Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

How to handle the August crowds and heat

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August
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Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

August is the traditional summer holiday month in Italy, and the Amalfi Coast hits its peak crowding and heat during this time. Everyone seems to be on the beaches, the traffic slows to a crawl, and hotels and restaurants are booked up weeks in advance.

The Weather in August

August (and July) are the hottest months of the year in southern Italy, though thunderstorms at the end of the month sometimes bring some relief. Pack summer clothing, sandals, hats, and sunscreen.

  • Temperatura massima media: 30°
  • Temperatura minima media: 23°
  • Probabilità di pioggia: 11%
  • Probabilità di cielo nuvoloso: 10%
  • Temperatura del mare: 25°
  • Ore di luce giornaliere: 14.30

What to Do in August

The most important strategy for arranging an August visit to the Amalfi Coast is booking everything well in advance, including hotel stays, boat tours, restaurant tables, and any other tour or experience you are interested in. Everything from accommodations to guided tours book up weeks in advance, particularly on Capri.

Avoid touring in the hottest hours of the day, instead scheduling visits and walks early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

The Beach

The most crowded beaches are those that are easy to reach on foot or by car, so opt to spend your day at the quieter spots that are only accessible by sea. There are water taxi and shuttle services from Amalfi and Positano that can take you to a number of nearby coves where there are beach clubs and restaurants in the morning and pick you back up in the evening for just a few euros.

Beaches in Positano
Beaches in Amalfi

Boat Tours

You can catch a boat tour to Capri from a number of towns along the Amalfi Coast. These are small boats that seat up to 30 passengers, a great option for visiting the island in the high season summer months when the ferries are crowded. You can take a similar tour of the Amalfi Coast, with boats that stop at Positano and Amalfi for a quick walk through the center of town.

Book a boat tour

If you would like more privacy and independence, book a boat with skipper all to yourself! Most private boat tours on the Amalfi Coast are by traditional wooden gozzo boat, a type of craft that comes in a number of sizes from the smallest, fitting up to 6 passengers, to the largest that fits up to 12. These boats are perfect for exploring the coast or for heading from Amalfi or Positano to Capri.

Book a private gozzo boat with skipper

Events in August

On 15 August, Positano celebrates the feast day of “Santa Maria Assunta”, the town's patron saint. Fireworks light up the sky above the beaches, and the coastline is crowded with tourists and locals watching the show.

Recommended experiences and tours for August

Choose from our selected and vetted tours & experiences. Book now for the best rates and availability!

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Food experience

Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Taste wines made on Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy lunch with a view over the Bay of Naples
  • Take a guided walk through the vineyards
Excellent (543)

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

€ 150 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (182)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Tour of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Herculaneum

from € 330

Duration 8 hours

Are you ready to discover the most unique archaeological sites and breathtaking landscapes in the world in a single tour? Sorrento Limo will take you from Sorrento to the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the crater of Mount Vesuvius during this unforgettable day tour!

Excellent (140)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Tour of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, & Lacryma Christi Winery

€ 120 per guest

Duration 8 hours

An unforgettable day that includes a visit to the ruins in Pompeii, a drive up the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to hike to the crater, and a tour and tasting with lunch or a light snack at the foot of the volcano. All on board a comfortable luxury sedan or van!

Excellent (306)

Departure from: Capri

Discover Capri on a lancia boat Milano-Aprea (10 mt)

from € 180 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (182)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by "Itama 38" around Capri

from € 500 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (182)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

€ 230 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (182)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with english speaking driver

from € 320 € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Private full day tour or shore excursion of the most beautiful gems along the Amalfi Coast. Hop aboard our elegant sedan or minivan to visit Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and the prettiest fishing villages along the coastline! Bilingual driver will assist you during your tour.
Duration: 8 hours

Excellent (152)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi

Amalfi Coast Tour

from € 320 8 hour tour

Duration 8 hours

This tour by luxury car along the Amalfi Coast includes the most beautiful spots along the coast: bustling Amalfi, picturesque Positano, and stunning Ravello. We'll also pass the charming fishing villages of Furore, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, and Scala.
Duration: 8 ore

Excellent (306)
Sorrento Limo - Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

from € 330

Duration 8 hours

All the charm of the Amalfi Coast in a private tour to the most beautiful spots along this famous coastline, including Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. We'll also pass the pretty villages perched on the cliffside and have breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples.

