Limone is warm in August and thanks to its northern position on the lake, has a refreshing breeze in the hottest months that maintains a wonderfully comfortable climate even in the height of summer. This makes it a brilliant place to stay if you want an active holiday but don’t want to contend with the heat of some of Lake Garda’s more southern resorts.
It’s a great destination for water sports on Lake Garda and offers a quieter location to windsurf, kite surf, canoe and sail than Riva and Torbole which tend to be busier in the peak months. The water is warmest at this time of year, making August a great time to take a dip. You’ll find pretty little pebble beaches, where you can swim, sunbathe, play volleyball and rent pedalos and motorboats as well as enjoy tasty refreshments in nearby restaurants and cafes.
Summer activities aren’t only to be found by the lake in Limone, because this beautiful little town is also great for cycling and walking holidays thanks to its position at the foot of a magnificent national park. There are also some footpaths among Limone’s olive and lemon groves, offering welcome shade in hot weather, while the Sentiero del Sole path offers some amazing views of the lake.
Beyond activities and “what to do”, there are also so many things to see in Limone. Visit the town’s churches and museums including the Castèl lemon house (its garden is gorgeous in the summer), and the evenings in August are warm and long. For nightlife head to the promenade which really livens up towards the end of the day.
Limone’s warm breezy weather is fantastic and there’s so much to see here but if you would rather stay somewhere where you can feel the full August sunshine and have better access to other towns, consider visiting Sirmione, Bardolino or Malcesine.