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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Capri Relax Boats - Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

€ 160 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (188)
Lucibello  - Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast - 4HoursTour- Gozzo Bestseller Verified

Boat tours

Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast - 4HoursTour- Gozzo

from € 400 Per boat

Duration 4 hours

Set sail from Positano and skirt the coastline to Amalfi, with the ooption of stopping at the Emerald Grotto and for a swim in the most crystalline hidden coves. Morning or afternoon

Excellent (463)
Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius Bestseller Verified

Food experience

Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Taste wines made on Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy lunch with a view over the Bay of Naples
  • Take a guided walk through the vineyards
Excellent (597)

Departure from: Capri

Boat Tour of Capri with a Blue Grotto Stop: Yellow Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 2 hours (Morning)

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

Very good (220)
Motoscafisti di Capri - Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line

€ 15 per guest € 16 -6%

Duration 1 hour

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

Very good (220)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by "Itama 38" around Capri

from € 540 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (188)
Plaghia Charter - Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri Most popular Verified

Departure from: Positano

Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • The most cost-effective boat tour of Capri
  • Tours by wooden gozzo boat
  • Snacks and beverages included
Excellent (573)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip to Capri Via ApreaMare Gozzo Boat

from € 1,150 up to 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The coast and the Piazzetta: all the magic of Capri
  • Comfortable and spacious boat
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (265)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt. Vesuvius Tour

from € 320 EUR 40/hour for extra time € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

  • A tour by private, air-conditioned car departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples with an experienced, English-speaking driver.
Excellent (156)

Departure from: Capri

Full day around Capri by gozzo boat (7.80 mt)

€ 370 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (188)
Restart Boat - Day Trip on the Amalfi Coast via ApreaMare Gozzo Boat Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip on the Amalfi Coast via ApreaMare Gozzo Boat

from € 1,320 Up to 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The elegance and comfort of an ApreaMare gozzo
  • Swims in the turquoise waters off the coast
  • Visits to Positano and the center of Amalfi
Excellent (265)
Top Excursion Sorrento - Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano) Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano)

from € 349

Duration 8 hours

The ruins of Pompeii, the wines of Mount Vesuvius, and the charm of historic Sorrento: this private tour privato departing from Positano is an unforgettable day of discovery of the best of southern Italy.
Tour by luxury sedan or minivan with a professional bilingual driver.
Duration: 8 hours

Excellent (156)

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 (1123)
Tel. +39 081 8373395
Casa Buonocore Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 195
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 (147)
Tel. +39 089 875085

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 (1023)
Tel. +39 089 811111

Villas - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 70

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 (206)
Hotel Margherita Bestseller

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 209
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 (1767)
Tel. +39 089 874628
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 94
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 (1181)
Tel. +39 089 875500

4 stars - Minori

Hotel Santa Lucia

From € 600
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 (629)
Tel. +39 089 877142

3 stars - Nerano - 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 (173)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

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 (52)
Tel. +39 081 350 4684

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 200
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 (279)
Tel. +39 089 875318

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 40
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 (468)
Tel. +39 089 877512
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 (1147)
Tel. +39 089 875177
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