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Winter

Enjoy the spectacular landscapes!

Winters on Lake Como are frost free, with typical temperatures between 5°C and 10°C; in February, the temperatures can sometimes reach 15°C. With appropriate clothing, Colico’s wintry landscapes are also ideal for long hikes with views over the snow-covered mountaintops.

Experience winter sports

Despite the mild temperatures, the mountains on Lake Como are mostly covered in snow during the winter. Over the last few years, skiing trails and snowshoe hikes have become popular leisure activities.

While it’s too cold to swim in the sea, the various outdoor swimming pools provide an alternative.

Christmas markets, etc.

The Montecchio Fortress reopens its doors on the first of November each year and invites the public in to view the war museum and Italy’s largest still-functional cannons.

A visit to the various Christmas Markets and nativity exhibitions in the area around Colico is also worthwhile during the winter months.

View of the lake and mountains
Peace and quiet during the cooler months