Visiting Sorrento in January

Winter on the Sorrentine Peninsula

Visiting Sorrento in January
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Visiting Sorrento in January

Visiting Sorrento in January

In January, expect rain and cold winds in Sorrento, though you can certainly get warmer, sunny days. In general, the weather on the coast is what you would expect in winter during the months of January and February. Very few tourists visit during this time of year, and many locals take advantage of these slower months to go on holiday in warmer climes themselves! You'll find quite a few hotels, restaurants, and other businesses close until the season pick back up in March.

The Weather in January

January and February bring the coldest temperatures of the year, though they will very rarely go below 5°C.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 10° C
  • Chance of rain: 30%
  • Chance of clouds: 50%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 15° C
  • Average daylight hours: 9

What to Do in January

Though the weather may not be the best, Sorrento can be an interesting destination all year round because it is one of the few on the coast that is lively with locals even in the winter months. There are about 16,000 residents in the city, many of whom take evening walks and dine out in one of the many excellent local restaurants on winter evenings.

What to do in Sorrento when it rains

January is also an excellent month to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, as long as you choose a day with no rain:

Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius

You can also take a day trip from Sorrento to Capri, and experience the quieter and more authentic side of the island when it isn't crowded with tourists:

Winter guide to Capri

Another great idea is taking a day trip to Naples to visit its many museums and churches, the perfect option on a rainy day:

A day in Naples

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