Rome November 2020 · Opening hours · Museums · Weather

Rome in November is worth the trip! Especially in the second half of the month there are not that many visitors in Rome and the attractions are more accessible. Temperatures in November are about 10°C (18°F) higher than in northern Europe. On average, there are six rainy days.

The problem with the coronavirus leads to restrictions decided at short notice. The current regulations and information on opening times of museums, restaurants and shops can be found on our page on the corona crisis. There have always been fewer cases in Rome than in other regions of Italy. If you follow the rules, you can be confident that you will be safe in Rome. Read what is planned in Rome in November and how you have to organize yourself.

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Avoid queues

Basically, one of the precautionary measures against the coronavirus is to avoid crowds and thus queues. You can find the current regulations in our article on Coronavirus in Rome.

You therefore have to book almost everything on the Internet.

Rome November Ciampino queueYou risk queues at the airport if you have not arranged the trip to Rome in advance, as well as with public transport. There are hardly any queues at St. Peter’s Basilica in November. Nevertheless, we recommend the skip-the-line ticket with audio guide.

Public transportation

The public transport in Rome is hopelessly overwhelmed and there is no working timetable. Only a few lines, such as lines 40 and 64 between Termini and the Vatican, run regularly. Take this into account when planning and choosing your accommodation. Book your accommodation in the city center, in Monti near the Colosseum or in the vicinity of the Vatican.

The hop on hop off buses circulate very reliably. When the weather is nice, you can rent a bike.


The Roman center is not very big and you can walk to many attractions. Read in our article Hotels in Rome which neighborhoods are best for your accommodation.

Queues at the attractions

Basically, care is taken everywhere that the minimum distances are observed. This also applies also to the free attractions such as St. Peter’s Basilica or the Trevi Fountain.

St. Peter's Basilica

Rome November St. Peter's in the eveningFor St. Peter’s Basilica, we have put together extensive information in our articles on entry to St. Peter’s Basilica and the history of St. Peter’s Basilica.

St. Peter's Basilica opening times in November

St. Peter’s Basilica is open every day. The opening times are:

St. Peter’s Basilica 7am-6:30pm – dome 8am-6pm – Cathedral Treasure 9am-6:15pm

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are among the most important museums in the world. They can only be visited with a reservation. Details on the Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums opening hours in November

Monday – Thursday
10am – 8pm

Friday – Saturday
10am – 10pm

Vatican gardens

There is a bus tour for the Vatican Gardens that leaves from St. Peter’s Basilica to the left. You can only take part in the bus tour with a reservation.

An alternative is a walking tour of the Vatican Gardens. This tour includes a visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Rome November Vatican Museums

Castel Gandolfo

Visit the summer residence of the Popes and the Barberini Gardens, which are part of the papal estate.

Museums opening hours

Rome November Palazzo VeneziaReservation is compulsory for the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Borghese Gallery and all museums in the Municipality of Rome.

Reservations for the Borghese Gallery must be made with the Roma Pass on +39 06 32810. Since the gallery is usually booked out well in advance, we recommend buying tickets directly.

Tickets for the national museums

You can book tickets for the national museums online. Tickets for the National Museums in Rome>

Tickets for the museums of the Municipality of Rome

For the museums of the Municipality of Rome, such as the Capitoline Museums and the Trajan Markets, book by phone +39 060608

Free entry

All museums run by the Municipality of Rome, such as the Capitoline Museums and the Trajan’s Markets, have free admission on November 1st. The entry time must be reserved by telephone. +39 060608

This does not apply to the National Museums such as the Colosseum or the Baths of Caracalla.

Colosseum Rome November

Rom November KolosseumOpening hours:

8:30am – 3:30pm closing 4:30pm

Details about the Colosseum tickets>

Night tours in the Coloseum only with reservation>


Pope audiences in November

General audiences of the Holy Father take place on Wednesdays at 9:30 am. The audiences are not public. They take place in the Library of the Apostolic Palace and will be broadcast on the Internet. You can follow the broadcast live on our Papal Audience live page.

There are no public papal masses in November.

