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So, you want to visit Italy in May? We don’t blame you! May is widely considered to be one of the best times of the year to experience Italy. Thanks to the bright sunny days, mild temperatures, and quietness May offers, you can comfortably explore many popular spots whilst avoiding the crowds and heat of summer.
Spring is a beautiful time to visit because you can enjoy the stunning blooms, with gardens often being at their peak. You will be able to enjoy florals lining the streets, shorelines and parks which means the air is filled with the glorious scent of spring. Italy in May really is a feast for the senses.
As in many countries, the 1st of May, known as “May Day”, is a day of celebration, and Italy is no exception. This day of celebrations is known by many names’ dependant on your native country, you may recognise it as Labour Day or International Workers' Day. Known as Festa del Lavoro in Italy, the Italians get to enjoy a well-deserved day off. If you want to celebrate and enjoy the day alongside them, Rome hosts a large concert not to be missed but you can also find parties going on almost everywhere. If you were planning on treating the day as normal, be sure to double check opening hours as many places will be closed or experiencing an increased number of visitors.