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What to wear in Rome in November

What to wear in Rome in November

Want to know what to wear in Rome in November? In this guide we cover what to pack for Rome in November for the weather, special events, dress codes and more. a

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Weather in Rome in November

Although November in Rome is still classified as Fall, the weather is definitely turning more wintery. But how cold is Rome in November

Is it cold in Rome in November?

The average temperatures in Rome in November range from 7°C/44F – 17°C/62F . Therefore it is worth having layers and a jacket with you if you are visiting Rome in this month.

Does it rain a lot in November in Rome?

Overall you can expect on average 9 days of rain in Rome in November. And by the time you get closer to December in Rome the rain tends to gets heavier.

Note: remember that the weather between months in Rome can change quite drastically particularly at this time of year. For this reason if your trip spans two months be sure to check out our other monthly guides:

And if you are traveling to other regions of Italy be sure to check out our other seasonal specific Italy packing lists:

What to Wear in Rome in November

Note: This Rome in November packing list covers the city of Rome generally. However if you would like site specific dress code guidance check out the below posts:

Best Shoes for Rome in November

No matter the time of year you are traveling, it is really important that you have comfortable shoes for Rome.

Rome is a city best seen on foot but offers some challenging terrain in the form of cobblestone streets, stairs and generally uneven surfaces. Therefore the top shoe for Rome in out opinion is


Whenever I go to Rome whatever time of year my number one go to shoe is a sneaker as they cope well with the terrain.

As November is quite rainy by Rome standards, it is also worth considering packing a pair of sneakers with some waterproofing or water-resistance.

On top of sneakers we also always pack

Ankle Boots

for Rome in Winter. I find a smarter shoe such as an ankle boot more appropriate for dinners in Rome than a sneaker.

I like an ankle boot that is water proof and also has a thick heel and good sole that will work on Rome’s uneven streets.

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What to wear in Rome in November for Women

Couple looking at Rome skyline in November
What to wear in Rome in November

Winter Coat

Although it is unlikely that you will in my opinion you won’t need thick thermal coats in Rome in November however a warm winter coat is a definite must.

And no matter the month of travel you will find Italians are a stylish bunch so you will see locals wearing smarter Winter coats as opposed to walking jackets.

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oolen Hat or Beanie, scarves and gloves

Winter accessories are a must for Italy in November.

I would also recommend taking with you a matching scarf and gloves set that match your winter coat to finish off the look.

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Trousers are my go to bottom layer for Italy in November even over skirts and dresses as they cope with Rome’s changeable weather best.

I tend to pack:

  • jeans
  • cords or
  • wool trousers

for Rome in Winter. And I like to include darker colors in my Rome winter capsule wardrobe as this fits in with local styles.

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A blouse works for the cooler days and nights. Italian style tends to err on the more smart casual side so a nice blouse is the perfect Italian Fall Packing List addition.

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T Shirt

T shirts are a great base layer for Rome in November. For this time of year I would pack a mix of both long and short sleeve t shirts, however you will need more longer sleeve tops generally at this time of year.

And regarding the style of t shirt, black is always in fashion in Rome, and you will also a lot of neutral colors in many Italian capsule wardrobes at this time of year. If you want to look like a local I would steer away from neon colors and anything with large graphics.

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If you are visiting Rome in November one of the keys to your packing list will be having lots of layers. I recommend having some jumpers or some cardigans that can be used to layer up on cool days or for when it get chilly at night.

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If you are wondering what to wear to Rome in November, one of the key items to put on your packing list has to be a light jacket or blazer. It works as both an evening and a day time item when the temperature starts to drop.

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It doesn’t matter where I am traveling, a pashmina is always on my packing list and Rome is no different. A pashmina for Rome can act as a scarf or double up as an added extra layer in Late November.


Personally I always pack heavier weight pjs and loungewear for Rome in November.


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What to pack for Rome in November for Men

Tourists sitting on steps of Spanish steps in Rome in November
What to wear in Rome in November


For men visiting Rome in November I recommend having a couple of Pairs of smarter jeans and chinos with you. If you have a smarter tailored pair of jeans or chinos this will be the perfect day to night transition item.

But if you are traveling towards the end of November then you may also want a heavier weight trouser such as a corduroy or wool.

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During the day t-shirts are fine but I recommend having at least one button down shirt with you for Rome in November at night.

The Rome dress code at night tends to be more smart casual than casual so you will feel more comfortable when out in a shirt over a tshirt.


However if shirts aren’t your thing then be sure to pack a smart polo on top.

T Shirts

T Shirts are fine for sightseeing in Rome during the day and work as a base layer in your Italian capsule wardrobe. However I recommend making them the plain type instead of highly graphic or slogan t shirts.

For this time of year, be sure to have some long sleeve tees with you.

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A blazer is perfect if you are going to a high end restaurant in Rome and will double up as a jacket as an extra layer if you are visiting towards the end of November.


A coat is a good idea for Rome in November as a top layer as the weather turns chillier.


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What to Pack for Rome in November (Non Clothing)

Street in Rome Italy in November
What to wear in Italy in November

So now you know what to wear for Rome in November including the best shoes to pack, we will turn our attention to what to pack for Rome in November other than clothes. For a full Rome packing List check out this post.

Our essentials to pack for Rome in October are:

  • Backpack – for storing items on your day trips.
  • Crossbody Bag – anti theft type as with any city it can have issues with pickpockets around main tourist attractions.
  • Sun Screen – an essential for all travel packing list even in Winter. 
  • Lipbalm with SPF – Our favorite brand at the minute is sun bum. 
  • Reusable Water Bottle – There are water fountains all around the city where you can refill your water bottle. This will save you money and is better for the environment so be sure to pack one with you.
  • Camera
  • Charging Equipment
  •  Power pack / Battery Pack
  • Travel Adapaters  for electronics – Italy uses standard European outputs and plugs.
  • Toiletries – depending on space in your case you could buy these on arrival or pack and take with you. For a full toiletries packing list check out this post.

How to Dress for Special Events in Rome in November

There are no real special events in Rome in November that have special dress codes. Therefore there is nothing that you need to pack special.

FAQs about November Rome Packing List

What do people wear in Rome in November?

People in Rome in November know that layers are your best friend. Although technically still autumn, November is starting to feel more wintery. Therefore layers and coats are a good addition to your packing list.

What would you add to this Rome in November Packing List?