November 2017 Events in Rome

November has dawned bright and sunny after a beautifully mild October. But as the leaves change colors and begin to fall, it is clear that autumn is slowly creeping up and will fully announce itself this month.

With the cooler weather, expect cultural events to move indoors. However, there is still plenty to do to stay entertained, from film festivals to jazz events.

Also, there is wine.

So cheers to November events in Rome!

All November: The 2017 edition of the RomaEuropa festival is underway with various dance performances, concerts and theatre events in venues across the city.

Through 5 November: The Festa del Cinema continues with various screenings and events for movie lovers.

1 November: Today is a national holiday in Italy (All Saints Day), so expect some businesses to close. You can celebrate with these fave dei morti cookies for the Day of the Dead (November 2).

4 November: There will be a secondhand clothes market at The Beehive on this Saturday from 10 am – 3pm. The market will feature pre-loved women and girls clothing including shoes, handbags & accessories. There will also be Sri Lankan food available to buy.

5 November: The first Sunday of the month always means Domenica al Museo – when many of the state museums are free. Some require that you show proof of residency (looking at you, Centrale Montemartini), but other sites like the Colosseum and Terme di Caracalla are totally free.

5-26 November: The Roma Jazz Festival returns for three weeks in November with artists playing shows at various venues across the city — including the Pantheon! Full program here.

6 November: Fabrizia Lanza of the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school in Sicily will speak at AUR at 7 pm. She will discuss sustainable tourism in Italy, and share more about their Cook the Farm program.

8 November: Rome’s Central Market (Mercato Centrale) turns one today – which is a good excuse to try it if you haven’t yet! Here’s more information on how to toast the birthday with free food and wine.

9 November: The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center is hosting a fundraiser with a special Ethiopian dinner. The meal includes two vegan vegetable/ pulse dishes, chicken curry and Njera. Email [email protected] with number of people to reserve your spot.

11 November: Maria of HeartRome will be sharing her new book (I Heart Rome: Recipes & Stories from the Eternal City) at Gusto Emporio Libreria. Bubbles and snacks will be served but be sure to RSVP. More information is here.

11 November: Want to spend a day of cooking and olive oil tasting in the Lazio countryside? Help with the Italian olive harvest in the hills, with La Cucina Sabina.

11-12 November: Love natural wine? Here is a chance to try some of Italy’s best producers under one roof. Tickets available at the Vignaioli Naturali a Roma website.

18-19 November: Didn’t get enough wine last weekend? Well you can also sample natural wine at the Città dell’altra Economia with Vignaioli Artigiani Naturali. The event runs from 11 am to 8 pm on the 18th, and 10 am to 7 pm on the 19th. More information is here.

25 November: Familiar with the #MeToo movement? There will be a demonstration in Rome in front of the Pantheon today to protest violence against women. More information in Italian here.

Ongoing October Exhibits in Rome:

Picasso – Between Cubism and Classicism 1915-1925: To celebrate 100 years since Picasso’s 1917 trip to Italy, the Scuderie del Quirinale is hosting 100 works completed by Picasso between 1915 and 1925. The show, which includes many of Picasso’s cubist paintings, will run through January 21, 2018. Here is a review of the show on the blog.

Monet: Impressionism more your style? The Vittoriano will have 60 works from Paris’ Musée Marmottan Monet on display through January 20, 2018.

Renato Guttuso. Un uomo innamoratoLa Galleria Nazionale is hosting a special exhibit with 23 works by Sicilian painting Renato Guttoso until 26 November. The pieces will be hung alongside other art from the private collection of former museum director Paola Bucarelli.

Enjoy: An exhibit of installations at Chiostro del Bramante are currently on show to highlight “where art meets fun.” ENJOY runs through 25 February 2018.

Hokusai: 200 works by Hokusai will be on display at the Ara Pacis through January 2018.

This post will be updated as more information on November Events in Rome becomes available. 

Still looking for more? Try my post on free things to do in Rome.

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2 thoughts on “November 2017 Events in Rome

  1. Alexandra says:

    Hi Natalie! I just found your blog and really love it. I’m thinking of doing a solo trip to Rome in early December. Would you recommend solo female travelers to visit Rome? I have traveled alone in Germany, UK, France and Netherlands with no issues.
    Also, is the weather bad in early December? Thanks!

    • Marcy Cook says:

      Alexandra! I was just reading Natalie’s post and saw your comment – I am living in Rome for 3 months and am a solo female traveler (living here, and am a working artist). It is the perfect city for a solo female (I think)! I always feel safe and most everyone is so helpful and lovely. It’ll be chilly in December, but temperate and Christmas will be absolutely magical – I couldn’t recommend it more! If you need anything else, feel free to email me at [email protected]

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