5 Reasons to Visit Rome This Summer

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5 Reasons to Visit Rome This Summer

There are a million reasons to visit the Eternal City, but Italy’s capital really comes alive during the summer. Whether it be seasonal events or spectacular monuments, Italy’s Best makes it their mission to provide a luxury travel experience that will give you an insider’s view of Rome. To that end, we give our top 5 reasons to visit Rome this summer.

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Open Air Concerts in Rome

The incredible scenery of the Baths of Caracalla and the Circus Maximus are just some of the locations for open air concerts that happen throughout the summer. Whether it be Neil Young or Lionel Richie at the Baths of Caracalla or Bruce Springsteen at the Circus Maximus, there is something for everyone.  Lovers of world music will want to check the schedule of concerts at Villa Ada through mid-August.

Day Trips from Rome

When you’re looking to escape the heat of the city, Rome has a myriad of destinations that are within easy reach. In just 30 minutes you can find yourself at Ostia Antica, Rome’s ancient port city, for a morning of archeology followed by the option to spend the afternoon by the beach. Or turn inland, toward the Castelli Romani and dip your toes in the cool waters of Lake Albano while enjoying the scenic towns of the Alban Hills.

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Refreshing Gelato

Warm summer days leave the perfect excuse to indulge your sweet tooth with a cone of gelato or a freshly made granita (slush). If you’re looking for an in-depth look at the world of gelato, we can even arrange a gelato tour or a gelato making workshop for the whole family. Order like a local, selecting at least 2 or 3 flavors to mix and match your favorite flavor combinations.

Enjoy Public Art

An early evening passeggiata in Rome is always replete with spectacular views, but Rome’s gotten even more interesting with the uptake in public art initiatives over the past several years. South African artist William Kentridge recently inaugurated his large scale Triumphs and Laments along the Tiber River. This revolutionary work was created by power washing the river embankments to reveals scenes of Rome’s ancient history.

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The Calm of August

In August, when the city empties out as Roman’s take their own vacations, you’ll notice a calm shift to the city’s energy. With more and more shops and restaurants staying open during August, you’ll have minimal inconvenience with less traffic and crowds.

And there you have it….our top 5 reasons to visit Rome this summer.

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