Weather Averages for Rome in November
Averages for Rome in November
The weather continues to cool down in Rome, Italy in November, when winter is just around the corner. During this month, the average temperature begins at 14°C-15°C at the start and cools down to around 10°C by the end. With an average of 130mm of rainfall spread across 15 days, there is a good chance you’ll experience a shower or two during your holiday. On the other hand, Rome enjoys seven hours of sunshine each day and a mild average sea temperature of 19°C toward the coast.
Rome Jazz Festival in November.
Things to do
Whether you’re an art lover or not, the National Roman Museum is a fantastic place to visit during your holiday in Rome. Built into the ruins of the Domitian Theatre, this museum boasts a great number of statues, mosaics, frescoes, bronze items and interesting videos which tell you all about the history of the building and Rome in general. This museum doesn’t feature in many guide books, so you won’t have to put up with long queues and big crowds like you will at other attractions.
If the city gets a bit much for you, take it easy by enjoying a walk around the Villa Borghese Gardens. This is the second largest park in Rome and is home to an art museum, a secret garden, two secret spaces, an aviary and a lake, providing visitors with plenty of things to see and do. Bring a picnic and enjoy it on one of the benches or grab a pair of oars and row across the lake. Whatever you do here, you’re sure to feel refreshed and re-energised, ready to take on some more strenuous sightseeing.
Visit the secret garde at Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome.
Where to eat & drink
If you’re looking for somewhere to have lunch, pop into Baguetteria del Fico. As well as baguettes, as the name suggests, this restaurant also serves varied meat platters, bruschetta and mixed cheeses which are perfect for a light yet indulgent lunch. To accompany the food there is a huge selection of beers available, with more than 150 different varieties.
Bruschetta at Baguetteria del Fico, Rome.
After your lunch, head to Tropical Ice Gelateria for a tub of gelato for dessert. One of the best ice cream parlours in Rome, Tropical Ice Gelateria serves homemade gelato topped with fresh and locally-sourced ingredients which make it truly remarkable. Some of the most popular toppings include dark chocolate, pistachio and Nutella and the prices are remarkably affordable.
One of the best! Gelato at Tropical Ice Gelateria, Rome.
Freni e Frizioni is a trendy café-bar which used to be a former garage. This establishment is popular with young locals who flock here on an early evening to enjoy the exciting cocktails and local wines. To complement the drinks, the bar puts on a great buffet with freshly baked bread, pasta, salads and plenty of other treats to which people can help themselves.
Société Lutèce is another cool place to grab a drink whilst on holiday in Rome. This bar features artsy décor and plays a variety of funky music from the 70s right up until today. There is a great selection of drinks available from behind the bar, including beers, wines, spirits and cocktails, as well as a selection of aperitifs if you’re feeling peckish.
Where to stay
When it comes to simple yet elegant accommodation in Rome, it’s tough to beat Residenza Cellini. Situated in the heart of the city, this Hotel is made up of double rooms and junior suites, each of which comes with free WiFi access, mini bar, safe and Jacuzzi bath or hydro-jet shower. Onsite facilities and services include buffet breakfast, 24-hour reception, concierge, room service, parking and guided tours.
Fontana del Moro in Piazza Navona. Residenza Cellini is alsoin the heart of Rome.
For something more modern, check out the iQ Hotel. This four-star hotel is opposite the Opera House and just a short walk from the Basilica of Santa Maria. You’ll find loads of services and facilities available onsite, including free WiFi access, vending machines, breakfast buffet, bar, gym, sauna, garage and business centre. Accommodation is available in the form of 88 rooms, each of white comes with a flat screen satellite TV and mini fridge.
Families and couples looking for luxury accommodation in Rome should consider staying at Hotel Lunetta. This four-star hotel is found in the centre of the city and provides guests with classic rooms, superior rooms, deluxe rooms, junior suites and suites, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. There are plenty of services and amenities to enjoy, including spa, buffet breakfast, bar, private transfers, free WiFi access, 24-hour concierge, car rental, babysitting and currency exchange.
Just 200 metres away from Piazza San Pietro, Cuscino & Cappuccino is ideal for travellers on a budget holiday in Rome. This affordable bed and breakfast is located inside an elegant 12th century building and provides guests with three large rooms, each of which comes with private bathroom, air conditioning and satellite TV. There is a handful of services and facilities available onsite, including breakfast and common room, with loads of bars, restaurants and shops in the immediate area.
If you’re searching for a boutique hotel in Rome, take a look at Excel Navona. This three-star hotel is situated in the heart of ancient Rome and provides guests with access to 24-hour reception, air conditioning, breakfast room, free WiFi access and concierge. Accommodation is available in the form of double and twin rooms, all of which come with coffee making facilities, flat screen TV and soundproofing.
Boutique accommodation in Rome, Excel Navona.
November events in Rome
1st November 2014 to 30th November 2014
RomaEuropa, the city's avant-garde performing arts festival, treats visitors to an eclectic mix of theatre, music and dance, with a variety of internationally-renowned acts and emerging young talent. Performances take place in a variety of locations throughout the city, including Villa Medici, Teatro Eliseo, La Pelanda and Teatro Argentina. The 2014 programme includes: 01/11: Afropolitan Oy 01/11 - 02/11: Dada Masilo 02/11 - 23/11: Compagnia Frosini/Timpano 04/11: Dnappunti Coreografici and Lautaro Reyes 04/11: DNA - Sharon Fridman 05/11: DNA Meets Antricorpi XL and Morena Solinas 06/11: DNA - Talk and DNA Louise Vanneste 07/11: DNA Chiara Frigo and Silvia Gribaudi, Manfredi Perego/Daniele Ninarello and Ben Frost 08/11: DNA Memory - Adriana Borriello and Virgilio Sieni 08/11 - 09/11: Giacinto Scelsi and Frabrizio Ottaviucci 08/11: Giulio d'Anna and Fattoria Vittadini 09/11: DNA Memory NoeSoulier, Raffaella Giordano and DNA Jefta Van Dinther and Thiago Granato 11/11 - 23/11: Compagnia Frosini/Timpano 12/11 - 16/11: Giorgio Barberio Corsetti 14/11 - 15/11: Ronchetti, Cavazzoni, Ready Made Ensemble 15/11 - 16/11: Anagoor 18/11 - 30/11: Emma Dante 20/11 - 23/11: Stèphane Ricordel and Oliver Meyrou 21/11: David Moss/Tempo Reale 27/11 - 30/11: Aurélien Bory for Kaori Ito 30/11: Closing party
1st November 2014 to 31st December 2014
FotoGrafia is Rome's annual photography festival which sees a number of exhibitions being held in various locations throughout the city, from museums to art galleries. In 2014, the festival is dedicated to portraits and will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome.
Ognissanti/Giornata dei Defunti
1st November 2014 to 2nd November 2014
Often known as Tutti santi, All Saints' Day in Rome is followed by La commemorazioni dei defunti (sometimes called Tutti i morti) when the Pope hosts mass at the Verano Cemetery. During these two days, Romans usually travel in families to visit the graves of lost loved ones.