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How To Spend a Rainy Day in Rome

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If it were up to me, I’d wish sunny and 70’s on your vacation days all day, every day! But sadly it’s not, and sometimes you can’t avoid a rainy day. Don’t let it get you down though. Here’s how to spend a rainy day in Rome and tips for whatever destination you may find yourself!

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Rome

Capitoline Museum Rome Italy

It might seem obvious…but if there’s rain in your forecast, save all your indoor activities for that day. Is everyone going to do that? Sure. But I’d rather be packed inside than chilly and wet outside!

Our weather in Rome was about 50/50 as far as nice and cold. When we planned out our days well and did the museums and galleries in the cold and rainy mornings, well, we felt like travel experts!

But we didn’t totally think that through until about halfway through our trip and we realized we spent tons of time in museums on the nicest day we were there haha. Doih.

So that’s why I say it may seem obvious. Because it is. But it isn’t. Unless everyone is just smarter than us. That could very well be it too…

Anyways. Here are some activities that are not only really cool and fun, but perfect to spend a rainy day in Rome!

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Capitoline Museum

Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Capitoline Museum Rome Italy

Set on top of Capitoline Hill, this place is an art and archaeological museum. From the interiors to the art, everything about this place is just breathtaking! You can purchase tickets there or online for 12 euro. Check out their website for more info just in case anything changes.

There’s a lot to see, so depending on how fast you are and if you’re the type that stops to read every sign, you could be here for hours.

Capitoline Museum Rome Italy
Capitoline Museum Rome Italy

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Capitoline Museum Rome Italy
Capitoline Museum Rome Italy
Capitoline Museum Rome Italy
Capitoline Museum Rome Italy
Capitoline Museum Rome Italy
Capitoline Museum Rome Italy
Capitoline Museum Rome Italy

Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Via del Corso, 305, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Doria Pamphili Gallery in Rome, Italy

This place is just so stunningly beautiful. Doria Pamphilj Gallery is a palace, now housing art, furniture, and statues. It’s perhaps the best-known art gallery in Rome!

Doria Pamphili Gallery in Rome, Italy

The picture below was my favorite spot here. It’s even prettier in person!

Doria Pamphili Gallery in Rome, Italy

Tickets are around 12 euro each if I remember correctly. If you pay a couple euro more, you can tour an original apartment in this building. We did it and we thought it was cool, but I don’t think it’s a must-do.

Doria Pamphilj Gallery
Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Though this place isn’t huge, you can definitely slow down, take your time, and soak it all in. After all, if it’s raining outside, you’re in no rush!

Do these look like places you’d want to go to? Then don’t forget to pin this for later!

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Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.