Rome in September
The high season starts to wind down by September, with milder days and fewer crowds. This is a great time to go see the sights as there will be much shorter queues to enter churches and museums. As summer moves into fall this is an excellent time to explore local markets and sample traditional Italian produce.
Weather in Rome in September
Things start cooling down in September making the weather much more pleasant. Temperatures will reach highs of 27°C in the day and nights drop to a cool 16°C. You might want to bring a jacket, as rainfall does increase to nearly 70mm over 8 days.
What to Do in Rome in September
By the end of the month, the summer crowds will have dispersed as the high season comes to a close. This is a great time to hit the main attractions like the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The cooler evenings are perfect for strolls through the different districts.
Key Events in Rome in September
Notte Bianca, or the ‘White Night Festival’ is an amazing display of dance and music held in the Forum. Many shops and restaurants stay open late into the night, so you can make an entire evening of the event.
One of the most important events for Rome in September is Sagra dell’Uva. This is a harvest festival that begins at the end of the month and honors the grape. Visitors can indulge in wine while watching spectacular performances over 6 days. Head to Marino, just 40km outside of the center of Rome, for the full experience.
Rome in October
October is part of the shoulder season in Rome, so it will still be busy but much more manageable. This is a great time to visit if you want to avoid the heavy summer crowds. The mild weather is much more tolerable than the summer heat and there are some great local events to take part in.
Weather in Rome in October
October is an idyllic time to visit Rome as the heat fades to 22°C on hotter days. Towards the end of the month expect temperatures to drop to a crisp 15°C. The average precipitation is 94mm over 12 days, so the majority of days are sunny.
What to Do in Rome in October
October is the perfect time to dive into all Rome has to offer. Alongside the main attractions, you should take time to explore the different districts, like Trastevere, and get a real taste of the authentic Italian atmosphere.
Key Events in Rome in October
Roma Europa is one of the most prestigious cultural festivals in Europe. It brings together multiple cultures from across the world to showcase amazing art, music, and dance. It takes place from September to November so October is the best time to attend to make the most of the events on offer.
Rome also hosts an International Film Festival in October at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. This is a very high-brow event, attracting celebrities from across the globe. It features exhibitions and movie premieres, as well as concerts and other live performances.
Rome in November
November is a very quiet month in Rome, which is perfect for those who want to see the sights at a more relaxed pace. You can enjoy hearty Italian food like carciofi alla romana after a long day exploring the artistic and cultural highlights of the Eternal City.
Weather in Rome in November
Winter starts to settle into Rome in November bringing temperatures down to 18°C at the highest. By the end of November the temperature can be as low as 10°C, so be sure to back some layers. Precipitation increases to 130mm spread out over 15 days, so be prepared for rain.
What to do in Rome in November
November is a great time for city and food tours as the high season is long over. You can take time exploring as you don’t need to worry about crowds. November is also artichoke season, so why not sample some of the local cuisine?
Key Events in Rome in November
The first of November is All Saints Day, which is a national holiday in Rome. Locals will be honoring their deceased loved ones and spend time in churches and cemeteries.
In the second half of November, Rome hosts the Roma Jazz Festival which brings together local jazz musicians as well as performers from around the world. For fans of Jazz, this is a spectacular time to visit Rome.