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

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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
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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
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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
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E' Divino €€

Tales of the unexpected

  1. The bohemienne atmosphere
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La Fontelina €€€

Fish cuisine and sangria at the foot of the Faraglioni

  1. Eat in one of the most fascinating place in Capri
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  3. Exquisite tipical seafood
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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
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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
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Restaurants - Anacapri

Columbus €€

Before you take the lift - pop into Bar Columbus!

  1. A tasty light lunch while visiting the centre of Anacapri
  2. Have drink on the terrace before taking the chairlift
  3. Thé and Sicilian pastry during winter
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Buca di Bacco €€

When bite-size is the right size!

  1. The famous pizza "sfilatino"
  2. Pretend to be in the first decades of 20th century
  3. Reserve the table next to the panoramic window
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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
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Restaurants - Anacapri

Al Buco Rosticceria €€

Streetfood, island style!

  1. Right in the center and easy to find
  2. Traditional wood oven-fired pizzas
  3. Fried finger foods, salads, and other take-away specialties

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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
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