Guess what’s on in Tuscany and Umbria in May? Read this post to have some ideas, and read it again in the next days, we’ll add more and more events!

First of all we would like to highlight May 28.  All in Italy is celebrating the 24th Edition of Cantine Aperte, “Open Cellar”, the occasion to visit and taste some of the best wines, especially here in Tuscany and Umbria.


More info and details at:


Assisi Underground – Guided visits to the Roman domus. Every Sunday guided visits to Assisi’s “small Pompeii”. Hidden in the foundations of Assisi are part of the town’s oldest history, which reveals its past as a Roman colony: until May, every Sunday, you can to take part in guided visits in the Domus of Propertius and the Domus of Lararium, a unique occasion to discover places that have stood the test of time, revealing to us this “small Pompeii”. From

From February to May: every Sunday at 15:00 departing from the IAT (Tourist Information of Assisi – Piazza del Comune, 22). Cost: € 8.00 per person; € 4.00 for children aged 7 to 14; free for children under 7. Booking is required – Call Center Sistema Museo tel. 199.151.123 (from Monday to Friday, 9.00- 15.00) –

April 26 to May 1 – The yearly vintage Market  of Assisi.

May 4 to 7 – Calendimaggio celebrations of Assisi


Tel. 075/813074  fax 075/9976030 Cell. +39 334/3954324


April 29 and May 1 – Cibi dal mondo – street food event – more details at

May 1 – Balloon adventures  in Umbria – season starting



April 28  to May 1 the Eroica race and festival 



Along the walls of the town of the village, a special edition of the Saturday market with vintage bike, clothes, vintage bikes, food and drink will be on sale already from Friday evening. Typical restaurants representing the four districts of the town will also be open for this festival which is not to be missed.


Castelluccio di Norcia

Tulip bloossom May 28

Castel Rigone

28 May  Nature hikes – From Castel Rigone to Torre Fiume. Walks among the vineyards, olive groves and

woods. Info: Graziano Vinti Tel. +39 349 464 2484, Giannermete Romani, tel. 347 114 8395


Castiglion del Lago

14 – 21 – 28 May:  Local farmer’s market Via Bruno Buozzi, parking lot at the Inps, from 8:00 – 13:00.

  27 – 28 – 29 May  Club Velico Castiglionese. Viale Brigate Garibaldi. M Class Modelvela – Italian championships.  (50 mini remote controller mini boats). Info: Tel and Fax 075 953 035


Celle sul rigo

whats on in tuscany in June? The pici pasta festival!

whats on in tuscany in June? The pici pasta festival!

The pici pasta festival – 47° edition – San Casciano dei Bagni Area – May 27 to 29 –


Chianciano Terme

A family experience at the Indiana park, piazza Italia Area, every week and, and from June 8, every day,

Or visit La Foce Gardens, Unesco Patrimonium, visits are every Wednesday and long 50 minutes.


Città della Pieve

May  14  at Palazzo Corgna, Sala Grande, at 17:00 BOOK LAUNCH OF A BOOK ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TERZIERE CASALINO Organised by: Terziere Casalino

Saturday  28 of May at  Teatro Comunale, at 9.00 PM  “L’ELISIR D’AMORE”

Lyric Opera from Gaetano Donizzetti

May 29  at Historical centre, at 14:30 HISTORICAL BANNER THROWING PARADE



Up to July 31, 2016, the MAEC in Cortona will host an exciting exhibition that, after more than 30 years of research, will confront the theme of Etruscan writing and a language that remains, even today, unknown. Where: Piazza Signorelli, 9

May 8 – VII TORNEO DEI BALESTRIERI – Balestrieri (crossbow) challenge – more info coming soon.

FATTORIA LA BRACCESCA   – Sunday May 29th from 10:30 am until 7:00pm
– Tasting with the winemaker Dott. Lorenzo Dongarra’): you can taste our whole range of wines from La
Braccesca matched with a selection of pecorino cheeses guided by our winemaker. Before the tasting a
guided tour of the winery. Two appointments during the day : from11:00 am to 12:30pm and 3:00 pm
until 4:30 pm. Only upon booking.
– Walks through the Vineyard with a Syrah welcome drink in the woods. You can book the walk wth the
introduction to our winery to then taste our Bramasole CRU right in front of the Vineyard bearing the
same name in the Syrah woods. Departure time 5,00 pm until 6,00 pm. Only upon booking. The climatic conditions must be favourable for it to be possible.
–  Nobile Buffet: They  propose a rich buffet of local products matched with the Nobile di
Montepulciano DOCG ( one glass). You are welcome, upon booking only from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm.
Only upon booking  – In each of their  proposals the tour of the winery is included.
To book call: Cell. +39 347 4751308 –    To confirm booking we ask for
Credit Card info, to be used to fill in a voucher we will send you via email.
– For the Nobile Buffet the cost per person is € 25,00
– For the wine tasting with the wine maker the cost per person is € 20,00
– For the walk through the vineyard and welcome drink in the Syrah woods cost per person is € 15,00 .
– For the buffet in our tasting hall, the contribution we as is € 5,00 p.p.
– For the tasting of wines not included in our welcome drink, we ask for a contribution by the glass for
the different wines made on the estate. It will be possible to choose directly from our list at the wine
Where_ Via della Stella di Valiano, 10   mail:   +39 347 4751308



May 7 at Eataly Firenze – Wine festival –  in via de Martelli 22 –



May 15 – Festa dei Ceri and Corsa dei Ceri May 15th is a date marked in red on the calendar of each ‘eugubino’, the inhabitants of Gubbio (PG). It is the day of the Festa dei Ceri.


