Amalfi Coast Weather in September
Avg. temperature: 27°C / 81°F
Rain: 44 mm per month
Sun: 12 Hrs per day
Avg. Humidity: 68%
The great thing about holidaying in September is that if you time it just right, you get to beat the crowds and still enjoy the tail end of the summer sun. If you want to get away and enjoy the perfect blend of sun, sea, and sand, then the Amalfi Coast is a destination unlike any other. It offers a rich mix of culture and history, with plenty of the classic tourist activities thrown in for good measure.
Whether you want to relax on the beach, walk in the hills, or venture into the cities, the Amalfi Coast is one of those rare places that has something to offer everyone. September is among the best months to visit the Amalfi Coast. No matter what it is you have in mind, head to this little corner of Italy and you’ll be sure to find experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Ideal for making your holiday there one you will never forget.
September is a little less hot and busy than August
In August it’s unheard of for the midday sun to dip below 30, but averages of 27 degrees Celsius are common throughout September. This is great for both sun seekers, and those looking to be a little more active on their vacation.
There’s plenty of opportunities to top up your tan and feel re-energised, and there’s also a calming sea breeze that comes off the Mediterranean when you want to walk to places like the Villa Cimbrone gardens on the clifftops in Ravello. Pack some sunscreen and flip flops for the beach, and some comfortable shoes and shorts for the hills. That way you’ll be prepared for whatever takes your fancy when you roll out of bed in the morning.
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Boat prices to the Emerald Grotto are significantly cheaper in late September
Places like the Emerald Grotto can be tricky to get to throughout July and August, but that’s not the case once September rolls around again. If you want to be able to enjoy the sun without so many of the crowds, then the second half of the month is the time to go. By the middle of the month the Italian kids are back at school, and the crowds do die away noticeably.
The great thing for you is the locals have known this would happen all year, and want to make as much money as they can before the tourist season is over for another year. To tempt as many of the remaining holiday makers aboard as they can, they drop their prices by up to 50% almost overnight. With a little bit of planning you can queue less and pay less. Sounds pretty appealing doesn’t it?
Fornillo beach in the heart of Positano is an experience not to be missed
For those who haven’t heard of it, la Festa del Pesce in Positano is the place to be in late September. It goes on for several days, and the dates change slightly from year to year so it’s worth checking before you book so that you don’t miss out on the chance to attend.
It’s basically one big party thrown by the locals to celebrate the end of the tourist season, and they’re more than happy to invite you to join in. Fresh seafood is served right on the beach, and you’ll get the chance to really immerse yourself in the local culture. Don’t worry through, it’ll be well into October before any of the hotels and restaurants start to think about closing up for the year. (Check our list of best beaches on the Amalfi Coast)
Praino and Cetara are often overlooked and make for a great trip out
Praino often comes recommended as having the best sea views and sunsets on the Amalfi Coast, and you won’t hear any arguments from us in that respect. But it also has plenty of other things to offer you. The pastel colours of the houses are so distinct and make for great photos, and the small square is a real hub of local activity.
If you want to carry on your local experience, then spending an afternoon in the small fishing village of Cetara would be a great idea. The locals have plied their trade on the ocean for centuries, and they’ll be more than happy to pose for a quick photo and tell you all about the catch of the day when they get back to shore.