When to Go in Bergamo

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Lush orchards, gardens, and vineyards surround and fill the ancient Roman city of Bergamo. In northern Itay, this gorgeous, green town is nestled between the picturesque foothills of the Alps and wide, flat stretches of fertile land. It is only 40 km northeast of Milan, but it seems as if it is in its own little world. Each of the 4 seasons is completely distinct--summer is hot, winter is cold, and spring and fall are mild and pleasant. The humidity stays in the 60 to 70 percent range, and precipitation is from 2.2 to 5 inches per month.


Summer is hot, however, the cool breezes that come off of Lake Como make the heat not as unbearable. The high temperatures from June to August average in the 80s (Fahrenheit) while lows drop only to the 60s. Summer has less precipitation and lower humidity than the other seasons, seemingly making it the best time to travel, but it still is uncomfortable to walk around the area at that time of the year due to the heat. The heat is not the only problem with traveling during the summer, however. Many businesses, including restaurants, family-run hotels, bed and breakfasts, and even attractions are closed in summer due to most of the locals leaving the area for their vacation months. This is especially common in August. 


Winter is quite chilly and humid, with highs in the 40s and lows in the upper 20s and 30s. Frost is common during cold winter nights, as is snowfall. If you want to go to the many nearby ski resorts in the Alps, winter is obviously the best time to go. In fact, if you want to do any winter sports, travel during winter. There are quite a lot of tourists this time of year due to the excellent skiing, so hotels and restaurants are all more expensive. But, it's worth the trip and expense if your reason for traveling is to do some winter sports.


During spring, the humidity drops and the temperatures become mild and enjoyable for outside activities like walking around and seeing all of the fantastic historical monuments and buildings in Bergamo. In April and May, the chance of rain does increase in comparison to the rest of the year, but as long as you bring an umbrella and a light rain jacket, it won't affect any of your travel plans. There aren't a huge number of tourists during spring, so you're likely to find plenty of deals and discounts for hotels, attractions, tours, and restaurants. Also, tons of flowers are in bloom, making the landscape gorgeously filled with brilliant color. Basically, spring is a great time of year to travel to Bergamo.


Fall is another good time for travel. Temperatures can get a little chilly, the air becomes damp, and rain and even snow are possible in October and November. However, with a warm jacket the weather is not a big problem, and you'll still be able to enjoy everything you want to do in Bergamo. The best part of traveling to the town during fall is the fact that prices drop significantly because it is the low tourist season.

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