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

Capri Blu Tour: Shared Group Boat Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Group boat tour for up to 12 passengers to Capri, departing from Sorrento and including free time in the center of Capri

Excellent (538)

Departure from: Capri

Rent a Traditional Wooden Boat from Marina Piccola

from € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

  • Traditional wooden boat without a skipper, easy to navigate, and compete freedom at sea
Excellent (91)
Grassi Junior Boats - Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano Most popular Verified

Departure from: Positano

Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano

€ 90 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • A 7-hour tour from Positano to Capri: a boat ride around the island plus 4 hours of free time on the island.
Excellent (75)

Departure from: Capri

Small-Group Capri Boat Tour w/Swim

€ 40 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Tour the island by sea on a traditional gozzo boat
  • Dive into the most beautiful coves and bays
  • Admire the Faraglioni from below
Excellent (466)

Departure from: Naples

Amalfi Coast and Pompeii: Tour from Naples

€ 85 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • The Amalfi Coast and guided tour of Pompeii in a single day
Excellent (1972)
You Know! - Capri Boat Tour (Car from Positano to Sorrento Port) Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour (Car from Positano to Sorrento Port)

€ 129 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • Departure by boat from Sorrento + car transfer from Positano to the port
  • Boat tour with free time to visit the island by land
  • Drinks and snacks on board included in the price
Excellent (663)

Departure from: Capri

Exclusive tour by "Itama 38" around Capri

from € 350 Per boat. Up to 10 persons. € 390 -10%

Duration 3 hours 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (189)

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 2 hours

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Very good (227)

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

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (189)

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (672)

Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrentine Peninsula & Capri: Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 55 per guest

Duration 10 hours

  • Pick-up locations in and around Sorrento
  • Visit Capri on land and by sea
  • English-speaking skipper
Excellent (95)

Departure from: Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Amalfi Coast Boat Tour (Aprea Gozzo)

from € 750 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • A private boat tour via Aprea gozzo boat along the Amalfi Coast departing from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi: skipper, beverages, and beach towels included!
Excellent (75)

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 € 490
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 (1136)
Tel. +39 081 8373395
Casa Buonocore Bestseller

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 (149)
Tel. +39 089 875085

3 stars - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 94
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 (173)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 259
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 (1789)
Tel. +39 089 874628
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 55
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 (734)

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 (635)
Tel. +39 089 877142

Villas - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 81

A superb position in the heart of Nerano

  1. The historic residence of the marquis of Villarena, in the center of Nerano.
  2. The flavorsome cuisine of the Amalfi Coast served in the Dolce far Niente restaurant.
  3. The view of Li Galli from the elegant apartments.
Excellent (210)
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 333
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 (1199)
Tel. +39 089 875500

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Poseidon

From € 270
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 (1038)
Tel. +39 089 811111

B&B and Homes - Massa Lubrense

Casa Clementina

Where you can find peace again...

A B&B in the most pristine countryside of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Guest rooms newly renovated in 2017
A patio overlooking the sea to relax while watching the sunset

Excellent (63)
Tel. +39 081 350 4684

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 290
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 (285)
Tel. +39 089 875318
Hotel Palazzo Murat Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Palazzo Murat

Hidden treasure, in Positano

  1. A patrician residence with secret garden in the center of Positano
  2. The Mediterranean cuisine served in the Al Palazzo restaurant
  3. Life on the Amalfi Coast: by boat, on the beach and in the pool!
Excellent (1158)
Tel. +39 089 875177
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