Weather Averages for Lake Como in January
Averages for Lake Como in January
Lake Como, in the Lombardy region of Italy, is surrounded by picturesque towns and villages. Boasting a warm, Mediterranean climate even throughout the winter months, Lake Como is a popular holiday destination.
January in Lake Como is the coldest month of the year, but with temperatures reaching up to 13 degrees Celsius during the day, and rarely dropping below freezing at night, winter in the Mediterranean is certainly a lot milder than in the United Kingdom.
The coldest month also brings with it it the fewest hours of sunshine so those wishing to show off their tans back home might be disappointed.
For outdoors enthusiasts, January is a great time to visit Lake Como. The average 3 days of snowfall means the mountainous area is popular with skiers. Madesimo, a short drive north of the lake, is easily accessible and a good choice for those wanting to hit the slopes.
The Hotel Chalet Capriolo, high in the mountains overlooking Lake Como, offers convenient lodgings for skiers. Situated next to the ski lifts, a stay at this hotel won’t break the bank with half-board rooms starting from £40 per night.
January is the perfect time get acquainted with local culture and traditions. On the eve of the Italian national holiday of Epiphany on January 5th, men in the Como town of Varenna dress as the biblical Three Kings and roam the area by torchlight, handing out small gifts.
For bargain accommodation with spectacular views, the Hotel Villa Aurora in Lezzano is the place to be. Located just a few metres from the Lake, rooms start at only £40 per night and special offers are frequently offered, including a 10% discount for last-minute bookings.