Amalfi Coast Weather in February
Avg. temperature: 13°C / 55°F
Rain: 30 mm per month
Sun: 10 Hrs per day
Avg. Humidity: 77%
The Amalfi Coast is one of those destinations that offers you something different right throughout the year. If you want sun and sand, then the peak summer months are the ideal time for you to top up your beloved tan. But if you want to really immerse yourself in the local culture and get away from the hustle and bustle of back home, the sleepy month of February is the best time to visit.
Because the air is fresh and crisp in the mornings, and warm enough in the afternoons, you won’t have to wrap up warm to go outside. It also means that if you want to do plenty of walking, then you won’t break into a sweat like you will if you visit 6 months later. Ideal if you want to get out there and explore the hidden gems that the masses will often pass by.
The seas are a little choppy, but silent walks along the beach are magical
The ferry still runs between Capri and Sorrento, but due to reduced demand it doesn’t make any other stops. If you’re not at home on the water then you should know that the seas can be a little bit choppy at this time of year. The boat will roll more than in the summer, and you might find that it takes getting used to. That said, the locals have been on the water for centuries and will be more than happy to guide you through.
If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, then you might want to find a few beaches to explore. Minori and the Vietri sul Mare are both virtually deserted at this time of year. Ideal if you want to be able to stroll without a care in the world as you work up an appetite for lunch.
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The villagers tend to holiday at this time of year
The villages that are dotted all along the coast are populated by people who earn most of their living during the peak summer months as the tourists descend on the area. This means that they don’t tend to take a summer vacation, instead choosing to wait until the Coast is at its quietest. This means that you can expect to see plenty of closed restaurants and hotels in the smaller villages like Cetara. But it does add to the cosy and quaint feel of the place.
Hiking Sentiero degli Dei is great at this time of year
In the summer it can be a bit too hot for some when faced with the prospect of a hike into the hills. This won’t be an issue in February as the gentle sea breeze will keep you nice and cool, and the rain clouds will pass over very quickly in the event that they decide to put in an appearance.
Hiking the famous Sentiero degli Dei is a great way to really get in touch with the spirit and culture of the region. Ask the locals about their memories and experiences of walking the trail and you’ll be able to gain a unique perspective on what makes this area so loved by the Italian people.
Visiting the Villa Cimbrone gardens is well worth it
The Villa Cimbrone Gardens start to flourish at this time of year as the early signs of the spring blossoms start to emerge. Take plenty of photos so that you can show your friends and family back home, and you’ll be sure to leave with memories that you will want to look back on for a lifetime. You could even come back in the height of summer to see how the gardens have transformed in just a few short months.
Capri comes into its own in February
If you want to really lose yourself in the magic of the Amalfi Coast in February, then the island of Capri is as good a place as any to do so. The people have a charm and sense of humour all of their own, and will be more than happy to show you around their island. It’s this sense of community that will have feeling at home the moment you set foot on Capri.