What to do in Rome in November 2018

Wanted in Rome's day-by-day guide to the best events and things to do in Rome during November 2018.

As the Eternal City begins to bid farewell to autumn and usher in the winter season, November in Rome promises to be a month full of exciting cultural and social events, from major art exhibitions to cutting-edge dance and theatre, live music concerts and opera performances. Here are our suggestions, including day trips, for each day of November 2018.

1 Nov. In honour ofAll Saint’s Day visit the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Testaccio.

Non-Catholic Cemetery

2 Nov. The Gospel According to the Other Mary by John Adams makes its Italian debut at Auditorium Parco della Musica.
3 Nov. The Rome Savoyards and Plays in Rome present Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw, in English, at Teatro S. Genesio.
4 Nov. Visit one of the finest art galleries for free, the Galleria Borghese. Book in advance!

Galleria Borghese

5 Nov. Experience Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel. 10 per cent discount for WiR cardholders.
6 Nov. Bundle up for a nighttime Viaggio Nei Fori where you can experience a guided show through the Forum of Julius Caesar.
7 Nov. Get cosy at the book-lined Keats-Shelley House with a fantastic view over Piazza di Spagna.

Keats-Shelley House

8 Nov. Rent a Cooltra scooter and see some off-the-beaten-path sights. Receive a30 per cent discount with your WiR card.
9 Nov. Catch hypnotising LGBT activists and performance artists FAKA for a night of house music at Spin Time Labs.  
10 Nov. Head to Mercato Testaccio this morning with your kids to enjoy La parade moderne presented by Romaeuropa Festival.

Mercato Testaccio

11 Nov. Discover the art of hand-crafted Venetian mirrors at Terme di Diocleziano by design firm Zanellato Bortotto. Free entry.
12 Nov. Gather together a team of friends for apub quiz in English at Scholars Lounge.
13 Nov. Spend the afternoon at the Dream art exhibit at Chiostro del Bramante. Use your WiR card for €2 ticket discount.

Dream at Chiostro del Bramante

14 Nov. Popular English-language cinema Nuovo Olimpia offers a €2 discount on showings when you present your WiR card.
15 Nov. See the work of “Jack the Dripper” with an exhibition at the Vittoriano dedicated to Jackson Pollock and the New York School.

Pollock at the Vittoriano

16 Nov. Kick off the weekend with a free half-pint atBukowski’s Bar in Borgo Pio. Bring your WiR card!
17 Nov. Browse through the second-hand books at the Open Door Bookshop in Trastevere.

Open Door Bookshop in Trastevere

18 Nov. Teatro Vascello presents Lola Aria's acclaimed show Minefield for Romaeuropa Festival.
19 Nov. Witness the genius of 15th-century Renaissance master Mantegna at Palazzo Barberini.

Mantegna at Palazzo Barberini

20 Nov.Castroni stocks some Thanksgiving essentials for last-minute recipes.  
21 Nov. Meet some friends at the Drunken Ship pub in Campo de' Fiori. Receive a 20 per cent discount on the final bill with your WiR card.

Drunken Ship in Campo de' Fiori

22 Nov. Celebrate Thanksgiving in style at the hotel Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria restaurant.
23 Nov. British singer Anna Calvi performs her new album Hunter at Largo Venue.

Anna Calvi at Largo Venue

24 Nov. The journey through Italian modern art continues with an exhibition at Musia living (&) arts.
25 NovRomaeuropa Festival closes with a series of concerts at Auditorium Parco della Musica. WiR cardholders get 15 per cent off at ticket offices.
26 Nov. Visit the Tor Marancia suburb to see Big City Life, Rome's open-air street art museum.

Big City Life

27 NovMACRO Asilo is open to the public for free, so go and explore the “living museum” on Via Nizza.
28 Nov. Take a free guided tour of the gardens at the Japanese Cultural Institute but book in advance.
29 Nov. Immerse yourself in the ancient Etruscan world at the Villa Giulia museum.

Rome's Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia

30 Nov. Take a trip to Tivoli to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Villa Adriana or Villa d’Este.