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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Winter on the Amalfi Coast

Recommended experiences and tours for January

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Departure from: Sorrento

Skip-the-line Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

€ 69 per guest

Duration 4 hours (Morning)

Free cancellation

  • Archaeologist guide in English and Italian
  • Fast track entrance with tickets included
  • See the highlights of Pompeii
Excellent (810)

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 (182)

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

€ 75 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Highlights of the coast in one day
  • Tour with a small group by minibus
  • Local guide in English and Italian
Excellent (810)
Sorrento Limo - Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum Bestseller Verified

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 (182)
Cartotrekking - Waterfalls & Nature reserve of the Valley of the Mills Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Amalfi

Waterfalls & Nature reserve of the Valley of the Mills

€ 20 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • A private walk through the Valley of the Mills & Ferriere Nature Reserve and Amalfi's historic paper mills with a licensed hiking guide.
Excellent (123)

Departure from: Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Castellammare di Stabia

Path of the Gods all inclusive from Sorrento

€ 70 per guest

Duration 4 hours (Morning)

Free cancellation

  • Private full-day tour of the Path of the Gods with pick up and drop off in Sorrento or Positano, hike with an expert guide, and lunch in a local restaurant with traditional dishes.
Excellent (123)

Departure from: Naples

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Naples

€ 89 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

Free cancellation

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in one day
  • Official Local Guide in English and Italian
  • Free time to visit all three towns
Excellent (810)

Departure from: Positano

Pompeii and Sorrento Full-Day Tour

From € 360 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Choose your departure time
  • Travel by luxury sedan or minivan
  • Experienced drivers

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 (182)
Cartotrekking - Private tour on the Pathway of the Gods & Positano Most popular Verified

Departure from: Positano

Private tour on the Pathway of the Gods & Positano

From € 159 Per group | Max 20 people

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • - Private half-day guided hike on the Path of the Gods with an expert guide.
  • - Take the possibility to spend half a day for outdoor physical activity, enjoying the beauty of Positano and the Amalfi Coast immersed in the context
  • - Discover stunning landscapes overlooking the sea on the edge of a cliff, walking all the time followed step by step by a personal guide
Excellent (123)

Departure from: Positano

Ring Walk on the Slopes of Montepertuso above Positano

€ 7 per guest € 9 -22%

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • Unique views of Positano from above lead by a local guide
  • Walk along panoramic country paths
  • Discover the coast's lush Mediterranean vegetation
Excellent (123)

Departure from: Port of Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Car Service to Paestum + Mozzarella Experience

From € 350 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Visit the temples of Paestum followed by a "mozzarella experience" with a private car service!
Excellent (182)

Accommodations

Choose among Positano.com's selected and reviewed accommodations, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 235
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 (167)
Tel. +39 089 875085

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 (40)
Tel. +39 335 6891661

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Magia

From € 400
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 (139)
Tel. +39 089 875584

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 245.28
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 (1251)
Tel. +39 089 875500

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 460
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)
Tel. +39 089 875318

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 50
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 (485)
Tel. +39 340 3382917

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 99
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 (184)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 214
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 (1973)
Tel. +39 089 874628

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 280
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 (791)
Tel. +39 089 875111

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 95

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 (223)
Tel. +39 0818081779

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 (1212)
Tel. +39 089 875177

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Villa Gabrisa

From € 265.50
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 (737)
Tel. +39 089 811498
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