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 26th 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

Boat Tour of Capri

from € 250 Per boat | Max 12 people € 280 -11%

Duration 4 hours 6 hours

Spend a day on a traditional gozzo boat Apreamare (with cabin and bathroom) exploring the most beautiful sea caves and coves along the coast of the island of Capri, stop for a dip at the foot of the Faraglioni, and leave your cares behind while relaxing on the sea off Italy's most beautiful island.

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Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

€ 160 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (185)

Departure from: Sorrento

Tour of Naples and the Caserta Palace

from € 320

Duration 8 hours

A driving tour of the heart of Naples, including Santa Chiara, the Spaccanapoli neighborhood, the Maschio Angioino, Capodimonte, Piazza Plebiscito, and the Castel dell'Ovo + a visit of the beautiful Caserta palace and grounds.
Departure from Sorrento
Auto: Mercedes sedan or minivan
Duration: 8 ho

Excellent (155)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius

from € 320 40 euro for hour,x extra time! € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Spend an entire day discovering the history of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the majesty of Mount Vesuvius! Book our driving tour for an unforgettable experience departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples on an elegant sedan or minivan with a bilingual driver.
Duration: 8 hours

Excellent (155)

Food experience

Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Taste wines made on Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy lunch with a view over the Bay of Naples
  • Take a guided walk through the vineyards
Excellent (591)
Nesea Capri Tour - Anacapri - Private tour Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Anacapri - Private tour

from € 180

Duration 2 hours

Our guide will accompany you on a private walking tour of the monuments and neighborhoods of Anacapri's historic center, including Villa San Michele, built by Swedish physician and writer Axel Munthe and the Church of S. Michele Arcangelo, famous for its majolica floor.

Excellent (57)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

€ 230 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (185)
Blue Sea Capri - The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri

from € 150 Per boat | Max 12 people € 160 -6%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

A sail around the coastline of Capri on board a traditional gozzo boat is the best way to see the beauty of Capri - including the Faraglioni, Marina Piccola, the lighthouse, the Blue Grotto (upon request) - and even stop for a swim in the sea off the coast.

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Capri Blue Boats - Tour around Capri by Traditional Gozzo. Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour around Capri by Traditional Gozzo.

€ 250 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • Swim, snorkel, and explore the island via traditional gozzo or Fratelli Aprea craft (with bathroom); masks, towels, and free beverages on board.

Departure from: Capri

Capri Tour by Itama 40 Speedboat - 2, 4 or 7 hours

€ 400 Max 6 passengers € 500 -20%

Duration 2 hours 4 hours 7 hours

There is nothing like exploring the coastline of Capri by sea, especially on board a powerful speedboat that lends a touch of luxury to your relaxing day at sea. Spend 2, 4 or 7 hours with us on our Itama 40 and explore the most beautiful corners of the island.

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L'escursione in motoscafo a Capri

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Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 6 hours

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Escursione in barca a capri

€ 250

Duration 4 hours 6 hours

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Accommodations

Choose among our selected and reviewed accommodations on the island, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 390
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 (1120)
Tel. +39 081 8373395
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 1,000
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 (313)
Tel. +39 081 8370158

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Hotel Flora

From € 1,000
Breakfast included

A family hotel with island style!

  1. The pool with view of the sea and the Faraglioni
  2. Bedrooms bathed in the Mediterranean sun
  3. Breakfast in your room with a view
Excellent (228)
Tel. +39 081 8370211

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 330
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 (215)
Tel. +39 081 8370633

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Alle Ginestre

From € 150
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 (259)
Tel. +39 081 8371531

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Giardino dell'Arte

From € 140
Breakfast included

A garden B&B with an artistic touch

  1. Views of the sunset you're unlikely to ever forget
  2. Breakfast featuring homemade treats and freshly-picked fruit from the garden
  3. A relaxing dip in the jetted pool for 12
Excellent (486)
Tel. +39 081 837 3025

5 stars - Capri

Villa Mediterranea

From € 1,000
Breakfast included

Luxury suites in the heart of Capri town

  1. Stay in a chic design suite
  2. Live just a few steps from the Piazzetta
  3. Savor the view over Capri from an island villa
Tel. +39 081 8379620
Capri Wine Hotel Bestseller

3 stars - Capri

Capri Wine Hotel

From € 121.50
Breakfast included

Boutique and bottle!

  1. A boutique hotel inspired by the world of wine
  2. A vineyard within minutes of Capri's Piazzetta
  3. Rooms with a view of the Bay of Naples
Excellent (811)
Tel. +39 081 8379173

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Capri Town

From € 400

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 (26)
Tel. +39 331 7277715
La Giuliva Bestseller

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La Giuliva

From € 60
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

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Hotel Mediterraneo

From € 75
Breakfast included

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
Excellent (160)
Tel. +39 335 5666047
Grand Hotel Quisisana Bestseller

5 stars luxury - Capri

Grand Hotel Quisisana

From € 363
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 (921)
Tel. +39 081 8370788

Guide to restaurants on the island

A table with a view, dinner on a budget, an elegant gourmet meal...here is our guide to the best restaurants on Capri.

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da Paolino Don't miss

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 (1715)
Tel. +39 081 8376102

Restaurants - Capri

E' Divino €€

Tales of the unexpected

  1. The bohemienne atmosphere
  2. Its delicacies such as "gnocchi di baccalà" and "pasta alla genovese"
  3. The garden for summer meals, the fireplace for the winter ones
Very good (571)
Tel. +39 081 8378364

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 (872)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

Restaurants - Capri

Michel'angelo €€

A gourmet paradise in the heart of Capri

  1. Cooking lessons with a local chef
  2. A tasty aperitivo at the Mozzarella Bar
  3. Traditional dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients
Excellent (770)
Tel. +39 081 8377220

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 (473)
Tel. + 39 081 8377472

Restaurants - Capri

Villa Jovis €€

Dine like a Roman emperor

  1. The atmosphere of an ancient Roman villa on Capri
  2. Dinner on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples
  3. The traditional flavors of the Mediterranean
Excellent (237)
Tel. +39 081 837 6354

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 (431)
Tel. +39 081 8370591
Aurora Don't miss

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 (1102)
Tel. +39 081 8370181

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 (643)
Tel. +39 081 8374108

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 (511)
Tel. +39 081 8371798

Restaurants - Capri

Donna Rachele €€

Wine and dine

  1. Good live music
  2. Tasty Sal De Riso desserts
  3. Dine here also during winter and Christmas holidays
Very good (374)
Tel. +39 081 8375387

Restaurants - Capri

La Canzone del Mare €€€

Song of the sea

  1. Live the magic atmosphere of the sixties
  2. A spectacular view of Faraglioni
  3. Taste a glass of wine with "white peaches" in it
Very good (243)
Tel. +39 081 8370104

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