It is a favourite summer resort of the Italians, but is cold and windy in winter.
It was occasionally styled the Windy or Windward coast, from the frequency of short but furious tornadoes throughout the year.
The Apennines shelter it from the cold north winds, and the prevailing winds in the west, blowing in from the Tyrrhenian Sea, are warm and humid, though Florence is colder and more windy than Rome in the winter and hotter in summer, owing to its being shut in among the mountains.
As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt-sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me.
Foveaux Strait is as cold and windy as the Strait of Dover.