May 6 from 6.00 Pm at Piazza del Popolo, social aperitivo “merenda cena” and live music.

CASATO PRIME DONNE  Sunday 29th May from 10:00 to 18:00

Wine tasting with music experience with 4 wines that will be tasted in different parts of the cellar paired with songs selected by the musician Igor Vazzaz. Little tasting of typical food.

At 16:00 tasting of wines and Tuscan cigars  – where:  Località Casato 17 Montalcino – Go on the SS2 in direction to Montalcino, 2km after Buonconvento, turn right following “s.c. Abbadia Ardenga” and then following the direction to the winery Casato Prime Donne, going on the roughroad 

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May 1 – Celebrations in honor of Santa Agnese from 9.00 Am at Piazza Sant’Agnese – Historic parade through the streets and a solemn Pontifical in the Sanctuary of Sant’Agnese.


Organic Wine days in Umbria


May 1 La Piccola Cantina dei Rossi,  Marsciano – Perugia –  From 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM – Free wine tasting and Umbrian Porchetta sandwitch.  Live Music and waliking tours in the evening.  Booking tel. +39 3478243187 or

May 1  Cantina Moretti Omero – Montefalco – 1.00 PM Garden lunch  at the vineyard – 13:00 Picnic in vigna – with organic wineMontefalco Rosso DOC, cheese and local food.  Cost: 18€ per person /  10 € per children – 6.00 PM special wine tasting tour –  (8€) –  All to book in advance tel.  +39 3474817558

May 8  – Cantina di Filippo – Cannara, Perugia.  10.00 AM: free wine tasting. 12.00 AM: bio-gourmet lunch

3.00 PM: One goose Revolution project.  5.00 PM:  Tè Contest    6.00 PM: Live Music  More info and details:  +39 0742731242 or email to:



May 1 – Gelato festival

May 15 –  Corteo delle Dame, from 4.00 to 8.00 PM

May 29 – 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM historical Corpus Domini parade –



May 1 – labour day celebrations with a track parade at the main square, from 10.00 AM –  Live music at the Square Santa Maria at 3.00 PM .

May 15  at Piazza Santa Maria, at 10:00. Clean up day. Cleaning the green areas and tending to the flowers.

Organised by the Centro Terzo Millennio. Info:

 May 29 – The Infiorata – Flowers petal carpets painting all around the village, all our guests are invited to take part. From 8.30 AM to all the day –

may in tuscany and umbria

may in tuscany and umbria


May 14  COLLE SAN PAOLO (Panicale) – Church of SS. Pietro and Paolo, at 15:00 – 18:00. 2nd Edition Move the Arts. Celebrating Shakespeare…. Harp class with Xenia Horne FRSA (British harpist). Ages 5 – 25. Free event. (Also the 21 in Panicale) Reservations obligatory. Maximum 25 participants. For info and registration: City Culture Office tel. 075 837 9531. Idea by Joy Harris FRSA, Culture and Education Council.

May 15 –  Eros and Thanatos – madrigals Church of the Madonna della Sbarra, at 17:30. .

May  21 – 22  – Historical village. MielAmore Honey, cheese and beer event including art, science and environmental

workshops for kids. Live music.


Passignano sul Trasimeno 

May 14 and 15 – Historical centre from 8:00 – 24:00. Flea market. For info, call Sig.ra Silvana cell. +39 338 482 0829.


Perugia (San Terenziano)

The Pork Festival  – May 13 to 15 –

pork festival italy


 Visit the Archeological Museum of Perugia, inside the walled city.

The Museum hosts the pre-historical and Etruscan-Roman collections, which were gathered starting from the 19th century by the illustrious scholars who as curators took over the responsibility of managing and preserving the archaeological heritage of the town, which at the time was an important center for Etruscan archaeological studies.
The central nucleus of the exhibition mostly contains material coming from the territory and the excavations in the necropolises of Perugia, which can be dated from the Archaic and the Hellenistic Ages, like the Cai Cutu. Where: Piazza Giordano Bruno 06121 – Perugia (PG)


Perugia street food festival26 to 29 of May at Giardini del Frontone – free entrance

street food festival perugia



May 28 Club Velico Trasimeno, Darsena Comandante Acton, 10:00 – 12:00. Two Island trophy – Regata in

solitario, Various categories. Info: , , , facebook: Club Velico Trasimeno.



