July Weather Averages for Lake Garda, Italy
What's the weather like in Lake Garda in July
July is the hottest month at Lake Garda in northern Italy with average temperatures reaching a comfortable 24ºC (75ºF), although the monthly average highest temperature can reach a scorching 29ºC (84ºF). Thanks to the warm temperatures, this is one of the busiest times of year on the lake with tourists flocking to enjoy its pretty sand and pebble beaches, swim in its warm waters and enjoy a rang...
What's the weather like in Lake Garda in July
July is the hottest month at Lake Garda in northern Italy with average temperatures reaching a comfortable 24ºC (75ºF), although the monthly average highest temperature can reach a scorching 29ºC (84ºF). Thanks to the warm temperatures, this is one of the busiest times of year on the lake with tourists flocking to enjoy its pretty sand and pebble beaches, swim in its warm waters and enjoy a range of water sports. Around the lake too there is plenty of activity with the warm weather bringing cyclists, hikers and climbers to the region.
The average lowest temperature at this time of year is a warm 20ºC (68ºF), so even the coolest days are warm enough to enjoy the outdoor activities the lake has to offer, and with 12 hours of sunshine a day this month there will be plenty of time to try them all. At this time of year, unlike during the colder winter months, it is the southern end of the lake which is likely to see the warmest temperatures, with, on average, a degree difference at either end.
Whether you're interested in the outdoor activities or merely want to enjoy al fresco dining and a spot of sunbathing, you'll find plenty of sunshine at the lake this month with a 61% chance of experiencing a sunny day. Keep up to date with the latest information with live weather reports and you'll know when to set out the sun loungers. This is also a great time of year to explore a little further afield, with the temperature in neighbouring Verona also reaching an average high of 25ºC (75ºF).
Although the chance of rain is much lessened this month with an average rainfall of 58mm over 9 days, there is still a 25% chance of rain and a 1% chance of experiencing a cloudy day. The wind, however, at this time of year is negligible, with only a 1% chance of a windy day.
Lake Garda Hotels in July
The old town of Lazise is charming with its traditional buildings and archways and Oreste Suite gives you a reasonably priced room right at the heart of the action on the bustling lakefront. The hotel's restaurant with tables set out on the promenade is a great place to people watch while enjoying homemade Italian food.
For an authentic Italian experience stay in Massoni Bed and Breakfast, a rustic farmhouse outside of Peschiera del Garda, a short walk from Lake Fassino Natural Reserve. Set in a huge, picturesque garden the accommodation here includes kitchenettes for self-catering.
Stay on the lakeside in the old part of Desenzano Del Garda, at the Hotel Mayer & Splendid and enjoy sitting outside and watching the comings and goings of locals and tourists who throng the city in July. This hotel is a great base for exploring the rest of the region as it is only a few minutes from the ferry.
Lake Garda Beaches for July
Many of the beaches along the shore of the lake are pebble beaches but if nothing less than sand will do for you then visit Lazise Beach, although it can get crowded in July, it's free and offers great swimming.
If you don't mind your sand mixed with shingle then east of Desenzano is the pretty beach at Porto Rivoltella. This tends to be quieter than the beach at Desenzano and is wider with more space. It is lined by a modern promenade.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're in Rivoltella sul Garda and looking for a light lunch before continuing a hard day's sunbathing then you should visit Bruschetteria Nose. Specialising in the Italian open sandwich bruschetta, this restaurant uses only the freshest local ingredients and delicacies to create delicious, authentic Italian snacks.
Take a break from the history and culture of Bardolino with its buildings dating back to the Middle Ages to enjoy a thoroughly modern night at Ritmo DVino. This is the perfect place for those looking for a sundown cocktail in a lively atmosphere where you will find dancing and live music as well as delicious food served at this great bar.
Things to do in Lake Garda in July
If you enjoy hiking then take the cable car up from Malcesine to the Monte Baldo (part of the Italian Alps) where there are extensive walking trails in the beautiful mountainous landscape.
Take advantage of the great weather at the lake in July to try your hand at windsurfing. A popular sport around the lake, the sailing club at Torbole is a great place to learn and the wind here is perfect for the sport.