About.com lists some great festivals in May in Italy. My favorite is the risotto festival in the Piedmont town of Sessame which dates back to the 13th century. If you are a risotto fan, as I am, don’t miss this one. Festivals happen all around Italy and in most months. The Italians love life and always find something worth celebrating. If you are planning a trip to Italy in May, look through this list of festivals and see if one is near you. Be Italian while on your trip and enjoy life, food, wine and people. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
For the vegetarians and vegans readers out there, Italy is a country of wonderful vegetables. in the markets you can still see the dirt on vegetables. They are fresh and when prepared properly (not over cooked) they are delicious. If you eat fish, Italy has a great variety all very fresh. I was once in a small restaurant in Rome and our waitress apologized that it was taking so long. It seems her dad and brothers were not back with their catch yet. Make sure you save some room for gelato!
George & Jo Anne