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 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 (677)

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 (677)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Amalfi Coast tour on Luxury Boat

from € 899 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Minicruise along the Amalfi Coast on a Luxury gozzo boat
  • Swims in the turquoise waters off the coast
  • Visits to Positano and the center of Amalfi
Excellent (277)

Departure from: Pompeii

Pompei Walking Tour with Priority Admission Ticket

€ 39 per guest

Duration 2 hours (Morning)

  • Learn from your professional English-speaking guide
  • Discover the remaining frescoes and mosaics in a small group
  • Explore the streets of Pompeii on a walking tour of the petrified city
Excellent (893)

Departure from: Naples

Amalfi Coast and Pompeii: Tour from Naples

€ 85 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • The Amalfi Coast and guided tour of Pompeii in a single day
Excellent (2018)

Departure from: Amalfi, Ravello

Amalfi Coast Tour via Ape Calessino (Tuk Tuk)

from € 250 Per vehicle | Max 2 passengers

Duration 3 hours

  • The charm of a vintage Ape tuk tuk
  • Breathtaking views over the coast
  • Commentary from your driver
Excellent (35)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Paestum and Mozzarella Private Tour

from € 490 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Archaeology and gastronomy in one tour
  • A private tour
  • Luxury car transfer
Excellent (1518)

Departure from: Positano, Praiano

Hike and Eat: the Path of the Gods

€ 24 per guest € 349 -93%

Duration 4 hours (Morning)

  • Hike the Path of the Gods with a licensed nature guide on this private excursion, ending with a lunch of local delicacies in a historic palazzo!
Excellent (115)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano

Tour of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Herculaneum

from € 390 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 9 hours

  • Three highlights in a single day by air-conditioned private driving tour
Excellent (588)

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 (677)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano

Private Luxury Driving Tour of the Amalfi Coast

from € 360 Per vehicle | Max 7 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The best of the Amalfi Coast in one day
  • Total flexibility on time and place of departure
  • Expert driver and luxury vehicle
Excellent (16)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Rome

Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast via Luxury Vehicle

from € 400 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours 12 hours

  • Full-day with a private driver
  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello
  • Luxury vehicle with a/c
Excellent (1518)

Accommodations

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

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Casa Buonocore Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 180
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 (149)
Tel. +39 089 875085

3 stars - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 94
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 (173)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 259
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 (1789)
Tel. +39 089 874628

Villas - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 90

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 (210)
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 361.90
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 (1199)
Tel. +39 089 875500

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 290
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 (285)
Tel. +39 089 875318
Hotel Palazzo Murat Bestseller

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 (1158)
Tel. +39 089 875177

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Villa Gabrisa

From € 288
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 (696)
Tel. +39 089 811498

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Eden Roc Suites

From € 600
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 (1677)
Tel. +39 089 875 844

4 stars - Positano

Palazzo Marzoli Resort

From € 349
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 € 199

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)

5 stars - Positano

Covo dei Saraceni

From € 490
Breakfast included

Positano Dreaming...

  1. Rooms with hot tubs, terraces with private pools, and Positano at your feet
  2. A dreamy infinity pool
  3. The restaurant's excellent traditional cuisine
Excellent (1035)
Tel. +39 089 875 400
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