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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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 (734)

Food experience

Lacryma Christi Tasting with Lunch and Transfer

from € 160 Per group | Max 8 passengers

Duration 4 hours

  • Organic wines from Mt. Vesuvius
  • Guided visit of the winery
  • Lunch with local delicacies
Excellent (734)

Food experience

Organic 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 (734)
Travel Etc  - Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Small-group Bus Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

€ 65 per guest € 75 -13%

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 (527)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip to Capri on Luxury Boat

from € 720 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The coast and the Piazzetta: all the magic of Capri
  • Tour of the island on a luxury boat
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (302)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Tour Capri - Amalfi Coast by Gozzo Boat

from € 899 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Amalfi, Positano and Capri in one day
  • Gozzo boats with all the comforts on board
  • Pick up from your hotel (upon request)
Excellent (302)

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 (527)
Restart Boat - Capri Tour by  boat Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Capri Tour by boat

from € 499 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Sea, grottoes, and the Piazzetta
  • A fully comfortable ride
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (302)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Capri + Amalfi Coast Luxury Minicruise

from € 899 Per Boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • See the Faraglioni and Blue Grotto by private luxury gozzo, dive into the Mediterranean, and visit Positano and Amalfi in one day. Hotel pick-up in Sorrento included.
Excellent (302)

Tours and excursions

Path of the Gods Transfer and Guided Hike

from € 380 Per group | Max 8 people

Duration 6 hours

  • All-inclusive service with round-trip transfers between your hotel and the trail, plus a hiking guide along the trail.
Excellent (167)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Amalfi Coast tour on Luxury Boat

from € 899 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Minicruise along the Amalfi Coast on a Luxury gozzo boat
  • Swims in the turquoise waters off the coast
  • Visits to Positano and the center of Amalfi
Excellent (302)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Tour Positano & Amalfi by boat

from € 599 per boat

Duration 8 hours

  • Elegant speedboats and traditional gozzo boats
  • Swim in the clear waters of the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit the centers of Positano and Amalfi
Excellent (302)

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 € 220
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 (157)
Tel. +39 089 875085

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 430
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 (295)
Tel. +39 089 875318

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 40
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 (476)
Tel. +39 089 877512
Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 124
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 (176)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 285
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 (1847)
Tel. +39 089 874628

Villas - Nerano - 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 (219)

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 413
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 (1207)
Tel. +39 089 875500
Hotel Palazzo Murat Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Palazzo Murat

From € 90
Breakfast included

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 (1172)
Tel. +39 089 875177

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Villa Gabrisa

From € 261
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 (711)
Tel. +39 089 811498

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Eden Roc Suites

From € 605
Breakfast included

Heaven in Paradise

  1. Breakfast overlooking Positano
  2. An infinity pool in paradise
  3. Gorgeous antiques and a private jacuzzi in the Imperial Suite
Excellent (1703)
Tel. +39 089 875 844

4 stars - Positano

Palazzo Marzoli Resort

From € 209
Breakfast included

Private pleasures in Positano

  1. The charm of a 17th century palazzo in Positano
  2. Rooms filled with light - and the colors of the sea
  3. A terrace with Jacuzzi - just for you!
Very good (347)

Residences - Positano

La Caravella Positano Beach

From € 245

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)
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