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

Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting - From Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Convenient direct trasfers
Tasting and light lunch included
Guided excursion to Mt. Vesuvius

Tour

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 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

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

Visit the coastline independently with a scooter
No hassle to park
Fantastic photos with an action cam-micro SD kit included

Kimko Agility 125

From € 80 Per scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 12 hours

(72 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Naples: Historic Center and Underground
Shared

Departure from Naples

Explore Naples on foot
Sample the city's street foode
Visit the San Lorenzo ruins

Tour

€ 40 per guest

Duration 5 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

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

Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Private transportation from Naples
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Stop at both Herculaneum and Pompeii

Tour

From € 300 Per group | Max 18 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(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

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Sample the pizza you make yourself
Learn about the history and lore of pizza
A scenic walk to the pizzeria

Tour

€ 48 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Round-trip transfer from Naples
Stops for photos
Free time to visit Amalfi, Positan, and Ravello

Tour

From € 300 Per tour | Max 8 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Guide included
Skip the line!
The best of Pompeii

Tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(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

Free cancellation

(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 € 150 Per group | Max 18 people

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in January

Restaurants - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

One of Nerano's most storied restaurants

Seasonal dishes made with quality local ingredients at this family-run beach restaurant.

(80 Reviews)