Discovering Italy - its hamlets, cuisine and landscape - is always a pleasure. In November it gets even better: the roads are quieter, the days aren’t too cold and there are local events aplenty to enjoy.
To help you chose your perfect holiday spot, here are our Top 10 travel destinations for the month along with our recommendations on what to see and do.
If you were unable to plan a trip to the Cuneo province in October then why not take part in Alba’s International White Truffle Fair in November? Until the 25th of the month you can enjoy typical local dishes with a twist. Black or white, truffles takes centre stage on the table and at the markets. This is a region full of flavor - from the Langhe to Roero and Monferrato.
Every day is packed with events and attended by truffle specialists who will be happy to advise you on what to purchase and how to identify a good quality truffle. As soon as you arrive, you'll smell the inebriating scent and succumb to the incredible taste of this treasured product.
But Cuneo is not just about food. The province has much to offer in the way of nature too, such as the peaks of Monviso and hills of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato regions (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Cuneo plain is also criss-crossed by the Po, Tanaro and other rivers.
Among the many attractions, don’t miss the Savoy residences, also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the castles of Racconigi, Bra and Govone. Cuneo is rich in archaeology as well. It’s 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 boasts nature reserves and mountains for winter sports, trekking and hiking. And last but certainly not least, Cuneo’s spas certainly deserve a mention. But don’t take our word for it – come and see for yourself!
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