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.

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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Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

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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
4.5 Excellent
Capri Boat Service - Private Tour of Capri by Gozzo (2-3 hrs) + swim stop Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Private Tour of Capri by Gozzo (2-3 hrs) + swim stop

€ 249 max 7 passengers € 310 -20%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Book your 2 hour or 3 hour boat tour of Capri on one of our charming gozzo boats and visit in the minimum time the best spots of Capri Island! You will sail along the coast, have a swim and admire all the grottoes included he famous Blue Grotto as well.

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Capri Boat Service - Luxury Island Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Luxury Island Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo

from € 219 max 7 passengers € 250 -12%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

Savor the island of Capri by sea on board a traditional boat with luxury amenities! Hop aboard our "Fratelli Aprea" gozzo or lancia boat, and we'll welcome you with spumante in crystal flutes and fresh fruit before setting off to explore the coastline's the hidden coves and clear blue waters!

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Capri Boat Service - Private Boat Tour of Capri by Traditional Gozzo Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Private Boat Tour of Capri by Traditional Gozzo

€ 349 max 7 passengers € 450 -22%

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Imagine sailing past the tower Faraglioni, stopping for a swim in the Green Grotto, and rounding the Punta Carena lighthouse before a visit at the Blue Grotto: memories that will last a lifetime! Book your 4 hour or 8 hour boat tour of Capri on one of our charming gozzo boats!

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Oasi Motor - Book a Scooter Online (from 2 hours to 5 days)

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Book a Scooter Online (from 2 hours to 5 days)

from € 30 per scooter

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Even if you are on the island for just a few hours, enjoy Capri to the fullest! ERent a scooter to skip the crowds and discover the island.

5 Excellent
Staiano Tour Capri - Exclusive Capri Bus Tour

Departure from: Capri

Exclusive Capri Bus Tour

€ 230 Total price for 8 people

Duration 8 hours

  • Air conditioning on board
  • Seating for all passengers
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Capri Boat Service - Unique Gozzo Boat Sunset Tour of Capri

Departure from: Capri

Unique Gozzo Boat Sunset Tour of Capri

€ 200 max 7 passengers € 300 -33%

Duration 3 hours

Are you ready to toast to Capri while you watch the sun set over the water off Capri? Sip your aperitivo under the Faraglioni on board our traditional gozzo boat while enjoying a relaxing 3 hour sunset tour that you'll never forget.

5 Excellent
Eurolimo - Amalfi Coast Tour

Departure from: Naples, Port of Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi

Amalfi Coast Tour

from € 320 8 hour tour

Duration 8 hours

Ready to experience the most spectacular tour of Europe? On board of our luxury vehicle the driver will bring you from Sorrento to Positano, stopping by the enchanting towns of Amalfi and Ravello and also by some less famous villages like Praiano, Furore, Conca dei Marini and Scala.

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

Departure from: Capri, Naples

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

€ 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.
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Capri Boat Service - Unforgettable Full-Day Gozzo Boat Tour - Amalfi Coast

Departure from: Capri

Unforgettable Full-Day Gozzo Boat Tour - Amalfi Coast

from € 699 max 7 passengers € 759 -8%

Duration 7 hours

If you are visiting Capri for a few days and want to take advantage of the opportunity to explore the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, hop aboard our gozzo boat in Marina Grande on the island and set sail for Positano, the Li Galli islets, Amalfi, and Nerano during your 7 tour!

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Eurolimo - Paestum Tour and Mozzarella Tasting

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Paestum Tour and Mozzarella Tasting

from € 320 6 hour tour

Duration 6 hours

Choose our exclusive tour and visit the well-preserved Greek temples of Paestum, followed by an unforgettable mozzarella experience where you'll discover how Italy's mozzarella di bufala is made!

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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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Availability and prices

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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 478.50
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
4.5 Excellent
Grand Hotel Quisisana Bestseller

5 stars luxury - Capri

Grand Hotel Quisisana

From € 396
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
4.5 Excellent
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 330
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
4.5 Excellent
Capri Wine Hotel Bestseller

3 stars - Capri

Capri Wine Hotel

From € 225
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
5 Excellent
Hotel Villa Eva Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Hotel Villa Eva

From € 120
Breakfast included

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
4 Very good
Hotel Orsa Maggiore Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Anacapri

Hotel Orsa Maggiore

From € 220
Breakfast included

Paradise on Capri

  1. A splash in the panoramic swimming pool
  2. An al fresco feast in the Carruba restaurant
  3. Private pampering for two in the spa
4.5 Excellent
Hotel Bellavista

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Bellavista

From € 164
Breakfast included

A centrally-located hotel with views to die for? You've found it!

  1. The beautiful views of the sea surrounding Capri
  2. The strategic location slap-bang in the center of Anacapri
  3. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
4 Very good
La Scalinatella

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 480
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
4.5 Excellent
Villa Helios

3 stars - Capri

Villa Helios

From € 155
Breakfast included

The heart of hospitality

  1. Relaxing on the sea view terrace
  2. Peace and quiet in the center of Capri
  3. Great rates: for individuals and groups
4.5 Excellent
Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 110
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
5 Excellent
Al Mulino

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
4.5 Excellent
Il Giardino dell'Arte

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Giardino dell'Arte

From € 159
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
5 Excellent

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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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
4 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8370181
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
4 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8376102
Da Luigi ai Faraglioni

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
3.5 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8370591
Pulalli Wine Bar

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
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 8374108
La Fontelina

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
4 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8370845
Villa Verde

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
3.5 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8377024
Il Geranio

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
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 837 0616
Lido del Faro

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
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 8371798
Mammà

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
4 Very good
Tel. + 39 081 8377472
La Zagara

Restaurants - Anacapri

La Zagara €€

Dine under the shade of a lemon grove

  1. Traditional island cuisine with a modern twist
  2. Tables under the shade of flowering lemon trees
  3. A wine bar with wine by the glass and finger food
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 8372923
Monzù

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
4.5 Excellent
Tel. +39 081 8370844
La Capannina

Restaurants - Capri

La Capannina €€€

Dining with the De Angelis family

  1. The vast selection of wines and spirits from all over the world
  2. The famous pasta dish "ravioli capresi", prepared according to the traditional recipe
  3. Dine with celebrities
4 Very good
Tel. +39 081 8370732

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