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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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 (543)
Capri Relax Boats - Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

€ 150 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 (182)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by "Itama 38" around Capri

from € 500 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (182)
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

€ 149 max 7 passengers € 200 -26%

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.

Excellent (139)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with english speaking driver

from € 320 € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Private full day tour or shore excursion of the most beautiful gems along the Amalfi Coast. Hop aboard our elegant sedan or minivan to visit Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and the prettiest fishing villages along the coastline! Bilingual driver will assist you during your tour.
Duration: 8 hours

Excellent (152)

Departure from: Capri

Discover Capri on a lancia boat Milano-Aprea (10 mt)

from € 180 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (182)
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Departure from: Capri

Luxury Island Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo

from € 179 max 7 passengers € 240 -25%

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!

Excellent (139)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Tour of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, & Lacryma Christi Winery

€ 120 per guest

Duration 8 hours

An unforgettable day that includes a visit to the ruins in Pompeii, a drive up the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to hike to the crater, and a tour and tasting with lunch or a light snack at the foot of the volcano. All on board a comfortable luxury sedan or van!

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Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours)

from € 45 Per scooter € 55 -18%

Duration 6 hours

  • Your scooter will be waiting for you to hop on.
  • From 10am to 4pm at an excellent price.
  • We are in the center of Marina Grande, the port of Capri.
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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

€ 259 max 7 passengers € 450 -42%

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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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 (182)

Departure from: Capri

Exclusive Capri Bus Tour

€ 230 Total price for 8 people

Duration 8 hours

  • Air conditioning on board
  • Seating for all passengers
  • Minibus

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 € 379
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 (1107)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

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
La Scalinatella Bestseller

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 290
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 (214)
Tel. +39 081 8370633
Hotel Orsa Maggiore Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Anacapri

Hotel Orsa Maggiore

From € 180
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
Excellent (222)
Tel. +39 081 837 3351
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 250
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 (311)
Tel. +39 081 8370158
Boutique B&B Bettola del Re Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 50
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 (86)
Tel. +39 333 3950760

3 stars - Capri

Capri Wine Hotel

From € 140
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 (796)
Tel. +39 081 8379173

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Giardino dell'Arte

From € 119
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 (485)
Tel. +39 081 837 3025

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Bellavista

From € 105
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
Excellent (82)
Tel. +39 081 8371463

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

La Giuliva

From € 70
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 (68)
Tel. +39 340 3583818

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

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Hotel Flora

From € 150
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 (225)
Tel. +39 081 8370211

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 (1706)
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 (639)
Tel. +39 081 8374108
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 (1094)
Tel. +39 081 8370181

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 (469)
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 (1443)
Tel. +39 081 837 0616

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 (867)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

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 (428)
Tel. +39 081 8370591

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 (726)
Tel. +39 081 8370898

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
Very good (551)
Tel. +39 081 8370732

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 (638)
Tel. +39 081 8370845

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 (570)
Tel. +39 081 8378364

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
Excellent (436)
Tel. +39 081 8372923

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