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What’s on in Italy in November?

Festivals and events in Italy in November

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

  • 5 November: 501st Fiera di San Carlo – Giorno del Tartufo, Cardo gobbo e del Barbera (Nizza Monferrato)
  • 4-5 November: 26th Sagra del Tartufo Bianco in Valle Genza (Cella Monte)
  • 4-5 November: 7th Fiera regionale del tartufo e dei Santi (San Damiano d’Asti)
  • 5 November: Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco del Monferrato (Montechiaro d’Asti)
  • 9 November: 5th Fiera-Sagra del Tartufo (Mombaruzzo)
  • 11-12 November: 6th Vintrifula Festa del Tartufo (Castagnole delle Lanze)
  • 11-12 November: 32nd Fiera di San Baudolino – Mostra del Tartufo (Alessandria)
  • 111-12 November: Fiera regionale del Tartufo and Fiera di San Martin (Canelli)
  • 12 and 19 November: Fiera nazionale del tartufo – Trifola d’Or (Maurisengo)
  • 17-19 November: Fiera regionale del tartufo (Asti)
  • 19 November: Ovada Vino e Tartufi (Ovada)
  • 19 and 26 November: 34th Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo bianco e nero (San Sebastiano Curone)
  • 25-26 November: 13th Mostra del tartufo (Acqui Terme)
  • 26 November: Fiera regionale del tartufo (Castelnuovo Don Bosco)
  • 26 November: Fiera del tartufo (Montegrosso d’Asti)
  • Until 26 November: 87th Fiera internazionale del Tartufo bianco (Alba)

Tuscany

  • 11-12 and 18-19 November: 32nd Mostra mercato del Tartufo bianco e delle Crete senesi (San Giovanni d’Asso)
  • 18-20 November 28-29 October: Mostra-mercato del Tartufo bianco e nero del Mugello (Borgo San Lorenzo)
  • 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 November: 47th Mostra mercato nazionale del Tartufo bianco (San Miniato)

Emilia-Romagna

  • 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26 November: 11th Sagra del Tartufo autunnale (Sant’Agostino: the only one town in Ferrara province that is part of the National Association Truffle Cities)

Umbria

  • 27 October – 1 November: 38th Il tartufo bianco – Mostra mercato nazionale (Città di Castello)
  • 10-12 November: 30th Mostra mercato Nazionale del Tartufo e dei prodotti agroalimentari di qualità (Fabro)

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) takes place in Umbria, but you can find similar events in other Italy’s regions.

Liguria

  • 10-12 November: OliOliva (Imperia Oneglia)

Tuscany

  • 4-5 November: Fest’all’olio (Vitolini)
  • 4-12 November: 26th Ce l’ho con l’olio (Calenzano)
  • 3-4 November: 44th Rassegna dell’olio extravergine di oliva di Reggello (Reggello)

Umbria

  • 28 October – 26 November: Frantoi aperti
  • 3-5 November: Autunno a Foligno – Frantoi aperti e miele in Umbria (Foligno)
  • 12-13 November: Oliamo – The great feast of bruschetta (Passignano sul Trasimeno)
  • 17-19 November: L’oro di Spello – 56th Festa dell’olivo e Sagra della bruschetta (Spello)
  • 28 October – 26 November: UNTO – Unesco Nature Territory Oil (Assisi)

Abruzzo

  • 3-5 November: 8th Festa dell’olio nuovo (Frisa)
  • 11-12 and 18-19 November: Frantoi aperti (Valle Roveto)

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

  • 28 October – 12 November: 48th Mostra dei vini DOC e DOCG dei Colli Euganei e Sagra di San Martino (Torreglia)
  • 4-5 November: Festa del vino novello (Bardolino – Bardolino Novello is the first new wine to obtain the DOC label in 1987)

Umbria

  • 11 November: 4th L’Umbria nel bicchiere (Foligno)
  • 12 November: Cantine aperte a San Martino

Marche

  • 12 and 19 November: 11th Appassimenti aperti (Serrapetrona)

Abruzzo

  • 10-11 November: 12th Novello al castello (Catignano)
  • 3-5 November: 3rd Quando il mosto diventa vino (Morro d’Oro)
  • 4-5 November: Festa del vino novello e delle castagne (Miglianico)
  • 4-5 November: Sotto gli archi alla ricerca delle 7 cantine (Crecchio)
  • 4-5 November: 11th Castrum diVino (Casalbordino)
  • 25 November: 6th Prosit! PoluUthar (Pollutri)

