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

Departure from Naples

Wine tasting
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Skip-the-line at Pompeii

Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Avoid getting lost by visiting with a guide
Depart from Pompeii
Skip-the-line entrance

Tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 250 € 350 Per boat | Max 9 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

(175 Reviews)

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

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

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 750 € 800 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(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

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Bike tour on the Sorrentine Peninsula,
Farm visit and tasting of local products
Round-trip hotel transfer included

Bike and other options...

€ 99 per guest

Duration 5 hours

Free cancellation

(46 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

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(183 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Conca dei Marini, Massa Lubrense, Nerano, Praiano

A private minicruise
Sail around Capri and enjoy time on land
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Sorrento

ApreaMare Diamond 38' and other options...

From € 475 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(341 Reviews)
Pershing 43 Yacht
Shared

Departure from Capri

Flexible itinerary
Experienced skipper
Powerful luxury speedboat

Pershing 43

From € 1,200 € 1,400 Per boat | Max 11 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

(175 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Wine-tasting lunch
Prepare classic local recipes
Guided winery tour

Cooking lesson

€ 110 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)
Herculaneum: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

1.5-hour guided tour of Herculaneum
Round trip transfer Naples/Herculaneum
Expert guide to explore the ruins

Tour

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(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

Gozzo shared tours

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(183 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

Villas - Praiano

The irresistible allure of the Amalfi Coast

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

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

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
(1278 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December