Rome in October

Summer is over and the weather has changed, but it’s still sunny and temperatures are warm. In October Rome is full of nice colours and smells good. Romans call it “Ottobrate romane”, which refers to the Sunday trips out to the countryside, that people used to go on until the first decades of the 20thcentury to celebrate the end of harvest.  So it is a really good period to visit the Eternal city, even if it’s a bit crowded. You won’t be missing the summertime, because skies are often blue and you’ll probably get awesome sunsets.

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You can still enjoy the outdoor sites and you can even have dinner or a drink outside: you only need to wear a light jacket, because nights are obviously colder than days. You can combine with a visit to the surroundings- The “Castelli romani or Bomarzo, for example- or attend one of the many events that take place in the city. Through the end of October you can visit the Colosseum, the Vatican and the Forums by night. It’s not so hot to go sunbathe at the beach- even if it’s nice to have a walk there- but it’s perfect for your seightseeing.

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There are many things going on during the whole autumn in Rome, like exhibits, music events, concerts and food festivals. You’ll be spoilt for choice and Rome will be even more magical and charming.  Plan your visit!

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Halloween in Rome

Halloween is not a typical Italian holiday, but in the last few years it’s becoming more and more popular. You’ll see decorations in shops; discos and bar will organize dress parties and there are many events for children. The first of November is a bit more cherished: schools are closed and it’s a day dedicated to family and relax.

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Celebrate the “Ottobrata romana” and experience the city like a Roman!



Halloween in Rome: are you ready?

The scariest night of the year is coming….It’s Halloween, the festival loved by both adults and kids. If you want to dress up and celebrate, Rome is the right place, you’ll find plenty of things to do. Are you ready for a Roman trick or treat (dolcetto o scherzetto)?

halloween Rainbow Magicland, the biggest amusement park of Rome, is organizing a special “Halloween Party” from 29 to 31 October. Music, tricks, scary shows and special guests for three days of fun and…fear!

The zoo-Bioparco of Villa Borghese hosts a special party on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October for all those kids who want to spend some time with their favourite animals. Special discount for children under 12 years of age.

Halloween is more terrifying than ever with the theme of the movie “Shining” for the Hard Rock Cafè party: horrific entertainment, dj set and a buffet with the “All you can eat” formula.

Eataly at Ostiense station is holding a  party for children from 4 to 5.30 pm.


If you prefer dancing and drinking, you only have to choose: Muccassassina on via di Portonaccio 212; Planet on via del Commercio 36 or Stazione Birra on via Placanica 172 for a cartoon party.

Otherwise, a walk in the heart of Rome is always a good idea…Lights, people and history: what else?

Have you already chosen what to do? Come on, plan your amazing Roman Halloween!