Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

The perfect month to fall in love with the coast

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May
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Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in May

May is arguably the best month to visit the Amalfi Coast: long days, warm temperatures, and lush vegetation make the coastline a true paradise, though the summer bus tour crowds that invade Positano and Capri during the midday can take a bit of the romance away.

That said, if you wait a few hours, peace descends once again as the daytrippers leave and you can relax in the cafès in the town centers, sitting outside to sip an aperitivo or even dine al fresco at the water's edge.

The Weather in May in Positano

Southern Italy is delightful in May, with balmy days that are not too hot. You may get the odd rain shower, but they generally end quickly and leave clear skies and pretty sunsets. Regardless, be sure to pack a light jacket for the cooler evenings.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 24° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 16° C
  • Chance of rain: 15%
  • Chance of clouds: 35%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 18° C
  • Average daylight hours: 14

What to Do in Positano and Amalfi in May

Hiking

May is the perfect month for exploring the walking and hiking trails on the coast. If you want to follow the famous "Path of the Gods", we suggest hiking this popular trail on a weekday as the trail can get crowded with organized hiking groups on the weekends. It's much more pleasant to be able to enjoy the hike and views in contempative silence.

Hiking the Path of the Gods: information and tours

Archaeology

If you are planning a day trip to Pompeii or Herculaneum, be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen...and to bring plenty of water, as these are the first true hot days of sun.

Getting to Pompeii and Herculaneum from the Amalfi Coast

Boat Tours

The beach season begins in May, and you can take a boat tour of the Amalfi Coast or the island of Capri...either privately, or by joining a shared group tour.

Boat tour information

Recommended experiences and tours for May

Choose from our selected and vetted tours & experiences. Book now for the best rates and availability!

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Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
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Experience and tour

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
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HP Travel - Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket Bestseller Verificato

Partenza da Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

€ 18 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Open ticket: choose your tour date
  • Admire Capri by sea
  • Various departure times each day
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Partenza da Sorrento, Massa Lubrense

Breathtaking Capri Private VIP Cruise (8 Hours)

Da € 609 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Durata 8 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Swim and snorkel as much as you like
  • Spend time on land to explore
  • Round-trip hotel transfer
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Partenza da Capri

Island Tour + Stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 18 a persona € 19 -5%

Durata 2 ore

  • Skip the line
  • Save money
  • See the island highlights
Molto buono (272)
Plaghia Charter - Shared Amalfi Coast Boat Tour Most popular Verificato

Partenza da Positano

Shared Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

€ 65 a persona € 70 -7%

Durata 7 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Small-group tours (max 12 passengers)
  • An entire day dedicated to exploring the Amalfi Coast
  • Free time to visit Amalfi
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Partenza da Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Private Boat Tour - Capri & Positano

Da € 829 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 1,029 -19%

Durata 8 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Two top destinations in one day
  • Flexible itinerary and private boat
  • Bilingual expert skipper
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Partenza da Sorrento

Capri Sea-Fishing Experience from Sorrento with Lunch

€ 125 a persona

Durata 7 ore

  • A unique way to experience the sea off Capri
  • Sail to Capri for an island tour, swimming, and free time on land
  • Lunch on board featuring the catch of the day and local specialties
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Partenza da Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by Private Gozzo Boat

Da € 130 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Durata 2 ore 3 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • A private gozzo boat
  • Stops to swim
  • See the Faraglioni and grottoes
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Partenza da Capri

La Dolce Vita: Capri Boat Tour

€ 59 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • See the most beautiful side of Capri
  • Swim in the crystalline bays
  • Aperitivo on board
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Partenza da Capri

Rent a traditional wooden boat, without licence

Da € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Durata 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 7 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Traditional wooden boat without a skipper
  • Complete freedom at sea
  • No boating licence requested
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Grassi Junior Boats - Small Group Amalfi Coast Boat Tour Most popular Verificato

Partenza da Positano

Small Group Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

€ 80 a persona

Durata 7 ore

  • Only 8 passengers on board
  • Drinks provided
  • Free time on land in Amalfi
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Accommodations

Choose among Positano.com's selected and reviewed accommodations, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 390
Breakfast included

Imperial luxury

  1. The most unique view on earth (seriously)
  2. The tempting cuisine at the Terrazza di Lucullo
  3. The infinity pool directly over the sea
Excellent (1256)

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 180
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 (177)
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 90
Breakfast included

The magic of Positano in your room

  1. Romantic moonlit dinners on the terrace
  2. Every room and suite has a marvelous view of the sea
  3. Jacuzzi with a view: relaxation, Positano-style
Very good (809)
Villa Oliviero Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Oliviero

From € 300
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 (42)

Residences - Positano

La Caravella Positano Beach

From € 180

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)

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 79
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 (186)

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Magia

From € 280
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 (162)
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 90
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 (1282)

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
Excellent (308)

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Poseidon

From € 264.50
Breakfast included

4 star perfection, in Positano

  1. The view of Positano from your bedroom balcony
  2. The fabulous Neapolitan cuisine served on the terrace
  3. Sea and beaches just a short walk away
Excellent (1111)

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 45
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 (490)

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 241
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 (2030)
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