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

Recommended experiences and tours

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  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
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Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

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Duration 2 hours

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
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  • Visit the vineyard and winery
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Departure from: Capri

Capri is always a good idea ! LIMONCELLO TASTING TOUR

from € 129 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 160 -19%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • A 2- or 3-hour boat tour around the island on board a traditional gozzo boat to discover the coast and swim in Capri's crystalline waters!
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Departure from: Capri

Exclusive tour by "Itama 38" around Capri

from € 350 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 390 -10%

Duration 3 hours 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
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Departure from: Positano

Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano

€ 90 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • Boat tour + 4 free hours to visit Capri by land: see the best of Capri with a 7-hour tour departing from Positano!
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Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

from € 160 Per boat | Max 6 people

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Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Blu Premium Tour: Shared Boat Tour (max 7 people)

€ 135 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Boat tour of Capri departing from Sorrento with an exclusive group of maximum 7 passengers, including Prosecco on board and time to dock on Capri and explore the town on foot.

Excellent (780)

Departure from: Naples

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Tour Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius from Naples, including a guide and wine tasting

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Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius: Archaeological Tour

from € 347 Per vehicle € 380 -9%

Duration 8 hours

  • This private car service is the only way to visit the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum together with Mount Vesuvius in one day.
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Departure from: Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private Tour of Capri from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi

from € 350 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 4 hours (Afternoon) 4 hours 6 hours (Afternoon) 7 hours

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Small-Group Tour of the Amalfi Coast

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Capri Boat Tour

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Duration 8 hours (Morning)

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Accommodations

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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 (1204)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

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Il Giardino dell'Arte

From € 190
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 (544)
Tel. +39 081 837 3025
La Scalinatella Bestseller

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 355
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
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Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 70
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
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Hotel Villa Eva

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
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Tel. +39 081 8371549
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Casa Morgano

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Your boutique hotel, made in Capri

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  2. Panoramic pleasures in your room and by the pool
  3. The delicious Mediterranean cuisine served at lunch
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Il Tramonto

From € 12
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Bed & Breakfast (with sunset included!)

  1. Watch the sun set, aperitif in hand, from the terrace lounge
  2. The effortless elegance of a traditional island home
  3. Discover Anacapri, the "other" Capri
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  3. Innovative luxury for more than 150 years
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B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Villa Pollio

From € 80
Breakfast included

Live like a local in a historic island home

  1. An authentic island villa in the center of Anacapri
  2. Completely renovated and furnished in 2017
  3. A warm welcome from the Pollio family
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Your home in the shadow of the Piazzetta

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  3. Two minutes and you're in the legendary Piazzetta
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B&B and Homes - Anacapri

La Giuliva

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Your panoramic B&B in the center of Anacapri

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  2. The fabulous, sea view patio
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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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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 (1877)
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 (601)
Tel. +39 081 8378364

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 (739)
Tel. +39 081 8374108

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 (968)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

Restaurants - Capri

Michel'angelo €€

A gourmet paradise in the heart of Capri

  1. Traditional Caprese cuisine made from family recipes
  2. Cooking lessons with a local chef
  3. A tasty aperitivo at the Mozzarella Bar or enjoy a gourmet pizza
Excellent (887)
Tel. +39 081 8377220

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 (1196)
Tel. +39 081 8370181

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
Excellent (240)
Tel. +39 081 8370844

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 (547)
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 (364)
Tel. +39 081 837 6354

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 (693)
Tel. +39 081 8370845

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 (555)
Tel. +39 081 8371798

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 (1599)
Tel. +39 081 837 0616
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