Discovering Italy, its hamlets, its typical cuisine and its landscape is always a pleasure! In November it gets even better: the roads are quieter, the days aren’t yet too cold, and there are still local events aplenty to enjoy.
To help you chose your perfect holiday spot, here are our top 10 travel destinations for this month, plus our recommendations on what to see and do.
If you didn’t manage to plan your trip to the province of Cuneo in October, then why not take part in the International Fair of White Truffles from Alba in November? All the way up until the 26th, you can enjoy typical local dishes with a twist. Black or white, truffle takes centre stage, on the table and at the markets - this is a region full of flavour-centres, from the Langhe to Roero and Montferrat.
At the Fair, every day is packed with events, attended by truffle specialists who will be happy to advise you on what to purchase and how to identify a good quality truffle using five different senses. As soon as you arrive, you'll smell the intoxicating scent and succumb to the stunning taste of this treasured product.
But Cuneo is not just about food, the province has much to offer in the way of nature too. The peaks of Monviso and the hills of the Langhe, Roero and Montferrat (a World Heritage Site) to name just a few. The Cuneo plain is also criss-crossed by the Po, Tanaro and other rivers.
Among the many attractions to visit, don’t miss the Savoy residences, again recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site, and the castles of Racconigi, Bra and Govone. Cuneo is rich in archaeology too, home to the excavations of Augusta Bagiennorum and Pollentia, and much, much more.
If you enjoy long walks, you can retrace ancient pilgrim routes - the Via Francigena and the Way of Saint James both pass through here. Along these two famous trails, you’ll find sanctuaries and other religious sites, such as the Staffarda Abbey and the Pesio Charterhouse.
The region offers nature parks and mountains, for winter sports, trekking and hiking. And last but certainly not least, the spa centres in the Province of Cuneo are certainly deserving of a mention. But don’t take us at our word – come and see for yourself!
➡ Check out all the agriturismi in the province of Cuneo and find the right one for you!