Capri in May

What to do in May on Capri

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

The best experiences and tours in Capri in May

Departure from Sorrento

Complete flexibility
A full day at sea
Choose the boat you prefer

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

A private boat with expert skipper
Two stunning destinations in one tour
Option to dock on Capri and/or in Positano

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

A full day at sea
Choose the boat you prefer
Minibar on board

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
private tour of Pompeii & Wine
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Private customized tour
price per car (Not per person)
Professional English-speaking local guide for 2 hours at Pompeii
Wine tasting and light lunch on Mt. Vesuvius

Mercedes E or V class and other options...

From € 477 Per vehicle € 500

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(379 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Powerful and comfortable private boat
Snacks and minibar on board
Hotel pick-up

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 800 Per Boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Powerful and comfortable private boat
Snacks and minibar on board
Hotel pick-up

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 1,500 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 10 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Where to stay in Capri in May

Alle Ginestre
Most popular

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

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
From € 80 Breakfast included
Excellent
(277 Reviews)

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Your Mediterranean home-from-home

  1. The warm hospitality offered by the Schettino family
  2. A typical island home, with LCD television and Wi-Fi too
  3. The historic center of Anacapri is just a few steps away
From € 110 Breakfast included
Excellent
(167 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Capri in May

Restaurants - Anacapri

When restaurants have wow! factor

  1. Reserve the private terrace that overlooks the infinite
  2. Taste the best home-growing local product
  3. The Chef Eduardo Vuolo's excellent cuisine
Excellent
(179 Reviews)

Hours

Hours: Lunch: 12:30pm - 2:30pm | Dinner 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Open every day

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