Lake Maggiore Weather November Averages, Italy
What's the Weather like in Lake Maggiore in November
The month of November in Lake Maggiore sees a slight decrease in rainfall and a drop in temperature too. The average daily temperature for this month is 7°C (about 44°F), not bad for being so close to winter. The lows drop down to just about freezing, at 2°C (around 36°F) and the highs still reach up to 11°C (about 52°F). If you don't mind the chillier temperatures, this is a good time of the year to visit to take advantage of fewer visitors and quieter towns.
Compared to October, the amount of rain drops off quite a bit, with an average of 141 mm falling in November. That amount of rain falls over 13 days on average, so you'll still most likely have more dry days to enjoy the lake than wet days.
Average Sunshine Hours
This month sees about 7 hours of sunshine each day, typical for this part of Europe. The chance of a sunny day is 25 percent and the chance of a cloudy day on any given day is 50 percent. The temperatures aren't low enough yet for much snow to fall, so you'll want to bring your umbrella in preparation for any rainy days.
Definitely bring along a heavier coat or jacket to keep yourself warm during the day, and also consider long-sleeved shirts and sweaters to layer underneath. A warm beanie hat, scarf and gloves might also be a good idea if you plan on spending any extended time outside. Winter hiking is popular this time of the year, so if you want to try it, bring along a sturdy and warm pair of boots and extra socks.
Highest and Lowest Recorded Temperatures in November
This area bordering Italy and Switzerland has seen some extreme temperatures on both the low and high ends. The hottest temperature ever recorded was 22°C (about 71°F), a very warm day for the end of autumn. The coldest temperature recorded was a very chilly -3°C (about 26°F).
Lake Maggiore Hotels in November
With all the touches of a traditional Italian villa, the Villa Ruscello has a luscious garden and lake access with a private beach. The rooms are simple and comfortable and come in double, triple, and quadruple configurations. Each room has a private bathroom, satellite television, and free Wi-Fi, and some come with balconies and views of the lake. For your convenience, Villa Ruscello offers a half board package, partnering with a restaurant just down the road to make your November holiday complete.
Offering four-star accommodations at Lake Maggiore, Hotel Astoria sits in the town of Stresa and affords panoramic views of the water. Along with air conditioning, private bathroom, fridge, satellite television, and internet, you'll get a balcony in your room with either a lake or garden view. Other amenities include a heated swimming pool, gym, Turkish bath, roof garden, Jacuzzi, and games area with table tennis. There is also an on-site restaurant, bar, and banquet center.
Hotel San Giacomo
Hotel San Giacomo is an adorable yellow villa with comfortable and affordable rooms. The flower gardens, covered patio, and views of the mountains and lake are a great setting for a peaceful holiday away at Lake Maggiore. You also have access to an enclosed car park, dining room, and bar. The helpful staff can provide you with information about the many outdoor attractions and sights in the area and answer any questions you have about the nearby towns.
Bars and Restaurants
Boasting a wood-burning pizza oven, La Lampara is a great place to grab a casual meal with friends while you're in Laveno-Mombello. The pizza is cooked on an authentic thin crust and you can choose from lots of different toppings, ranging from traditional to unusual. If you're not in the mood for pizza, try one of the many pasta dishes. La Lampara also has a lunch special for 12 euros.
A self-proclaimed dive bar in Arona, MisteR Frankie's is the ideal spot for a cold drink and fun times with friends. On the weekends, the bar brings in a DJ to spin the tunes, giving you a chance to dance the night away. The bartenders can mix up nearly any cocktail you want, or you can sip on a glass of wine or throw back a beer. Head outside to the patio and enjoy people-watching while you enjoy your drinks.
For a taste of the Irish, visit O'Connors Pub in Verbania with live music and traditional Celtic fare. The menu includes pub and bar favorites like wings, pizza, hamburgers, French fries, and onion rings. Dine in the cozy dining room decorated just like a classic Irish pub or head outside to the patio and enjoy your meal under the stars. The bar serves of Guinness, of course, as well as other beers and wines.
Things to do in Lake Maggiore in November
Chiesa di Santa Veronica
Chiesa di Santa Veronica, or church of St. Veronica, has been around since 1200 and you can explore its stone walls filled with history. The church is accessible from the town of Calde via a scenic path that takes you up in the hills surrounding Lake Maggiore. Once you get to the top and the church, you'll be able to see for miles. From the top, you can see the Alps, Lake Maggiore, and the forests that surround it.
Brebbia Pipe Museum
While it won't appeal to everyone, the Brebbia Pipe Museum is an interesting attraction in the Lake Maggiore area for those cool November days. The museum houses the pipe collection of Enea Buzzi and includes over 6,000 different types, categorized and organized by Buzzi himself. The collection has pipes from around the world, as well as books, magazines, and other publications written about pipes.
For something a little different during your visit, stop by the Apicoltura Veddasca, a beekeeping farm in the hills by Lake Maggiore. During your visit, you can see where the bees are kept and talk to the beekeepers who explain the whole honey-making process. The farm's store is full of honey and honey-related products, including cosmetics, candles, and even medicines.