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 "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 (871)

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-Group Tour of the Amalfi Coast

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Small-group experience
  • Free time in each town
  • The best of the Amalfi Coast in one day
Excellent (139)
Cartotrekking - Ring Walk on the Slopes of Montepertuso above Positano Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Ring Walk on the Slopes of Montepertuso above Positano

€ 9 per guest

Duration 3 hours

  • Unique views of Positano from above lead by a local guide
  • Walk along panoramic country paths
  • Discover the coast's lush Mediterranean vegetation
Excellent (120)

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 (871)

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Stops to swim
  • Hotel pick-up included (Sorrento and surrounds)
  • Small-group tour
Excellent (139)

Departure from: Naples

Guided Tour of Naples: Historic Center and Underground

€ 40 per guest

Duration 5 hours

A walking tour of the historic center of Naples to see highlights like San Gregorio Armeno and the Naples Underground in five hours

Excellent (2028)
Buyourtour - Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Amalfi Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Amalfi

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Amalfi

€ 135 per guest

Duration 10 hours

  • Visit the Blue Grotto
  • Hotel pick up
  • Sack lunch on board
Excellent (139)
Buyourtour - Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano Most popular Verified

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano

€ 129 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • Hotel pick up in Positano
  • Visit the Blue Grotto
  • Free time to shop and sightsee on the island
Excellent (139)

Departure from: Pompeii

Pompei Walking Tour with Priority Admission Ticket

€ 39 per guest

Duration 2 hours (Morning)

  • An English-speaking expert guide
  • See the highlights of the vast archaeological site
  • Skip the hassle of navigating the ruins with a map
Excellent (815)
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Private Tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius + Wine Tasting Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Private Tour of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius + Wine Tasting

from € 440 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • A private tour with three stops
  • Winery tour with tasting and light lunch
  • Transportation via private luxury car
Excellent (1633)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with English-speaking Driver

from € 320 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

  • No public transportation
  • See the highlights in one day
  • Air conditioning and wifi
Excellent (203)

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 (815)

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 € 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 (166)
Tel. +39 089 875085
Villa Magia Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Magia

From € 550
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 (137)
Tel. +39 089 875584
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 110.88
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 (1236)
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
Villa Oliviero Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Oliviero

From € 230
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
Hotel Europa Bestseller

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 (484)
Tel. +39 340 3382917

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

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 € 120
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 (1957)
Tel. +39 089 874628

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 (222)
Tel. +39 0818081779

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Palazzo Murat

From € 202
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 (1208)
Tel. +39 089 875177

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Villa Gabrisa

From € 144
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 (731)
Tel. +39 089 811498

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Eden Roc

From € 199
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 (1758)
Tel. +39 089 875 844
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