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Rome In November – Planning Tips For A Great Italian Holiday

Rome in November is a great time if you are planning a trip and you are looking for amazing things to do then this is your guide to amazing Rome experiences.

Rome In November - Dark Earlier

Getting Dark Earlier In Rome

Is Rome In November A Good Time To Go?

Your soul is drawing you towards the Eternal City and you were wondering if there are things to do in Rome in November and the answer is “Yes, tons!”. Whenever I think about the best time to visit Rome, I keep returning to my belief that anytime is a great time to visit Rome.

If you don’t like big crowds or scorching heat, I would suggest that November is an amazing time to visit. The crowds are smaller and the heat has subsided which will allow you to walk around all day without getting overheated.

Is It Cold In Rome In November?

Rome is not too cold in November and is perfect for walking around, and even eating outside, but understand that I like eating outside in January and February, so my views might be a little skewed. November continues the decline of temperatures, so you will want to make sure to pack and dress in layers, like t-shirts, sweatshirts and light jackets so that whenever possible you can remove a layer and stay comfortable. Also, even though it isn’t too hot, if you are walking around you should still drink a lot of water.

Rome In November - It Might Rain

Rain Then Rainbows!

What Is The Weather Like In Rome In November 2023?

The weather in Rome in November is continuing to cool, but it is still an enjoyable temperature for walking around. The average low temperature in Rome in November dropped a bit from the previous month, but is a restful 45°F (7.2°C) and the average high temperature is an even more comfortable 62°F (16°C). These are very comfortable temperatures for walking around in the sun all day, but it is also the rainy season, so plan accordingly.

What Time Does It Get Dark In Rome In November?

As will all late fall and early winter months, the daylight is limited. The average amount of daylight in Rome is 9.8 hours. By the end of the month, sunset is at 4:40 PM and sunrise is at 7:16 AM.

One additional thing to keep in mind is that the DST time change in Italy is at the end of October, but in the USA, the time changes in November, so make sure you are paying attention so you don’t miss any reservations or flights.

Is Rome In November Very Crowded?

For me, late fall and early winter are amazing times to visit Rome. According to ItaliaRail,  November is part of the shoulder season for travel to Rome, but it can still be a little crowded. Determining if it is too crowded is really up to you, but if you don’t like being in any crowds at all, then Rome might not be a good place for you because the tourist season is almost year round due to its popularity.

What Foods Are Seasonal in November?

The selection of seasonal foods that are available in November are definitely changing, and they shouldn’t be missed. There are some new fruits available in November, like: Oranges and Kiwis, and the ones that disappeared are: Chestnuts and Raspberries. There is only one new addition to your choice of vegetables: Radicchio. Here is a more complete list of the fruits and vegetables you should be able to find in Rome during November:

  • Fruits: Oranges, Chestnuts, Clementines, Persimmons, Kiwis, Lemons, Tangerines, Apples, Pears, Grapefruit, Grapes.

  • Vegetables: Garlic, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Chicory, Fennel, Salads, Potatoes, Radicchio, Turnips, Celery, Spinach, Pumpkins.

Rome In November - Chestnuts

Chestnut Season

What Are The Important Italian Holidays In November?

You can feel the Christmas season in the air, and like in the US, it starts at the beginning of November with All Saints’ Day (Tutti i Santi / Ognissanti) on the First of the month. Even though All Saints’ Day is close to the American Halloween, don’t get them confused because All Saints’ Day is a traditional Italian holiday and a public holiday with closures of government offices, schools and some businesses.

There is also a more regional holiday in the northeastern city of Trieste, known as the Feast of San Giusto on November 2nd. This celebrates the patron saint of Trieste on the date of his death. 

Rome In November - Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton Will Be At Ara Pacis

What Are The Best Things To Do In Rome In November 2023?

There are many interesting Rome events in November 2023 and you can see below that the major concert season is dwindling but smaller events are plentiful. A very good list of cultural events can be found on the RomeToday website. Here are some events in November that you might also want to be aware of:

  • Escher (All Month) – From October 31, 2023 until March 7, 2024, Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome hosts a new and large exhibition dedicated to the brilliant Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher which traces his artistic talent through a journey of 200 iconic works that made him famous throughout the world. The famous artist was a graphic designer and engraver who was able to create an impossible imaginary universe where art, physics and mathematics mix together. In his works, impossible and geometric environments meet spaces and shapes in order to give life to incredible surreal optical illusions. For this reason Escher is loved by both art enthusiasts and the scientific world.

  • The Helmut Newton – Legacy Exhibit (All Month) – This exhibit will be on display at the Ara Pacis Augustae Museum in Rome from October 6th, 2023 until February 11th, 2024. The exhibition is created in collaboration with the Newton Foundation and offers 230 of the most iconic photographs of the well-known German-born Australian artist. He was a well-known 20th century fashion photographer who was famous for working for major brands such as Chanel, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Borbonese and Dolce & Gabbana. Newton also collaborated with top magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Max and Marie Claire.

  • Andy Warhol – Universo Warhol (All Month) – This exhibit will be on display at the Historical Infantry Museum in Rome from October 14, 2023 until March 17, 2024. The works of the famous American artist will be exhibited in this major retrospective in the Eternal City to the delight of all art enthusiasts. Andy Warhol was certainly one of the most important artistic voices of the twentieth century as well as one of the symbols of Pop Art.

More Information On Things To Do In Rome In November

You should never hesitate planning a trip to Rome any time during the year, but if you are uncertain which month would be right for you, check out some of these other posts that can assist you with your planning.

More Information On Things To Do In Rome All Year

You should never hesitate planning a trip to Rome in November, or any time of the year, but if you are uncertain which month would be right for you, check out some of these other posts that can assist you with your planning.

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