Title: November Weather and Holidays in Italy
Category: Weather and Holidays
Author: Daniele Pintaudi Updated: Jan 30, 2019 Views: 6,140
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November Weather and Holidays in Italy

November in Italy...

Anyone visiting Italy in November will learn two words very quickly: 'Olio Nuovo', or 'New Oil'. That is because the entire month of November is all about the Olive Harvest. As you drive the countryside, you will see farmers everywhere harvesting their olives, bringing them to the mill, and bring home their prize extra virgin olive oil. In fact, it is not widely known, but unlike wine, olive oil is at its best the moment it is milled. From that point, it begins to change completely day by day. So those that covet the best extra virgin olive oil will find themselves in paradise this time of year!


Weather in the North (Venice, Milan, Turin, Cinque Terre, etc.)

The temperature range is roughly between the mid 30's to low 50's (1 to 11 C). This is the rainiest month of the year in Northern Italy, so be prepared for a 1 in 3 chance of rain on any given day.


Weather in Central (Soriano nel Cimino, Tuscany, Umbria, Florence, Rome, etc.)

The average temperatures range between the mid 40's to low 60's (8 to 17 C). This is the rainiest month of the year in Central Italy, so be prepared for a 1 in 3 chance of rain on any given day.

At our home-base of Soriano nel Cimino, expect the temperatures to be about 5 degrees cooler than Rome and Florence.


Weather in the South (Naples, Sorrento, The Amalfi Coast, Sicily, etc.)

You should expect temperatures ranging between the high 50's to mid 60's (14 to 19 C). Expect sunshine mixed with some days of rain while you are there.


How to Dress

Expect chilly days that call for a jacket. Evenings will be chilly, and you should bring an umbrella as this is the rainiest month of the year.


Best Places to visit

Get out to the countryside in central Italy to experience the olive harvest for a once in a lifetime experience. While in the cities, enjoy chilly days with chestnuts roasting on street corners.


What's Special About This Time of Year

Nature: The olive harvest is a truly amazing experience that anyone visiting Italy this time of year should never be denied. Autumn leaves making their last fall in November are beautiful.

Look for many Truffle festivals in Umbria and Tuscany.

All Saints Day: November 1st is a national holiday during which many businesses close, followed by All souls Day, during which Italians honor their ancestors.

Crowds are very light in November. This is possibly the best time of the year to visit Italy without many tourists around you.

Winter is the time that all the Italian comfort foods come out. You will find pastas with richer sauces, lots of amazing soups, more fatty recipes, and probably the single best reason to visit Italy in the winter: Italian Hot Chocolate: The rich and thick hot chocolate that is truly incredible. It is something between our hot chocolate and pudding, and leaves every visitor wanting for more and more and more.

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