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

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 32 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
Visit the vineyard and winery

€ 40 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)
Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Wine Tasting on Mt. Vesuvius
Shared

Departure from Naples

Tour Pompeii and Herculaneum with an expert guide
Admire Mt. Vesuvius from up close
End your day with a wine tour

€ 140 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Private transportation from Naples
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Stop at both Herculaneum and Pompeii

From € 295 Per group | Max 18 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

The highlights of the Amalfi Coast
A guided tour of Pompeii
Lunch at a traditional restaurant

€ 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Flexible tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 18 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Excellent
(378 Reviews)

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

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

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 900

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(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

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Pompeii: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Transfer service included between Naples and Pompeii
1.5-hour tour with guide
Free time to souvenir shop near the archaeological park

Tour

€ 35 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Capri and Pompeii: Full-day Tour from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

See the highlights of Capri
Learn about the history of Pompeii
Convenient departure from Naples

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt Vesuvius in one day, with pick-up, drop off, and transfers via air-conditioned car with driver.

Luxury car o sedan

From € 320 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December

3 stars - Ravello

Your seaside villa and beach, in Ravello!

  1. A 'maison de charme' in Castiglione di Ravello
  2. Mediterranean cuisine overlooking the Bay of Salerno
  3. Your very own beach on the Amalfi Coast
Excellent
(800 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in December