A Selection Of May Festivals In Italy

A Selection Of May Festivals In Italy

One of the many charms of Italy is its culture of festivals and traditions. Spread over the whole year and varying from one region to the next, the celebrations often involve processions, historical costumes and a profusion of good food and wines. With spring in full bloom, May is a popular month for sagre (fairs) of all sizes. These festivals can be spectacular, amusing or even bizarre.

A prime example is Cocullo’s Serpari Festival (Snake Festival). This quiet town in the Abruzzo region comes to life the first Thursday in May. On that day...

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