Tuscany is one of the most beautiful and popular regions in Italy, and it’s also a great place to visit in November. From the stunning autumn foliage to the exciting events and historical landmarks, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a guide to some of the best events held in Tuscany in November.
Festa della Toscana
Tuscany was the first region of the world to abolish the death penalty, on November 30th, 1786. Tuscany Day commemorates this anniversary by promoting human rights, peace, and justice. Throughout the Tuscan region, the Festa includes a series of exhibitions, cinema, theatre, readings, dance, concerts, and other events.
The Festa della Toscana is an important date in the regional calendar and provides an opportunity to reflect on the history and culture of this fascinating part of Italy.
Lucca Comics and Games
If you’re looking for a fun and festive event to attend in Tuscany this November, look no further than Lucca Comics and Games! This annual event is one of the largest comic and gaming conventions in Europe, and it takes place in the beautiful city of Lucca. Whether you’re a fan of comics, video games, cosplay, or simply want to enjoy some great Italian food and wine, there’s something for everyone at this wonderful event.
If you like walking, history, and food, EatPrato is an event that runs through November in the city of Prato, Tuscany. There are guided tours that will take you to the most iconic places in the city, as well as out-of-town walking tours where you can soak up the beautiful scenery. The walking is combined with stops where you can sample some of the best flavours, food and wine of the region.
The National White Truffle Exhibition in San Miniato
Every year, a celebration of the famous white truffle takes place in the charming Tuscan town of San Miniato. The surrounding countryside provides the best conditions for this gourmet delicacy to grow. The largest, record-breaking white truffle was found in 1954, by truffle hunter Arturo Gallerani, and weighed a huge 2,520 kg!
Here you can walk through the large market, full of the flavours and smells of these precious truffles. Set your senses alight by tasting traditional white truffle recipes, shop for traditional Tuscan goods, and participate in events such as truffle hunting.
This fair, dedicated to agriculture, the environment and food, is taking place in Figline and Incisa Valdarno from the 11-13th of November. If you like the idea of a farmer’s market, cooking shows, dog agility, and exhibitors that offer local produce such as vegetables, cheeses, wine, oil and more, then Autumnia is well worth a visit.
With its rolling hills, stunning sunsets and picturesque villages, there’s no wonder why this region of Italy is a popular destination. Even better, there are always events to take part in, no matter what time of year it is. So, if you’re planning a trip for November, put Tuscany at the top of your list and feel free to contact me if you need to brush up on your language skills for when you visit!