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Visiting Rome In November – The Definitive Guide

With artistic ruins and historical benchmarks along its sprawling cityscape, Rome is a favourite amongst tourists wishing for a picturesque getaway. Throughout its timeline, Rome has been a part of some of history’s greatest masterpieces — today it stands as a treasure trove with medieval churches, aesthetic piazzas and eclectic traces of western art in every nook and corner. Today, Rome is also well-known for its vibrant night life. Preppy haunts, contemporary fine-dine and street side cafes that are known to be brimming with a fashion-conscious crowd. Apart from what it looks like on the outside, Rome welcomes its visitors with warm hospitality and food. Jovial locals are often observed making merry and indulging in their favourite food — including the famed pasta, pizza and sparkling white wine. Wind up with a delicious scoop of gelato while you walk down the quaint streets of Rome!

What makes Rome in November Special?


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Nearer to winter, Rome in November begins cooling down and experiences a drop in the temperature. Although popular with tourists from around the world all year round, Rome witnesses a considerable decline in the population of tourists all in all. Rome in November is a good time for travellers to enjoy a quieter, more peaceful time around the city without the hassle of a crowd. This month also sees a number of events springing up — whether it be music, art or religious — and Italians are observed having a gala time amongst themselves. Visitors travelling to Rome in November have a chance of catching a glimpse of Starling Murmuration — a rare phenomenon where thousands of starlings come together in the sky to form patterns. Apart from that, enjoy delicious Roman Castagnaccio — a seasonal dessert made using chestnut. There couldn’t be a better time to grab the sweetest deals on hotels and airfare after all!

Rome Weather in November & What To Wear


With a constant decline in temperature beginning from October itself, Rome in November offers a respite to visitors looking for a moderately cool weather. With winter just around the corner, be prepared to experience anything between 14 degrees to 18 degrees in the day time and 10 degrees in the evening. Just like other European destinations, Rome enjoys a whole of seven hours of sunshine throughout the day, leaving you with plenty of time to get your sightseeing done before the sun sets. However, there are several packages fit to explore the nightlife of this illuminated city.

Apart from the wintry winds, expect a fair amount of rainfall in every couple of days. It is wise to pack thicker clothes, denims and jackets this season. A good pair of gloves and a scarf is a must-pack amongst your other essentials as well. It is advisable to carry a comfortable pair of walking shoes that don’t mind the slush. Also, don’t forget to carry an umbrella to shelter yourself from the erratic rains!

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Rome in November : Things to do


1

Colosseum

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Considered as the icon of Rome, the Colosseum is the capital’s most remarkable monument. It was build back in 70 AD, the Flavian Amphitheatre attracts as many as 6 million tourists every year. It is also in the list of the seven wonders of the world for its poignant past and marvellous architecture.

Location

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184, Rome,
Italy
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2

Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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The Roman Forum, which is located today in between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum was once the hub of all socio-political activity in Rome during its yesteryears. Located hardly 40 meters above the Roman Forum is Palatine Hill, the central part of the seven hills or Rome. It is also one of the oldest surviving architecture of the city.

Location

Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM,
Italy
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3

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

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Located within the Vatican City, the Vatican Museum showcases an eclectic collection of art surpassed by the former Popes. The collection boasts of 70,000 renowned Roman sculptures and works of art dating back to the Renaissance period itself. The Sistine Chapel located within the Vatican City is the official residence of the Pope is considered to be a Michelangelo’s masterpiece. .

Location

Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM,
Italy
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4

St. Peter’s Basilica

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St. Peter’s BasilicaSt. Peter’s Basilica holds great importance in the Christian pilgrimage and is considered to be one of the holiest sites for Catholics. It was named after one of Jesus’s twelve disciples — Saint Peter — who went on to become a founder of the Catholic Church. The burial ground of St. Peter is where the Basilica stands today.

Location

Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Italy
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5

Borghese Gallery

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Home to some of the most remarkable pieces of art from the fifteenth to eighteenth century, Borghese Gallery is located in the beautiful Villa Borghese — an elegant mansion. Apart from the artworks, the gardens located within the periphery of Villa Borghese also attract a lot of tourist attention and are considered to be the third largest gardens in the world.

Location

Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM,
Italy
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6

Angels & Demons Official Tour

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Indulge in half a day of excursion around Rome, exploring the locations behind Dan Brown’s inspiration —Angels & Demons . Walk through a secret, unused passage and know undiscovered facts about the illuminati. Celebrate the beauty of Rome with a skilled guide on an off-beaten tour through a road that has never been taken before.

Location

Piazza del Popolo, 63100 Ascoli Piceno AP,
Italy
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7

Roman Catacombs

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Embark on an eerie expedition underneath Rome’s artistic exterior. Explore the subterranean passageways underground that were once a burial ground for a number of centuries. Know more about Rome’s valiant history and dig deeper into the Roman routes as you scout in the dingy trove of secrets within the Catacombs

Location

Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM,
Italy
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8

Food Tour

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Make the most of your trip with a culinary exploration that takes you through some of the most delectable and loved delicacies of the Romans. In an intimate group of five, take a journey that briefs you to the making and tasting of pizzas, cheese, charcuterie, beers as well as wines of Rome. Get insider tips and hints on eating in Rome and taste the finest amongst all Roman food.

