FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
WF awards

Italy in November

by Angelique Platas

Sep 4, 2018

© Sergiomonti | Dreamstime.com


While November is typically off-season for Italian tourism, there’s a long list of reasons you should consider going against the grain.


Time Off

While November may be slow season in Italy, in the States the month comes with time off from work for Thanksgiving and fall break for students and teachers. With a few extra days free, it may be possible to squeeze in a fall vacation.



Being the off season, airfare, hotel, Airbnb and general travel expenses tend to be on the lower end. A November trip is just the start of off-season in Italy, so you’re getting the fading perks of the on season, weather wise, but with the added price cuts on the essentials, like flights and hotels.



Speaking of weather, while November may sound a bit on the cold side, it’s actually quite mild in some areas of Italy. Watch the leaves change over the rolling hills and in the mountains, or stick to the cities and enjoy brisk strolls. Air conditioning is not a standard in Italian hotels and homes, much to summer vacationers’ chagrin, but that won’t be a concern for fall travelers. 


Truffle Season

This time of year is a truffle-lovers dream. Italians love truffles, so expect fairs in the Piedmont region of Italy where they are grown. Enjoy the mushroom-esque, earthy delicacy in homemade pasta, oil, ricotta and more. Purchase some to take home, or enjoy the general buzz about the season.


Festival Fun

Not a truffle fan? No problem, November brings musically charged festivals to Italy as well. Head to Rome for the world-famous festivals, including the Rome Jazz Festival, Roma Europe, the Rome Film Festival or the Feast of Saint Cecilia — dealers’ choice.


Christmas Market opens in Trento, Italy in November © Loren Image | Dreamstime.com


Vino Vino Eccolo Qua

In other words, November is wine bottling season in Italy and Tuscany will be a flurry with family fun and activities. Think local produce and food festivals, arts and crafts for the kids, homemade cheese, cultural festivals, public tours through wineries and free entry to museums, for starters. Check out a full list here of fun in and around the Tuscan region in November. Plan to visit Nov. 1–12, when the bulk of the fun begins, or head over later for Mercatino di Natale, or night of lanterns Nov. 18–Dec 26. The Italian Christmas market, held in Aerozzo, involves lights, decorations, local goods, events and the traditional launching of the candle-lit lanterns on Nov. 26 to start the event. Make a wish!


Insta Feed
Destinations / Europe
Jul 16, 2024

Zermatt: Not Just for Winter Sports

Green meadows of wildflowers with a backdrop of snow-covered Matterhorn and surrounding Alpine peaks make Zermatt an ideal setting for a summer or fall family vacation. Traveling there by train is easy with a free Swiss Family Card, which allows children aged 6–16 to travel free with a parent holding a Swiss Travel System ticket. Children under 6 always travel free with a parent.

Travel to Madrid with the Family and Find Activities to Keep Everyone Happy!

If life were a city, it’d be Madrid. Sometimes it can be quite the challenge to find a destination just right for the whole family. Different tastes and ages make agreeing on where to go seem impossible. Unless, of course, the destination you have in mind is Madrid. With all of its new immersive museums, musicals, soccer stadiums and monuments like Royal Palace, anyone who suggests coming to the capital is sure to get a unanimous yes!

Destinations / North America
Jul 16, 2024

What are the Most Underrated U.S. National Parks?

Summer sees some of the most popular U.S. national parks flood with visitors, particularly those like Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Family travelers wanting an immersive, nature-focused trip without the hassle of crowds should venture to these equally beautiful national parks that do not have the overwhelming number of visitors.

Destinations / North America
Jul 15, 2024

Why Okefenokee Swamp Should Be on Your Family’s Travel Itinerary

A swamp may not be the first place you think of when planning your family’s next vacation itinerary, but if that swamp is Georgia’s Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, then it definitely should be.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Jul 15, 2024

5 Resorts to Visit for National Waterpark Day

Celebrate National Waterpark Day July 28 with a family trip to these five resorts with exciting water amenities.