Visiting Sorrento in May

The best month of the year to visit Sorrento

Visiting Sorrento in May
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Visiting Sorrento in May

Visiting Sorrento in May

If we were to choose the best month of the year to visit Sorrento, it would be May! The only downside to a visit during this beautiful month are the number of large group tours that take over the coast, with heavy traffic that can clog the narrow lanes in and around Sorrento.

The Weather in May

The weather in Sorrento is usually lovely in May, with mild temperatures and rare rainshowers, generally in the afternoon. Beach clubs open for the season, though you may find the water too cold to swim. The temperature can be chilly in the evening, so be sure to pack a light jacket.

  • 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 See and Do in May

There are a number of things you can see and do in and around Sorrento in May:

Walking and Hiking

This is the perfect month to explore the trails in the Lattari Mountains. If you would like to hike the Path of the Gods, we recommend avoiding the famous trail on the weekends when it can be crowded.

Hiking on the Sorrento Peninsula

Archaeology

You can visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, or Villa Jovis on Capri. Remember to wear a hat and sunscreen, and to bring plenty of water...the sun gets hot this month, though the temperatures are mild!

Boat Tours

This is the best month to explore by sea, as later in the year the coast off Sorrento, Capri, and Positano is often crowded with boats from all over the world.

You can join a small-group tour or a private tour from Sorrento...both are an unforgettable way to discover the coastline.

Recommended experiences and tours

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Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius Most popular Verificato

Experience and tour

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
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Partenza da Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by Private Gozzo Boat

Da € 130 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Durata 2 ore 3 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • A private gozzo boat
  • Stops to swim
  • See the Faraglioni and grottoes
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Partenza da Capri

La Dolce Vita: Capri Boat Tour

€ 59 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • English-speaking skipper
  • Aperitivo on board
  • The beauty of Capri by sea
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Cantina del Vesuvio - Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius Bestseller Verificato

Experience and tour

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
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Partenza da Capri

Rent a traditional wooden boat, without licence

Da € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Durata 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 7 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Traditional wooden boat without a skipper
  • Complete freedom at sea
  • No boating licence requested
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Partenza da Capri

Island Tour + Stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 18 a persona € 19 -5%

Durata 2 ore

  • Skip the line
  • Save money
  • See the island highlights
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Charter System  -  Capri, Romantic Couple's Tour (luxury) Most popular Verificato

Partenza da Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Capri, Romantic Couple's Tour (luxury)

Da € 539 Per boat | 2 passengers € 759 -29%

Durata 6 ore 8 ore (Mattina)

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Maximum flexibility
  • Drink on board
  • Possible pick-up
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Partenza da Capri

Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket

€ 18 a persona

Durata 1 ora

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Flexible open ticket
  • Tour in English and Italian
  • Best of Capri by sea
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Partenza da Positano

Boat Tour of Capri - Speed Boat

Da € 750 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Durata 8 ore

  • Private tour for complete freedom
  • Drinks on board
  • Expert skipper
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Partenza da Capri

Tour of Capri on a Gozzo from Marina Piccola

Da € 130 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 150 -13%

Durata 2 ore 3 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • A tour by gozzo boat around the island departing from the bay opposite the Faraglioni and with a stop to swim off the coast of Capri.
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Charter System  - Capri Island Classic Tour by Private Boat  Most popular Verificato

Partenza da Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Capri Island Classic Tour by Private Boat

Da € 549 Per boat | Max 10 passengers € 699 -21%

Durata 4 ore 8 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Maximum flexibility of schedules and itineraries
  • Aperitif on board
  • Bilingual expert skipper
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HP Travel - Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket Bestseller Verificato

Partenza da Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

€ 18 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Blue Grotto visit
  • Flexible open ticket
  • Tour in English and Italian
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Accommodations

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3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 79
Breakfast included

A bed on the beach (well, almost!)

  1. Just three steps and you're on the beach of Marina del Cantone
  2. A delicious fish supper at the "Pappone"' restaurant
  3. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Nerano
Excellent (186)

B&B and Homes - Sorrento

Marina Piccola 73

From € 160
Breakfast included

Your boutique B&B with a view of the Bay of Naples

  1. A seaside B&B within steps of the beaches of Sorrento
  2. The atmosphere of a typical Mediterranean home
  3. The combination of traditional architectural features and modern decor
Excellent (444)

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

A superb position in the heart of Nerano

  1. The historic residence of the marquis of Villarena, in the center of Nerano.
  2. The flavorsome cuisine of the Amalfi Coast served in the Dolce far Niente restaurant.
  3. The view of Li Galli from the elegant apartments.
Excellent (227)

B&B and Homes - Massa Lubrense

Casa Clementina

From € 500
Breakfast included

Where you can find peace again...

A B&B in the most pristine countryside of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Guest rooms newly renovated in 2017
A patio overlooking the sea to relax while watching the sunset

Excellent (162)

Farmhouse Holidays - Piano di Sorrento

Agriturismo Antico Casale

Are you ready to discover the authentic countryside along the coast?

A working farm holiday halfway between Sorrento and Positano
Local specialties made by Nonna Luisa
The warm hospitality of the Persico family

Excellent (244)

Historical Residences - Sorrento

Maison Tofani

From € 119.99

A modern luxury retreat with a timeless beauty

  1. Have a leisurely cocktail in the "Europa" lounge, hung with 18th century works of art
  2. Relax on the sundeck overlooking the rooftops of Sorrento
  3. Visit the wine grotto with wines from across Italy
Excellent (1224)
Grand Hotel Due Golfi Bestseller

4 stars - Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi

Grand Hotel Due Golfi

Your view of paradise

  1. Terrazza L'Incanto: a terrace with infinity pool overlooking the Bays of Naples and Salerno
  2. Private sea or garden view balconies in every room
  3. A fairytale wedding against the backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean
Excellent (1131)

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello

From € 139
Breakfast included

Fall head over heels for the Mediterranean: the sea, the art, the beauty

  1. The view of Capri from your room
  2. The Spa: paradise...in paradise
  3. The flavors of Sorrento served with a view
Very good (816)

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Flora

Traditional Sorrentine hospitality

  1. Relax near the refreshing pool
  2. Sample classic Mediterranean cuisine
  3. Vacation just a few minutes from the center of Sorrento
Very good (762)
Grand Hotel Riviera Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Grand Hotel Riviera

Postcard-perfect memories from Sorrento

  1. From the rooms to the private beach by elevator
  2. Dinner with a view of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples
  3. A historic hotel in the heart of Sorrento
Excellent (1694)

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Carlton International

Your Italian holiday in the heart of Sorrento

  1. A hotel with pool in the historic center of Sorrento
  2. Just steps from the beach and vibrant streets of Sorrento
  3. A vast number of daytrips and food and wine tours
Very good (870)
Hotel Continental Bestseller

4 stars - Sorrento

Hotel Continental

Perched above the Mediterranean Sea in Sorrento's "old town"

  1. Suite Pitloo: a jacuzzi on the terrace with a view
  2. A dinner by candlelight with a view over the Bay of Naples
  3. An elevator directly from the hotel to the beach
Excellent (1263)
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