Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

An unusually magical Christmas

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December
  • Temperature
  • Daylight hours
Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

There's no snow, temperatures are mild, and you won't find the traditional Christmas markets. Let's face it: the Amalfi Coast isn't your typical holiday destination in December. That said, Christmas on the coast offers a uniquely magical experience that you will find unforgettable....

The coastal towns are lit with fairy lights, reflected on the waves after sunset. The lanes are scented with the delightful smell of traditional holiday treats like zeppole and struffoli. There are pretty Nativity scenes set up in each square and shop window, and concerts and events for the holiday season scheduled for kids and adults.

New Year's Eve is generally celebrated on the Spiaggia Grande beach in Positano, which becomes an open air disco until dawn.

Christmas and New Year's on the Amalfi Coast

Sorrento is famous for its Christmas decorations, most notably the towering tree in Piazza Tasso that puts on a music and light show each hour. From the end of November, each weekend has special events and concerts scheduled to celebrate the holidays.

Christmas and New Year's in Sorrento

The Weather in December

By December, temperatures on the Amalfi Coast are quite cold, though rarely freezing. It frequently rains, however, and seas are choppy.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 10° C
  • Chance of rain: 30%
  • Chance of clouds: 47%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 17° C
  • Average daylight hours: 9

What to Do on the Amalfi Coast in December

Aside from Christmas concerts and events, December is perfect for visiting Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, and Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Recommended experiences and tours for December

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

Show all

Just booked:

Food experience

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (952)
Buyourtour - Boat Tour from Sorrento to Capri Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour from Sorrento to Capri

€ 95 per guest € 99 -4%

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

  • Stops to swim
  • Hotel pick-up included (Sorrento and surrounds)
  • Small-group tour
Excellent (362)
Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius Bestseller Verified

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (952)

Departure from: Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Breathtaking Capri Private VIP Cruise (8 Hours)

From € 609 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Swim and snorkel as much as you like
  • Spend time on land to explore
  • Round-trip hotel transfer
Excellent (172)

Departure from: Naples

Herculaneum: Guided Tour Departing from Naples

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

  • 1.5-hour guided tour of Herculaneum
  • Round trip transfer Naples/Herculaneum
  • Expert guide to explore the ruins
Excellent (2378)

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano

€ 139 per guest € 149 -7%

Duration 9 hours

Free cancellation

  • Hotel pick up in Positano
  • Visit the Blue Grotto
  • Free time to shop and sightsee on the island
Excellent (362)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum

From € 330 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt Vesuvius in one day, with pick-up, drop off, and transfers via air-conditioned car with driver.
Excellent (184)

Departure from: Sorrento

Visit Positano, Amalfi & Ravello with Local Guide

€ 75 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
  • Avoid the hassle and bustle of public transportation
  • Local Offial Guide in English and Italian
Excellent (736)

Departure from: Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Tour by boat to avoid the coastal traffic
  • Free time to visit Positano and Amalfi
  • Small-group tour
Excellent (1819)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius Tour

From € 320 EUR 40/hour for extra time € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • A tour by private, air-conditioned car departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples with an experienced, English-speaking driver.
Excellent (241)

Departure from: Naples, Pompeii

Guided Tour of Pompeii

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Avoid getting lost by visiting with a guide
  • Depart from Naples or Pompeii
  • Skip-the-line entrance
Excellent (2378)

Departure from: Naples

Naples by Sea: 1.5-Hour Scenic Boat Tour

From € 140 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

  • Perfect for those with limited time
  • Local skipper and traditional boat
  • Neapolitan aperitivo on board
Excellent (1121)

Accommodations

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

Show all

Availability and prices

Just booked:

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 120
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 (176)
Villa Oliviero Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Oliviero

From € 300
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 (42)

Residences - Positano

La Caravella Positano Beach

From € 135

A bed on the beach... well, almost!

  1. Sleep within steps of Positano's Spiaggia Grande beach
  2. Home-from-home comfort and rooms with a view
  3. The sea and mountains: fun for everyone
Average (106)
Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 79
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 (186)

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Magia

From € 234
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 (157)
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 159.85
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 (1277)

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)

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 45
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 (490)

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 (2024)

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 75

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 (226)

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Palazzo Murat

From € 250
Breakfast included

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 (1237)

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Villa Gabrisa

From € 180
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 (743)
Top of Page