Lake Maggiore Weather April Averages, Italy
What's the Weather like in Lake Maggiore in April
As the old adage goes, the April showers that fall in Lake Maggiore lead to the gorgeous May flowers that grow along the lake. This month sees nearly 164 mm of rain over the course of the month. That rain usually falls over 15 days, so it's a good idea to bring along your umbrella or poncho just in case you get a rainy day or two during your stay. It's also a good idea to have a jacket or sweater to wear, especially during the evening hours when the temperatures drop and it may be worth checking the forecast.
The average daily temperature hits around 12°C (about 53°F), ideal for a spring vacation break around the lake. The low for this month goes down to 6°C (about 43°F) and the highs will get up to 17°C (around 63°F), very warm and pleasant. It's a good time of the year to try more active pursuits such as hiking and mountain biking before the heat of the summer sets in.
Average Sunshine Hours
With nearly 9 hours of sunshine each day, you'll have plenty of time to get outside and see the sights around the lake. Be sure to bring along your sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes from the warming sun. The chance of having a sunny day is 25 percent and the chance of rain on any given day is 40 percent. There is also a 50 percent chance of a cloudy day. Thanks to the warming sunshine, there's only a three percent chance of a foggy day.
Highest and Lowest Recorded Temperatures in April
The lowest temperature that this area in Italy has ever seen was 0°C (about 31°F), nearly below freezing and extra cold for this spring month. The high hit a very steamy 27°C (around 80°F). Fortunately, these extremes are rare and during your visit this month you're more likely to find consistent weather day to day.
Lake Maggiore Hotels in April
Hotel Villa e Palazzo Aminta
The Hotel Villa e Palazzo Aminta has lavishly-decorated rooms and a gorgeous setting on Lake Maggiore, creating the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway in April. You can choose a park or lake view room with air conditioning, flat screen television, and high-end bath amenities. The hotel has two restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, solarium, private beach, private docks, water sports, and outdoor activities. If golf is your game, the hotel is nearby several local courses and the staff can set you up with tee times.
Hotel La Palma
Surrounded by the natural beauty of green gardens and the sparkling waters of Lake Maggiore, the Hotel La Palma is the ideal spot for a luxurious getaway. All the rooms have a balcony or terrace with a view, Jacuzzis to relax right in your room, and television and internet. The hotel boasts a convention center for meetings, restaurant, sky bar with snacks and drinks, outdoor pool right on the lake front, fitness center, and spa with rooftop relaxation pool and Jacuzzi.
Hotel Relais Villa Margherita
Hotel Relais Villa Margherita invokes the charm of a private Italian villa in its 18 guest rooms that overlook Lake Maggiore. Located on the coast of Cannero, the hotel has a lovely park setting, private pool, sunbathing area, and breakfast each morning next to the lake. All the rooms have air conditioning, television, phone, marble bathrooms with whirlpool, and sweeping views. The on-site restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy a delicious meal and guests have access to numerous outdoor sports.
Lake Maggiore Hotels in April
Golosi dei Renghi
Offering a menu that includes Mediterranean and Italian dishes, Golosi dei Renghi is the ideal choice for a romantic date night out. The soft lighting, red walls, and wood furniture in the dining area create an intimate atmosphere and the menu includes many natural aphrodisiacs like decadent chocolate desserts. The menu also has antipasto dishes, cold plates, pastas, risottos, and fresh seafood.
Ristorante Concordia consistently ranks as one of the top restaurants in the Lake Maggiore area, as well as the number one choice in Laveno-Mombello. The restaurant has been around since the mid-1800s and to this day, it still delivers amazing pasta and seafood dishes. Menu favorites include rabbit stew, polenta, veal stew, lasagna, potato gnocchi, lake perch, and lake whitefish.
NationWide Kitchen and Brew
The NationWide Kitchen and Brew offers a little something different than other Lake Maggiore restaurants. Here, you can get barbeque classics and traditional American hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Along with bar food, NationWide serves up fun cocktails, beers, and wines. Throughout the week, the restaurant and bar has live music or a DJ spinning the tunes.
Things to do in Lake Maggiore in April
Cascate di Cittiglio
The Cascate di Cittiglio, or Cittiglio Waterfalls in English, is another popular natural wonder near Lake Maggiore and the town of Laveno. The falls are made up of three separate waterfalls that you can reach by groomed trails. Depending on the time of the year, the trails may be more navigable than other times. Near the first waterfall, you can find a picnic area where you can enjoy some rest before traveling on to the other two.
Not for the faint of heart, paragliding at Lake Maggiore can provide a literal birds-eye view of the area. We Fly Paragliding Company offers flights out of its headquarters just outside Laveno Mombello. During the tandem flight, you'll take off from Nudo Mountain and land back at the We Fly station. You're given a helmet with a video camera to capture your flight and take home to watch over and over again.
Lungolago di Angera
The Lungolago di Angera is the promenade walk along Lake Maggiore where you can enjoy people-watching and enjoying the gorgeous lake in April. Depending on the time of the year, you can find different special events along the promenade like spring markets or summer festivals. The promenade also has a beach, grassy lawn to enjoy a picnic lunch, and a playground for the kids to play.