During the month of December, the climate in Sorrento tends to be cooler with less rainy days than in November. During Christmas holidays, Sorrento is certainly the ideal place to stay, considering the greater offer of events, lightings, concerts, attractions and cultural initiatives scheduled for the entire period. Although it is not the ideal season for tours, it is always worth a trip to the Amalfi Coast with less crowdings and traffic, a visit at the ruins of Pompeii and, if the sea weather permits, spend a wonderful day in Capri.

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Sights and activites on the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii Ruins and Capri island

  • The Amalfi Coast

  • Pompeii Ruins

  • Capri Island

The Amalfi Coast

Stunning sceneries along the most famous popular route and amazing Instagram photo spots 

A must visit when travelling in the Sorrento area is the outstanding Amalfi Coast. Charming villages and marvellous landscapes are the frame of one of the most beautiful areas of the entire world. Main attractions are the villages of Positano, Praiano, Amalfi and Ravello although our recommended professional English Speaking drivers will show you secret spots that you only experience if with a local.

The Amalfi Coast in December

Although the villages of the Amalfi Coast close their doors for the winter season, it is always pleasant to take a walk along the coast and capture the magical scenery that characterise it.

  • Positano always deserves a stop: getting lost in the alleys that lead to the sea and taking picture from the Spiaggia grande, the big beach, are worth the price of the ticket.
  • Praiano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, offers unique views and amazing food.
  • Amalfi, for the Christmas period offers a full schedule of events: tombolate, concerts and bands create a magical atmosphere. In addition to visiting the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea and walking along the promenade, do not miss desserts and confectionery at Pansa bakery since 1830: from homemade panettone to citrus scorzette,  from nougats to mostacciuoli.
  • Ravello, one of the most evocative destinations of the entire coast is located slightly inland: from the Duomo to the Villas, from the village to the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium, it is always worth getting there.

The ruins of Pompeii

Visiting the Ruins of Pompeii is highly recommended, especially with a guided tour. A dive into the past: this is what a tour in Pompeii and Herculaneum is. More precisely in 79 B.C. due to the eruption of the Vesuvius, both cities were totally covered by lava and ash. Everything has been preserved in such a perfect shape that today walking through the ruins feels like you are living moments of the life back in the Romans age. You can visit stunning roman Villas with magnificent mosaics, Temples, Thermal Baths. A pleasant break at a lovely vineyard at the bottom of the Vesuvius is recommended for a tasteful lunch break with local products and a wine tasting.

High season Timetable and tickets

| 1 April – 31 October
| Mon / Fri 9,00 am – 6,00 pm
| Sat / Sun 8,30 am – 6,00 pm
| Pompeii Ruins
| € 15
| € 2 (Ue citizens 18/25 y.o)
| Free : Citizens < 18 y.o

 

Low season Timetable and tickets

| 1 November – 31 March
| Mon / Fri 9,00 am – 3,30 pm
| Sat / Sun 8,30 am – 3,30 pm
| Pompeii Ruins
| € 15
| € 2 (Ue citizens 18/25 y.o)
| Free : Citizens < 18 y.o

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Closing days: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

Capri Island

Although December is not the ideal month to visit the island, considering that it shows all its beauty in the summer, I assure you that it is always pleasant to walk through the streets of the centre or join a hiking excursion with views of Faraglioni Rocks or on Monte Solaro . If it’s sunny and above all sea conditions are good you can take the ferry from the Port of Sorrento to visit Capri from Sorrento.