Things to do in Rome this month – November 2022

What’s on in Rome this month?

November is the rainiest month in Rome, and it’s when the winter weather starts to kick in, leaving behind the warm afternoons of October.

But this doesn’t mean that it’s not a good time to visit Rome. The offer of events and exhibitions is still rich. Here is our selection of things to do in Rome in November 2022, both outdoors, indoors and also by night!

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Things to do in Rome in November 2022

National Roman Museum by night

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The frescoes of the Villa of Livia in Palazzo Massimo

If you are into Ancient Rome and want to know all about it, this museum is a must for you.

The National Roman Museum includes four different sites, and on specific days in November three of them will also be open in the evening, until 10:30PM (last entry at 9:45PM). Just imagine walking inside the Baths of Diocletian under the stars.. Simply magical!

The evening openings for the four sites of the National Roman Museum in November are:

Palazzo Massimo: November 4th and 11th

Palazzo Altemps: November 5th and 12th

Baths of Diocletian: November 4th and 11th

Read more: National Roman Museum: 4 Rome museums in one>>

Exhibition “Cento Pittori Via Margutta”

From October 29th to November 1st there will be the 118th exhibition of the 100 painters of via Margutta. This beautiful street is few steps away from Spanish Steps and this exhibit is one of the most traditional things to do in Rome this November. Via Margutta is also known as the “street of the artists” and its picturesque landscape houses many small shops of marble artisans, painters, collectors, tapestries and so on.

During these four days, painters will showcase their works in the beautiful street of via Margutta. Entry is free, the inauguration is on October 29th at 4PM and you can visit from 10AM to 8PM.

The Secret Rooms of the Pantheon

underground the Pantheon rome

From September 24th to December 28th 2022 you will be able to visit the an exclusive area of the Pantheon, for the first time after so long open to visitors! How mind blowing is that!

This is thanks to an ongoing exhibition taking place in this exclusive area, which is called “Drawing on History. Stirling, Wilford and Associates 1980-2000“. This exhibit shows the daily activities of one of the most influential architecture workshops on the 20th century. To mention some of their projects: Leicester, Cambridge and Oxford.

Not only a very interesting exhibit, but also an incredible opportunity to visit this unexplored area of the Pantheon!

To visit you must book in advance one of the guided tours which take place on Thursday at 10AM and 4PM, Saturday at 10AM, Sunday at 4PM. To book write an email to dms-rm.pantheon@cultura.gov.it or call +39 06 68300230.

Van Gogh exhibition in Palazzo Bonaparte

Van Gogh exhibition things to do in November 2022 in Rome

From October 8th 2022 until March 23rd 2023, Palazzo Bonaparte will host an exhibition dedicated to Van Gogh and his works.

The exhibition will include 50 Van Gogh artworks, including Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait, as well as documentation of Van Gogh biography.  

The exhibition will take place in Palazzo Bonaparte, which used to be the residence of Napoleon’s mother in Rome.

Website: https://www.mostrepalazzobonaparte.it/mostra-van-gogh.php#

Get to know Medieval Rome, the unsung side of the Eternal city

medieval Rome exhibition things to do in rome november 2022

Too often when visiting Rome we tend to focus on history moments such as Ancient Rome, Renaissance and Baroque. And what about those centuries between the fall of the Roman Empire and the rebirth of the Renaissance? This November 2022 take the chance to discover the Medieval period, when Rome fought to stand back on its feet.

There are some marks of Medieval Rome around us, but not as much. Because the medieval ruins and buildings were considered something not valuable, and destroyed to either be replaced by something more modern, or to bring back to light the ancient Roman ruins.

This exhibit focuses on the medieval period of Rome, which characterized so much the way the city looks like today.

The exhibit will run until February 5th, 2023 in the Museo di Roma of Palazzo Braschi, in Piazza Navona.

Website: https://www.museodiroma.it/en/node/1011574

The LVG Get-Together on November 23rd

Looking to connect with people while being in Rome? We’re meeting each month at a different location and you’re always welcome to join! We will have an aperitivo together to socialize among travelers and with local friends from the Live Virtual Guide Team. It’s an opportunity to get to know each other, share information, experiences and cool stories.

To participate to the November 23rd Get-Together sign up here. Spots are limited!

Circo Massimo Experience

circo maximo experience things to do in rome in november 2022

Have you ever watched the movie Ben Hur? Have you ever imagined what it could feel like to attend the chariot races in Ancient Rome in a stadium that could host about 250000 spectators? (The Colosseum could host “only” 70000 people). Imagination has no limits for sure, but a little help with augmented reality goes a long way.

This incredible experience in the Circo Massimo throws you back in time and gives you the goosebumps you would get by entering this massive entertainment venue at its peak. If you never try you will never know! We loved this experience so much.

Book in advance through their website: https://www.circomaximoexperience.it/en

La luna sul Colosseo 2022: il Colosseo underground

colosseum underground by night things to do in rome in october 2022

Throughout the summer and until December it will be possible to explore the Colosseum (including the underground!) by night.

If visiting the Colosseum is already something special, walking in this majestic monument at night goes beyond magical!

Even considering that there will be way less visitors than during the day. To make the tour even more spooky and adventurous, this night tour of the Colosseum will also take you through the underground tunnels. They were not visible to the spectators in ancient Rome, but it is where the backstage of the sophisticated shows was taking place.

We suggest this night guided tour which includes also a stunning panoramic walk before you enter the Colosseum: VIP Colosseum At Night Tour With Underground & Arena Floor

Don’t know what to do before the Colosseum night tour? Watch the Monti district itinerary in our Video Guide and sprinkle your Rome trip with some hidden gems 😉

Domus Aurea Experience

domus aurea reconstruction. this is one of the best things to do in rome in october 2022

This is a real mind blowing experience everyone should take when in Rome. If you want to learn what walking in an imperial palace is like, this experience is for you.

Once you enter the Domus Aurea of the emperor Nero, you’ll set on a journey back in time. You’ll walk through the underground archaeological site and watch videos of reconstructions of this marvelous place.

Eventually you will sit in one of the rooms and wear VR glasses. This is where you’ll literally jump into Nero’s shoes. You’ll see the views from his palace over the Palatine hill, and the details of his colonnades and gardens. It is emotional if you are into Ancient Rome.

Tickets must be booked at this link. There is no ticket office in the Domus Aurea, so there is no way you can get a ticket on-site. Book in advance online.

Domitian emperor. Hatred and love. (exhibition)

emperor domitian portrait in marble. Domitian exhibition

This exhibition takes place in Villa Caffarelli in the Capitoline museums and it consists of an archaeological exhibit all around the emperor Domitian.

It is called “hatred and love” because the character of the emperor Domitian has always been quite controversial. Sometimes he is described as tyramn, other times as a leader who cared about a good administration, his relationship with his people and to the gods.

The exhibition includes pieces which are not normally visible in the museum. https://www.museicapitolini.org/en/node/1011288

The Domitian exhibition can be perfectly combined with the “Wonders of the Capitoline hill” itinerary included in our Video Guide. Try it for free now, watch the first 10 mins to see what it look like 😉

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If you want to make your November Rome trip special and looking for something fun, unique, personal… you’re in the right place!

Our in person experiences grew from the legacy of our media content online, meaning that we focus on discovering the authentic side of Rome. We won’t dwell on academic frills, only on insider’s knowledge with the fun storytelling of a local expert. Our experiences include the hidden gems of Trastevere, Centro Storico and the heart of Ancient Rome. You can find them all here!

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Written by Federica

Creative director of Live Virtual Guide. Her favorite things are gelato, pizza and the hidden gems of Rome.
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