Rome in November — Events to look out for


rome in november events-All Saints Day

All Saints Day

    Celebrated as a public holiday in Rome on November 1, All Saints Day is an important day for the Romans. The day witnesses hundreds of locals visiting the graves of their departed ones. The holds importance for those saints who died for the church. People are seen going to church and attending masses on that day as well. All Saints Day observes a holiday throughout Rome, so make sure you plan your trip wisely so as to not encounter the closed shops and tourist places in the city.

rome in november events -Roma Europa Festival

Roma Europa Festival

Held between 25th September to 25th November, the Roma Europa festival is an international affair that attracts crowd from all over the world — with this year involving 311 artists from 24 countries. The festival continues to contribute to dance, poetry, art, music, film and technology. This year’s theme — Between Worlds — expands with 27 venues across Rome. The RomaEuropa festival is divided into several categories including Stories, Visions, Sounds and Highlights. Apart from that, there are also number of interactive events especially curated for children.

rome in november events-Rome International Film Festival

Rome International Film Festival

    Taking place in the historic Desoto Theatre in Rome, the annual Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) is held between 1st to 4th of November this year. It is also best known as Rome’s first independent film festival. The aim of this festival is mainly to evoke enthusiasm in young filmmakers about films and film making. The seven day celebration offers a stage to the young crowd to present their work in front of an audience and notable chief guests. The festival also witnesses various aspects of drama, dance, fashion as well as exhibitions apart from cinema. The festival often concludes with an award ceremony towards the end.

rome in november events-Capuchins Crypt and Church with a baroque music concert

Capuchins Crypt and Church with a baroque music concert

A complete guided tour that includes the captivating Capuchins Crypt, stellar Capuchins Church and the museum along with an intense live concert performing a Gregorian chant and sacred polyphonic music. The 70 minute long experience will include an eerie walk amongst 4,000 bones of the crypt with a passionate chant that resonates within the church. Apart from several other historical milestones, The walk will also take you through the undiscovered spirituality of Caravaggio’s exclusive Painting — The Meditation of Saint Francis. .

Rome in November : 5-day Itinerary


Need help planning your Rome vacation? Check out our detailed Rome itineraries here.

5 Days In Rome Itinerary

Day
1
Morning
Roman Colosseum Tour
Colosseum

Afternoon
Roman Forum Palatine Hill
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Late Evening
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain

Free Entry

Day
2
Morning
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Necropolis

Noon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

Afternoon
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

€5

Day
3
Morning
Borghese Gallery
Borghese Gallery

Afternoon
Roman Catacombs
Roman Catacombs

Late Evening
Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

€10

Day
4
Day Trip Option #1
Rome to Naples
Rome to Naples

Day Trip Option #2
Rome to Pompeii
Rome to Pompeii

Day Trip Option #3
Rome to Amalfi Coast
Rome to Amalfi Coast

Day
5
Morning
Trastevere
Trastevere

Afternoon
Roman Ghetto
Roman Ghetto

Evening
Appian Way
Appian Way

Rome Essentials


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Where to Stay in Rome during November

Depending on your budget, there are a range of hotels that you can pick while you’re in Rome. Beginning from economical BnBs to luxurious spaces, there is no dearth of options for tourists

What to Pack for Visiting Rome in November

Considering the rising winter chills, it is absolutely essential to have warm woollen jackets and thicker clothes handy during your trip. Make it a point to carry a scarf and gloves with you at all times. A rain-hat, umbrella or a raincoat is also a must as it tends to rain erratically during November. If you’re planning to go out on an excursion, it is best to have comfortable leggings and durable shoes to last you throughout your trip.

Getting Around Rome in November

As compared to the other European cities, Roman Metro line isn’t very useful for the tourists. While there are two lines — Metropolitana Linea A, and Metropolitana Linea B — that connect you to some major monuments like Colosseum and theVatican City , there are several other attractions which will require you to depend upon other modes of transport. In contrast to the train network, Rome’s bus network is intricately spread all over the city. There is also an option of using the tram, which overlaps the routes of the bus and train in Rome. In case of transfers between hotel to airport, there is an option of hiring a fixed rate taxi as well.

Tips for Visiting Rome in November


  • Rome in November is on the onset of winter, it is best to pack warm woollens and also an umbrella, for it tends to be a rainier mont
  • Holidays in Rome are a busy time. Make sure you do a thorough check as monuments and important attractions have a tendency of remaining shut.
  • November in Rome is a great time to try new and seasonal dishes. Vegetables such as artichokes, pumpkins and onions are found in plenty during this season.
  • November is a great if you want to spend some more time exploring the monuments as the offbeat season attracts a lesser crowd. Several museums are also open late on weekends.
  • On Sunday, November 26th, the last Sunday of the month, the Vatican Museums are open and free.

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