The orange colors, the smell of chestnuts in Rome will make you fall in love with autumn. Here’s a list of the best things of what to do in Rome during autumn.

First of all the weather.. You can expect good hours of sunshine, mild temperatures and a reasonable amount of dry days, with the occasional shower during September and October. The average temperature in Rome in September/October is 18C/64F with a range from 23C/73F to 12C/54F degrees. Usually, you have about 7 to 9 days of rain in Rome in Septemer and October although recent weather patterns are making this a lot harder to predict. Now let’s see what we to do during autumn in Rome!

Visit the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition 

Expensive, which is entirely appropriate given the size of the museum. Major focus is on the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. Many replicas are on display showing how his theories were transformed into real structures, many were movable, interactive and showcase his pioneering ideas. The walls are largely covered with photographs and posters of his drawings, which illustrate the human body in detail. 

Want to skip the line? Book your tickets in advance when you visit the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition.

Take a stroll through the most beautiful gardens of Rome

The Orange Garden is one of the best romantic gardens in Rome, ideal for watching the sunset! It also has one of Rome’s best kept secrets.

The gardens of the Villa Borghese: the green heart of the Italian capital and one of the largest parks in Europe, it combines art and nature with great skill!

The Park of the Aqueducts: you will be amazed by the Roman aqueducts. You will get the best beautiful autumn photos.

Visit the scary Catacombs of St. Callixtus

They were the official cemeteries of the Christian community of Rome in the third century… About half a million Christians, dozens of martyrs and sixteen popes were buried here.
They were named after the deacon Callixtus, who was entrusted with the management of the cemetery by Pope Zeferinus at the beginning of the third century. Want to buy your tickets in advance with a guided tour? You can book it here

Visit the botanic garden of Rome

In the heart of the city, between Via della Lungara and Gianicolo Hill, is the Botanical Garden of Rome.

The park, one of the best and largest in Italy, is also home to works of art such as the staircase of the eleven fountains and the fountain of the Tritons, which belongs on the list of the best fountains in Rome. It combines nature and art perfectly!

Visit? Largo Cristina di Svezia, 24.Entrance fee: 13 euros for adults and 10 euros for children from 4 to 18 years. Children under 4 years old are free.


Visit a ballet or opera show in Rome

Rome also offers very good ballet and opera shows. On the website of Rome you can check out the program, dates and prices.

Visit the Tiber Island

What a few know is that Rome has an island in the city surrounded by a beautiful river the Tiber. The island is about 270 meters long and a maximum of 67 meters wide. It is known as the site of the Temple of Asclepius, the Greek demigod of medicine. In memory of the legend, the island was modeled to resemble a ship. The northwestern and southeastern banks were clad in travertine and given the appearance of a bow and stern. Walls were built along the water and an obelisk in the center of the island symbolized the ship’s mast. Book here a tour with sushi and a cocktail included.

Visit Castle Sant Angelo

On my other post here, you can read about my amazing experience at Castle Sant Angelo. It is one of the best things you can do in Rome! Castel Sant’Angelo is a towering building in Rome. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress  It has a amazing view on top and 5 floors and even 1 floor underground! I found my visit at Castle Sant Angelo incredible. I booked my tickets here to skip the line, and luckily I did it, because the lines where super long!

Visit the Colosseum during autumn

The Colosseum is fantastic to visit during fall. While in summer it can get oppressively hot and you are stuck in a touristic mass, you usually have clear sky and bright light during fall! Which make both the theater itself and the view from its top tier unforgettable. And what about a colosseum visit + a visit to the Roman Forum? I would suggest a guided tour when you want to go inside.


Visit lots of museums and churches in Rome

On this post which i wrote you can find 10 free things to do in Rome. You will also find here a list of museums you can visit for zero euros! Totally free! You could also visit churches, like the huge San Paolo Basilica. In this post which I wrote, you will find pictures, more information and the address. Furthermore, here you can find all activities + prices in Rome on the website of GetYourGuide

Get more ideas by reading my other blog post ;50 + things to do with your family in Rome

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Have a fun time in Rome!

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