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Italy in November: all you need to know to plan the perfect trip (2022 update)

November is not the first month that comes to mind when planning a trip to Italy.

However, it is not a bad time to visit Italy, if you don’t mind the occasional rainy day!

An autumnal month, November feels wintery in most of Italy and it is likely to treat you to a mix of rain and sunny days and, overall, increasingly chilly temperatures.

If this sounds like a discouraging picture, let me reassure you: November in Italy can also be wonderful!

With smaller crowds, lower costs and the lack of the scorching summer sun, November in Italy is a glorious time for sightseeing and can be one of the best times to visit popular destinations without getting overwhelmed by the crowds.

This is all you need to know to plan a trip to Italy in November

Please note: this is a seasonal travel guide about Italy in November, meant to help you decide the best time of the year for your visit. For official information and travel advisory that may affect your trip, please refer to your Government travel advisory. Check here for official info if traveling from US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.

2022 need to know

At present, there are not special health requirements to enter Italy from abroad.

Since things change often in this regard, please make sure you stay up to date by following the official info and rules listed on Italian Government websites:

Please refer to the latest news for an up-to-date overview of the situation and always abide by local and national rules.

Venice Grand Canal in cold weather, with low sunset

Grand Canal and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute at sunset, Venice, Italy. Credit: Depositphotos

Italy in November: what you will find in this article

  • Overview of weather in November in Italy
  • November festivities and events in Italy
  • Recommended places to visit in Italy in November
  • November in Italy with kids
  • What to book in advance for November in Italy

Please note: this post contains affiliate links and, should you make a purchase, we might make a small commission at no extra cost to you.

The weather in Italy in November: what to expect

November is autumn in Italy.

During this month, the summer is well and truly over in Italy and while you may still find mild enough temperatures in some localities, especially in the South, you will spend most of your time wearing a jacket and, sometimes, reaching out for your umbrella.

November in Italy is first and foremost a time of changeable weather so what you will actually find once in Italy is not truly predictable until the very last minute.

However, to give you an idea of temperature, historically the temperatures for November in Italy were:

Name of placeTemperature Max/MinAverage n. of rainy days
MilanMax 18C/64F – Min 11C/52F6 days
BolzanoMax 11C/52F – Min 1C/34F11.5 days
RomeMax 17C/62F – Min 6C/43F9 days
PalermoMax 20C/68 – Min 11C/52F8 days

November festivities in Italy you need to know about

The 1st of November is a national holiday in Italy and therefore a day off for locals.

If it falls close to a weekend, this may result in a long weekend which means you will compete with locals as well as tourists for accommodation, seats on trains etc.

If planning on being on the road around that day or planning on train travel, advance booking is recommended (see also below)

The best places to visit in Italy in November

It is hard to recommend places to visit in November as depending on the weather on the day, the same place can be wonderful or miserable!

Lake Como for instance can be an absolute delight at this time, as the photo above shows, or it can be wet and excessively quiet.

Expectations and taste do play a large part in how pleasant Italy in November is or isn’t.

Overall, these are our favorite for the season:

Rome in November

November is a rainy month in Rome but a great one to enjoy the city with smaller crowds and to visit on a budget.

At this time, you may still be able to have lunch outdoors and you can easily enjoy time exploring Rome piazzas and main attractions and the city’s beautiful museums.

The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican City will be busy yet less so than at other times.

November is as close to a low season as Rome ever gets!

View of Rome with St Peter Square in the distance

Venice in November

Venice is misty, intimate and romantic in November.

While you may need to wrap up and endure rain (and potentially high water- check the forecast before going), November will allow you to see Venice with smaller crowds and still enjoy its lagoon.

Make sure you take a ferry ride to Burano to brighten up your November day with the colors of this stunning town.

Burano in cold weather

As you can tell from this photo, even on a colder day Burano’s colors pop!

Tuscany in November

This is the time to enjoy the stunning foliage of the Tuscan forests and to taste the warming food of this amazing terroir.

November in Tuscany is a time for long walks in hilltop towns followed by dinners in local restaurants and also the best time to enjoy Tuscany’s hot springs.

