Visiting Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast in March 2021 | The definitive Guide
by Giuseppe Morvillo
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Sorrento in March – Our in-depth guide
Planning to visit Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast in the second half of the month of March?
Take an umbrella and don’t forget your sunglasses. In March you can sometimes experience light showers and cool winds but also a few nice sunny days, its not yet summer so the weather can be unpredictable. You can still enjoy a light lunch on the beach or enjoy our Amalfi Coast tour. If you’re looking for a relaxing and quiet holiday, away from the crowds of summer, then this is the perfect month for you. It may be still too cold to take a swim but you can still enjoy your day on the beach in the warmest bays on the Coast and explore amazing picturesque hiking trails or the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii.
Visiting Sorrento in March
Things to do and Events
The winter season is passing and March marks the arrival of spring in Sorrento. The Amalfi Coast offers you an unexpected charm but we do advise you to have a planned itinerary so you can make the best of your trip, you can view all of our itineraries here: Sorrento Itineraries.
Although coming to Sorrento in March is quieter and much more tranquil there are still many activities you can do to experience this beautiful coastal town in all its beauty and we have listed a few options below for you.
If you’re a lover of Ancient Roman history and culture, the Pompeii Ruins is an absolute must see for you. It’s great to go at this time of the year as you’ll avoid waiting in long queues like those in the peak season as well as being able to explore at a more leisurely pace. An advantage of the March cooler weather also means that you will not experience the beating sun on your head while participating in the 2 hour walk. Our Pomepii Tour will give you the unique chance to not only visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii but also enjoy a visit to a local vineyard, located at the bottom of Vesuvius. After the guided visit, you will experience a fantastic wine tasting and lunch in a local vineyard the perfect way to end your day at Pompeii Ruins. You can discover more about our Pompeii Tour here.
Amalfi Coast Tour
Looking to explore and experience the Amalfi Coast but limited for time?
Our Amalfi Coast tour from Sorrento is the best way to see the Amalfi Coast in one day, you’ll get to know all of the amazing hidden gems and see the secret sights only the knowledge of a local would have. An advantage of visiting the towns of Positano, Praiano, Amalfi and Ravello is that you will be able to see a lot more and in a quicker amount of time as there will not be the summer crowds, you will not be waiting around for too long and you will have a much more unique and relaxing experience. We also offer private or shared tours, great if you’re a couple, family or group of friends, you have the option to choose between both. To find out more about our Amalfi Coast Tour here.
The Path of the Gods
If you’re a lover of hiking and outdoor activities, March is a great time of year to visit Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast to do this. The weather is cooler and there are still some lovely sunny days that you can take advantage of enjoy these picturesque walks. Guaranteed to be the highlight of your trip to the Amalfi Coast, The Path of the Gods makes you feel as if you are hiking in between the sky and the sea. Located on the hills and mountains that cross Amalfi, Praiano and Positano it’s possible to admire one of the most incredible panoramas on earth. March is an amazing time to experience this as the weather is still nice and sunny but also not too uncomfortable, you will also avoid hiking with the summer crowds. – (Link Path of the Gods article)
Weather and Temperature
If weather is a key factor for you when making your booking, we will say that coming in March you will have to expect the occasional rain showers and the temperature is still cold during the evening. The weather can also be unpredictable, as it is a month of transition, the sliding door between winter going into spring that can rotate according to the winds and the weather can change day by day. The likelihood of rain showers in March is high with an average of 86mm (3.4in), you should plan on layering your clothes so you are always prepared. Some parts of the day can be very nice and warm however times like in the evening can be more cool and chilly.
MIN TEMPERATURE 6.0°C
MAX TEMPERATURE 15.2°C
RAINY DAYS 7
SUNSHINE HOURS 180
- Humidity 78% 78%
- Chance of Rain 23,3% 23,3%
In Southern Italy temperatures are often milder than the previous months and spring arrives a little earlier. Let’s say that luck can also play a part, do not be influenced by weather forecasts, they are continuously changing and with my experience in mind, they tend to only mention the bad weather more than the days with good weather.
Looking through my personal images over the years of the month of March, I have some images of me holding an umbrella but most pictures I have are of me on the beach, enjoying a glass of white wine or walking through the beautiful villages on the Amalfi Coast.
What to Pack
Packing for an Italian holiday in March can vary, as I mentioned above there are rainy days and sunny days but generally nights are chilly and days are warmer. We recommend you bringing a few items to accommodate and keep your prepared for both types of weather.
Here are my personal recommendations for your visit to Sorrento in March:
- A good and versatile waterproof hiking jacket
- Sweater, Cardigan and warm scarf for the chilly nights
- A rain hat, useful and doesn’t take up too much roof
- Good walking shoes
- Bring a backpack or travel bag for your day trips
- A folding and strong umbrella
5 Resons to Visit
- Take advantage of our amazing deals
Generally apartments and rooms are cheaper this time of year compared to the high season and we offer a 15% discount if you book directly with us.
- Enjoy a peaceful holiday
This time of the year you will not experience the hustle and bustle of the crowds that you’ll have in the summer period. This is great if you’re wanting to experience a truly peaceful holiday with your loved ones or with your partner.
- Less crowds when dining and exploring
You can really enjoy dining in restaurants and exploring the streets of Sorrento, which are just opening after the winter months. You’ll also be able to catch the ferry to Capri without having to queue, you’ll also have more space to explore the narrow streets of the Old Town and the Amalfi Coast.
- Truly experience the beauty of the Amalfi Coast
You can enjoy the beautiful hike of The Path of the Gods with displays the stunning view of the sea from which you can also see the Island of Capri. The Pompeii Ruins are also another amazing attraction to see, this time of year the 2 hour walk is much more comfortable as you won’t have the beating heat on your heads and you’ll also be able to explore at you’re own pace without the crowds and long queues.
- Take in the spectacular landscapes
If you’re not too bothered about the changing temperature or one to constantly check the weather apps on your phone, you can truly experience the most breathtaking views in a peaceful environment and wonders of the land.