A Guide To The Best Events In November 2023 In Rome


Discovering the best things to do in Rome in November

November 2023 promises to be a month filled with cultural delights and unforgettable experiences in Rome. As the autumn leaves fall and the city streets take on a warm and inviting ambiance, Rome’s event calendar comes alive. From art exhibitions to music festivals, Rome has something extraordinary in store for everyone this fall. In this article we have gathered some of the best events in November 2023 in Rome.

Exhibitions this November in Rome

Don McCullin palazzo esposizioni roman empire
Palazzo Esposizioni Roma, Don McCullin a Roma, 10 ottobre 2023- 28 gennaio 2024 Ph. Daniele Molajoli – © Azienda Speciale Palaexpo

This month marks the beginning and continuation of the best art showings of the year. Check out the Ara Pacis Museum for a peek into the black-and-white world of photographer Helmut Newton. Then, tour Favoloso Calvino at the Scuderie del Quirinale to learn about the life and labor of renowned writer Italo Calvino. At the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, explore extraordinary photography of “Don McCullin in Rome and Boris Mikhailov: Ukrainian Diary“. Math and science geeks should be sure to visit the M.C. Escher exhibit at Palazzo Bonaparte, which highlights the influence of the artist’s years living in Rome. Finally, don’t miss free tickets for La Vaccheria, the new gallery centered in the EUR district with current exhibition “From Futurism to virtual art“.

Best events in November in Rome

Roma Jazz Festival 2023

Live music

What better way to feel the heartbeat of Rome than jamming out to its live music? From the lively Roma Jazz Festival, to the extensive roster of museums participating in the 2023 Musei in Musica event, and an array of concerts, you’re in for a captivating journey through Rome’s thriving music culture!

Live music in November

November 2 – 26 | Roma Jazz Festival

Restore your soul with 2023’s rendition of the Roma Jazz Festival, an annual celebration held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. From soloists to big bands, old-school jazz to new voices and local artists to international acts, there’s something for everyone. Plus, the exhibition lasts almost the entire month, giving you plenty of time to dive into the dynamic, innovative state of the genre today.

Roma Jazz Festival

November 5 – 12 | Spanish and Latin American Film Festival

Get your tickets, grab some popcorn and recline as you participate in the annual Festival of Spanish and Latin American Cinema. This year will have a special emphasis on women directors, like Sofia Otero, Alauda Ruiz de Azúa and Paloma Zapata. Films will come from all over Latin America — including Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Peru — but will also weave a tapestry of the larger shared identity of Latines across the world.


November 16 – 19 | Manifesto Fest

Manifesto Fest is a festival of electronic music, experimentation and visual arts. It lands in Rome this November for its 7th edition, produced by Monk Roma. This year’s theme is Forza viva, which translates to ‘alive strength’. It’s a way of describing the indescribable magic that unfolds on the dancefloor – the powerful energy that runs through the venue. Expect three days of exctiting avant-garde performances at Monk and EXP at Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

Roma Manifesto Fest

November 23 | Thanksgiving

Plenty of restaurants and venues are ready to welcome you and your loved ones on this special day with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in the Eternal City, so you won’t feel like you are missing out one bit!

Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Rome

November 24 – 26 | Roma Arte in Nuvola

This fair honors the avant-garde firestarters of the contemporary and modern art scenes with a series of showings in the center of the historic EUR district. With 500 collectors, 150 exhibitions and 20 installations and performances, you certainly won’t be bored during your trip.

Roma Arte In Nuvola

November 25 | Musei in Musica 2023

The thirteenth Musei in Musica will feature musical and dance performances in a unique venue: an array of Roman museums and cultural institutions. Entry tickets are just one euro or free with a for MIC Card holders, making it a great opportunity for travelers who don’t want to break the bank.

Musei in Musica


Explore Rome’s various markets, including vintage and antique markets, which offer unique treasures and artifacts, as well as food markets, with traditional and experimental delicacies.

Markets in Rome

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