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
A Day in Naples

Winter on the Amalfi Coast

Recommended experiences and tours for January

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Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius Tour

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

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • A tour by private, air-conditioned car departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples with an experienced, English-speaking driver.
Excellent (242)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum

From € 330 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt Vesuvius in one day, with pick-up, drop off, and transfers via air-conditioned car with driver.
Excellent (184)

Departure from: Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Tour by boat to avoid the coastal traffic
  • Free time to visit Positano and Amalfi
  • Small-group tour
Excellent (1870)

Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrento Coast and Capri Boat Tour - Bestseller

€ 105 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Boat tour for small groups helps you beat the crowds and enjoy a personal outing
  • Sorrento Coast and Capri from the sea, visit at the amazing sea caves and stops to swim and snorkel
  • Drinks, snacks, limoncello, and snorkeling equipment are all provided
Excellent (1870)

Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrento Coast and Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Explore the best of the coast with a local expert on board
  • Stops to discover Positano and Amalfi by land
  • Sail along the Sorrentine and Amalfi Coasts with stops to swim and snorkel
Excellent (1870)
Cartotrekking - Private tour on the Pathway of the Gods & Positano Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Private tour on the Pathway of the Gods & Positano

From € 189 Per group | Max 20 people € 199 -5%

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • The Path of the Gods with an expert guide.
  • Half a day for outdoor physical activity,
  • Stunning landscapes overlooking the sea
Excellent (160)

Departure from: Sorrento

Half-Day Sorrento Coast by Sea

From € 450 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 hours

  • Tours by gozzo or speedboat
  • Crafts with all the comforts
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
Excellent (340)

Tours and excursions

Private Car Service along the Amalfi Coast

From € 380 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • The best of the Amalfi Coast with a private car to see Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano in one day!
Excellent (184)

Departure from: Positano

Ring Walk on the Slopes of Montepertuso above Positano

€ 7 per guest € 9 -22%

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • Local expert guide
  • Exclusive insider hike
  • Discover local history and culture
Excellent (160)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Boat Tour of Capri via Della Pasqua 50 Yacht

From € 1,500 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

  • Luxury yacht
  • For lovers of sporty and powerful crafts
  • Completely customizable tour
Excellent (657)

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

Free cancellation

  • No public transportation
  • See the highlights in one day
  • Air conditioning and wifi
Excellent (242)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

Shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast

From € 380 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Private shore excursion via air-conditioned vehicle along the Amalfi Coast with pick up/drop off at the port of Sorrento or Naples.
Excellent (184)

Accommodations

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Casa Buonocore

From € 120
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 (177)
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 90
Breakfast included

The magic of Positano in your room

  1. Romantic moonlit dinners on the terrace
  2. Every room and suite has a marvelous view of the sea
  3. Jacuzzi with a view: relaxation, Positano-style
Very good (809)
Villa Oliviero Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Oliviero

From € 300
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 (42)

Residences - Positano

La Caravella Positano Beach

From € 140

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)

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 79
Breakfast included

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 (186)

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Magia

From € 280
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 (162)
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Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 113
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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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)

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 39
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
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4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 130
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 (2029)

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 (227)

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 (1239)
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