Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

How to Enjoy the Amalfi Coast in Winter

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January
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Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

We don't want to discourage you, but unfortunately January is by far the worst month of the year to visit the Amalfi Coast. After the Christmas and New Year holidays, most businesses close for the season, only to open back up for Easter.

In Positano, most restaurants and hotels are closed, but some to stay open through the winter in Amalfi.

The Weather in January

January is the coldest month of the year on the Amalfi Coast, with overcast or wet days.

Heavy rains often bring mud slides and blockages along the coastal highway 163 that runs between the towns long the coast, and traffic can be blocked for days at a time. There are regular ferries only between Capri, Sorrento, and Naples; the ferry routes linking Positano and Amalfi do not run in winter.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 10° C
  • Chance of rain: 30%
  • Chance of clouds: 50%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average daylight hours: 9

So, Should We Skip a Winter Visit?

Not necessarily! There are some advantages to visiting the coast in the winter: prices are lower and there are no crowds or long lines to board public transportation. You can visit Pompeii and Herculaneum in peace, without having to suffer under the hot sun with the summer crowds. The island of Capri has a wild beauty in the winter, and the shops and boutiques in Sorrento hold their winter sales.

With a bit of luck, you may even get a few sunny days to visit the towns along the coast, taking advantage of the light traffic to travel from town to town.

Where to Stay

Choose Sorrento as your base, since it is the most vibrant in the winter. Otherwise, stay in Amalfi, the larges of the towns on the Amalfi Coast proper, where shops and restaurants are more likely to be open.

What to Do

This is the perfect season to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, or wander the many museums in Naples

Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius
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Recommended experiences and tours for January

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

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Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

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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
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Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius

from € 320 40 euro for hour,x extra time! € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Spend an entire day discovering the history of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the majesty of Mount Vesuvius! Book our driving tour for an unforgettable experience departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples on an elegant sedan or minivan with a bilingual driver.
Duration: 8 hours

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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 (329)

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

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Top Excursion Sorrento - Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with english speaking driver Bestseller Verified

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

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Travel Etc  - Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento Most popular Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

€ 75 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
  • Avoid the hassle of public transportation
  • See the coastline with a guide
Excellent (340)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Tour of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and Herculaneum

from € 330

Duration 8 hours

Are you ready to discover the most unique archaeological sites and breathtaking landscapes in the world in a single tour? Sorrento Limo will take you from Sorrento to the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the crater of Mount Vesuvius during this unforgettable day tour!

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Eurolimo - Amalfi Coast Tour Bestseller Verified

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

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Departure from: Sorrento

Hiking the Path of the Gods, transfer & lunch included

from € 389 per group

Duration 7 hours

  • - private tour with Environmental Hiking Guide (Aigae), professionalism and experience with insurance coverage included;
  • - private transfer with N.C.C. (rental with authorized driver) from Positano, from Amalfi or from Sorrento, to Agerola and return after the lunch;
  • - lunch overlooking the sea of Positano, based on typical local products, in a small local trattoria
Excellent (88)

Departure from: Sorrento

Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

from € 330

Duration 8 hours

All the charm of the Amalfi Coast in a private tour to the most beautiful spots along this famous coastline, including Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. We'll also pass the pretty villages perched on the cliffside and have breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples.

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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

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Departure from: Sorrento

Tour of Paestum + Mozzarella Tasting

from € 320 6 hour tour

Duration 6 hours

Leave from Sorrento (or the Amalfi Coast) to discover the breathtaking Greek temples in Paestum, followed by an afternoon dedicated to the most famous local specialty: buffalo mozzarella. See a cheese-making demonstration and sample this delicious delicacy!
Duration: 6 hours

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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
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Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

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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
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A bed on the beach (well, almost!)

  1. Just three steps and you're on the beach of Marina del Cantone
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  3. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Nerano
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Hotel L'Ancora

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  1. The view of the sea from every single balcony and terrace
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Relais Villarena

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