May 15  – Nature hikes – The woods around Piegaro. Walks among the vineyards, olive groves and woods. Info

and reservations: Graziano Vinti Tel. 349 464 2484.

15 May  also Mangiabevilonga Valnestore. Food and wine festival.  From 8:30 – 18:00. For info and reservations: Culture office of the City of Piegaro, tel. 075 835 8928, Glass Museum 


May 28 –  and May 29: two days of great wine events at Pomario. Advanced booking is required.

We’ll go Saturday also in occasion of the Tango class and dinner (35 euro).




Flower Show – May 1 to 10

May 1 – Street market.

Ans if you look for a good gelato in Pienza go to Buon gusto!



The Corpus Domini and the infiorata (they will paint the village with petals!)


San Casciano dei Bagni

May 7 and 21 – Sparty night at Fonteverde thermal springs, from 8.00 Pm, dj set and italian aperitivo at the pool.

SIENA and Siena Provence 


Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th May from 10:00 to 19:00

Visit of the cellar, visit of the vineyards and tasting of our wines paired with typical local products.

Sunday 29th May: tasting of the Tuscan cigar paired with our wines.  Free entrance.

5 € Visit and tasting of 2 wines    – 8 € Visit and tasting of 3 wines – 15 € Wine tasting paired with a typical local products dish.

Via dei Canneti, 14 Montepulciano – From Tempio di San Biagio go on via dei Canneti until you find our directions. 

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Sunday 29th May from 10:00 to 18:00

Visit of the historical cellar (XIV century) and the Italian garden. Tasting of Badia a Coltibuono wines.

Ticket entrance at € 3 Children under 12 years old free of charge

Visitors will receive a coupon valid in order to obtain a 10% discount at our restaurant in Badia a Coltibuono.

Loc. Badia a Coltibuono, Gaiole In Chianti   – From Siena SP 408 direction Montevarchi – 6 Km after Gaiole in Chinati there is the crossroad. 

From Firenze: Highway A1 direction Rome, exit Valdarno, follow the direction to Montevarchi, go on SP 408 for 17 Km. The crossroad for Badia a Coltibuono is on the right. 

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BARONE RICASOLI – Sunday 29th May from 10:00 to 19:00

Guided visits every 20 min approximately, from 10:30 to 17:30 and tastings.

Tasting of the finest Tuscan cigar paired with our wines.

Entrance and visit of the cellar free of charge.

Ticket fee for the tastings: 3€ / for 3 wines

Enoteca del Castello

Loc. Madonna a Brolio – 53013 Gaiole In Chianti (SI)

From South – Exit A1 Valdichiana, follows the directions to Siena along the road Bettolle-Siena (Exit Castelnuovo Berardenga). Take the S.P. 484 towards San Gusmè and go on until Loc. La Madonna

From North – Exit A1 Valdarno, follows the directions to Montevarchi and then take the S.P. 408 to Siena. After Gaiole in Chianti, deviation on the left towards Castello di Brolio, until Loc. La Madonna.

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BINDELLA  Sunday 29th May from 10:00 to 18:00

The day is dedicated to the discover of Vallocaia and the territory of Montepulciano, guided tours in the heart of our Estate, along the vineyards in the most ancient positions, fermentation and aging cellar. In this edition the wine meet a particular match, the finest Tuscan Cigar. The day will be enriched by guided tastings held by an expert of the Club Amici del Toscano. There will be pairing with products of the “short-production-chain”, which come from local producers such as cold cuts and pecorino di Pienza. In our shop you can buy all our production. For Cantine Aperte it will be possible to ship throughout Italy at favorable prices.

Free entrance, visit of the cellar and basic wine tasting free of charge. Tasting of cold cuts and typical cheeses paired with wine from € 5   where: Via delle Tre Berte, 10/A Montepulciano  – From Montepulciano following the direction to Chiusi, after Acquaviva you reach località Tre Berte. At the petrol station ICM turn right. – From South exit A1 Chiusi Chianciano Terme, after 2 Km turn left in direction Acquaviva and go on for 12Km until località Tre Berte. At the petrol station ICM turn right.

tel + 39 0578 767777-

Tuoro Sul Trasimeno

Single village party and events – May 27 to 29 –


Val d’Orcia

May 1 – Orcia Rock festival – free entrance

May 14 and 15 – organic and garden street market at castiglion d’Orcia –  località Gallina, more info at



May 21, at 10.00 Am, be at via Cassia to admire the “1.000 miglia”, the historical, yearly vintage car parade. They go from Brescia to Roma and back.


Vaiano – Madrevite Cellar

May 28 and 29 : May 28 dinner with the wine maker, 45 euro per person, all included info at:  +39 075 9527220 – or +39 347 0046160  – 

May 29 – All day long wine tasting and from 4.00 pm Live Music.