Whether you like organized thermal spas or free springs that flow straight from the mountains, Tuscany will deliver. You can find here >>> our guide to hot springs in Tuscany.

Radicofani Tuscany

The best places to visit in Tuscany in November are:

Umbria in November

Often considered the little sister of Tuscany, Umbria is stunning in any season and can be a real treat in November

Not to be missed are:

duomo of Orvieto Umbria

Amalfi Coast in November

The Amalfi Coast is hit and miss in November.

On one hand, the Costiera lives its low season at this time, meaning you can enjoy some of its usually very busy towns almost on your own.

On the other, the low season means you will miss out on swimming and boating and you may have fewer choices in terms of transport, the tourist ferries operating on a reduced schedule

Overall, this is a good destination in November only for those who don’t mind the peculiar atmosphere of a sea destination in winter.

Pompeii in November

November is a great time to visit the archaeological site of Pompeii, one of the most beautiful in Italy.

In November, rain is possible; however, the site is at its best as you will be able to explore without the scorching temperatures of spring and summer, particularly unbearable in this open-air park.

The best way to visit Pompeii in November is by staying a few days in the area: staying in Naples, for instance, will allow you to make the most of both towns.

Naples in November is a great place to enjoy sightseeing, eat / learn to make the famous neapolitan pizza and get a taste of Christmas, with famous nativity scene figurine artisans of Via San Gregorio Armeno gearing up for the season.

Puglia in November

Puglia is one of my favorite destinations in Italy in November.

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Locorotondo Puglia Italy

Street of Locorotondo, Italy, in November

On a good year, you will be able to enjoy long days out and still wear summer clothing here, without the scorching heat of the summer.

Wonderful places to visit in Puglia at this time are

You can see them all with a short road trip: you can find our 3 day Puglia itinerary here.

Sicily

November can be a good month to visit Sicily.

Syracuse Sicily duomo

Outside of the busy summer time, in November you will be able to visit Sicily’s stunning archaeological sites without melting in its torrid sun and you will still be able to enjoy beautiful sea views.

This is a good time for cultural tourism in Sicily rather than and sea and sun vacation since high temperatures, especially towards the end of the month, are not always guaranteed.

Places we love in Sicily are:

    and Segesta
  • Palermo
  • Noto Valley

You can find here >>> a Sicily itinerary we loved

Other places you may want to visit in Italy in November

Dolomites – November can be a good time to visit the Dolomites, depending on your plans.

In terms of weather, is not a great time to visit this area: in November, the season is too advanced for most hiking and not quite advanced enough for skiing.

While you can still get lovely sights of the beautiful landscape here, a summer or winter trip here is better

However, many towns open their Christmas markets at the end of the month and they are among the best Christmas markets in Italy so if you are in the mood for German-Style Christmas, this can be a good destination!

Christmas market Bolzano

Christmas market in Bolzano with lights and decorations

Cinque Terre – similar to the above, Cinque Terre is not at its best in November, especially towards the end of the month.

The weather is usually too cold for swimming and rains are frequent: if coming at this time, check carefully the conditions of the path before venturing up. Find here >>> our guide to the best towns in Cinque Terre.

November in Italy with kids

November in Italy is hit and miss with kids. Older kids who can enjoy museums and sightseeing will have no problems but little ones who may want days at the park and possibly the beach may be disappointed.

Destinations I feel work well with kids at this time are:

Florence – always lovely with children but way too hot in summer.

Venice – blissfully devoid of mosquitoes, hungry and annoying in summer

Tuscany – October has the perfect temperature for hilltop town hopping

Rome – full of indoor and outdoor attractions for all ages

Sicily – mild and beautiful perfect for family sightseeing and the occasional day on the beach (for sandcastles, not swimming)

Dolomites – pros and cons at this time, but can be a nice outdoor escape if you are in the area

Lake Garda – depending on the weather, it can work as a wonderful short break for a weekend.

What to book in advance for spending November in Italy

November is not too busy in Italy but advance booking for all main attractions is recommended.

