the weather with day trips and excursions.
If planning on train or bus travel on this day, book in advance as the demand will be high. Expect traffic on the main roads.
Some attractions stay open on this day but many close. Double-check your specific plans if in Italy on this day.
On the 29th of June, Rome has an additional festivity: the day of its patron saints Peter and Paul.
This day is usually marked with fireworks and can cause closures of some city attractions.
What there is to do in Italy in June?
June is a great month for most of Italy, but these are our favorite places for an Italy spring trip and the best things to do
- Go boating on Lake Como
- Get lost in romantic Venice
- Hike Cinque Terre
- Go on a boat trip around Capri
- Marvel at the beauty of Rome
- Visit otherworldly Matera
- Take a road trip in the Italian South
What to book in advance in Italy in June
June is very busy in Italy and early booking of accommodation and attractions is a must.
For accommodation, I recommend booking.com which you can access here.
They have an excellent selection and great cancellation options (please check the rules for each room as they have different prices depending on the flexibility of your reservation)
I recommend the following attractions as soon as your trip is confirmed:
Colosseum, Rome: the official site gets booked out months in advance (although you may be in luck if only looking for one or two tickets). However, guided tours are usually available on GetYourGuide here
Vatican, Vatican City, Rome: tickets sell out fast and operate on a time slot system. You can get them on the official site of the museums or choose a guided tour via GetYourGuide here: I highly recommend them as the museums are vast and easily overwhelming, without a guide.
Galleria Borghese, Rome: I recommend you book with at least a couple of weeks’ notice to get a decent time slot. The official website is here.
Train tickets: I recommend you book early high-speed trains to get seats together and the best price.
June in Italy with kids
June is a wonderful time to visit Italy with kids.
The weather is perfect for gelato but not hot enough yet pose a problem to the youngest member of the family and their delicate skin unless you go to the beach: in that case, sun protection is a must!
The best places to visit in Italy with kids are those close to the sea, although sightseeing is also possible.
Among my favorite places to visit in Italy with kids in June there are:
Cinque Terre: find our Cinque Terre Family guide here
The Tuscan Coast, with its lovely beaches and access to hilltop villages
Sperlonga, a lovely whitewashed village with a sandy beach and shallow waters and easy access to several attractions in the South of Italy
Villa D’Este, a stunning villa near Rome with stunning gardens and fountains
I hope you enjoyed this overview of Italy in June and it helped you plan your spring trip to Italy. Safe travels!