Festivals and many other events in Italy in November

The weather is getting colder. People start to spend more time in their own houses. Olives harvesting is finished. Autumn’s fruits are on the table. November is the time to taste the new wine, to eat roast chestnuts, to buy black and white truffles.

It’s quite common to think that November is not the right moment to visit Italy, but I will try to change your idea about it. How? Listing all the special events which will take place in the next days throughout Italy from north to south.

Truffles

Truffles haunting starts in October and in November exhibition markets take place. Tuscany, Piedmont, Le Marche are the most important Italy’s regions where to find excellent truffles. That’s why these regions host the biggest markets, but these are not the only ones. So let’s see the list of fairs, exhibitions and events that you don’t have to miss if you like truffle! In brackets the town where they are held.

Piedmont

  • 4-6 November: 500th Fiera di San Carlo – Giorno del Tartufo, Cardo gobbo e del Barbera (Nizza Monferrato)
  • 5-6 November: 25th Sagra del Tartufo Bianco in Valle Genza (Cella Monte)
  • 5-7 November: 6th Fiera regionale del tartufo e dei Santi (San Damiano d’Asti)
  • 6 November: Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco del Monferrato (Montechiaro d’Asti)
  • 9 November: 5th Fiera-Sagra del Tartufo (Mombaruzzo)
  • 12-13 November: 5th Vintrifula Festa del Tartufo (Castagnole delle Lanze)
  • 13 November: 31st Fiera di San Baudolino – Mostra del Tartufo (Alessandria)
  • 13 November: Fiera regionale del Tartufo and Fiera di San Martin (Canelli)
  • 13 and 20 November: Fiera nazionale del tartufo – Trifola d’Or (Maurisengo)
  • 19-20 November: Fiera regionale del tartufo (Asti)
  • 20 November: Ovada Vino e Tartufi (Ovada)
  • 20 and 27 November: Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo bianco e nero (San Sebastiano Curone)
  • 20 November (and 4 December): Fiera del tartufo (Asti)
  • 26-27 November: 12th Mostra del tartufo (Acqui Terme)
  • 27 November: Fiera regionale del tartufo (Castelnuovo Don Bosco)
  • 27 November: Fiera del tartufo (Montegrosso d’Asti)
  • Until 27 November: 86th Fiera internazionale del Tartufo bianco (Alba)

Tuscany

  • 12-13 and 19-20 November: 31st Mostra mercato del Tartufo bianco e delle Crete senesi (San Giovanni d’Asso)
  • 18-20 November: Mostra-mercato del Tartufo bianco e nero del Mugello (Borgo San Lorenzo)
  • 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 November: Mostra mercato nazionale del Tartufo bianco (San Miniato)

Emilia-Romagna

  • 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27 November: 10th Sagra del Tartufo autunnale (Sant’Agostino: the only one town in Ferrara province that is part of the National Association Truffle Cities)

Olive Oil

Olive oil Umbria

November is the month of the olive oil. Farmers ended to harvest olives and they squeezed them out, so it’s time to taste the “new olive oil”. Every year Frantoi aperti (Open olive mills) take place in Umbria, but you can find similar events in other Italy’s regions.

Liguria

  • 11-13 November: OliOliva (Imperia Oneglia)

Tuscany

  • 5-6 November: Fest’all’olio (Vitolini)
  • 12 November: Fiera dell’olio (Calenzano)
  • 12-20 November: 26th Ce l’ho con l’olio (Calenzano)
  • 29 November – 1 December: 43th Rassegna dell’olio extravergine di oliva di Reggello (Reggello)

Umbria

  • 12-13 November: Oliamo – The great feast of bruschetta (Passignano sul Trasimeno)
  • 18-20 November: L’oro di Spello – 55th Festa dell’olivo e Sagra della bruschetta (Spello)
  • 29 October – 27 November: UNTO – Unesco Nature Territory Oil (Assisi)

Abruzzo

  • 6, 13, 19-20 November: Frantoi aperti (Valle Roveto)

Calabria

  • 5-6 November: 8th Festa dell’olio nuovo (Frisa)

Wine

The importance of wine in Italian culture

The right day to taste the new wine is on 11th November, the day of Saint Martin. I will talk about Saint Martin’s Day in Italy in the next article, because there is a special story to tell. For now take a look on the many events related to wine throughout Italy. Cin cin!

Piedmont

Veneto

  • 30 October – 13 November: 47th Mostra dei vini DOC e DOCG dei Colli Euganei e Sagra di San Martino (Torreglia)
  • 5-6 November: Festa del vino novello (Bardolino – Bardolino Novello is the first new wine to obtain the DOC label in 1987)

Umbria

  • 12 November: 3rd L’Umbria nel bicchiere (Foligno)

Marche

  • 13 and 20 November: 11th Appassimenti aperti (Serrapetrona) The event was cancelled due to the last earthquake

Abruzzo

  • 4-5 November: 11th Novello al castello (Catignano)
  • 5 November: 2nd Quando il mosto diventa vino (Morro d’Oro)
  • 5-6 November: Festa del vino novello e delle castagne (Miglianico)
  • 5-6 November: Sotto gli archi alla ricerca delle 7 cantine (Crecchio)
  • 5-6 November: 10th Castrum diVino (Casalbordino)
  • 26 November: 5th Prosit! PoluUthar (Pollutri)

Calabria

  • 5 November: Di vino, d’olio e dintorni – Antichi sapori con arte (Nocera Terinese)

Chestnuts

what to eat in Umbria

Have you chestnuts in your country? There are many areas where chestnut trees grow in Italy, because this species is located between 200 and 800 metres of height. Chestnuts are typical in autumn, like kakis and pomegranates.

