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

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Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Open ticket: choose your tour date
  • Admire Capri by sea
  • Various departure times each day
Excellent (239)

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (907)

Departure from: Positano

Boat Tour of Capri/Amalfi Coast - 8 Hours by Gozzo Boat

from € 1,500 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Traditional gozzo boat tour
  • Amalfi Coast and Capri by sea
  • Local skipper
Excellent (496)

Food experience

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (907)

Departure from: Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private Capri Boat Tour from Amalfi Coast (Aprea Gozzo)

from € 550 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • Private tour via Aprea gozzo boat with an expert skipper for a 4 or 7-hour tour around Capri departing from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi.
Excellent (101)
Grassi Junior Boats - Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano

€ 90 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • A 7-hour tour from Positano to Capri: a boat ride around the island plus 4 hours of free time on the island.
Excellent (101)

Departure from: Positano

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Positano

€ 47 per guest € 59 -20%

Duration 5 hours (Morning)

  • See Amalfi and Ravello in one day
  • Transportation included
  • Small group tour for individual attention
Excellent (838)
Charter System  - Private Tour of Capri from Sorrento or Positano Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Positano

Private Tour of Capri from Sorrento or Positano

from € 849 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 949 -11%

Duration 8 hours

  • Private tour for maximum flexibility for schedules and itineraries

Departure from: Sorrento

Evening Group Tour to Positano

€ 39 per guest € 49 -20%

Duration 5 hours (Afternoon)

  • Visit Positano at sunset
  • Bus transportation from Sorrento
  • A local guide
Excellent (838)

Departure from: Sorrento

Pompeii and Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 149 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • The history of Pompeii and the beauty of Capri in one day
  • Swim and snorkel in the azure sea and enjoy a break on the isle of Capri for 3 to 4-hours
  • Snacks and drinks are included in the price
Excellent (1365)

Departure from: Naples

Skip-the-line Pompeii & Vesuvius Tour from Naples

€ 71 per guest € 89 -20%

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Guided tour of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Fast track entrance with tickets included
  • Earphones for groups larger than 12 attendants
Excellent (838)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Tour by Itama 40 Speedboat

from € 369 Per Boat | Max 6 passengers € 450 -18%

Duration 2 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Make your vacation truly special with a tour of Capri by luxury speedboat based on the time you have available! Don't miss the most beautiful sights on the island like the Faraglioni, lighthouse, and Blue Grotto.

Excellent (8)

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 € 390
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 (1206)
Tel. +39 081 8373395
Casa Buonocore Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 215
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 (167)
Tel. +39 089 875085
Villa Oliviero Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Oliviero

From € 3,071
Breakfast included

Your dream retreat in Positano

  1. Your very own luxury villa on the Amalfi Coast
  2. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Positano
  3. Relaxing in the Jacuzzi or steam room, in the garden
Excellent (40)
Tel. +39 335 6891661
Villa Magia Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Magia

From € 380
Breakfast included

Villa Magia, the pinnacle of your dream villa

  1. One of the most spectacular views along the entire Amalfi Coast
  2. The perfect position at the highest point in Positano, accessible by car
  3. The lush Mediterranean garden, where you can settle in to gaze at the sea
Excellent (138)
Tel. +39 089 875584
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 137
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 (1248)
Tel. +39 089 875500
Hotel L'Ancora Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 280
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 (308)
Tel. +39 089 875318

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Poseidon

From € 1,000
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 (1093)
Tel. +39 089 811111

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 43
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 (484)
Tel. +39 340 3382917

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 99
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 (184)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 176
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 (1971)
Tel. +39 089 874628
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 43
Breakfast included

The magic of Positano in your room

  1. Romantic moonlit dinners on the terrace
  2. Every room and suite has a marvelous view of the sea
  3. Jacuzzi with a view: relaxation, Positano-style
Very good (790)
Tel. +39 089 875111

4 stars - Minori

Hotel Santa Lucia

From € 90
Breakfast included

A family-run property in the center of Minori

  1. Traditional Mediterranean hospitality in the heart of Minori.
  2. The delicious fish cuisine, typical of the Amalfi Coast.
  3. The vicinity to the beach and the sea.
Excellent (655)
Tel. +39 089 877142
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