Campania & Amalfi Coast
Experience the wonders of Campania as you embark on a journey through its captivating destinations. Begin by immersing yourself in history at the remarkable ruins of Pompeii. Delve into the ancient city's preserved remains and uncover its fascinating secrets. Continue your exploration to the charming town of Sorrento, nestled on the picturesque Amalfi Coast. Let the enchanting coastal scenery and vibrant atmosphere captivate your senses.
Venture further south to the bustling city of Naples, renowned as the birthplace of pizza and a gateway to the magnificent Campania region. From here, set your sights on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, a true gem along Italy's southern coastline. Discover the coastal road that winds its way between the charming fishing villages, revealing stunning vistas of sheer cliffs, terraced vineyards, and lemon groves.
Indulge in the beauty of the seaside towns of Sorrento, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, and Salerno, each with its unique charm and allure. Take in the pastel-colored buildings that adorn the coastline, relax on small idyllic beaches, and immerse yourself in the laid-back coastal lifestyle. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the enchanting islands of Capri and Ischia, where you can soak up the Mediterranean ambiance and revel in the island's natural splendor.
When to visit
The best time to see the Amalfi Coast is from April to June, when the spring flowers are in bloom, the weather is just warm enough, and the temperature of the Mediterranean allows for the first dips of the season. By choosing late spring or early summer, you can also avoid the tourist crush of July and August and the highest temperatures of the year. The peak season ends at the beginning of November and doesn't pick up again until the spring, this means many, if not most, hotels close off season. Some close entirely, some re-open for Christmas & New Year's only.
Here's an overview of the weather you can expect:
Spring (March to May): Spring in Campania brings mild temperatures and blooming landscapes. Average temperatures range from 12°C (54°F) in March to 20°C (68°F) in May. It's a delightful time to visit the coastal areas, as nature comes alive with colorful flowers and vegetation.
Summer (June to August): Summers in Campania's coastal region are hot and dry. Average temperatures range from 23°C (73°F) to 30°C (86°F), with occasional heatwaves pushing temperatures higher. The coastal breeze provides some relief from the heat, making it a popular time for beach activities and enjoying the vibrant coastal atmosphere.
Autumn (September to November): Autumn brings mild and pleasant weather to the Campania coast. Average temperatures range from 18°C (64°F) in September to 14°C (57°F) in November. It's a great time to explore the coastal towns, as the summer crowds start to diminish, and the weather remains comfortable for outdoor activities.
Winter (December to February): Winters along the Campania coast are mild but can be wet. Average temperatures range from 8°C (46°F) to 14°C (57°F). While it's not beach weather, the coastal region retains its charm during the winter months. It's a quieter time to visit, with the advantage of fewer tourists and the opportunity to experience the coastal towns in a more relaxed atmosphere.