May is the month of the explosion of colors and life, and our beloved Chianti is no exception! The green of the grass in the fields, the first fruits like the cherry tree that is born, the sun starting to be warm on the skin and the smell of grass and flowers in the air, make you want to feel good, to linger in those moments that are missing in our hectic daily life.
Chianti reawakens from the cold winter in a blaze of joy, colors, smells and flavors typical of our land.
The place to be
If you are in Chianti during this period and you want to do some “local” experience, you will not be bored for sure. Throughout the Chianti area there are many festivals dedicated to flowers like the giaggiolo ( iris ) festival in San Polo in Chianti, the legendary and beautiful flower that has always been loved in our areas for its wonderful colors and scent.
But also parties dedicated to strawberries or mushrooms, onions or wine like the very important and renowned wine festival of Montespertoli, just outside the Chianti area. You eat very good and typical things, you drink and you taste many local wines of small and large producers, you are together, you dance, you toast, you entertain children and why not, you can buy products that otherwise would be difficult to find .
The craftsmanship that derives from our ancient rural traditions and the festival of things of the past, organic products, cheeses, liqueurs, sweets,the traditions of our peasant past … and lots of fun for adults and children.
Sports? Yes we can!
And if you want to get back in shape after all these treats you can also try a bike race that will take place in Montalcino, called the heroic spring (209 km) that will take place on May 27th. It will also be just an opportunity to go and see our small and charming villages with their streets, churches, flavors and traditions.
In short, in May Chianti is a triumph of nature, of being together and of life.
We, at Corte di Valle, are ready to welcome you and to help you to enjoy all this, we will always try to give you our best advice to make your experience of Chianti unforgettable!
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May your springtime be Tuscan!