Lake Maggiore Weather September Averages, Italy
What's the Weather like in Lake Maggiore in September
The crowds have started to die down in September in Lake Maggiore, part of Italy, and along with a drop in visitors, the area also sees a drop in temperatures and daily sunlight. This month is still a great time to visit as the highs still reach up to 24°C (about 75°F), plenty warm to be outside and seeing all the natural beauty of the lake and the quaintness of the towns. Plus, with fewer visitors, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet on your holiday.
The average daily temperature for this time of the year is about 18°C (around 64°F), while the lows drop down to 12°C (about 54°F). Thankfully, you'll generally only see those low temperatures at night and in the early morning hours, but you'll want to bring along a light jacket or a sweater just in case. During the day, shorts, capris, and short-sleeved shirts are still good, and on the warmer days, you can still enjoy a nice dip in the lake.
Average Sunshine Hours
With nearly 9 hours of sunshine each day, you'll have plenty of daylight to enjoy activities like hiking, mountain biking, water sports, and just exploring the local towns around the lake. The chance of a sunny day is 25 percent and the chance of a cloudy day is 50 percent.
The rain amounts continue to drop from the height of summer, with 175 mm of rain this month. You can expect 12 days of rain this month, giving you a good chance of more dry days than wet ones.
Highest and Lowest Recorded Temperatures in September
For this month and this area, the hottest temperature ever recorded was 31°C (about 87°F). The lowest temperature was a pretty chilly 5°C (around 41°F). The local forecast will tell you for sure if you'll be getting one of these extreme days.
Lake Maggiore Hotels in September
Grand Hotel Bristol
Another Zacchera Hotel, the Grand Hotel Bristol sits on Lake Maggiore in the town of Stresa and provides guests with views of Bella Island. All the rooms have a balcony to enjoy a cup of coffee on a September day, as well as modern-day amenities such as air conditioning, LCD television, and Wi-Fi. From standard rooms to the Presidential Suite, you're sure to find a room configuration that fits your needs. Other amenities include a restaurant, two bars, outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, and sauna.
Hotel La Ripa
Hotel La Ripa was transformed from an old family home to a boutique hotel in 1924, and since that time the 10 guest rooms have been charming guests with wonderful views of Lake Maggiore. Each of the rooms has satellite television, free Wi-Fi, and a kettle supplied with local teas. The hotel offers a terrace where guests can enjoy meals in the warmer months overlooking the lake; parking and buoys for mooring boats; and a private beach with deck chairs, sun beds, and canoes.
Hotel San Gottardo
Part of the Hotels Pallanza group, Hotel San Gottardo sits directly on Lake Maggiore and provides easy access to the town of Pallanza and the boat station to reach the Borromean Islands. Dine in the hotel's on-site restaurant with traditional Italian cuisine and a dining room facing the lake. The rooms are light and airy, with modern amenities like television, telephone, and air conditioning. The helpful staff can arrange car rentals and transfers, answer any questions, and provide suggestions on activities to try.
Beaches in Lake Maggiore for September
On the north end of Lake Maggiore is Arona and the town beach called Le Rocchette. The beach has restrooms, parking, and easy access to nearby restaurants and bars if you need something to eat. Just down the road is the Motonaurica Verbano shipyard with pool, sailing club, and restaurant.
While not a great beach for swimming or sunbathing, the beach at Luino is perfect for watersports and enjoying the warm September air, with an average daily temperature of 18°C (around 64°F). Enthusiasts of paddleboarding, wind-surfing, and kite surfing love the breezes that blow through and the convenience of the town nearby if they need food or drinks.
Bars and Restaurants
At Pizzeriza Damino you'll get amazing views of Lake Maggiore from the restaurant's outdoor deck. You'll also get delicious pizzas, seafood appetizers, pastas, cold plates, and desserts. The drink menu includes a variety of beers by the bottle and on tap, as well as numerous red and white wines. You don't want to miss the traditional Italian hot drinks like cappuccino and coffee to finish your meal.
Steak House Ristorante Trippolini
Meat-lovers can indulge at Steak House Ristorante Trippolini in Luino, near Lake Maggiore. There you can chow down on a variety of cuts of beef, from T-bones to New York Strip to filet mignon. Along with beef, you can try lamb, chicken, and seafood. The meat dishes are served with traditional steakhouse sides like French fries, baked potato, chips, and vegetables.
Il Vecchio Castagno
If you love good old-fashioned Italian gelato, then you're definitely going to want to make a stop at Il Vecchio Castagno. The gelato is made from only fresh and organic ingredients and comes in tons of flavors. The flavors change seasonally depending on what's fresh when and also include some vegan varieties. While the gelato is good, the restaurant also serves up Italian lunches and dinners to enjoy before your dessert.
Things to do in Lake Maggiore in September
Take advantage of the cooler temperatures in September and take on one of the many hiking trails in the area. The Castelvaccana of Common town website outlines 14 different hiking routes you can take to explore the area. The hikes take you all over, including into the forests, up the mountains, along the lake shore, and into the towns. You can choose the right hike for you based on difficulty and average time needed to complete it.
If you're on the hunt for the perfect souvenir of your trip to Lake Maggiore, don't miss the Luino Market in the town of Luino. There you'll find everything from fresh produce to handmade goods from local artisans. Many visitors stop by for the Italian leather goods, including wallets, hand bags, and belts. If you work up an appetite shopping, visit one of Luino's cafes for a quick bite to eat.
It's true that the Italians love to eat, and it's also true that they love to celebrate. In the autumn, you'll find all kinds of food-related festivals throughout the area to eat, drink, and be merry. Early in the month, the Blueberry Festival comes to Bognanco and the Porcino Mushroom Festival is in Nebbiuno. The month also brings in the Grape Festival in Masera, the Polenta Festival in Nebbiuno, and the Walnut Festival in Antrona.