Spring blooms in Chianti

Hiking in Chianti during May: a full immersion among colors and floral scents

blooms in may in chianti - field of poppies

In may, the blooms in Chianti offer one more opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. The late spring is in fact the time when you can admire some of the most beautiful blooms whose colors flood the gentle Chianti valleys together with vines and olive trees, and whose essences are also used for the creation of essential oils and perfumes.

The iris blooming

One of the protagonists of the spring season in Chianti is the iris which covers the fields of lilac color and spreads its fragrance in the air. Representing the emblem of the city of Florence (where an entire garden is dedicated to the varieties of this flower), the iris is also one of the distinctive symbols of this area, with many cultivated hectares, so we of WeHike have dedicated it one of our experiences.

Not sure what to do in Chianti in spring? Immerse yourself in the hills of iris enjoying a special picnic! Discover this experience.

activities to do in chianti experience in san polo in chianti with excursion and picnic among the irises

A kaleidoscope of petals

The purple fields are not only those of irises, however, because also the fields of lavender in Tuscany has a thriving tradition here. And speaking of scenic backgrounds, the Chianti region is an alternation of yellow rape flowers and sunflowers, as well as orchids together with wild gladioli, and the red clover, whose hues are slightly darker than those of the poppy. Finally, even looking up at the shrubs you will encounter special and delicate blooms, like those of the Scotch broom, heather and acacia.

The most secret blooms in Chianti

Chromatic nuances and essences do not only abound in the open fields of the Chianti hills, from Greve to Gaiole and Castellina. In fact, scattered between a castle and a parish church, there are many gardens, parks, museums and fairs that are worth a visit during the spring flowering, such as the Iris Festival in San Polo in Chianti, the renowned gardens of Florence or the Sculpture Park in Pievasciata.

There are also many farms that make spirits or gastronomic products from flowers: one of these is the protagonist of another magical moment to be experienced with WeHike. Immersed in a rose garden we will see the creation of delicious jams made from the delicate petals of the queen of flowers.

What to do in Tuscany in May? Discover the rose harvest that comes to life in Chianti.

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