When to go to the the Amalfi Coast in Italy

February 18, 2015

Composed of 13 municipalities, the Amalfi Coast is named after the town of Amalfi and it has a length of about 55 kilometers. It’s a stretch of coastline known around the world because of the beautiful scenery and the magical atmosphere that surrounds it. The most famous and popular resort of Positano, Amalfi, Maiori, Minori and Ravello alternate with a nature partly still wild and untouched. UNESCO has awarded the idyllic landscapes of the Amalfi Coast with the recognition of World Heritage Site, a very well deserved title.

Although the Amalfi Coast is beautiful all year round, there are times when it gets even more spectacular, thus creating a unique and unforgettable experience for its visitors. Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons to visit these places, so it’s highly recommended to go there in April and May or in September and October.

In spring, the Amalfi Coast flourishes in all its glory, with an explosion of colors, scents and flavors that can’t help but conquer the tourists’ senses. Walking along the streets of Amalfi you will be able to smell the scent of orange blossom, surrounded by bright and cheerful colors. In this period, the scenery of the Amalfi Coast seems to come out of a painter's palette, and the climate is mild enough to allow you to enjoy a perfect holiday. Moreover, in spring you won’t have to endure the huge turnout typical of summer months, when the Amalfi Coast attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.

Therefore, July and August do not appear to be the most hospitable months for a stay in Amalfi, because of very high temperatures, chaotic situations and the prohibitive prices. However, if you love fun and social life, summer is the perfect time of the year to enjoy a vacation there. Thanks to the large influx of tourists, the different towns of the Amalfi Coast organize as many events as possible, both at day and night. Parties, festivals, music festivals and concerts fill the calendar of June, July and August, creating a vary appealing offer.

Even the early autumn months are a great choice to travel to the Amalfi Coast. In September, you can still enjoy the beach and sun, with the advantage of finding lower temperatures and less crowded places. In October is perhaps a bit too late to take a splash in the sea, but the coast still offers dream scenarios, with beautiful autumn colors beginning to come through.

If you have a romantic soul, you might prefer the "winter sea", with its waves crashing on the rocks and almost brushing the balconies of the houses. Please note, however, that the resorts on the coast turn into ghost towns during winter months, with most of local bars and restaurants shutting down.

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