Attractions that need advance booking are:

Trains do not usually need to be booked in advance however, high-speed trains on popular routes such as Rome to Florence do tend to book out or only have very expensive tickets available.

The first of November, All Saints, is a National Holiday a traditional long weekend for Italians. Book in advance if planning on traveling at that time.

I hope you enjoyed this quick guide to Italy in November. Don’t forget to also check out our 101 travel tips for Italy, for extra info. Safe travel planning!

By Marta Correale Comments Off on Italy in November: all you need to know to plan the perfect trip (2022 update)

Marta Correale

Marta Correale is an Italian mama of two. Born and raised in Rome, Marta has a passion for travel and especially enjoys showing off Italy to her kids, who are growing up to love it as much as she does! A classics graduate, teacher of Italian as a second language and family travel blogger, Marta launched Mama Loves Italy as a way to inspire, support and help curious visitors to make the most of a trip to Italy and learn about Italian culture on the way.

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Italy in November: all you need to know to plan the perfect trip (2022 update)

November is not the first month that comes to mind when planning a trip to Italy.

However, it is not a bad time to visit Italy, if you don’t mind the occasional rainy day!

An autumnal month, November feels wintery in most of Italy and it is likely to treat you to a mix of rain and sunny days and, overall, increasingly chilly temperatures.

If this sounds like a discouraging picture, let me reassure you: November in Italy can also be wonderful!

With smaller crowds, lower costs and the lack of the scorching summer sun, November in Italy is a glorious time for sightseeing and can be one of the best times to visit popular destinations without getting overwhelmed by the crowds.

This is all you need to know to plan a trip to Italy in November

Please note: this is a seasonal travel guide about Italy in November, meant to help you decide the best time of the year for your visit. For official information and travel advisory that may affect your trip, please refer to your Government travel advisory. Check here for official info if traveling from US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.

2022 need to know

At present, there are not special health requirements to enter Italy from abroad.

Since things change often in this regard, please make sure you stay up to date by following the official info and rules listed on Italian Government websites:

Please refer to the latest news for an up-to-date overview of the situation and always abide by local and national rules.

Venice Grand Canal in cold weather, with low sunset

Grand Canal and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute at sunset, Venice, Italy. Credit: Depositphotos

Italy in November: what you will find in this article

  • Overview of weather in November in Italy
  • November festivities and events in Italy
  • Recommended places to visit in Italy in November
  • November in Italy with kids
  • What to book in advance for November in Italy

Please note: this post contains affiliate links and, should you make a purchase, we might make a small commission at no extra cost to you.

The weather in Italy in November: what to expect

November is autumn in Italy.

During this month, the summer is well and truly over in Italy and while you may still find mild enough temperatures in some localities, especially in the South, you will spend most of your time wearing a jacket and, sometimes, reaching out for your umbrella.

November in Italy is first and foremost a time of changeable weather so what you will actually find once in Italy is not truly predictable until the very last minute.

However, to give you an idea of temperature, historically the temperatures for November in Italy were:

Name of placeTemperature Max/MinAverage n. of rainy days
MilanMax 18C/64F – Min 11C/52F6 days
BolzanoMax 11C/52F – Min 1C/34F11.5 days
RomeMax 17C/62F – Min 6C/43F9 days
PalermoMax 20C/68 – Min 11C/52F8 days

November festivities in Italy you need to know about

The 1st of November is a national holiday in Italy and therefore a day off for locals.

If it falls close to a weekend, this may result in a long weekend which means you will compete with locals as well as tourists for accommodation, seats on trains etc.

If planning on being on the road around that day or planning on train travel, advance booking is recommended (see also below)

The best places to visit in Italy in November

It is hard to recommend places to visit in November as depending on the weather on the day, the same place can be wonderful or miserable!

Lake Como for instance can be an absolute delight at this time, as the photo above shows, or it can be wet and excessively quiet.

Expectations and taste do play a large part in how pleasant Italy in November is or isn’t.

Overall, these are our favorite for the season:

Rome in November

November is a rainy month in Rome but a great one to enjoy the city with smaller crowds and to visit on a budget.