Valle d’Aosta

  • 6 November: Castagnata (Perloz)

Piedmont

  • 12 November: Castagnata di Moncalieri (Moncalieri)

Veneto

  • 5-6 November: 44th Festa delle castagne e 13th Festa del Marrone di San Zeno DOP (San Zeno di Montagna)

Tuscany

  • 6 November: Festa della Castagna (Pescia)

Marche

  • 11-13 November: Cantine a Castagnata (Pollenza) The event was cancelled due to the earthquake

Abruzzo

  • 4-6 November: Sagra della castagna e della patata (Valle Castellana)
  • 9-13 November: 7th Bellante in castagna (Bellante)

Calabria

  • 4-6 November: 26th Festa d’autunno – Sagra delle castagne (San Donato di Ninea)
  • 11-13 November: Sagra delle castagne (Sant’Agata di Esaro)

Food & Wine events

Refined Pecorino cheese - Marche, Italy

Valle d’Aosta

  • 5-6 and 13 November: Torgnon d’outon – Patate di montagna e fontina d’alpeggio (Torgnon)

Piedmont

  • 19-20 November: Una Mole di panettoni (Torino)
  • 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 November: 51th Bagna Cauda (Cortandone)
  • 25-27 November: Bagna Cauda Day (Asti)

Lombardy

  • until 8 December: Di zucca in zucca (Mantova)
  • 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 November: Sapori d’autunno (Teglio)
  • until 30 November: Weekend dei Sapori d’autunno (Alta Valsassina)
  • until 11 December: Rassegna gastronomica del Lodigiano (Lodi)
  • 19-27 November: Festa del torrone (Cremona)

Trentino

  • 5-6 November: Festa della noce (Bleggio superiore)
  • 20 November: Festa del formai de malga (Levico Terme)
  • 27 November: Festa della polenta (Levico Terme)

Veneto

  • 23-27 November: Art&Ciocc. Il Tour dei cioccolatieri (Padova)

Liguria

  • 12-13 and 19-20 November: Sagra della zucca (Murta)

Tuscany

  • until 6 November: Sagra del Porcino e della Chianina (Castelfranco di Sotto)
  • 4-6 November: 18th Sagra della Bistecca e del Fungo porcino (Certaldo)
  • 5 November: Itinera (Scandicci)
  • 10-28 November: 5th Biennale Enogastronomica Fiorentina (Firenze)
  • 12-13 November: Festa del cibo di strada (Montepulciano)
  • 19-20 November: Sagra delle Frattaglie (Greve in Chianti)
  • 20 November: Sapori d’autunno (Fucecchio)
  • 27-28 November: Food and wine in progress (Firenze)

Emilia-Romagna

  • 4-6 November: 15th November Porc (Sissa)
  • 5 November: 13th Cioccolandia (Castel San Giovanni)
  • 6 November: Fiera dei sapori di Montescudo (Montescudo – Monte Colombo)
  • 6 and 13 November: 31th Sagra del Bartolaccio (Tredozio)
  • 10-13 November: Art & Ciocc 2016 (Ravenna)
  • 10-13 and 17-20 November: Sagra del Bollito (San Pietro in Casale)
  • 11-13 November: 15th November Porc (Polesine)
  • 13 November: Sagra della Pera volpina e del Formaggio stagionato (Brisighella)
  • 16-20 November: 12th Cioccoshow (Bologna)
  • 18-20 November: 15th November Porc (Zibello)
  • 19-20 November: 31th Fiera del Formaggio di fossa (Talamello)
  • 25-27 November: 15th November Porc (Roccabianca)

Marche

  • 11-13 November: Festa d’autunno (Piticchio di Arcevia) The event was cancelled due to the earthquake
  • 21 November: Vecchi sapori d’autunno (Belvedere Ostrense) The event was cancelled due to the earthquake

Abruzzo

  • 5 November: 22th Festa della Cococcia (Capistrello)
  • 5-6 November: 15th Festa del Vino cotto e delle Castagne (Roccamontepiano)
  • 6 November: Fiera d’autunno (Ortona)
  • 18-20 November: 8th Cioccofestival (Chieti)

Puglia

  • 5-6 November: Bacco nelle gnostre (Noci)
  • 6 November: Festa della paranza (Lesina)
  • 23 October – 27 November: Sagra del Fungo cardoncello (many cities)
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