Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

How to Enjoy the Amalfi Coast in Winter

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

We don't want to discourage you, but unfortunately January is by far the worst month of the year to visit the Amalfi Coast. After the Christmas and New Year holidays, most businesses close for the season, only to open back up for Easter.

In Positano, most restaurants and hotels are closed, but some to stay open through the winter in Amalfi.

The Weather in January

January is the coldest month of the year on the Amalfi Coast, with overcast or wet days.

Heavy rains often bring mud slides and blockages along the coastal highway 163 that runs between the towns long the coast, and traffic can be blocked for days at a time. There are regular ferries only between Capri, Sorrento, and Naples; the ferry routes linking Positano and Amalfi do not run in winter.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 15° C

  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 10° C

  • Chance of rain: 30%

  • Chance of clouds: 50%

  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 15° C

  • Average daylight hours: 9

So, Should We Skip a Winter Visit?

Not necessarily! There are some advantages to visiting the coast in the winter: prices are lower and there are no crowds or long lines to board public transportation. You can visit Pompeii and Herculaneum in peace, without having to suffer under the hot sun with the summer crowds. The island of Capri has a wild beauty in the winter, and the shops and boutiques in Sorrento hold their winter sales.

With a bit of luck, you may even get a few sunny days to visit the towns along the coast, taking advantage of the light traffic to travel from town to town.

Where to Stay

Choose Sorrento as your base, since it is the most vibrant in the winter. Otherwise, stay in Amalfi, the larges of the towns on the Amalfi Coast proper, where shops and restaurants are more likely to be open.

What to Do

This is the perfect season to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, or wander the many museums in Naples

Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius
A Day in Naples

Winter on the Amalfi Coast

The best experiences and tours in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

Pompeii: Guided Tour Departing from Naples Shared

Departure from Naples

Transfer service included between Naples and Pompeii
1.5-hour tour with guide
Free time to souvenir shop near the archaeological park

Bus

€ 87 per guest

Duration 3 ore

Free cancellation

(8717 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

Visit the coastline independently with a scooter
No hassle to park
Fantastic photos with an action cam-micro SD kit included

Kimko Agility 125

From € 90 Per scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 10 ore

(146 Reviews)
Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Tour - From Naples Shared

Departure from Naples

Transfer with a guide
Visit Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi in one day
Lunch on the Amalfi Coast

Bus

€ 110 per guest

Duration 9 ore

Free cancellation

(8717 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Flexible itinerary
Round-trip transportation from the port
Air conditioning and Wi-Fi on board

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 540 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Departure from Positano

Local specialties and Vesuvius wines
The comfort and safety of a professional driver
A family-run winery

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 300 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 4 ore

Activities

Luxury vehicle
Amalfi, Positano e Ravello in one tour
Private driver

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 540 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Cooking lessons for small groups Shared

Departure from Piano di Sorrento

Local wine included
Garden tour
Local chef!

Shared cooking lesson

€ 100 per guest

Duration 3 ore

Free cancellation

(84 Reviews)

Departure from Piano di Sorrento

Traditional lunch included
Tour of the family garden
Historic traditional limoncello recipe

Limoncello Class

From € 480 Per group | Max 12 people

Duration 3 ore

(84 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Pompeii - Skip the line admission Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Guide included
Skip the line!
The best of Pompeii

Bus

€ 55 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(8717 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Round-trip transfer from Naples
Stops for photos
Free time to visit Amalfi, Positan, and Ravello

Bus

From € 438 Per tour | Max 18 passengers

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(8717 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Complete flexibility
Stops at the most famous towns
Luxury vehicle with English-speaking driver

Mercedes E or V class and other options...

From € 450 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(491 Reviews)
Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting - From Pompeii Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Convenient direct trasfers
Tasting and light lunch included
Guided excursion to Mt. Vesuvius

Bus

€ 115 per guest

Duration 3 ore

Free cancellation

(8717 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

4 stars - Positano

Your dream holiday on the Amalfi Coast

  1. A peaceful vacation on the Amalfi Coast in a villa in Positano
  2. The effortless Mediterranean elegance in the sea view suites
  3. The delicious cuisine of the Amalfi Coast

Tel. +39 089 811498

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4 stars - Positano

Positano's Dolce Vita

  1. The charm of a historic hotel in Positano
  2. The delicious traditional local cuisine
  3. The vicinity to the Spiaggia Grande beach

Tel. +39 089 875699

www.bucadibacco.it

3 stars - Positano

The beauty of Positano

  1. 5 minute walk divides the hotel from the sea
  2. welcoming family-run hotel
  3. the hotel is situated right in the heart of Positano

Tel. +39 089 875047

www.bougainville.it

Luxury Villas - Positano

Live a dream, stay at Palazzo Santa Croce

  1. The opulence of a 18th century residence
  2. A spot on Positano of incomparable beauty
  3. A SPA as in the ancient Rome

Tel. +39 081 510 9088

www.palazzosantacroce.com

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

Restaurants - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

One of Nerano's most storied restaurants

Seasonal dishes made with quality local ingredients at this family-run beach restaurant.

Tel. +39 081 808 1026

www.hotelloscoglio.com