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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Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius Bestseller Verified

Food experience

Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Taste wines made on Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy lunch with a view over the Bay of Naples
  • Take a guided walk through the vineyards
Excellent (597)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip to Capri Via ApreaMare Gozzo Boat

from € 1,150 up to 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The coast and the Piazzetta: all the magic of Capri
  • Comfortable and spacious boat
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (265)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius Tour

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

Duration 8 hours

  • A tour by private, air-conditioned car departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples with an experienced, English-speaking driver.
Excellent (156)
Restart Boat - Day Trip on the Amalfi Coast via ApreaMare Gozzo Boat Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip on the Amalfi Coast via ApreaMare Gozzo Boat

from € 1,320 Up to 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The elegance and comfort of an ApreaMare gozzo
  • Swims in the turquoise waters off the coast
  • Visits to Positano and the center of Amalfi
Excellent (265)
Top Excursion Sorrento - Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano) Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano)

from € 349

Duration 8 hours

The ruins of Pompeii, the wines of Mount Vesuvius, and the charm of historic Sorrento: this private tour privato departing from Positano is an unforgettable day of discovery of the best of southern Italy.
Tour by luxury sedan or minivan with a professional bilingual driver.
Duration: 8 hours

Excellent (156)
Top Excursion Sorrento - Pompeii plus Wine and Food Tasting Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii plus Wine and Food Tasting

from € 340 8 hour tour

Duration 8 hours

A tour that blends archaeology and cuisine, including a visit to the ruins of Pompeii, a winery stop to sample 15 different DOC regional wines, and a tasting of local specialties and Limoncello di Sorrento.
Duration: 8 hours
From Positano or Sorrento

Excellent (156)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi

Amalfi Coast Tour

from € 320 8 hour tour

Duration 8 hours

This tour by luxury car along the Amalfi Coast includes the most beautiful spots along the coast: bustling Amalfi, picturesque Positano, and stunning Ravello. We'll also pass the charming fishing villages of Furore, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, and Scala.
Duration: 8 ore

Excellent (333)
Eurolimo - Semi-private tour of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Wine Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Semi-private tour of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Wine

€ 120 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Sami-private group tour (from 4 to 8 people)
  • Professional English speaking loca guide for 2 hours into Pompeii ruins
  • Wine tasting and light lunch on the side of Vesuvius
Excellent (333)

Tours and excursions

The Path of the Gods

from € 149 € 169 -12%

Duration 4 hours

While staying in Sorrento, take time to savor this breathtaking hike far above the Amalfi Coast along the famed Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods)! Our expert and licensed hiking guide with lead you along one of the worlds's most spectacular trails during this private hiking tour.

Excellent (82)

Departure from: Sorrento

Tour of Naples and the Caserta Palace

from € 320

Duration 8 hours

A driving tour of the heart of Naples, including Santa Chiara, the Spaccanapoli neighborhood, the Maschio Angioino, Capodimonte, Piazza Plebiscito, and the Castel dell'Ovo + a visit of the beautiful Caserta palace and grounds.
Departure from Sorrento
Auto: Mercedes sedan or minivan
Duration: 8 ho

Excellent (156)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius: Archaeological Tour

from € 330 9 hour tour

Duration 9 hours

For fans of archaeology and the great outdoors, this full day driving tour departing from Sorrento or Naples by one of the luxury Eurolimo sedans or vans includes visits to the Pompeii and Herculaneum archaeological sites, and a drive up the slope of Mount Vesuvius!
Duration: 9 hours

Excellent (333)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with english speaking driver

from € 320 € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Private full day tour or shore excursion of the most beautiful gems along the Amalfi Coast. Hop aboard our elegant sedan or minivan to visit Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and the prettiest fishing villages along the coastline! Bilingual driver will assist you during your tour.
Duration: 8 hours

Excellent (156)

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 € 195
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 (147)
Tel. +39 089 875085

Villas - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 70

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 (206)
Hotel Margherita Bestseller

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 209
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 (1767)
Tel. +39 089 874628
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 94
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 (1181)
Tel. +39 089 875500

3 stars - Nerano - 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 (173)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 200
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 (279)
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 (468)
Tel. +39 089 877512
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 (1147)
Tel. +39 089 875177

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Villa Gabrisa

From € 135
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 (686)
Tel. +39 089 811498

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Eden Roc Suites

From € 235
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 (1637)
Tel. +39 089 875 844

4 stars - Positano

Palazzo Marzoli Resort

From € 229
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 € 299

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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