Amalfi Coast Weather in April
Avg. temperature: 19°C / 66°F
Rain: 38 mm per month
Sun: 13 Hrs per day
Avg. Humidity: 74%
When you start thinking about the summer, there’s nothing better than getting away a little bit early and spending some time on holiday in April is there? The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s start attractions in this respect, and with good reason.
People come from all around to enjoy everything from the fresh food and stunning landmarks, to the breathtaking scenery and sandy beaches. If this sounds like just the thing you need to get your summer off to the best possible start, why not see out spring how only the Amalfi Coast knows how? Take a look at a few of the hints and tips that follow, then decide for yourself if you’ll make April the month you holiday in the Amalfi Coast this year.
April is when everything officially reopens for the summer
The winter months have been and gone, the locals have returned from their own well deserved vacations, and the whole area has been transformed with exciting new menus and accommodation. Yes, it can only be April. The great thing about holidaying in April is that you get the best of both worlds in many respects. The huge throngs of sun seekers are waiting until summer to come, but everything is open and ready to be enjoyed by you and your family. Ideal if you want to enjoy the Amalfi Coast without feeling like you’re constantly surrounded by other travellers and tourists.
Remember the two bank holidays will be there before you know it
There’s a couple of key dates that you should know about when holiday in April: 25th April and the 1st May. These are the Italian bank holidays, and it’s not unusual for the natives to spend a few days on the Amalfi Coast during this time. For this reason you might want to think about booking your holiday a few months in advance so that you have plenty of choice on where to stay. Alternatively, if you want to dodge the biggest crowds, you might shift the dates of your holiday to fit. The choice is yours.
Mild temperatures with the occasional light shower
April isn’t quite summer in full swing, nor is it anything like the windier and slightly wetter months of January and February. The great thing about it is that it offers plenty of sunshine, very little in the way of light showers, and does it all without the beating heat that comes later in the year.
Average high temperatures in April are 19-20 degrees Celsius, and the average low is still a warm and cosy 14 C. The great thing about this is that you can walk the beach in shorts and t-shirt in the afternoon, and then only have to pop on a thin jumper if you want to do the same thing again after sunset.
Sorrento throws an Easter celebration unlike any other
The Thursday and Friday of Easter really bring the whole population of Sorrento out in force. If you want to be able to really get to grips with the local culture and understand what makes the people tick, then you need to check out the parades that go right through the heart of the city.
Hundreds of volunteers get dressed up in hooded costumes and traditional clothing, and carry a wide selection of religious figurines through the streets. It’s a sight you probably won’t have seen before, and one that will certainly stay with you for the rest of your life.
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The Villa Cimbrone gardens really come into their own
If there’s one place that really comes into its own in spring, it has to be the Villa Cimbrone gardens on the clifftops of Ravello. The mansion may be a sight right throughout the year, but it’s completely overshadowed by the colours and scents of the gardens when spring is in full swing.
A great place for a photo or two, the gardens also offer unrestricted views out over the clifftops and across the beaches below. Ideal if you want capture some shots that you’ll love to show off to your family and friends back at home.