Events in May

Experience the blend of spring's beauty and vibrant events in May along the Via di Francesco, from the radiant Iris Garden in Florence to the lively Labor Day Celebrations.

Florence and Casentino Events

Occurs annually in May. Exact dates for 2023 are April 25 – May 20, while dates for 2024 and 2025 may vary.

Celebrate the beauty of the iris flower at the Iris Garden in Full Bloom, a stunning display of more than 1,500 varieties from around the world. This annual event showcases the vibrant colors and fragrances of these captivating flowers during their peak bloom in May.

National Holiday
May 1

Occurs annually, May 1st

Primo Maggio is a lively celebration of the achievements and unity of workers in Italy, featuring parades, concerts, and picnics that bring people together.

Beyond Tuscany Events

Local Tradition

First Thursday to Saturday of May

Stage 14: Valfabbrica to Assisi

Experience the rich culture and traditions of Assisi during Calendimaggio, a spring celebration where the town comes alive with medieval games, captivating performances, and a spirited rivalry between two historic factions.

Occurs annually, first weekend of May

Stage 7: La Verna to Pieve Santo Stefano

Attendees can indulge in delectable mushroom dishes, explore artisanal stands, and participate in various activities, making Sagra del Prugnolo a must-visit experience for foodies and culture enthusiasts alike.

Local Tradition
May 15

Occurs annually, May 15

Stage 12: Pietralunga to Gubbio

The Ceri Race, held annually in Gubbio, is a captivating tradition that has been celebrated since 1160. Three teams compete by racing 4-meter high wooden structures through the streets, each adorned with a statue representing a patron saint.

9th Sunday after Easter (late May to mid-June)

Stage 15: Assisi to Foligno

The town’s historic streets become a canvas for breathtaking flower petal designs, showcasing the creativity and skill of local artists, while filling the air with delightful scents and vibrant colors.