The Pope’s Angelus prayer takes place every Sunday at noon in St. Peter’s Square.

Rome Spanish Steps November 4th Concert4th November National Unity and Armed Forces Day

In the morning show of the aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori over the Piazza Venezia

Until November 8th:

Via dei Condotti Christmas lights21.11. Inauguration of the Christmas lights in Via dei Condotti

17:30 Largo Goldoni (crossing Via del Corso / Via dei Condotti) Largo Goldoni

Parade of the Carabinieri Military Band through Via dei Condotti followed by a concert at the Spanish Steps


Romarama replaces the Roman summer this year. Due to the compulsory break, events are planned until the end of the year. Details on Romarama>


1.11. La Corsa dei Santi virtual run Piazza San Pietro


Rome has a lively music scene. Many pubs and music venues offer live music, especially on weekends. Classical music can be found in many churches and palaces.

Rome's Music Park

A jewel is the Parco della Musica, built by the internationally known architect Renzo Piano, in northern Rome on Via Flaminia.

See here the concerts in November. Events and tickets

Tram 2 Parco della Musica

There are several auditoriums and an open-air stage in the Parco della Musica. There are performances in all styles.

Largo Venue

14.11. Bugo

Largo Venue is a cultural center on Via Prenestina.

Largo Venue, Via Biordo Michelotti 2
Tram 5, 14, 19 Bus 81, 412, n5, n543, nMC Prenestina/Gattamelata Largo Venue

Tickets Ticketone buchen


November 4, 2020 – Eugenio In Via Di Gioia – November 14, 2020 Mahmood

Atlantico is a concert hall in the EUR district. You can take the Metro B to EUR Fermi and then bus 705 or 706 to Colombo / Atlantico.

Viale dell’Oceano Atlantico, 271D
Metro B EUR Fermi -> 705, 706 Atlantico

Tickets Ticketone buchen

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

The Roman Opera House. At Termini station

Piazza Beniamino Gigli Teatro dell'Opera di Roma


Colori Etruschiuntil November 1, 2020 Colors of the Etruscans, treasures in terracotta in the Montemartini headquarters

Via Ostiense 106, Metro B Garbatella, Bus 23, 769, 792 Ostiense/Garbatella

Back to natureuntil December 13th, 2020 Back to nature, 10 works of art in the park of Villa Borghese

Parco dei Daini, Loggia dei Vini, vor Casina della Meridiana, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Museo Pietro Canonica.

Villa Borghese Metro A Spagna, Bus 61, 89, 160, 490, 495, 590

Per Giocountil January 10th, 2021 Per Gioco

The toy collection of the Sovrintendenza Capitolina in the Museo di Roma

Piazza Navona

Il tempo di Caravaggiountil January 11th, 2021 Il tempo di Caravaggio

Exhibition in the Capitoline Museums of the works of the world-famous painter

Capitol Hill

Tour of the Capitoline Museums in a small group

I Marmi Torloniauntil June 27th, 2021 I Marmi Torlonia. Collezionare Capolavori
The legendary marble collection of the Torlonia family, exhibition in the Capitoline Museums, Villa Caffarelli

Capitol Hill

Cinecittà si mostra ticketsCinecittà si mostra Visit the dream factory of Roman cinema, Metro A Station Cinecittà Tickets

Stadium of the Domitian TicketsStadium of the Domitian The stadium under Piazza Navona

Via di Tor Sanguigna 3 Tickets

Galleria Colonna TicketsGalleria Colonna – one of the largest ancient private palaces in Rome. The most beautiful rooms of the palace and the art collection of the family with artists from the 15th and 16th centuries such as Pinturicchio, Cosmè Tura, Carracci, Guido Reni, Tintoretto, Salvator Rosa, Bronzino, Guercino, Veronese, Vanvitelli

Via della Pilotta 17 (near Piazza Venezia) Palazzo Colonna Bus 51, 60, 63, 80, 83, 85, 160, 170, H, n5, n8, n11, n90, n543, n716 (Piazza Venezia) Tickets

