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What should I pack for Rome?

As part of your preparations for visiting Italy's capital city, be sure to take advantage of our Rome airport transfers . Once you've organised flights, accommodation and our hassle-free shuttle service, the next step is to decide what to take with you.

Don't forget your passport…

…you won't be able to enjoy everything Rome has to offer without it.


Most but not all restaurants and retailers accept Visa and Mastercard and, to a lesser extent, American Express. However, it's always a good idea to have some cash on you, just in case. Traveller's cheques are pretty much a thing of the past as far as Italian banks are concerned; the best modern equivalent is a pre-paid travel money card. Use a Bancomat to make cash withdrawals rather than independent ATMs – that way you'll avoid third-party charges.

Stay switched on

A two-pin (sometimes three-pin) electrical socket is used in Italy (delivering 220 volts to 230 volts) so be sure to bring the necessary adapter. You might find it useful to pack a USB-charging power pack, too. It'll allow you to keep mobile devices charged whenever you have no access to a power point.

What's the weather like?

It's pretty rare for temperatures in Rome to drop to freezing point or below. Even in December, January and February, you can expect average highs of around 13°C. Therefore, it's unlikely that you'll need to bring lots of warm clothes. Peak temperatures typically occur between June and September, with average highs of about 31°C in July and August. If you're visiting during this time, make sure you bring sufficient sunscreen, as well as a sun hat and sunglasses.

How should I dress?

Wear whatever you want, within reason, of course. The most important thing is to be comfortable, especially if you intend to take in Rome's many attractions on foot (a pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential). If you intend to visit, say, the Vatican, appropriate attire will need to be worn, ensuring that knees and shoulders are covered.

Start a list of essential items a good few weeks before you set off – that way, you're unlikely to forget anything important. And remember to book our airport transfers before you travel. We only work with trusted suppliers to bring you great deals on a wide range of transfer options that will take you from the airport directly to the door of your accommodation.