The Amalfi Coast in detail

When to go and weather

  • The Amalfi Coast is strictly seasonal, with the majority of hotels, restaurants and bars pulling down their shutters from late October to Easter.
  • April to June and October are less crowded periods, with June usually offering proper summer heat.
  • Neapolitans descend en masse in August, especially at weekends, when restaurants and sunbeds fill up fast and one's patience is regularly tested.
  • The best time for hiking is April and May, when colourful wildflowers bloom and the weather is pleasantly temperate, albeit occasionally wet.