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: Sorrento

Positano and Amalfi: Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Visit Amalfi and Positano
  • Set sail from Sorrento
  • Water and beverages on board
Excellent (797)

Departure from: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum

Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More

€ 55 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours

Free cancellation

  • Pick-up locations in Sorrento, Naples, etc.
  • Visit Capri on land and by sea
  • English-speaking skipper
Excellent (378)

Departure from: Capri

Capri by Boat: Private Tour

From € 120 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

  • Welcome limoncello
  • Expert captain with safety training
  • Inflatable toys on board
Misal Sorrento Boat Charter - "Special Capri Dream Tour"  for Couples Only Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Nerano, Massa Lubrense

"Special Capri Dream Tour" for Couples Only

From € 739 Per boat | Max 2 passengers € 850 -13%

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Toast on board!
  • A luxury boat all for you and your partner
  • Stop for photos in the most romantic places on the island
Excellent (73)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Open ticket: choose your tour date
  • Admire Capri by sea
  • Various departure times each day
Excellent (378)

Departure from: Amalfi, Maiori, Minori

Emerald Grotto Boat Tour

€ 10 per guest

Duration 1 hour 2 hours

  • Choice of departure points
  • Scenic cruise along the coastline
  • Entrance to the Emerald Grotto
Very good (7)

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri and Anacapri Minicruise Guided Tour from Sorrento

€ 89 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Sail around the island of Capri to admire the views
  • Sightsee and shop on land at your own pace
  • Learn the history and lore of the island from your guide
Excellent (743)

Departure from: Capri

Gozzo - 7, 8 meters

From € 350

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

Traditional wooden boat from Capri - Day tour.

Excellent (216)

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Rent Your Scooter Online - Full Day (6 hours)

From € 55 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 6 hours

Free cancellation

  • Explore Capri independently
  • Six hours with delivery at the port
  • Map of the island included
Excellent (463)
Crapolla Charter - Group Boat Tour to Capri Most popular Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Positano

Group Boat Tour to Capri

€ 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Stops to swim from the boat
  • Option of docking on Capri
  • Aperitivo on board
Excellent (47)

Departure from: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento

Guided walking tour of Pompeii Skip-the-line Tickets

€ 49 per guest

Duration 2 hours 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • Spend a half-day visiting the stunning archaeological site of Pompeii
  • Fast-track entrance with tickets included
  • Official local guide in English and Italian
Excellent (743)

Departure from: Positano

Private Amalfi Coast Sunset Boat Tour

From € 200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours

  • Private sunset tour departing from Positano
  • An on-board toast
  • Views of the Li Galli Islets, the Amalfi Coast, and Capri
Excellent (115)

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)

B&B and Homes - Positano

Villa Principe Giovanni

From € 240
Breakfast included

A sea view villa in Positano - paradise on earth!

  1. You're in the heart of Positano
  2. The view of the sea from every balcony
  3. The sea of the mountains: the choice is yours!
Very good (11)
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 195
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 € 216
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 € 299

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 € 109
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 € 385
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 (165)

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 286.35
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 (1278)

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 € 333.50
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 (1114)

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

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)
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