News - Whats on in November...
May we introduce you to this month’s Italian events . . . . .
Italy picks up pace in November with music and celebration sweeping the country, from opera houses to the chef’s kitchen we have something for everyone this month. Here’s my pick of the bunch this month. . . . .
All Saints Day & All Souls Day
November 1st is a public holiday across Italy as the deceased loved ones are remembered on All Saints Day. All Souls Day follows where tombs and graves are decorated with flowers. A real traditional Italian experience.
Alba International White Truffle Fair, Alba (1 – 13 November)
The truffle season is at its peak in November with plenty of fairs up and down the country. The most famous of all of these fairs and draws visitors from all over the world, is the Alba White Truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico) Fair.
Superior to its more common black counterpart, the white truffle sells for no less than £1,600 per kilo and are sometimes referred to as ‘white diamonds’ on the culinary circuit.
The town’s centro storico fills with the world’s greatest chefs and gastronomic enthusiasts for the truffle auction, market and fair for truffle related produce and Piedmontese speciality foods.
Where to stay? The romantic cottage of Casa Canova in Verbania is a wonderful home from home in which to explore this region. Sleeping up to 3 guests, from £34 pppn.
Milano Musica (1 – 17 November)
Opera season starts in November with many of Italy’s finest houses opening their doors.
Milan’s La Scala and several other of the city’s prestigious venues hosts this festival of music with concerts, meetings with composers and film screenings. Every year celebrates a different composer.
Where to stay? Gracing the shores of Lake Como, Villa Eleganza is a truly classical 18th Century hideaway, less than an hour’s drive to Milan. From £38 pppn based on 10 guests.
Rome Jazz Festival
Held at the state of the art Auditorium Parco della Musica, the jazz festival brings an array of international artists to the Eternal City.
Where to stay? The terrace of Belvoir is simply wonderful; there aren’t many homes in the world that can capture the natural beauty and breathtaking views that this little apartment does. Located in the town of Fumone, it is just an hour from the Eternal City and sleeps just 2 guests from £34 pppn.
Florence Marathon (27 November)
This fantastic sporting event through the city’s streets starts in Piazzale Michelangelo and concludes in Piazza Santa Croce. However, this year will see the Ginky Family Run – the marathon devoted to the ‘small champions’, and a great family day out.
Where to stay? We have a wonderful range of properties that provide access directly to Florence, from restored farmhouses to a 13th Century Tuscan villa. Take a look at our collection on our website.