Lake Como is renowned for its not too hot and very pleasant summers. With an average temperature of 24 degrees, discovering towns and villages on the lake is ideal during the summer months. Next to Como you can visit Menaggio, Bellagio, Varenna, Dongo and Lecco. Also the large cities further away, such as Milan, Bergamo and Brescia are even doable as day trips. In summer, there is obviously plenty of sun, making it ideal to relax or swim in the cool lake. As the water temperatures are excellent, water sports lovers can indulge in canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, wind-, kite surfing and sailing. Not to mention the more laid-back options like renting a boat (trip) or taking one of the many ferries to the towns around the lake.
Also on dry land, there are plenty of sporting activities. Consider hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, but also the possibility to play golf on one of Italy’s oldest golf courses. For culture lovers there is the possibility to go along with one of the many museums, historic buildings and castles in the region.