Appiano is a climatically privileged place in the Mediterranean south of South Tyrol.
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Generally speaking, the climate in Appiano can be considered mild and rather warm. If snow falls in winter, it doesn’t cover the landscape too long. Which, however, doesn’t mean that people can do without winter jackets. Those who would like to dedicate themselves to winter sports, is invited to scale the mountains. Temperatures in December, January and February are usually between -4 and +9 degrees C°.
In spring, Appiano boasts a wide variety of colours, while on the mountains the skiing season continues. It is a special period, in which rain and warm sun rays often alternate. In one place spring draws in very early, that is to say in Valle della Primavera, where the first heralds of spring start flourishing already at the end of February or the beginning of March, month in which the temperatures range between 9 and 15 degrees. In April, the period of apple blossom, temperatures range from 9 to 15 degrees C° and in May the peak temperatures might even reach 30 degrees.
In summer the temperatures reach up to 37°C. This is the period where you might preferably look for freshening destinations, for example at the Mendola mountain. Also a jump into the waters of Lake Monticolo provides refreshment. This intense period supports the growth of grapes, apples and other fruit. Also in the fruit and vine-growing sector, farmers look forward to the period of harvest, the end of the season.
Autumn normally has lots of sunny days to offer, which is the ice on the cake before the period of harvest starts. In autumn, again hiking in Appiano is highly recommendable, the forests become golden, providing a great background for the castles and mansions in this area. While in September some days even exceed the 30°C-degree mark, October is relatively mild. In November the average temperature lies between 2 and 10 degrees C, on warm days there might still be 20°C.
Every single season has its charm in Appiano. However, what makes this area so special are the over-average sun days per year, which are about 200.