Ready to go? Or day dreaming of what the weather is now?

When you arrive, be sure to use the MeteoSwiss phone app rather than your default U.S. weather apps that are based on general forecasts. The high mountains, lakes, and warm plains to the south make the Italian Lakes a hub of microclimates so you need accurate local forecasts. If the general forecast is for “rain” that might mean one part of the lake, but not the other.

MeteoSwiss is based in Switzerland and has the most detailed meteorological data for the region and its radar is spot-on when rain is in the area. Be sure to look at the Lugano local forecast, which is the closest weather station to Bellagio.

Below is the current Bellagio forecast from AccuWeather.