Amalfi Coast Weather in March
Avg. temperature: 16°C / 61°F
Rain: 28 mm per month
Sun: 12 Hrs per day
Avg. Humidity: 76%
March is the last month that the Amalfi Coast is nice and quiet before the tourist season really starts to kick into gear. If you want to be able to rest and relax in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, and you want to do it without having to navigate large crowds of fellow tourists, March is a good a time as any to do it.
For some, March is the best time to visit the Amalfi Coast since the majority of the locals are back from their February vacations, and busy transforming the place ahead of the forthcoming summer season. This means that not only are there a few more restaurants and hotels to choose from, but you can also see the Coast transform before your very eyes. Ideal if you want to get a real flavour for how the locals live and work.
March is when the hotels add a new lick of paint for the coming summer season
There are plenty of hotels that will be taking down their shutters and giving themselves a new lick of paint. Don’t be surprised if there is some light maintenance work going on at some point during your stay. If this is something that you think will bother you, then it might be worth double checking what the situation is before you leave home.
In every instance the owners will be more than happy to accommodate you, and will always go the extra mile to ensure that you get a good sleep and as big a lie in as you want.
The weather can be changeable, so pack a raincoat just in case
March is when the weather is a little more changeable on the Coast than during the rest of the year. It’s still warm enough that you will only need a light coat, but there can be passing showers some afternoons. They’re not particularly heavy or frequent, but you’ll want to take a raincoat with you in your backpack just in case.
The sea will be too cold for dip, but the coast is perfect for long walks
The sea will still be off limits to anyone other than the bravest of the locals in March, so if you fancy a swim you might want to look for a hotel with an indoor pool. Whilst the sea is chilly, the coastal breeze ensures that the various hill walks in the area are plenty cool enough for you to enjoy.
Hiking up to the cliff-top gardens in Ravello is a great way to be able to enjoy a stunning view and a light bite to eat before you make your way down. Or you could set off on a walk to the small fishing village of Cetara if you want to experience something truly special.
Sorrento is the place to stay if you want to find a bargain
Sorrento is probably the best place to base yourself in March as it will have the biggest selection of hotels ready and open for business. Positano offers plenty of family friendly accommodation during the summer months, but it will still be quite sleepy in March.
Bare this in mind when you book your place to stay, and you’ll find you have plenty of options as well as the chance to grab yourself a real bargain of a room rate. Sorrento also offers plenty of shopping, places to eat, and some stunning side streets than you enjoy wandering for a couple of hours in the afternoon.
The boat tours are back up and running is you want to see the Coast from a different angle
If you want to get out onto the ocean then March is the time to do it. The boat tours are back up and running, and because they aren’t yet inundated with tourists, many of them will offer discounted tickets to tempt you aboard.
Not only that, but because the crowds are that much smaller you’ll be able to have your pick of places to sit. Ideal if you want to take up a prime position to snap away plenty of images of the Coast from a completely different angle to the pictures you took on your hikes into the hills.