Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

An unusually magical Christmas

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.

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

Experience and tour

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

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento, Positano

- Luxury service performed by expert multilingual captains and a well trained crew, on excellent private yachts
- A unique point of view to admire the seaside of the isle and the coolest spots.
- A concierge service to personalize your day at sea and assist you with your special requests, in case you are celebrating a special occasion or a milestone event.

Aicon 72 SL and other options...

From € 1,350 Price per boat, per day.

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(13 Reviews)
Pershing 43 Yacht
Shared

Departure from Capri

Flexible itinerary
Experienced skipper
Powerful luxury speedboat

Pershing 43

From € 1,200 Per boat | Max 11 passengers € 1,100

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Excellent
(175 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Massa Lubrense

See Capri and the Amalfi Coast in one day
Free time to visit Amalfi and Positano on land
A comfortable boat all for yourself

Princess 56 Flybridge and other options...

From € 680 Per Boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(341 Reviews)
Magical Capri: Small-Group Highlights Tour by Sea
Shared

Departure from Massa Lubrense

Groups of maximum 12 passengers!
Multi-lingual skipper
Snack on board

Gozzo shared tours

€ 109 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(183 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Convenient departure from Capri
A traditional gozzo boat all to yourself
The best of the Amalfi Coast in a day

From € 500 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 600

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(175 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

The colors of Capri at sunset
English-speaking skipper
Aperitivo on board

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 250 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 350

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(175 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Nerano, Massa Lubrense

Free time to visit Capri
Departure from Positano, Amalfi, or Sorrento
Picnic on board

From € 750 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 800

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(175 Reviews)
Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo
Shared

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

From € 220 Per boat | Max 9 passengers € 310

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

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

Departure from Pompeii

Taste Lacryma Christi, traditional wine from Mt, Vesuvius
Explore the crater on Mt. Vesuvius
See the highlights of this famous mountain in one day

Tour

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
The Beauty of Capri: Coastal Highlights + Blue Grotto
Shared

Departure from Massa Lubrense

Round-trip hotel transfers
Limoncello tasting
Free time to visit Capri on land

€ 109 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(183 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

3 stars - Ravello

Your seaside villa and beach, in Ravello!

  1. A 'maison de charme' in Castiglione di Ravello
  2. Mediterranean cuisine overlooking the Bay of Salerno
  3. Your very own beach on the Amalfi Coast
Excellent
(800 Reviews)

Villas - Praiano

The irresistible allure of the Amalfi Coast

An ideal location for exploring the coast
Traditional architecture and style
Panoramic terraces and pool

5 stars - Praiano

White magic, on the Amalfi Coast

  1. An authentic design hotel in the heart of the Amalfi Coast
  2. The gourmet Mediterranean cuisine at "Un Piano nel Cielo" restaurant
  3. The private beach accessed by glass elevator
Excellent
(956 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December