weather

Seasons

Lake Como is known for its relatively mild weather. Average daily temperatures range from about 2 °C (36°F) in January to 30°C (86°F) in July.    Due to the unusual micro-climate of Lake Como, the summers tend to be long and winters are short and mild. Summer conditions can begin
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Lake Como Winds

Lake Como has a complex wind system due to all the surrounding valleys. The two most commonly known winds which sweep across the lake are the tivano which blows from a valley called “Valtellina” from the north-east in the morning and the breva which blows from the south in the
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Climate

Lake Como has a micro-climate resulting in a Mediterranean style climate with lots of sun and warm temperatures.  The temperatures here vary considerably compared to Milan, due to its alpine location (even though it is only 25 miles north of Milan).  Because of this phenomenon,
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Lake Como Terrain

Did you know that a large percentage of Italy is mountainous?  Almost 40%, with the Apennine Mountains forming the spine of Italy and the Alps to the north. Lake Como is in the southern sector surrounded by limestone hills, such as the Grigne range while in the northern part
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Lake Formation

The remarkable landscape was formed at the end of the last Ice Age when the Alpine glaciers retreated, leaving deep lake-filled valleys. For over ten thousand years people have been leaving their mark here, from prehistoric rock carvings at Val Camonica to the magnificent 17th
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About Lake Como

Lake Como is probably the most famous out of all the Italian lakes and has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, with spectacular  jaw dropping scenery to confirm it. Magnificent mountains with deep valleys and unbelievably steep gradients run down towards th
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