Excellent (140)

Departure from: Sorrento

Tour of Capri and/or the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

from € 850 Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • New: departures directly from Sorrento
  • A luxury tour by sea
  • Comfort and luxury on board an Itama 40
Excellent (7)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius: Archaeological Tour

from € 330 9 hour tour

Duration 9 hours

For fans of archaeology and the great outdoors, this full day driving tour departing from Sorrento or Naples by one of the luxury Eurolimo sedans or vans includes visits to the Pompeii and Herculaneum archaeological sites, and a drive up the slope of Mount Vesuvius!
Duration: 9 hours

Excellent (306)

Accommodations

Choose among Positano.com's selected and reviewed accommodations, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 379
Breakfast included

Imperial luxury

  1. The most unique view on earth (seriously)
  2. The tempting cuisine at the Terrazza di Lucullo
  3. The infinity pool directly over the sea
Excellent (1107)
Tel. +39 081 8373395
Casa Buonocore Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 140
Breakfast included

Positano's boutique guest house

  1. A villa within steps of the sea washing the Amalfi Coast
  2. Start the day in style, with breakfast on the terrace
  3. The library overlooking the center of Positano
Excellent (143)
Tel. +39 089 875085
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 119
Breakfast included

The art of hospitality - in Positano

  1. Traditional Mediterranean elegance on the Amalfi Coast
  2. Luxurious suites with hydromassage baths facing the sea
  3. The stunning works of art in the gallery in the hall
Excellent (1167)
Tel. +39 089 875500
Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 84
Breakfast included

A bed on the beach (well, almost!)

  1. Just three steps and you're on the beach of Marina del Cantone
  2. A delicious fish supper at the "Pappone"' restaurant
  3. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Nerano
Excellent (171)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

B&B and Homes - Massa Lubrense

Casa Clementina

From € 75
Breakfast included

Where you can find peace again...

A B&B in the most pristine countryside of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Guest rooms newly renovated in 2017
A patio overlooking the sea to relax while watching the sunset

Excellent (50)
Tel. +39 081 350 4684

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 200
Breakfast included

In the heart of the historic center of Positano

  1. The view of the sea from every single balcony and terrace
  2. The rich breakfast of fresh fruit and pastries
  3. The location in the center of Positano, close to the Spiaggia Grande beach
Excellent (277)
Tel. +39 089 875318

Villas - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 70

A superb position in the heart of Nerano

  1. The historic residence of the marquis of Villarena, in the center of Nerano.
  2. The flavorsome cuisine of the Amalfi Coast served in the Dolce far Niente restaurant.
  3. The view of Li Galli from the elegant apartments.
Excellent (206)
Hotel Poseidon Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Poseidon

From € 190
Breakfast included

4 star perfection, in Positano

  1. The view of Positano from your bedroom balcony
  2. The fabulous Neapolitan cuisine served on the terrace
  3. Sea and beaches just a short walk away
Excellent (1005)
Tel. +39 089 811111

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 40
Breakfast included

Total relaxation just steps from the Minori seaside

  1. Just 50 meters to the beach
  2. A balcony or private terrace facing the lovely Roman Villa and museum
  3. A generous, delicious breakfast
Average (466)
Tel. +39 089 877512

3 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 175
Breakfast included

A little piece of paradise - in Praiano

  1. A typical Mediterranean villa with views of the sea surrounding Praiano
  2. The unique flavors of the Amalfi Coast, courtesy of Restaurant M'ama!
  3. The splendid terrace with solarium and hydromassage swimming pool
Excellent (1752)
Tel. +39 089 874628

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Palazzo Murat

Hidden treasure, in Positano

  1. A patrician residence with secret garden in the center of Positano
  2. The Mediterranean cuisine served in the Al Palazzo restaurant
  3. Life on the Amalfi Coast: by boat, on the beach and in the pool!
Excellent (1135)
Tel. +39 089 875177

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Villa Gabrisa

From € 144
Breakfast included

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
Excellent (678)
Tel. +39 089 811498
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