Capri in May

What to do in May on Capri

Capri in May
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Capri in May

Camilla

(Capri.com team)

Capri in May

If we were to choose the perfect month to visit this area of Italy, it would definitely be May! The weather is mild, the countryside is in full bloom, and the days are long and sunny. Unfortunately, this is also the month in which there are large tour groups that visit Capri and Positano, making it crowded and hard to get around. In the evening, the crowds leave and you can take long, romantic walks and enjoy dinner in relative peace.

The Weather in May

Generally, the weather is quite pleasant in May, with temperatures during the day that are not uncomfortably hot and rare rainy days. The sea is still quite cold, but you can take the first swim of the season and the beach clubs are all open for business.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 24° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 16° C
  • Chance of rain: 15%
  • Chance of clouds: 35%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 18° C
  • Average daylight hours: 14

What to Pack for Capri in May

It is still cool once the sun sets in May, so be sure to bring a light jacket in the evening and wear long sleeves and closed shoes.

May Activities on Capri

  • Walks and Hikes: May is the best time of year to walk the trails on Capri and the Amalfi Coast, due to the mild temperatures, the long days, and the lush vegetation.

Hikes on Capri
Hikes on the Amalfi Coast

If you want to hike the famous Path of the Gods, try to plan your hike on a weekday as the trail can get crowded with groups of tourists during the day, which makes the hike less of a pleasure.

  • Archaeological sites: The weather is also perfect to explore the nearby archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Tiberius' villas.

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius
Villa Jovis

If you plan on visiting Pompeii, remember to bring a hat, sun block, and water...even this early in the season, the sun can get quite hot during the day!

During the month of May, Naples and environs holds the annual Il Maggio dei Monumenti - Monumental May event, during which a number of villas, monasteries, and other historical buildings and monuments generally closed to the public can be visited. Guided excursions and tours are offered, and many are free of charge. The best way to find additional information is to stop by the local tourism office for an updated calendar of events.

On the 14th of May, Capri celebrates San Costanzo, the island's patron saint. Be sure to catch the firework show over the water, held each year after sunset.

  • Boat tours: This is the first month in which you can start going out on the water, though the sea is still too cold to swim (except for the truly adventurous!). This is the perfect time of year for a boat tour around the island of Capri.

How to Arrange a Boat Tour of Capri
How to Arrange a Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Recommended experiences and tours

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Departure from: Capri

Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo

from € 160 Per barca | Max 9 persone € 250 -36%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

  • A luxury sail around Capri via a Fratelli Aprea lancia or gozzo boat, with welcome spumante toast and fresh fruit on board while we explore the island!
Excellent (155)

Departure from: Capri

Full-Day Gozzo Boat Tour - Amalfi Coast

from € 400 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 500 -20%

Duration 7 hours

  • A full 7-hour boat tour of the Amalfi Coast via private gozzo passing Positano, Amalfi, and Nerano before returning to Capri.
Excellent (155)

Departure from: Capri

Private Boat Tour of Capri by Speedboat

from € 499 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 650 -23%

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • Tour Capri by luxury yacht!
Excellent (155)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Day Trip to Capri on Luxury Boat

from € 699 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • The coast and the Piazzetta: all the magic of Capri
  • Tour of the island on a luxury boat
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Excellent (286)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Nerano

Boat Tour of Capri by Luxury Gozzo from Positano/Amalfi

from € 550 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 700 -21%

Duration 8 hours

  • Departure and return to Positano, Amalfi, or Sorrento
  • Free time to visit Capri
  • Picnic on board
Excellent (155)

Departure from: Capri, Naples

Tour of Pompeii, from Naples or Capri- for 4 People max

from € 220 Price for 4 people max

Duration 4 hours

The amazing ancient Roman resort town of Pompeii was buried under a mass of volcanic ash from Mt Vesuvius when the mountain erupted in AD 79. Today's walking tourreveals the city's remarkably preserved villas, theaters and baths. Living this experience as the ancient romains.
Duration 4 hours

Accommodations

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5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 490
Breakfast included

Imperial luxury

  1. The most unique view on earth (seriously)
  2. The tempting cuisine at the Terrazza di Lucullo
  3. The infinity pool directly over the sea
Excellent (1150)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

Apartments - Capri

Fuorlovado 40

From € 130

Sleep in style in the center of Capri town.

Modern guest rooms
Centrally located in Capri town
Impeccable hospitality

Excellent (49)
Tel. +39 346 6487195

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La Giuliva

From € 160
Breakfast included

Your panoramic B&B in the center of Anacapri

  1. The strategic location in the center of Anacapri
  2. The fabulous, sea view patio
  3. Free Wi-Fi: a welcome treat
Very good (69)
Tel. +39 340 3583818

3 stars - Anacapri

Al Mulino

From € 130
Breakfast included

A hotel in a countryside villa on the island of Capri

  1. The charm of a hidden corner of Capri's countryside
  2. Breakfast al fresco in the garden with homemade cakes and freshly picked fruit
  3. The authentic island hospitality of a local family to experience the best of Capri
Excellent (241)
Tel. +39 081 8382084

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Capri Town

From € 150

Your home in the shadow of the Piazzetta

  1. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples
  2. A house in the heart of Capri - just for you!
  3. Two minutes and you're in the legendary Piazzetta
Excellent (27)
Tel. +39 331 7277715
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 350
Breakfast included

Your boutique hotel, made in Capri

  1. A luxury gem with view of the sea surrounding Capri
  2. Panoramic pleasures in your room and by the pool
  3. The delicious Mediterranean cuisine served at lunch
Excellent (325)
Tel. +39 081 8370158

