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Magnificent May Events in Italy
Published on Sunday, May 4, 2014 by

infiorataApril showers…bring May flowers and everyone is anticipating the start of summer, especially in Italy. If your Italy travel plans take you to la bel paese in May, consider some of these cool events:

May 1
May Day
National holiday in Italy
Lots of folks take it as a chance to get out in the spring air and have a picnic!

May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 29
Il Palio di Ferrara
Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna
Various events take place throughout the month, leading up to the oldest palio (horse race) in the world.

Third Saturday in May
Lemon Festival
Monterosso, Cinque Terre
Everything turns up yellow in this Cinque Terre town with all kinds of lemon culinary treats and tours of the lemon groves.

May 25
Pinocchio’s Birthday
Pescia, Tuscany
Although an amusement park dedicated to Pinocchio is in neighboring Collodi, Pescia celebrates this fictional character’s birthday.

Third Weekend in May
Infiorata di Noto  (Pictured above)
Noto, Sicily
This huge festival of flowers takes over this Baroque town filling the streets with flowers.

Last Weekend in May
Cantine Aperte
Throughout Italy
Vineyards throughout the country open their cellars and host special events.

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