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

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Departure from: Capri

Exclusive tour by "Itama 38" around Capri

from € 350 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 390 -10%

Duration 3 hours 4 hours

  • A luxury speedboat all to yourself
  • VIP service
  • A flexible itinerary
Excellent (211)

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)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

from € 230 Per boat | Max 6 people

Duration 4 hours

  • Easy online booking
  • Expert skipper
  • An elegant boat all to yourself
Excellent (211)

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 18 per guest € 19 -5%

Duration 2 hours

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Very good (260)

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

from € 160 Per boat | Max 6 people

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • A private gozzo boat
  • Stops to swim
  • See the Faraglioni and grottoes
Excellent (211)
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)
Magia Boats - Capri: Private Boat Tour (Half Day) New

Departure from: Positano

Capri: Private Boat Tour (Half Day)

from € 880 Per boat | Max 11 passengers

Duration 4 hours

  • Choose between morning or afternoon departure
  • Private boat with skipper
  • Drinks and snack on board

Departure from: Positano

Boat Tour of Capri - Speed Boat

from € 800 per boat

Duration 8 hours

  • Reach Capri quickly
  • Time to explore on land
  • Expert service
Excellent (495)
Travel Etc  - Evening Group Tour to Positano Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Evening Group Tour to Positano

€ 49 per guest

Duration 5 hours (Afternoon)

  • Visit Positano at sunset
  • Bus transportation from Sorrento
  • A local guide
Excellent (820)

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Stops to swim
  • Hotel pick-up included (Sorrento and surrounds)
  • Small-group tour
Excellent (139)

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)

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 (1205)
Tel. +39 081 8373395
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
Excellent (308)
Tel. +39 089 875318

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Poseidon

From € 1,000
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 (1093)
Tel. +39 089 811111
Hotel Europa Bestseller

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 50
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 (484)
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
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 (1959)
Tel. +39 089 874628
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 60
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 (783)
Tel. +39 089 875111

4 stars - Minori

Hotel Santa Lucia

From € 105
Breakfast included

A family-run property in the center of Minori

  1. Traditional Mediterranean hospitality in the heart of Minori.
  2. The delicious fish cuisine, typical of the Amalfi Coast.
  3. The vicinity to the beach and the sea.
Excellent (655)
Tel. +39 089 877142
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