Calabria

  • 4 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

  • 5 November: Castagnata (Perloz)

Piedmont

  • 22 October: Castagnata di Moncalieri (Moncalieri)

Veneto

  • 21-22 and 28-29 October, 4-5 November: 44th Festa delle castagne e 13th Festa del Marrone di San Zeno DOP (San Zeno di Montagna)

Tuscany

  • 2 and 9 November: Festa della Castagna (Pescia)

Marche

  • 10-12 November: 9th Cantine e Castagnata (Pollenza)

Abruzzo

  • 4-5 November: 32th Sagra della castagna e della patata (Valle Castellana)
  • 8-12 November: 8th Bellante in castagna (Bellante)

Calabria

  • 3-5 November: 27th Festa d’autunno – Sagra delle castagne (San Donato di Ninea)
  • 10-12 November: 43rd Sagra delle castagne (Sant’Agata di Esaro)

Food & Wine events

Refined Pecorino cheese - Marche, Italy

 

Valle d’Aosta

  • 3-5 and 12 November: Torgnon d’outon – Patate di montagna e fontina d’alpeggio (Torgnon)

Piedmont

  • 2-3 December: Una Mole di panettoni (Torino)
  • 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26 November: 52th Bagna Cauda (Cortandone)
  • 24-26 November: Bagna Cauda Day (Asti)

Lombardy

  • until 8 December: Di zucca in zucca (Mantova)
  • 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26 November: Sapori d’autunno (Teglio)
  • until 29 November: Weekend dei Sapori d’autunno (Alta Valsassina)
  • until 3 December: Rassegna gastronomica del Lodigiano (Lodi)
  • 18-26 November: Festa del torrone (Cremona)

Trentino

  • 11-12 November: Festa della noce del Bleggio (Bleggio superiore)
  • 17 December: Festa del formai de malga (Levico Terme)
  • 26 November: Festa della polenta (Levico Terme)

Veneto

  • 22-26 November: Art&Ciocc. Il Tour dei cioccolatieri (Padova)

Liguria

  • 11-12 and 18-19 November: 31st Mostra dall’A… alla Zucca (Murta)

Tuscany

  • until 5 November: Sagra del Porcino e della Chianina (Castelfranco di Sotto)
  • until 8 October: 19th Sagra della Bistecca e del Fungo porcino (Certaldo)
  • until 4 November: Itinera (Scandicci)
  • 10-28 November: 5th Biennale Enogastronomica Fiorentina (Firenze) No dates founded
  • 11-12 November: Toscana Gustando (Montepulciano)
  • 19 November: Sapori d’autunno (Fucecchio)
  • 2-3 December: Food and wine in progress (Firenze)

Emilia-Romagna

  • 4 November: 14th Cioccolandia (Castel San Giovanni)
  • 5 and 12 November: 32th Sagra del Bartolaccio (Tredozio)
  • 9-12 November: Art & Ciocc 2017 (Ravenna)
  • 10-12 November: Fiera di San Martino (Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna)
  • 9-12 and 16-19 November: Sagra del Bollito (San Pietro in Casale)
  • 12 November: Sagra della Pera volpina e del Formaggio stagionato (Brisighella)
  • 17-19 November: 13th Cioccoshow (Bologna)
  • 18-19 November: 32th Fiera del Formaggio di fossa (Talamello)

Marche

  • 10-12 November: Festa d’autunno (Piticchio di Arcevia)
  • 17-19 November: Vecchi sapori d’autunno (Belvedere Ostrense)

Abruzzo

  • 4 November: 23th Festa della Cococcia (Capistrello)
  • 4-5 November: 16th Festa del Vino cotto e delle Castagne (Roccamontepiano)
  • 5 November: Fiera d’autunno (Ortona)
  • 1-3 December: 9th Cioccofestival (Chieti)

Puglia

  • 10-12 November: 18th Bacco nelle gnostre (Noci)
  • 5 November: Festa della paranza (Lesina)
  • 28 October – 26 November: 13th Sagra del Fungo cardoncello (many cities).

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