Weather in Tuscany in May

Tuscany Weather in May

May is clearly among the most popular months to be in Tuscany. Warming weather and the natural beauty bring people here. We all drive around to admire the red poppies blazing up some fallow fields while wild flowers carpet the roadsides. It’s just spectacular. Temps are increasingly warmer reaching to mid 20°C and more in many places. Sunshine usually prevails over cloudy days, except this May in 2019, when we had more drizzle than we cared for. Even when it does rain sometimes, sun usually breaks out and thus precipitation decreases as well. We welcome sunrise at 5.30 am and sunset well after 8.30 pm by the end of May.

Time for the Great Outdoors

This is the time for enjoying the outdoors, with bicycle rides and walks with plenty of daylight hours. Now you can start paring back your wardrobe and concentrate on your lighter clothing for warm weather. Bring shorts, sun dresses, and short-sleeved shirts for the daytime, and long pants and long sleeved shirts, plus a jacket or a cotton sweater for cooler parts of days and evenings. Sun is getting more intense during the day, so put of a wide rimmed hat and slather on the sunscreen lotion. (Average Max Temperature: 24°C and Average Precipitation: 72mm.)

Tuscany is blooming this Spring

 Weather has been a cool and wet resulting in a lush green scenery everywhere. During the month of May, Tuscany offers some great events showcasing the best food, wine, music and contemporary art.

Artigianato e Palazzo

Florence, May 16 to 19 May 2019: This four-day showcase features almost 600 craftsmen and women who recreate their workshops and show their skills in the magical garden and conservatory of Palazzo Corsini.

Maggio Fiorentino

Florence, May and June: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is a two month-long festival with opera, concerts and ballet featuring international artists. It’s the oldest music festival in Italy and it takes place in the superb Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze. To see this year’s program check out the Maggio Fiorentino’s official site.