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Italy's Amalfi Coast

Italy's Amalfi Coast

As a jewel of Mediterranean beauty, the Amalfi Coast is an enchanting and unforgettable destination no matter the time of the year. With verdant woodlands and marvelous vistas, sparkling waters and mesmerizing heritage, the Amalfi Coast can easily captivate you with the scent of traditional cuisine and the charming cobblestone towns. From Arabic-Norman architecture to chic beaches, the following are our recommendations on the best time to visit to enjoy your perfect Amalfi Coast trip.

Best Time for Sightseeing

Faraglioni Cliffs, Capri

Faraglioni Cliffs, Capri

Best Months:  May | September | October

The spring and early fall on the Amalfi Coast are the golden seasons for the celebrated coastline as villages and towns reflect a traditional and vibrant life. Gardens blossom and fill the towns along the shoreline with enticing aromas of lemons, grapevines, and bougainvillea. Crowds have yet to reach the shoreline in May and thin out by mid-September, returning the scenery and ambiance to one of the most enticing in Italy, perfect for hiking the trails, visiting customary farms, or sampling local wines.

Best Time for a Good Weather

View from the hillside in Positano

View from the hillside in Positano

Best Months: May | June | September | October

The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast for good weather is in May to June or September to October. The water and land have warmer temperatures making it a great time to hike, walk, boat, or sail, while gardens blossom beneath the wealth of Mediterranean sunlight. The time of year means the majority of the crowds have either not yet arrived or left for the season, allowing you to embrace famous beaches, trek the trails, or stroll through the iconic towns at your preferred pace within the comforts of spring or fall.

Best Time for Hiking

Hiking Path of Gods in the Amalfi Coast

Best Months: April | May | September | October

The best time for hiking around the trails of the Amalfi Coast is in spring and fall, mainly between April to May or September to October. The renowned destination sparkles with turquoise waters throughout the year, with the weather perfect for exploring the woodland and cliff trails as chestnuts fill the air or porcinis grow along the underbrush. Steep precipices open into marvelous vistas overlooking quiet towns and golden beaches, with walkways following old shepherd’s trails or with moderate trails leading to impressive waterfalls.

Best Time for Festivals and Events

2020 Ravello Festival

2020 Ravello Festival. Photo courtesy of Ravello Festival

Best Months: July | August

The peak summer season of July and August offers the best time for festivals and events in the Amalfi Coast. A variety of festivities take place along the shoreline, and the joyous ambiance of celebrations leads from the central piazzas to the pebbled shorelines. Decorated and charming, savor the Byzantine New Year, Sfogliatella Santa Rosa Festival, and the Ravello Festival, the latter of which sees music and ballet blanket the far corners of town.

Best Time for Beaches

Spiaggia di Atrani Beach

Spiaggia di Atrani Beach

Best Months: May | June | September | October

The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast for its beaches is in early summer and early fall. The weather reaches its warmest in the peak of summer but also draws the largest crowds to the famous coastline. Visiting at the edge of summer or fall will give you smaller crowds with the same glamorous ambiance for which the Amalfi Coast is renowned. Beyond fewer people, you can also enjoy a more authentic atmosphere within the towns and a more open environment in May to June or September to October.

Best Time with Family Travel

Spiaggia di Cauco in Erchie

Spiaggia di Cauco in Erchie

Best Months: May | June | September | October

The best time for families to travel to the Amalfi Coast is in May to June or September to October. The destination offers a great mix of culture, history, activities, and magnificent scenery for families with children of all ages. Connect to the ancient world at Pompeii, explore unique artifacts at the National Archangelical Museum in Naples, wander the marvelous boutique shops in Capri Town, or lounge on the fantastic beaches along the Marina Grande in Positano or Spiaggia di Cauco in Erchie.

Best Time for Couples

Viewpoint at Villa Rufalo Garden in Ravello

Viewpoint at Villa Rufalo Garden in Ravello

Best Months: May | June | September | October

The best time for couples to visit the Amalfi Coast is between May and June or from September to October. Enjoy romantic beach days and cooler evenings on the cusp of spring and summer. Enjoy the grandeur of blossoming gardens from Villa Rufolo and the glistening turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. With tranquil beaches and the fresh, delightful aromas of local cuisine, you can have a romantic and unforgettable affair that only adds to the beauty of the Amalfi Coast.

Spring and Summer Activities

Aragon Castle next to Ischia Island

Aragon Castle next to Ischia Island

Best Months: April | May | June

Spring and summer are great seasons to explore the best of the Amalfi Coast. From April to June, you can indulge in the golden rays of the Mediterranean sunlight with every corner of the coastline accessible. The early spring rains have gone, and the larger summer crowds will not yet have set in. From hiking the hidden trails to lounging on the famous beaches, you can find the essential charms of the Amalfi Coast in spring and summer.

Capri Island | Ischia Island | Beaches | Cooking Class | Food markets

Fall and Winter Activities

Temple of Apollo in Pompeii, Naples

Temple of Apollo in Pompeii, Naples

Best Months: October | November | December

Fall and winter can give you an entirely new perspective of the Amalfi Coast. Instead of the typical beaches, the shoreline reveals the authentic culture of the towns that decorate the edge of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Take in the continued connection to preserved heritage from cathedrals to ancient ruins without crowds. From October to December, you can enjoy immersive activities that celebrate the connection to the water while shining a new light on the Amalfi Coast’s diversity.

Christmas markets | Shopping | Artisan Crafts | Pompeii & Herculaneum

More Travel Information & Tips

Marina Grande, Capri

Marina Grande, Capri

The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of shoreline connecting enchanting villages and mesmerizing beaches with tradition emanating from the art, architecture, and cuisine capturing one of Italy’s must-see destinations. With so many unique experiences you can experience, the best time to visit for your trip can focus on hiking the Trail of the Gods or visiting elegant Capri Island. Zicasso’s Italy Travel Guide has more helpful information for your Italy trip. You can also speak with an Italy travel specialist by filling out a Trip Request or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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