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What's on in Italy in May
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Food and Wine Festivals in Italy in May:

Naples, May 16 to 19, Wine in the City
Event focusing on wine and wine tasting throughout the city.

Arta Terme (Udine), third Sunday of May
Festa dei Funghi di Primavera, dell'asparago di bosco e del radicchio di montagna, street stalls where you can taste forest products and regional specialities such as wines, spring mushrooms, wild asparagus and mountain chicory and other local gastronomic specialities

Naples, May 20 to 22, Vitigno Italia
8th Annual Wine Festival in Naples at the Castel dell'Ovo

Trabia (PA), Sicily, May, Loquat Festival
Folk groups and street artists perform in the old city while you can taste the local loquats.

Vaie (Torino), Second Sunday of May, Sagra del Canestrello
A festival with concerts and exhibitions celebrating the canestrello, a typical cookie of the Province of Turin. The town's streets are lined with stalls selling products from the Valle di Susa.

In various towns of Sardinia, last Sunday of May, Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars)
Approximately 1,000 wineries will be open to visitors throughout the day, offering the possibility to taste wines and attend guided tours to the wineries and vineyards.

Carloforte, Sagra del Cous Cous Carlofortino
Taste the speciality of Carloforte in a small island, a tradition going back to the times when the locals lived in Tabarka, a tiny island facing Tunis.

Udine, third Sunday of May, Festa dei Funghi di Primavera, dell'Asparago di Bosco e del Radicchio di Montagna.

Florence, May 23 to 27, Firenze Gelato Festival
Gelato stands on the piazzas of Florence and throughout the city!

Fiumicino, May/June, Sagra della Tellina
A festival celebrating this tasty and tiny little clam typical of this area of the Lazio coast.

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Special Events, Processions and Celebrations

Bari, May 7th, Sagra di San Nicola, Bari
A procession in historic costumes

Cagliari (Sardiania), May 1st, Sagra di Sant' Efisio

A colorful procession during which the Sardinian people celebrate their Saint thanking him for freeing Cagliari of the plague. See also: Calendar of festivities, festivals and celebrations in Italy month per month.

Perugia Flower Show, Perugia, May (yearly)

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