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Rome – What to Pack – Clothing and Supplies Tips

Rome, Italy is filled with historic architecture, wonderful food and a variety of cultural activities. When you’re thinking about what to pack for Rome, keep these tips in mind.

Rome What to Pack Essentials

You’re going to be doing a lot of walking during your visit to Rome. Get shoes that are up to the task by focusing on whether they’re comfortable for hours while you explore everything this ancient city has to offer. Break your shoes in before you go on your trip, and consider insoles that can make things even more comfortable.

If you’re bringing electronics with you, make sure that you have appropriate adapters that work with international plugs. Sunscreen is another must-have for your bag, as the weather gets very bright and sunny during the spring and summer.

Electronics to Pack


Whether you’re staying for a short period of time or a long while, luggage options from carry-ons to backpacks are key for Rome.

Consider Packing Light

Waiting at the baggage carousel for your checked luggage and dragging it along to your hotel are not the best ways to get your trip started on the right foot. You also put yourself at risk for assistance schemes that cost you money. When you have a single backpack or carry-on wheeled luggage, you can get your Rome adventure started that much sooner.

Pack the clothing you need for the weather forecast and focus on pieces that you can mix and match. You can always buy toiletries at the store near your hotel, rather than taking up bag space. Get thin travel sized versions of everything you want to have on hand. Once you’re back from your trip, write down what you did and didn’t use. You can optimize your packing list for future travel.

Clothes to Pack

Ditch the Digital Camera

A smartphone is all the camera you need during your travels. If you pack a separate camera, you’re taking up valuable space that could go to other items, and you have an expensive piece of equipment that you have to worry about the entire trip.

Maps Guide Your Way

Mapeasy’s Guide to Rome is an excellent companion to guide you around all the attractions in this famous city. You don’t have to spend precious vacation time wandering around lost when you’re trying to reach your destination.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about what to pack in Rome.

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