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November in Lombardy: the top events
Jazz MI and Book City in Milan, the Cremona food festivals, the Wine Trail and the Sondrio Festival in Valtelline, the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo and much more… Discover the 10 top November events in Lombardy with us.
CANOVA. IDEALISED FACES
20 masterpieces by Antonio Canova from all over the world on display at the GAM in Milan until 15 March. They are the “ideal heads”, a series of busts depicting female beauty in all its facets. Among the subjects portrayed are figures drawn from mythology and literature, and the personifications of ideas, such as Recognition and Philosophy.
SEGNI NEW GENERATIONS FESTIVAL
A unique event in Italy: over 300 events over a period of 9 days dedicated to the new generations in the most beautiful locations in Mantua. Until 3 November, shows, workshops, conferences and exhibitions in the city. From 18 months to 18 years.
Jazz is the absolute protagonist in Milan until 10 November with a series of celebrations of the great masters, forays into the contemporary scene and space for young musicians. And there will be some real stars. Some names? Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Archie Shepp, Stefano Bollani with Chucho Valdes, Kenny Barron.
VALTELLINE WINE TRAIL
A race through the terraced vineyards of the Valtelline? On 9 November the Valtelline Wine Trail returns with its three different routes for all types of legs: the longest that starts from Tirano, the intermediate that starts from Chiuro and the shortest that starts from Castione Andevenno. The arrival for everyone is in Piazza Garibaldi in Sondrio, where pizzoccheri, bresaola and Valtelline wines await!
Over 2,000 food products, 55 events including show cooking and presentations, 10 hours of guided tastings every day. From 9 to 12 November all gourmands will be converging on Cremona for “il BonTà”, a unique event that combines quality, tradition and food culture.
Two weeks of full immersion in wild nature. In Sondrio, from 11 to 24 November, the documentary review entirely dedicated to nature reserves, parks and protected areas returns. A unique international festival.
MILANO BOOK CITY
More than 3000 authors, 1500 events, 1400 school classes, 250 locations. From 13 to 17 November, a big festival dedicated to books and reading in Milan. Its heart beats in Castello Sforzesco, but the whole city will host the events.
FESTIVAL DONIZETTI OPERA
Bergamo celebrates one of its most illustrious sons, Gaetano Donizzetti. For two weeks, numerous concerts will enliven the city’s symbolic sites. The event opens on 14 November with a Gala Concert at the Teatro Sociale. On 29 November, the composer’s birthday, his “Messa di Gloria” will be performed in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
FESTA DEL TORRONE (NOUGAT FESTIVAL)
The most eagerly awaited appointment by all sweet teeth returns to Cremona from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 November. This is the Festa del Torrone, the Nougat Festival, which celebrates the tasty confection with over 250 initiatives, including shows, tastings and cultural events, such as the traditional Giant Nougat Constructions or animations for children.
COMO CITTÀ DEI BALOCCHI
All the magic of Christmas in Como. A lot of attractions will enlive the city from 23 November to 6 January. For example, the Magic Light Festival: Christmas lighting projections on buildings will trasform the city in a "en plein air" gallery, with a unforgettable fairytale atmosphere. But also the Christmas Market, the ice rink, the big wheel, and expositions, shows and animations. On New Year's Eve, fireworks on the lake.