Wine & Food
Tuscany in May: what to visit?
When considering a May holiday in Tuscany, the Etruscan Coast represents the ideal haven, given its wide offer of activities: from hiking to biking, from wine and food tastings to walks in medieval villages, to visits to nature parks and archaeological sites. When organising an off-season holiday, it’s important to choose a destination that allows fully enjoyment of its beauties, and for Tuscany, May is one of the most beautiful of months.
The days are getting longer and the sun is already warm, making it a pleasure to rediscover the scents and flavours of the countryside as it returns to life after the long winter. With its crystalline seas, rolling hills and ancient villages, the Etruscan Coast can be the ideal solution for many tourists.
Right on the Etruscan Coast you’ll find the Paradù Eco Resort, offering an ideal combination of fun and relaxation thanks to its services and strategic position, nestled between the seaside and hills. Those choosing to spend their holidays at Paradù Resort will enjoy unforgettable moments, immersed in a landscape of extraordinary beauty – at a family resort, where all can enjoy wellness and fun together.
Located on the Tuscan sea, the Paradù Eco Resort is an ideal starting point for discovery of nearby places of surprisingly unique beauty. The following paragraphs mention just a few of the most interesting places that make Tuscany a confirmed destination in the month of May.
Castagneto Carducci, only a few minutes’ drive from Paradù Eco Resort, is definitely one of the places to include in your travel agenda. “Castagneto” means chestnut grove, and in fact the name of the village refers both to the presence of many of these trees and to the famous poet Giosué Carducci: it was here that Carducci grew up, drawing the inspiration for many of his poems. The ancient medieval village, dominated by the suggestive Gherardesca Castle, is an absolute must for a visit, as is the enchanting beach of Marina di Castagneto.
Bolgheri, a hamlet of Castagneto Carducci, is another pearl of the Etruscan Coast. The red brick walls of a privately owned castle rise over the village gates. Passing through these you will find the ancient stone houses of the hamlet. Enjoy a morning or afternoon stroll through the lanes, with their craft workshops, taverns, wine bars and small restaurants, offering typical products of the area. Take advantage to taste the Sassicaia and Ornellaia wines, produced right here and ranking among the world’s most famous.
Piombino, often considered just an industrial centre, in fact offers secret treasures. To discover its true heart, stroll the historic centre to the splendid Piazza Bovio, a grand terrace overlooking the sea, with a view of the nearby island of Elba. In this same municipality you’ll also find the Baratti and Populonia Archaeological Park, site of the Etruscan city of Populonia, including its necropolises and the ironworking districts that made the city an important commercial centre of the ancient world. The park lies within the beautiful hills of the Gulf of Baratti, surrounding the horseshoe bay and its beaches of dark, glistening sand.
Another historic centre deserving special attention is Suvereto, inland from the Etruscan Coast. Rated as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy, Suvereto offers fairs, special events, activities and tastings of many local products, in both winter and summer. The most famous product is Val di Cornia Suvereto DOC wine, originating solely from this locality.
These are just some among the many points of interest you’ll find throughout the Etruscan Coast. For those looking for an escape from the chaos of everyday life, the month of May in Tuscany offers a refuge of peace, pleasure and relaxation.
I was there for a week on half pension, “only” breakfast and dinner included. The food was amazing, the selection of dishes was huge! The staff were kind and friendly, the accommodation was superb. The swimming pools and jacuzzis relaxing. The beach is easily accessible and not full with people which is great. Overall I would say one of the best experiences I’ve had in a holiday
This is a great vacation facility, located on the beautiful Tuscany beach. It is a closed complex of multiple chalets with a kids po, restaurants and an open theatre. The restaurants are poor, but you always will find a good pizza :-) You can survive almost without leaving the resort, as you have a convenient store with most of the needed products from bakery, delicatessen to produce, beauty and beverages.
Villaggio bellissimo molto curato e pulito ho soggiornato per 3 giorni in un lodge immerso nel verde con TV e aria condizionata e bagnetto con doccia. Trenino per gli spostamenti molto comodo. Piscina con bar e area fitness con bici da spinning. Colazione, pranzo e cena tutto al buffet con varietà di portate per tutti i gusti. L' animazione dopo cena propone spettacoli molto belli
The lodge tent was perfect and clean. Also the kind staff was really helpfull. Especially for kids this is a perfect resort. Also the area is perfect, a lot of wineyards and tastings.
“Vedi come pacato e azzurro è il mare,
Come ridente a lui discende il sol! E come questo occaso è pien di voli.
Com’è allegro de’ passeri il garrire!.”