When to Go

High Season (Jul–Aug)

  • Queues and crowds at big sights, beaches and on the road, especially August.
  • Numerous restaurants and shops in Naples close for a few weeks in August.
  • A good period for cultural events in tourist areas.

Shoulder (Apr–Jun & Sep–Oct)

  • Good deals on accommodation.
  • Spring is best for festivals, wildflowers and local produce.
  • June and September generally deliver summer heat without the August crowds and traffic.

Low Season (Nov–Mar)

  • Prices at their lowest – up to 30% lower than high season.
  • Many sights, hotels and restaurants closed in coastal and mountainous areas.
  • Christmas feasting and colourful Carnevale celebrations.