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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Recommended experiences and tours for January

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Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius Bestseller Verified

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Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Taste wines made on Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy lunch with a view over the Bay of Naples
  • Take a guided walk through the vineyards
Excellent (597)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip to Capri Via ApreaMare Gozzo Boat

from € 1,150 up to 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The coast and the Piazzetta: all the magic of Capri
  • Comfortable and spacious boat
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (265)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius Tour

from € 320 EUR 40/hour for extra time € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

  • A tour by private, air-conditioned car departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples with an experienced, English-speaking driver.
Excellent (156)
Restart Boat - Day Trip on the Amalfi Coast via ApreaMare Gozzo Boat Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip on the Amalfi Coast via ApreaMare Gozzo Boat

from € 1,320 Up to 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The elegance and comfort of an ApreaMare gozzo
  • Swims in the turquoise waters off the coast
  • Visits to Positano and the center of Amalfi
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Top Excursion Sorrento - Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano) Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano)

from € 349

Duration 8 hours

The ruins of Pompeii, the wines of Mount Vesuvius, and the charm of historic Sorrento: this private tour privato departing from Positano is an unforgettable day of discovery of the best of southern Italy.
Tour by luxury sedan or minivan with a professional bilingual driver.
Duration: 8 hours

Excellent (156)
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

€ 75 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
  • Avoid the hassle of public transportation
  • See the coastline with a guide
Excellent (353)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Path of Gods and Positano Tour

from € 400

Duration 9 hours

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Astarita Car Service - Private Tour from Positano to Pompeii with guide Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Pompeii, Positano

Private Tour from Positano to Pompeii with guide

from € 415 up to 8 people

Duration 4 hours

Private tour from Positano to Pompeii with an authorized guide. An expert English speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you on a Mercedes vehicle. Duration of the tour: 5 hours

Excellent (553)

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Wine Tasting Tour - Lacryma Christi

from € 500 up to 8 people

Duration 7 hours

Are you interested in learning about how the historic "Lacryma Christi" wine is produced? Our wine tour takes you to the vineyards where this wine is made, with a visit to the cellar and lunch with a choice between two menùs. After your tasting, the tour continues to Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Excellent (553)
Top Excursion Sorrento - Pompeii plus Wine and Food Tasting Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii plus Wine and Food Tasting

from € 340 8 hour tour

Duration 8 hours

A tour that blends archaeology and cuisine, including a visit to the ruins of Pompeii, a winery stop to sample 15 different DOC regional wines, and a tasting of local specialties and Limoncello di Sorrento.
Duration: 8 hours
From Positano or Sorrento

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Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi

Amalfi Coast Tour

from € 320 8 hour tour

Duration 8 hours

This tour by luxury car along the Amalfi Coast includes the most beautiful spots along the coast: bustling Amalfi, picturesque Positano, and stunning Ravello. We'll also pass the charming fishing villages of Furore, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, and Scala.
Duration: 8 ore

Excellent (333)
Eurolimo - Semi-private tour of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Wine Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Semi-private tour of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Wine

€ 120 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Sami-private group tour (from 4 to 8 people)
  • Professional English speaking loca guide for 2 hours into Pompeii ruins
  • Wine tasting and light lunch on the side of Vesuvius
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Accommodations

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  2. Start the day in style, with breakfast on the terrace
  3. The library overlooking the center of Positano
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4 star perfection, in Positano

  1. The view of Positano from your bedroom balcony
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  3. Sea and beaches just a short walk away
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Relais Villarena

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A superb position in the heart of Nerano

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Hotel Margherita

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