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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Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (876)

Food experience

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (876)

Departure from: Naples

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Tour Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Naples, including a guide and wine tasting

Excellent (2034)
WorldTours - Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Tour - From Naples Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Naples

Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi Tour - From Naples

€ 90 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • Transfer with a guide
  • Visit Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi in one day
  • Lunch on the Amalfi Coast
Excellent (2034)
Buyourtour - Small-Group Tour of the Amalfi Coast Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-Group Tour of the Amalfi Coast

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Small-group experience
  • Free time in each town
  • The best of the Amalfi Coast in one day
Excellent (139)
Cartotrekking - Ring Walk on the Slopes of Montepertuso above Positano Most popular Verified

Departure from: Positano

Ring Walk on the Slopes of Montepertuso above Positano

€ 9 per guest

Duration 3 hours

  • Unique views of Positano from above lead by a local guide
  • Walk along panoramic country paths
  • Discover the coast's lush Mediterranean vegetation
Excellent (120)

Departure from: Naples

Guided Tour of Naples: Historic Center and Underground

€ 40 per guest

Duration 5 hours

A walking tour of the historic center of Naples to see highlights like San Gregorio Armeno and the Naples Underground in five hours

Excellent (2034)

Departure from: Sorrento

Pompeii Half-Day Tour from Sorrento with Tickets

€ 69 per guest

Duration 4 hours (Morning)

  • Archaeologist guide and tickets included
  • See the highlights of Pompeii
  • Round-trip transportation from Sorrento
Excellent (820)
WorldTours - Pompeii: Guided Tour Departing from Naples Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Naples

Pompeii: Guided Tour Departing from Naples

€ 35 per guest

Duration 3 hours

  • Transfer service included between Naples and Pompeii
  • Two-hour tour with guide
  • Free time to souvenir shop near the archaeological park
Excellent (2034)

Tours and excursions

Private Car Service along the Amalfi Coast

from € 380 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

  • The best of the Amalfi Coast with a private car to see Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano in one day!
Excellent (181)

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

€ 75 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Highlights of the coast in one day
  • Tour with a small group by minibus
  • A local guide dedicated to your group
Excellent (820)

Departure from: Positano

Private Boat Tour of Capri and the Amalfi Coast

from € 1,200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The Faraglioni off Capri
  • The Blue Grotto
  • Amalfi and its cathedral

Accommodations

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Villa Oliviero Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Oliviero

From € 230
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

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 215
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 (166)
Tel. +39 089 875085
Villa Magia Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Magia

From € 550
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 (138)
Tel. +39 089 875584
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 110.88
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 (1239)
Tel. +39 089 875500
Hotel L'Ancora Bestseller

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
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3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

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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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Tel. +39 340 3382917

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

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
Hotel Margherita Bestseller

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 80
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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 (1959)
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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 (222)
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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 (1209)
Tel. +39 089 875177

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Villa Gabrisa

From € 144
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 (731)
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Hotel Eden Roc

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Heaven in Paradise

  1. Breakfast overlooking Positano
  2. An infinity pool in paradise
  3. Gorgeous antiques and a private jacuzzi in the Imperial Suite
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