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November: a month of festivals in and around Genoa

With the arrival of November, Genoa is dressed in autumn flavors thanks to unmissable local festivals. The streets fill with irresistible scents, from freshly picked olives to the famous farinata. The squares come alive with stalls offering delicacies, while the sound of folk music accompanies the dancing. An authentic experience to savor the culinary richness and immerse yourself in the traditions of this fascinating region.

Planning to explore the November festivals in and around Genoa? Hotel Astoria is ideally located to reach all corners of the city: just a short walk away you will find the Genoa Brignole train station and the terminus of all the main buses that connect the center to the suburbs.

Le sagre di novembre a Genova e dintorni
November festivals in and around Genoa

Murta Pumpkin Festival

In early November (this year on the weekend of Nov. 11 and 12, 2023), you can take part in the Pumpkin Festival in Murta, a highlight event dedicated to autumn delicacies. This fair, which will be repeated again on November 18 and 19, 2023, promises two days of celebration with food stands, games, pumpkin-themed contests, guided tours, and many other attractions.


From Friday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, Genoa will be dressed in culinary elegance with the highly anticipated return of Tartufando, the event dedicated to the prized black or white diamond. The event involves not only the Luzzati Gardens but also extends to Matteotti Square, vico San Matteo and the Giustiniani area, transforming the historic center into a paradise for truffle lovers. The 50 participating businesses in the historic center offer themed dishes, with white or black truffles, and exclusive gastronomic proposals. Reservations are required by calling the individual business directly.

New this year is the Fair Area at Giardini Luzzati, open on weekends from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., where food and wine stands offer typical winter products from the area and truffle-themed delicacies.

The Luzzati Gardens become the stage for events, truffle-based street food and a market celebrating handicrafts.

Scopri sagre e mercatini a Genova a Novembre
November festivals in Genoa

St. Carlino Fair in Voltri

In Voltri in early November , there is the San Carlino Fair, an exciting patronal festival that invites residents and visitors to participate in a day full of tradition, typical products and local crafts. The event takes place in the picturesque setting of Sebastiano Gaggero Square, which is transformed into a colorful backdrop of stalls and booths from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitors then have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere of the fair, exploring markets that will offer a wide selection of typical products, sweets and handcrafted creations. From the authentic flavors of local specialties to the craftsmanship of artisans, the St. Carl's Fair promises to satisfy all the senses.


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