Visiting Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast in April 2020 | The definitive Guide
by Giuseppe Morvillo
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Visiting Sorrento in April – Our in depth Guide
In Italy we have a saying that goes “Aprile Dolce Dormire” which literally means ‘April Sweet Sleeping’. In a few words it basically explains the beauty of visiting during this month, it’s the start of spring and Sorrento begins to finally wake up and come to life after the winter months of rainy and humid weather. There are many advantages to visiting Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in April and in this article you will find our many of the reasons why. If you’re not yet sure whether it’s the right month to book your holiday, after reading our suggestions below we are confident that you’ll be sure to secure your booking and book those flights!
Sorrento in April
Things to Do and Events
April is considered one of the best months of the year to visit Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. The weather is even warm enough to visit the Island of Capri. It’s also a great time of year to visit the famous ancient Pompeii Ruins considering its not yet the peak of summer, you will avoid waiting in long queues to enter and be able to explore the ruins without the summer crowds, you can read more on what our Pompeii Ruins tour includes here. Our Amalfi Coast tour also gives you the unique opportunity to visit the costal towns such as Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. The warm spring weather is also great if you’re a lover of hiking outdoor trails and exploring in nature. The spring flowers are in bloom and we can guarantee you’ll fall in love with the fragrances that lingers in the streets of the towns.
One of the most important religious holidays, Easter, also falls in this month always on a Sunday. This is one of the best months to visit Sorrento, you will never experience anything like this without seeing the celebrations and traditions with your own eyes. The rituals and processions of this Holy Week are highly respected and held very close to the heart of the locals. Processions, other religious rites, art exhibitions and cultural events make Holy Week in Sorrento the most unique in the world and usually this period falls inline with the beginning of the tourism season.
Pompeii Ruins, Capri Island and the Amalfi Coast
Thanks to the mild temperatures of April and less crowds of tourists, one of the most recommended sites to visit in April are the ancient Roman ruins in Pompeii and our Pompeii Ruins tour combines this with the incredible experience of visiting a vineyard located at the bottom of the Vesuvius for a Wine Tour and enjoying a lunch using all local produce, this is truly provide you with an amazing unforgettable experience. Don’t miss the chance to experience our amazing private Amalfi Coast tour which you can also combine with our Capri Boat Tour giving you the chance to explore the beauty of the Island by Sea and onshore, perfect if you’re wanting to organise a full day of adventure.
April is also the perfect month to enjoy outdoor walking experience and for lovers of nature and outdoor activities we can recommend you three of the best hiking trails from Sorrento right to the Amalfi Coast:
Queen Giovanna’s Bath
- Location: Sorrento
- Rated: Easy
- Length: 900 metres
- Duration: 15 minutes
Path of the Gods
- Location: Agerola – Praiano
- Rated: Medium
- Length: 8 km
- Duration: 3 Hours
Valle delle Ferriere
- Location: Pontone, Amalfi
- Rated: Medium
- Length: 6 km
- Durations: 4 Hours
Weather and Temperature
Spring is in the air and with the temperature rising and becoming more pleasant makes for a great reason to visit in April. The beaches and beach clubs have now set up everything to accommodate the numerous customers and visitors, especially on the weekend, they come here in the masses to enjoy the warm weather. You can enjoy a glass of good white wine which will compliment a delicious plate of seafood spaghetti or fresh fried squid and shrimps.
MIN TEMPERATURE 8.0°C
MAX TEMPERATURE 18,2°C
RAINY DAYS 8
SUNSHINE HOURS 200
- Humidity 78% 78%
- Chance of Rain 23,3% 23,3%
What to Pack
Don’t forget to leave space in your suitcase for a swimsuit and beach towel. The water isn’t as warm as in the summer months but in the warmer areas of the Peninsula, those that are more exposed to the South, you’re able to swim and spend pleasant days by the sea. It’s very easy for you to be able to reach the beaches of Sorrento, both in Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. For those of you staying in our B&B, Holiday home or Hotel in the centre of Sorrento, the distance from these beaches is very short. Walking through the public gardens of Villa Comunale you’ll be able to either take a lift, which costs €1.80 per ride or use the steps. If however you have a car or scooter you will have to head towards the Sorrento Harbour, Porto di Sorrento, where you will find spaces to park in one of the two private car parks.
In terms of clothing, these are my personal recommendations of what to wear when visiting Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in April:
- A good versatile and waterproof hiking jacket
- Sweater or Cardigan, great for those chilly evenings
- A swimsuit and beach towel
- Great comfortable walking shoes
- A backpack or travel bag for your day trips
- Small and sturdy umbrella, just in case
5 Reasons to Visit in April
1. To Experience the Holy Week in Sorrento
A fascinating combinations of sacred and profane co-existing in one of the most spiritual events of the Sorrento Peninsula including processions, events and rituals.
2. Amazing Nightlife
In April, two of the main nightclubs in the area open their doors. Music on the Rocks located on the beach of Positano and the Taverna Anema e Core in Capri, where you can dance on the tables all night, enjoy amazing drinks and party in the same places visited by many celebrities.
3. Best Value for Money
Most apartments and rooms are cheaper this time of the year in comparison to the prices in the peak seasons starting in May, we also offer a 15% discount in the first half of the month when booking your accommodation directly with us.
4. Incredible Hiking Excursions
At this time of the year you can really enjoy the many hiking trails especially as the weather is much more ideal for these kinds of outdoor activities. Most days in April are very sunny but not too hot compared to the summer days which is much more comfortable for those planning on hiking the trails.
5. Enjoy Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast without the Crowds
In April most restaurants begin to reopen after the long winter months, naturally meaning they are less likely to be filled with tourists, perfect for if you’re looking for a more tranquil and authentic experience. It’s also a great time to enjoy sunbathing on the Sorrento Beaches as you will have much more space around you and feel more relaxed.