At this time, you may still be able to have lunch outdoors and you can easily enjoy time exploring Rome piazzas and main attractions and the city’s beautiful museums.

The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican City will be busy yet less so than at other times.

November is as close to a low season as Rome ever gets!

View of Rome with St Peter Square in the distance

Venice in November

Venice is misty, intimate and romantic in November.

While you may need to wrap up and endure rain (and potentially high water- check the forecast before going), November will allow you to see Venice with smaller crowds and still enjoy its lagoon.

Make sure you take a ferry ride to Burano to brighten up your November day with the colors of this stunning town.

Burano in cold weather

As you can tell from this photo, even on a colder day Burano’s colors pop!

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Tuscany in November

This is the time to enjoy the stunning foliage of the Tuscan forests and to taste the warming food of this amazing terroir.

November in Tuscany is a time for long walks in hilltop towns followed by dinners in local restaurants and also the best time to enjoy Tuscany’s hot springs.

Whether you like organized thermal spas or free springs that flow straight from the mountains, Tuscany will deliver. You can find here >>> our guide to hot springs in Tuscany.

Radicofani Tuscany

The best places to visit in Tuscany in November are:

Umbria in November

Often considered the little sister of Tuscany, Umbria is stunning in any season and can be a real treat in November

Not to be missed are:

duomo of Orvieto Umbria

Amalfi Coast in November

The Amalfi Coast is hit and miss in November.

On one hand, the Costiera lives its low season at this time, meaning you can enjoy some of its usually very busy towns almost on your own.

On the other, the low season means you will miss out on swimming and boating and you may have fewer choices in terms of transport, the tourist ferries operating on a reduced schedule

Overall, this is a good destination in November only for those who don’t mind the peculiar atmosphere of a sea destination in winter.

Pompeii in November

November is a great time to visit the archaeological site of Pompeii, one of the most beautiful in Italy.

In November, rain is possible; however, the site is at its best as you will be able to explore without the scorching temperatures of spring and summer, particularly unbearable in this open-air park.

The best way to visit Pompeii in November is by staying a few days in the area: staying in Naples, for instance, will allow you to make the most of both towns.

Naples in November is a great place to enjoy sightseeing, eat / learn to make the famous neapolitan pizza and get a taste of Christmas, with famous nativity scene figurine artisans of Via San Gregorio Armeno gearing up for the season.

Puglia in November

Puglia is one of my favorite destinations in Italy in November.

Locorotondo Puglia Italy

Street of Locorotondo, Italy, in November

On a good year, you will be able to enjoy long days out and still wear summer clothing here, without the scorching heat of the summer.

Wonderful places to visit in Puglia at this time are

You can see them all with a short road trip: you can find our 3 day Puglia itinerary here.

Sicily

November can be a good month to visit Sicily.

Syracuse Sicily duomo

Outside of the busy summer time, in November you will be able to visit Sicily’s stunning archaeological sites without melting in its torrid sun and you will still be able to enjoy beautiful sea views.

This is a good time for cultural tourism in Sicily rather than and sea and sun vacation since high temperatures, especially towards the end of the month, are not always guaranteed.

Places we love in Sicily are:

    and Segesta
  • Palermo
  • Noto Valley

You can find here >>> a Sicily itinerary we loved

Other places you may want to visit in Italy in November

Dolomites – November can be a good time to visit the Dolomites, depending on your plans.

In terms of weather, is not a great time to visit this area: in November, the season is too advanced for most hiking and not quite advanced enough for skiing.

While you can still get lovely sights of the beautiful landscape here, a summer or winter trip here is better

However, many towns open their Christmas markets at the end of the month and they are among the best Christmas markets in Italy so if you are in the mood for German-Style Christmas, this can be a good destination!

Christmas market Bolzano

Christmas market in Bolzano with lights and decorations

Cinque Terre – similar to the above, Cinque Terre is not at its best in November, especially towards the end of the month.

The weather is usually too cold for swimming and rains are frequent: if coming at this time, check carefully the conditions of the path before venturing up. Find here >>> our guide to the best towns in Cinque Terre.

