Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

How to Enjoy the Amalfi Coast in Winter

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

The best experiences and tours in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

Departure from Naples

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

Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 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

Tour

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 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

Tour

€ 140 per guest

Duration 8 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)

Departure from Naples

Convenient private transfer
Two hours in the ruins of Pompeii with an archaeological guide
Option of archaeological guide

Tour

From € 135 Per group | Max 18 people

Duration 3 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 € 300 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

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

Tour

€ 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Experience and tour

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

Luxury car o sedan

From € 300 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)
Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Tour - From Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Transfer with a guide
Visit Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi in one day
Lunch on the Amalfi Coast

Tour

€ 90 per guest

Duration 9 hours

Excellent
(2427 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

Excellent
(2427 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

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii

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

Tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

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)

Villas - Praiano

The irresistible allure of the Amalfi Coast

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

5 stars - Praiano

White magic, on the Amalfi Coast

  1. An authentic design hotel in the heart of the Amalfi Coast
  2. The gourmet Mediterranean cuisine at "Un Piano nel Cielo" restaurant
  3. The private beach accessed by glass elevator
Excellent
(956 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January