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Hotel Villa Eva

A unique hotel, in the enchanted garden of Anacapri

  1. A dream holiday on Capri, which won't cost you a fortune
  2. Feel a little more like an islander, a lot less like a tourist
  3. Experience the Capri the masses have yet to discover
Very good (205)
Tel. +39 081 8371549
Grand Hotel Quisisana Bestseller

5 stars luxury - Capri

Grand Hotel Quisisana

From € 506
Breakfast included

Capri: The Piazzetta, The Faraglioni, The Blue Grotto, and...The Quisisana

  1. Hotel Quisisana is all the elegance of Capri
  2. VIP watching at the Quisi Bar
  3. Innovative luxury for more than 150 years
Excellent (944)
Tel. +39 081 8370788
La Scalinatella Bestseller

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 550
Breakfast included

Irresistable Capri, beautiful boutique!

  1. Each room is your own island home-away-from-home
  2. Sample the best traditional cuisine from Capri at lunch
  3. Two pools and a fitness room for soaking in and working out
Excellent (225)
Tel. +39 081 8370633

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 120
Breakfast included

A welcoming B&B with a shabby chic vibe in the heart of Anacapri

  1. A fabulous location int he center of Anacapri
  2. Book the spacious Deluxe
  3. Linger over breakfast on the terrace
Excellent (93)
Tel. +39 333 3950760
Alle Ginestre Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Alle Ginestre

From € 90
Breakfast included

Your Mediterranean home-from-home.

  1. Finally, an affordable holiday on the island of Capri!
  2. The countryside of Anacapri, on your doorstep
  3. The view of the Bay of Naples, from the terrace
Excellent (260)
Tel. +39 081 8371531

B&B and Homes - Capri

Diva Suites

From € 273
Breakfast included

Your suite, in the shadow of the Faraglioni

  1. The sea of Capri on your doorstep
  2. The irresistible island cuisine at La Canzone del Mare
  3. The view of the Faraglioni, from the swimming pool
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Tel. +39 081 8370104

Guide to restaurants on the island

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Restaurants - Capri

da Paolino €€€

Dining under the lemon trees

  1. The fragrance of 130 lemon trees of the garden
  2. Order as starter the "bomba", a pizza stuffed with tomato, mozzarella and ham
  3. The variety of lemon desserts with a unique flavour
Very good (1760)
Tel. +39 081 8376102

Restaurants - Capri

Pulalli Wine Bar €€

Eat and dream beside the clocktower of Piazzetta

  1. The clocktower nex to you and a stunning panorama around
  2. The exquisite list of wines
  3. Delicious traditional cuisine
Excellent (661)
Tel. +39 081 8374108

Restaurants - Capri

Aurora €€€

A meal at Capri's gastronomic museum

  1. Order pizza all'acqua, a special100 years old recipe of pizza
  2. A unique wine tasting experience
  3. The Neapolitan traditional sweet delicacies
Very good (1128)
Tel. +39 081 8370181

Restaurants - Capri

La Fontelina €€€

Fish cuisine and sangria at the foot of the Faraglioni

  1. Eat in one of the most fascinating place in Capri
  2. The special Sangria
  3. Exquisite tipical seafood
Very good (651)
Tel. +39 081 8370845

Restaurants - Capri

Mammà €€€

Food with soul, just like Mom used to make

  1. Michelin starred chef Salvatore La Ragione
  2. The "menù degustazione" tasting menu
  3. A bright terrace looking over the Bay of Naples
Very good (492)
Tel. + 39 081 8377472

Restaurants - Capri

Il Geranio €€

Fine food and a view ... of the Faraglioni!

  1. The stunning view of Faraglioni and Gardens of Augustus
  2. A romantic dinner on the terrace: just the blue of the sea and the sound of the waves
  3. Delicious fresh seafood
Excellent (1489)
Tel. +39 081 837 0616

Restaurants - Capri

Da Luigi ai Faraglioni €€€

The lunch of a lifetime

  1. Eat beneath Faraglioni's rocks
  2. Tasty traditional island cookery specialties
  3. Celebrate an unforgettable wedding party
Very good (437)
Tel. +39 081 8370591

Restaurants - Capri

Villa Verde €€

A secret garden and a famous restaurant

  1. A meal in the wonderful courtyard
  2. Reserve the whole wine cellar for dining with your friends
  3. The wide selection of national and international wines
Very good (903)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

Restaurants - Anacapri

Lido del Faro €€

Taste the sea, savor the sunset

  1. The breathtaking sunset over the sea
  2. Taste excellent fresh seafood dishes
  3. The irresistible Anacaprese Lemon Cake
Excellent (516)
Tel. +39 081 8371798

Restaurants - Capri

Monzù €€€

Marvellous, Mediterranean, Monzù!

  1. A table on the terrace, the blue all around you
  2. Chef Lionetti's delicacies
  3. The colors of the sunset on the Bay of Marina Piccola
Excellent (211)
Tel. +39 081 8370844

Restaurants - Capri

Da Giorgio €€

Decades of delicious dishes!

  1. Eat in the heart of the city of Capri
  2. Excellent seafood delicacies
  3. A stunning view over the Bay of Naples
Very good (754)
Tel. +39 081 8370898

Restaurants - Capri

Terrazza Brunella €€

The terrace above the bay

  1. Vegetarian and gluten-free options
  2. The stunning view over the bay of Marina Piccola
  3. Pretend to be in an old movie
Excellent (1222)
Tel. +39 081 8370122
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