November in Italy with kids

November in Italy is hit and miss with kids. Older kids who can enjoy museums and sightseeing will have no problems but little ones who may want days at the park and possibly the beach may be disappointed.

Destinations I feel work well with kids at this time are:

Florence – always lovely with children but way too hot in summer.

Venice – blissfully devoid of mosquitoes, hungry and annoying in summer

Tuscany – October has the perfect temperature for hilltop town hopping

Rome – full of indoor and outdoor attractions for all ages

Sicily – mild and beautiful perfect for family sightseeing and the occasional day on the beach (for sandcastles, not swimming)

Dolomites – pros and cons at this time, but can be a nice outdoor escape if you are in the area

Lake Garda – depending on the weather, it can work as a wonderful short break for a weekend.

What to book in advance for spending November in Italy

November is not too busy in Italy but advance booking for all main attractions is recommended.

Attractions that need advance booking are:

Trains do not usually need to be booked in advance however, high-speed trains on popular routes such as Rome to Florence do tend to book out or only have very expensive tickets available.

The first of November, All Saints, is a National Holiday a traditional long weekend for Italians. Book in advance if planning on traveling at that time.

I hope you enjoyed this quick guide to Italy in November. Don’t forget to also check out our 101 travel tips for Italy, for extra info. Safe travel planning!

By Marta Correale Comments Off on Italy in November: all you need to know to plan the perfect trip (2022 update)

Marta Correale

Marta Correale is an Italian mama of two. Born and raised in Rome, Marta has a passion for travel and especially enjoys showing off Italy to her kids, who are growing up to love it as much as she does! A classics graduate, teacher of Italian as a second language and family travel blogger, Marta launched Mama Loves Italy as a way to inspire, support and help curious visitors to make the most of a trip to Italy and learn about Italian culture on the way.

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Best Places to visit in Italy in November

November starts with All Saints’ Day and it’s a common habit to bring a bunch of chrysanthemums to the cemetery to celebrate the deceased members of the family. Another popular custom consists of eating and sharing the typical desserts of this feast that vary according to the different regions of the Country. Among the most popular ones, there is the “Bread of the Dead” in Lombardia (cookies made with dried fruits and cinnamon) and the “Wheat of the Dead” in Puglia (boiled wheat seasoned with cooked wine, chocolate, pomegranate, walnuts, and cinnamon).

In the Northern Regions, you’ll find some beautiful early winter landscapes creating an evocative atmosphere, especially in nature and close to water where a fine mist is very common. In the Southern Regions, you’ll probably find mild weather and a spring-like atmosphere instead.

Several fairs and food&wine events take place during this time of the year and you can easily bump into some international chefs and “food celebrities”!

November is the perfect month for tasting the best specialties of Italian gastronomy in a beautiful setting

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Things to do in Italy in November

1. Enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of the Venetian mists (Veneto)

What: a fine mist rises up the canals of Venice and the lagoon itself creating a mysterious and fairy atmosphere. Venice is considered a very romantic city and it offers some unforgettable views and many picturesque corners in any season.

What to see: the main canal is named Canal Grande and you cannot miss a boat tour there (either by vaporetto or gondola). Other than for its canals, Venice is famous for its many bridges and the most beautiful ones are: Rialto (the oldest one), the Bridge of Sighs (it takes its name from the sighs of the condemned that crossed it before being executed) and Calatrava (the most modern one, made of glass and steel).

How long: 4-5 days

Why November: to enjoy the special late Autumn atmosphere and to experience a quieter city

Weather: the average temperature is 9°C with frequent rainfalls

Practical tips: from November to March, you can frequently encounter the typical Venetian high tide called “acqua alta”. It depends on the winds blocking the water flow of the canals and partially flooding the city. This phenomenon lasts for about 4-6 hours and there are many elevated footbridges to be used to walk around.

2. Take a wine tour in the Langhe area (Piemonte)

What: this hilly countryside area is famous for its vineyards and for producing some of the best Italian wines like Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo. This area is also renowned for its excellent gastronomy.

