Some say November is the longest and saddest month of the year. As the days start to become shorter and the weather chillier, our beautiful summer days fade away, like old good memories. It’s too early to dream the sparkling lights of the tree and the foodie family nights of the Christmas holidays in town.
But don’t get sad, as this late autumn mood is the ideal to enjoy one of the most charming region of Italy: November in Tuscany is something worth trying!
A Sunday afternoon, on the Chianti hills…
After the hustle and bustle of September and October, busy with the harvesting and the oil making, Tuscany take a breath in November, when everything take back its pace of life, calm and quiet. This is the best moment during the beginning of winter, to enjoy the tranquility of the old medieval villages on the hills, to discover the typical products and to experience the true atmosphere of this beautiful land.
Looking for a solution to face the stress of the city and to pass happily through the long boring winter?
Why don’t you choose a Tuscan weekend in November to be spent among the Chianti hills? You’ll discover that going back in time is not just fantasy. November and December in Tuscany are full of events to celebrate local handcrafts and typical food and delicacies. Forget your stress, spend some quality time in Tuscany, and Christmas is nearer than you could imagine!
We have chosen for you the most interesting and atmosphere events in Tuscany during November and December. Discover Tuscany and chose the authenticity!
San Miniato, White Truffle’s homeland
This year San Miniato host the 45th edition of the White Truffle’s Fair, celebrating the treasure of the region that’s protagonist among November and December. Four weekend are dedicated to white truffle in San Miniato, where you could be able to taste it in so many different varieties, enjoying the best of Italian cooking chef’s creations. The “King Truffle” will be accompanied by wine, oil, typical grocery and dairy products from the region, presented by 120 stands, where you could taste and buy them. Save the date, foodies!!
Back to the old good times, with the Ancient Festival in Carminiano
Have you ever dreamt of travelling through time? In Carminiano, near Prato, this winter you go back in time! In November the medieval village turns into an ancient fairy tale: there’s the historical Ancient Festival, where all the typical delicacies of this old farm market on the hills meet to celebrate the beginning of the quiet months of winter. In November the festival is dedicated to the typical dried figs and to the famous Carminiano wine, a good reason to forget all your stress and worries from the city!
Local handcrafts and authentic flavours…and here we are: the longest month of the year is almost over and Christmas is within a stone’s throw. Waiting for Christmas in Tuscany is something unique, with its magic all around and the good old flavours from the kitchen, everybody will be happy!
Porciano and Christmas flavors
Porciano, near Pistoia, on 29th November host the most beautiful Christmas market of the region. You will be absorbed by the unique atmosphere, made by hot tea, sweets, sparkling lights, horse riding sleighs, music and handcraft markets. You will see the handcrafters at work, modeling ceramics, carving cupper objects or weaving wicker. Who knows, maybe at night, if you’re lucky enough you could be surprised by the snow, falling on the surrounding Montalbano hills and making it a magic Christmas waiting!
…and finally Santa will come!
Even Santa Klaus can’t resist the charm of Tuscany in early winter. This year he has decided to take a rest before leaving on his magic sleigh across the skies on Christmas night, for some relaxing days in Tuscany. You will be able to meet him in Montecatini, at the Castello Terme Tamerici, from the beginning of November. Is your wish letter ready? The Castello Terme Tamerici turns into a enchanted place, where the Christmas atmosphere will be made sweeter by the Chocolate Workshop: come and learn how to cook chocolatiers and pastries from the skillful hands of the Tuscan sweet tradition and stay at night to enjoy the Christmas Musical Show. Full entertainment for kids and adults, waiting for the Holidays!
November and December, get rid of all your stress and city bed weather. Come and get warmed in Tuscany, discover all the local events for your winter break, enjoy the authentic experience!