The Amalfi coast is known for its mild climate year round. It has a special microclimate, which is influenced by the sea on one side and the protection through high mountains on the other side. Should it rain, it normally clears up in a few hours and the sun is back. In the table below you find the average temperatures, rainfall for each month. Every season has it’s own characteristics.
Spring and autumn
have a mild climate and it is warm enough to go swimming starting end of March till November.
can be warm, but gentle winds often make the higher temperatures very pleasant. It is the high tourist season. With the Villa la Madonnina you have a perfect retreat away from the tourists, enjoy the pool, the private access to the sea and the large outdoor spaces. At the same time you are in short distance the vibrant live in the main tourist centers Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and Capri.
We love spending time there in “winter”. It can be rainy and stormy some days but there were always days, where we could sit outside and enjoy lunch sitting in the warm sun. Some of the most brilliant days with incredible colors and views are found in winter. But of course there is no guarantee.
There is also a chance to see high waves crashing at the rocks.
It is a wonderful spectacle.It is a good time for visiting all the tourist attractions on the coast or plan an excursion to the archaeological sites in Pompeii, Ercolaneo and Paestum, visit Naples – or Capri in winter – cool. The main advantage is that this season belongs to the local people and there are only few tourists. The main disadvantages in winter are – beside a more instable weather – the shorter daylight and that swimming in the sea is only possible for the brave people – people like my friend Nino, who swims every day. Also fewer restaurants are open. It is however a good time for hiking. In January the first flowers start to blossom. Last January we counted 11 different plants, which blossomed.
Villa la Madonnina is a perfect home for a vacation in the colder period. Built as whole year family home, you find not only central heating in all rooms but also a cozy drawing room with an antique fireplace. Often you can sit outside in the well-protected loggia and watch the sometimes-high waves hitting the rocks in the bay below.
Christmas at the Amalfi Coast
Read here about the magical Christmas experience.
What is the weather at the moment?
Check the webcam in Positano.