With bank holidays, school breaks and the weather hotting up, May is a marvelous month to take a trip to Tuscany.
Being accessible by road, rail or plane it is the perfect destination for a romantic long weekend, a shopping extravaganza with friends or a family week away. Tuscany really has it all in May.
The countryside is beautiful at this time of year. Fields are luscious and green while vivid yellow rape-seed flowers appear, and bright red poppies dot the hillsides. The weather is warm at the start of the month and gets gradually hotter, but never reaches the real heat of the summer months.
If the local cuisine has tempted you to Tuscany, then expect to sample strawberries and cherries, fresh leeks, onions and green beans, but best of all are the broad beans served stewed or raw with prosciutto and pecorino cheese. Cultivated tomatoes and courgettes, as well as melons, watermelons, and peaches, will be ready to taste.
There’s loads to do in Tuscany and if you choose to visit over the first UK May bank holiday (Monday 7th), then you will be in luck as the #DomenicalMuseo is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Admission into many museums is FREE, including those in Arezzo, Pisa, Siena, Florence and many more cities through Italy. If you love antiques then head straight to Arezzo for the great antique fair (5th & 6th). You can spend an exciting day hunting for quirky antiques and visiting many free attractions if visiting on Sunday.
At the end of May there are some great celebrations, including the Greve festivities in Chianti (27th) when locals display goods from their gardens and kitchens, and great bargains, food tasting and music is all around. Also held on May 27th is the Montalcino Cycle festival (Eroica Montalcino), where you can expect to see vintage bikes, try delicious food and wine, while surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Cignella is a perfect location to enjoy everything the region has to offer and our staff promise to make it the best holiday it can be. Check our availability and book soon to avoid disappointment.
If you are travelling with your family over the school holidays this May, rest assured that we do not increase our prices during school holidays. We have one peak season which runs from 7th July – 25th August 2018. The rest of the year remains off peak. See our fairer for families policy.
We are currently running an offer for May stays – this will run out 30th April 2018!
Cignella’s May promotion: Stay 7 nights pay 6! Click here for more details.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.