Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

An unusually magical Christmas

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December
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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!

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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 (734)

Food experience

Lacryma Christi Tasting with Lunch and Transfer

from € 160 Per group | Max 8 passengers

Duration 4 hours

  • Organic wines from Mt. Vesuvius
  • Guided visit of the winery
  • Lunch with local delicacies
Excellent (734)

Food experience

Organic 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 (734)
Travel Etc  - Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

€ 65 per guest € 75 -13%

Duration 8 hours

  • Highlights of the coast in one day
  • Tour with a small group by minibus
  • A local guide dedicated to your group
Excellent (527)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip to Capri on Luxury Boat

from € 720 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The coast and the Piazzetta: all the magic of Capri
  • Tour of the island on a luxury boat
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (302)

Departure from: Naples

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Tour Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Naples, including a guide and wine tasting

Excellent (1731)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Tour Capri - Amalfi Coast by Gozzo Boat

from € 899 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Amalfi, Positano and Capri in one day
  • Gozzo boats with all the comforts on board
  • Pick up from your hotel (upon request)
Excellent (302)

Departure from: Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Castellammare di Stabia

Hiking the Path of the Gods, transfer & lunch included

€ 70 per guest

Duration 5 hours (Morning)

  • Private full-day tour of the Path of the Gods with pick up and drop off in Sorrento or Positano, hike with an expert guide, and lunch in a local restaurant with traditional dishes.
Excellent (106)

Departure from: Naples

Capri Boat Tour + Snorkeling

€ 139 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Depart from Naples for a boat tour of Capri including a full-day at sea with stops to swim and snorkel, snacks, and free time to explore the island

Excellent (1731)

Departure from: Naples

Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Tour - From Naples

€ 90 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • Transfer with a guide
  • Visit Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi in one day
  • Lunch on the Amalfi Coast
Excellent (1731)

Departure from: Sorrento

Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Sorrento with Tickets

€ 69 per guest

Duration 4 hours (Morning)

  • Archaeologist guide and tickets included
  • See the highlights of Pompeii
  • Round-trip transportation from Sorrento
Excellent (527)
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Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Capri Tour by boat

from € 499 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Sea, grottoes, and the Piazzetta
  • A fully comfortable ride
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (302)

Accommodations

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

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B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 220
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 (157)
Tel. +39 089 875085

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 430
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 (295)
Tel. +39 089 875318

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 (476)
Tel. +39 089 877512
Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 124
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 (176)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 285
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 (1847)
Tel. +39 089 874628

Villas - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 95

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 (219)

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 413
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 (1207)
Tel. +39 089 875500
Hotel Palazzo Murat Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Palazzo Murat

From € 90
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 (1172)
Tel. +39 089 875177

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Villa Gabrisa

From € 261
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 (711)
Tel. +39 089 811498

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Eden Roc Suites

From € 605
Breakfast included

Heaven in Paradise

  1. Breakfast overlooking Positano
  2. An infinity pool in paradise
  3. Gorgeous antiques and a private jacuzzi in the Imperial Suite
Excellent (1703)
Tel. +39 089 875 844

4 stars - Positano

Palazzo Marzoli Resort

From € 209
Breakfast included

Private pleasures in Positano

  1. The charm of a 17th century palazzo in Positano
  2. Rooms filled with light - and the colors of the sea
  3. A terrace with Jacuzzi - just for you!
Very good (347)

Residences - Positano

La Caravella Positano Beach

From € 245

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)
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