What to see: local wines take their name from some picturesque villages like Barolo with its medieval castle or Barbaresco with its many wineries and cellars. If you like medieval castles don’t miss the one located in Grinzane Cavour housing an interesting ethnographic museum about the rural lifestyle of Piemonte.

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How long: 1 weekend

Why November: because the harvest is done and it’s the best period to taste local wines and food

Weather: the average temperature is 7°C with an alternation of sun and clouds

Practical tips: visit some of the main vineyards and wineries with a themed guided tour

3. Attend the International White Truffle Fair in Alba (Piemonte)

What: This international fair is all about one of the most prized gastronomic products of Piemonte, which is the white truffle growing there. During the local auction, truffles can reach a really astronomical price and all the best chefs and restaurants want to buy some!

What to see: Alba is a nice town full of interesting monuments like the gothic S. Lorenzo Cathedral, the baroque Maddalena Church, the City Hall with its frescoes and its many medieval towers. If you still have some time, take also the guided tour in the undergrounds to discover Alba’s ancient Roman heritage.

How long: 1day trip from Turin

Why November: to attend the truffle fair

Weather: the average temperature is 7°C with an alternation of sun and clouds

Practical tips: visit here to learn more about this international event

4. Discover the quiet elegance of Cuneo (Piemonte)

What: Cuneo takes its name (“wedge”) from its geographical position located on top of a plateau surrounded by mountains and rivers. That caused the city to remain a bit isolated throughout the centuries and even today, despite the railway connecting it to Turin and to France.

What to see: simply walk along the quiet Old Town streets and admire its many Renaissance buildings and the elegant Liberty villas. The heart of the city is Galimberti Square with its arcades and its neoclassical buildings. Another unmissable stop is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Angels with its beautiful frescoes. If it’s a sunny day, have a walk in the River Park Gesso and Stura to enjoy some Autumn landscapes.

How long: 1day trip from Turin

Why November: to relax in an elegant and quiet setting and spend some time far from the busy everyday life

Weather: the average temperature is 7°C with frequent rainfalls

Practical tips: during your visit you should taste the local sweet treat called “cuneesi al rum”, that is rum chocolates!

5. Attend the Wine Festival in Merano (Trentino Alto Adige)

What: This international event takes place at the beginning of November and it attracts wine and food lovers from all around Europe. It started in 1992 with 50 exhibitors and today there are more than 300 sellers!

What to see: take a wine tour in the mountains to discover the vineyards just outside the town and to taste some of the best local specialties. Another activity you cannot miss is spending an afternoon at the local thermal baths to warm up in one of the 13 indoor pools. Don’t forget to have a walk under the medieval arcades of the Old Town where you can find the best local shops and enjoy a typical aperitivo.

How long: 1 weekend

Why November: to attend the local Wine Festival

Weather: the average temperature is 10°C with clouds and some rain

Practical tips: visit here to learn more about this international event

6. Attend the Torrone Fair in Cremona (Lombardia)

What: this fair was set up in 2000 to celebrate a local specialty called torrone, which is a confectionery product made of sugar, honey, egg white, vanilla, almonds, and candied fruits. On this occasion, the marriage between Bianca Maria Visconti and Francesco Sforza is also commemorated with a costume parade because the legend says that this sweet treat was invented on that special day.

What to see: start your visit from the main square where you’ll immediately notice the beautiful Romanic Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the iconic Torrazzo, that is its belfry, offering a great view. Another unmissable stop is the Violin Museum: Cremona has always been famous for the craft production of precious violins and Stradivari himself was born there!

How long: 1day trip from Milan, Mantova, Parma, Modena or Bologna

Why November: to combine your sightseeing with a gourmet event

Weather: the average temperature is 9°C with an alternation of sun and rain

Practical tips: when visiting Cremona, you should also taste another specialty called “marubini”, that is a local pasta shape (similar to tortellini) stuffed with beef marinated in red wine and veggies and served in meat broth.

