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Roman Holiday

by habituallychic

06 . 25 . 14
I’m currently trying to decide if I should go to Italy in July or wait until I return to Europe in October.  These photos that Peter Lindbergh took of Caroline Trentini and actor Louis Garrel in Rome for Vogue have me contemplating hoping on a plane as soon as possible.  But I’m still not sure.  What do you think it better, visiting Italy in the summer or fall?  

Photos by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue

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  1. Nina Leung June 25, 2014 | 9:34 pm

    Go in the Fall, lots less people and it will still be warm. Rome is the greatest city!

  2. JenV June 25, 2014 | 11:51 pm

    Definitely fall, July and August are almost unbearably hot. More so August but fall is lovely.

  3. C. Lehrer June 25, 2014 | 11:56 pm

    You don’t want to visit Rome now. It’s extremely hot and crowded. Fall would be much better, trust me.

  4. Hilary June 26, 2014 | 12:45 am

    Mid- September will be perfect.! I used to go for business buying trips every Sept to Florence and the summer throngs of crowds will have dissipated…it’s still gorgeous weather. Went to Rome 2 Augusts ago & unless we were out & about at 7am, the tourists overtook every monument…you could barely see the Spanish Steps because there were so many people eating gelato on them…or lounging on the sides of the fountains…Fall for sure! Enjoy!

  5. InspiredAtelier LettiDLG June 26, 2014 | 1:13 am

    Oh, Heather hop on a plane now! You might love it so much and want to return again in the fall. I never ever tire of Italy. I’ve been there in every season and each season has it’s beauty. You’ll love it.

    BTW…Really enjoying your Paris images:)

  6. Karena Albert June 26, 2014 | 2:22 am

    I agree, Rome in the early fall is perfect!

    The Arts by Karena

  7. Miss Sophisticate June 26, 2014 | 5:21 am

    The fall! It’s way too hot right now and way too many tourists!

  8. Anna and Co. June 26, 2014 | 10:01 am

    As Italian I have to agree with the comments above, you will love Rome in the Fall!

  9. Alison Fauls June 26, 2014 | 10:22 am

    All of the Italians whom we met when we were there recently said “Fall”. Unless, of course, you are heading to the coast . . . I would love to spend part of the summer on the Italian Riviera, Monterosso in particular.

  10. Lauren June 26, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    While everyone makes a good point…it’s too hot, too many people, etc. I say go for a few days in July because you might discover you want to spend a few months in Italy next!

  11. Melissa June 26, 2014 | 2:31 pm

    Definitely the fall. I think spring and fall are the very best times to travel in Europe. Summer is just too hot (and crowded!)

  12. MJH Design Arts June 26, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    I would say wait for Fall–weather and tourist traffic is much more enticing in October. Have fun!! Mary

  13. Debbie June 26, 2014 | 5:44 pm

    If I had a choice I would do Rome, Italy in the fall. We were there in the summer and it was so HOT. Very hard to enjoy the sights…when sweat is rolling down your face.

    Enjoy Heather! I love reading about your adventures

  14. m lou June 26, 2014 | 6:21 pm

    Why not both! Contrast and Compare!

  15. Lily L-M June 26, 2014 | 8:49 pm

    I for one would first like to go to Italy in the spring, just when things are blooming! but you can’t really lose no matter what time you go!

    x Lily

  16. MH M June 27, 2014 | 8:31 am

    Italy is a very beautiful country in all seasons. Depending on the region you will go (Rome, Capri…) September is less hot and more quiet…while the lago di Como is so magic in July!

  17. arlenegibbsdecor.com June 27, 2014 | 9:27 am

    I live in Rome and it’s unbearable right now with the crowds of tourists. My Italian friends are fleeing the city on weekends. And most will be gone for all of August.

    Fall is much better. Yes, you may get a few rainy days but at least you will get a chance to really see Rome.

  18. Melanie June 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm

    Fall certainly. Soooo hot in the summer and so crowded plus all the locals go away so you are left with a bunch of tourists.

  19. Rome Reality June 29, 2014 | 12:05 am

    Fall is magical in Rome. Leone estate (lion summer) will have abated, the city is alive with real Romans, the summer crush of tourists have left, the foliage begins to turn and you’ll have the space you need for the beautiful photos you will take.