Capuchin Crypt TicketsCapuchin Crypt – Museum and Crypt of the Capuchins

Via Vittorio Veneto 27 Kapuzinergruft Bus 52, 53, 61, 63, 80, 83, 160, n90, nMA (Barberini) Tickets

Leonardo da Vinci MuseumLeonardo da Vinci Experience – near St. Peter’s Square

Via della Conciliazione 19 Leonardo da Vinci Experience


The Coliseum tells of itselfThe Colosseum tells of itself, permanent exhibition in the Colosseum – with the support of Heinz Beste, DAI Rom

Piazza del Colosseo Metro B Colosseo Tickets

Fuori Quadriennale d'Arte 2020FUORI – Quadriennale d’Arte

Contemporary Italian art in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Via Nazionale 194 Bus 64, 70, 71, 117, 170, H Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Banksy a visual project rom ticketsBanksy A Visual Protest

Over 90 works tell the world of Banksy. See the works of the unknown artist Banksy, who conquered the world with irony and sharpness, in the monastery built by the Italian architect Bramante in the 16th century.

In the Chiostro del Bramante (Zone Piazza Navona) Via Arco della Pace 5 Google Maps


Practical tips for Rome in November

Weather and clothing

Via dei Coronari November
Via dei Coronari im November

The average temperature in November in Rome is 10°C higher than in northern Europe. In the morning, the air is cold and there may be fog, during the day it is warm especially in the first half of the month. From the middle of the month, temperatures will no longer rise above 20°C/68°F. It can rain occasionally in November. The rain does not last long, but it is very intense. Everything gets submerged within a few minutes and you have to find a shelter. After 15 or 30 minutes, the rain is usually over.

Since you are in Rome a lot outdoors, you have to be flexible. On the one hand, it gets quite warm during the day in the first half of the month, on the other hand it is cold in the evening, for Roman conditions. You should have a raincoat with you. Also important in Rome are comfortable shoes, as you will be walking a lot and the walkways are often bumpy.

Rome for early risers

Of course, it takes some overcoming to get up in the dark. Nevertheless, I would like to recommend that you start a day early in the morning. There is very little traffic in Rome until six o’clock in the morning and you can take beautiful photos of monuments and squares undisturbed. With a little luck, you’ll find a misty morning that offers beautiful and unique photo opportunities. The sunrise is in Rome in November between 6:43 and 7:18.

The early morning is also the best time to jog.


Rome November ShoppingRome is a shopping paradise. Regardless of whether you want to stock up on fashion, look for vintage or antiques or bring a culinary specialty home with you, you will find the right ideas in our Shopping category.


Rome November Der Pallaro AntipastiThe Romans only take a short lunch break and enjoy an extensive dinner. In our Food category you will find tips on street food, pizza, the best ice cream parlors, but also on very elegant restaurants.

Excursions around Rome

Rome surroundings November Villa AdrianaRome has wonderful surroundings. The Romans like to escape the from the city. They drive to the sea or to the mountains.

You can reach many destinations by public transport. It is of course more convenient with a rental car.

Trips to the sea

Rome surroundings November Torre FlaviaLadispoli, Santa Severa and Santa Marinella are very nice seaside resorts in the north of Rome. To do this, take the FL5 train line, which runs from Ostiense, Trastevere and San Pietro stations to Civitavecchia. A 3-zone ticket is sufficient for Ladispoli, and 4 zones for the locations of the two saints.

Getting to Ostia Lido is very easy . A ticket for city traffic is sufficient for the journey and on the way you can visit the excavations of the old port city of Ostia Antica.

Trips to the mountains

The most famous summer residence of the Romans is Castel Gandolfo. Here the popes spent the summer at around 400 m. Pope Francis, on the other hand, remains in Rome and the palace and gardens in Castel Gandolfo now can be visited.

You can get to Castel Gandolfo by train from Roma Termini or from Ciampino with a 3-zone ticket. The train station is on the volcanic hill between Lake Albano and the village.

Very nice is a trip to Umbria, for example to Assisi or Orvieto, is also nice.

With the high-speed trains you can also take a day tour to Naples, Florence, Milan or Venice.


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