7. Walk along the water in Mantova (Lombardia)

What: Mantova is a nice Renaissance town crossed by the Mincio River and surrounded by 3 lakes. It is usually neglected by mass tourism but it’s especially worth a visit in Autumn for the fairy atmosphere created by its water stretches.

What to see: the main point of interest is the Duke Palace, which is the former residence of the Gonzaga family who ruled Mantova from the XIV to the XVIII century. Another large mansion belonging to this family is the luxurious Te Palace which houses many precious paintings. Of course, you should have a walk along the Mincio River in the beautiful natural park on its banks!

How long: 1 weekend

Why November: to enjoy the Autumn atmosphere along the river and the lakes

Weather: the average temperature is 9°C with an alternation of sun and rain

Practical tips: on a bright sunny day, you should rent a bike and spend a couple of hours on the Mincio cycling path that is 45Km long and reaches Garda Lake.

8. Discover the huge artistic heritage of Naples (Campania)

What: Naples is one of the main Italian cities of art and it attracts many tourists all year long thanks to its artistic, architectural and cultural heritage but also thanks to its mild climate. If you stay in the city center, you’ll have all the main attractions within walking distance to enjoy the Southern sun during your sightseeing.

What to see: if you like the rich Baroque style, you should visit the Spanish Palace dating back to the XVII century and displaying a monumental staircase. If you prefer to admire an artistic fountain, search for the Giant one in Partenopea street to see some statues by Bernini. An unmissable stop of every trip to Naples is the Sansevero Chapel, with its beautiful statue of the Veiled Christ.

How long: 4-5 days

Why November: to escape cold weather and enjoy an eternal spring

Weather: the average temperature is 16°C with sunny days

Practical tips: when in Naples, you cannot miss a visit to Pompei! If you only have a weekend available, choose at least a half-day tour to include this location in your itinerary!

9. Taste the best Italian recipes in Bologna (Emilia Romagna)

What: Bologna is the capital of Emilia Romagna and it is also considered the gastronomic capital of Italy. Food is an important part of the local lifestyle and every family has its own recipes and ways of preparing the main Italian dishes.

What to see: if you are a food lover go to FICO, the largest agri-food park in the world displaying the best Italian products and offering several tastings and practical workshops. If you prefer some sightseeing, start in Maggiore Square, that is the heart of the city where you can admire the famous Neptune Fountain. Don’t miss a visit to S. Petronio Basilica before heading to the Old Town to enjoy some local street food!

How long: 1 weekend

Why November: cold weather will make you feel like staying indoor in restaurants and cafés!

Weather: the average temperature is 9°C with an alternation of sun and clouds

Practical tips: you cannot leave Bologna without tasting the famous Bolognese sauce, which is a sauce made of ground beef and tomatoes and used to season pasta, lasagne, and tortellini.

10. Discover Modena’s architectural richness (Emilia Romagna)

What: Modena is not frequently visited by tourists, but it offers many architectural beauties and 3 monuments that are part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage List (the Cathedral, the Ghirlandina Tower and Piazza Grande).

What to see: the Romanic Cathedral was built in 1000 A.D. and it is definitely worth a visit together with its belfry named Ghirlandina and showing a graceful and evanescent shape. From there, you’ll enjoy a great view of Piazza Grande, the heart of the town, and the elegant City Hall dating back to the XVII century. Visit also the Estense Museum to learn something more about the Estense Family who ruled Modena for 500 years.

How long: 1day trip from Bologna or Florence

Why November: to add an unusual day trip to the visit of one of the main Italian cities of art

Weather: the average temperature is 9°C with an alternation of sun and clouds

Practical tips: Modena is very well connected to the main Italian cities by train and the railway station is close to the Old Town, so it’s the perfect destination for a day trip! It can be visited in about 4 or 5 hours.

Source https://mamalovesitaly.com/italy-in-november/#:~:text=November%20is%20a%20great%20time%20to%20visit%20the,and%20summer,%20particularly%20unbearable%20in%20this%20open-air%20park.

Source https://mamalovesitaly.com/italy-in-november/

Source https://travelpassionate.com/best-places-to-visit-in-italy-in-november/

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