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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Departure from: Capri

La Dolce Vita: Capri Boat Tour

€ 59 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • See the most beautiful side of Capri
  • Swim in the crystalline bays
  • Aperitivo on board
Excellent (240)

Departure from: Positano

Day tour of Capri from Amalfi Coast and Sorrento

Da € 550 Per Boat | Max 7 people

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

Full day tour of Capri on a Gozzo Fratelli Aprea with pick-up and drop-off in Positano with skipper.

Excellent (120)
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Departure from: Capri

GOLD Day Trip Package

€ 94 per guest € 100 -6%

Duration 8 hours

  • Purchase tickets in advance
  • Enjoy a three-course lunch
  • Organize your day in complete freedom
Excellent (1)

Departure from: Capri

Tour of Capri on a Gozzo from Marina Piccola

Da € 130 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 150 -13%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • A tour by gozzo boat around the island departing from the bay opposite the Faraglioni and with a stop to swim off the coast of Capri.
Excellent (120)

Rent

Capri Rubber Dinghy Rental (250 hp, license required)

Da € 200 Per Boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 9 hours

  • Dive in when and where you want
  • Use your boating license to explore
Excellent (494)

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 18 per guest € 19 -5%

Duration 2 hours

Purchase your ticket for an island boat tour online and save!

Very good (263)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Tour by Itama 40 Speedboat

Da € 380 Per Boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Make your vacation truly special with a tour of Capri by luxury speedboat based on the time you have available! Don't miss the most beautiful sights on the island like the Faraglioni, lighthouse, and Blue Grotto.

Excellent (8)

Food experience

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (923)
Restart Boat - Day Trip to Capri on Luxury Boat Most popular Verified

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

Day Trip to Capri on Luxury Boat

Da € 550 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • A private minicruise
  • Sail around Capri and enjoy time on land
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Sorrento
Excellent (333)
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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 (240)

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (923)

Accommodations

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

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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 (1210)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 170
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 (167)
Tel. +39 089 875085
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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 (40)
Tel. +39 335 6891661

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Magia

From € 300
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 (139)
Tel. +39 089 875584
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 189.28
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 (1251)
Tel. +39 089 875500

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 € 299
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 (1095)
Tel. +39 089 811111

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 (485)
Tel. +39 340 3382917

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 99
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 (184)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

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 (1973)
Tel. +39 089 874628
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 66
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 (791)
Tel. +39 089 875111

4 stars - Minori

Hotel Santa Lucia

From € 99
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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