Visiting Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast in August 2020 – The definitive Guide
by Giuseppe Morvillo
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Sorrento in August – Our in-depth guide
If you’re looking to experience Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in the most magical and enchanting way, especially if you’re visiting for the first time, August is the most for you to visit. The hottest month to visit Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast is without a doubt the month of August and is always considered the best time to visit the beautiful villages of the coast. Sorrento may be hot, but is always considered the best choice to base yourself amongst the villages of the Sorrento and Amalfi Coast, as the Town itself is quite flat, so there’s not a lot of walking or steps. There is such a vast variety of activities you can do from visiting the ancient Pompeii Ruins to visiting the most picturesque and instagrammable coastal towns such as Positano, Ravello and Amalfi, and of course experience one of the most famous islands in the world, Capri. All of our apartments, villas and suites are very relaxing and located in Sorrento city centre or in the Old Town, some even have swimming pools and parking and all have modern and up to date facilities.
Visiting Sorrento in August
Things to do and Events
August is the peak of summer in Italy and on weekdays beaches are filled to a normal capacity but on the weekends it can be very hard to find a place as those who live there also plan to go to the beach. In the bays of Capri, Positano, Nerano and Galli they can get crowded with boats, swimmers and beach goers. We strongly advise you to arrive for 10am to reserve your sun lounger and umbrella where possible. Most beaches are fully equipped with bars, restaurants, sun loungers and umbrellas to rent. You can find our recommendation’s of the best Sorrento Beaches and Amalfi Coast.
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: Amalfi Coast Tour- Our Selected Tours.
Capri boat Tour
Capri is Italy’s most famous island, with its beautiful attractions and magical atmosphere it is known worldwide as the island of dreams and absolutely a must visit by boat. You can experience the best of Capri and its grottos in a single day, our tour lasts for 8 hours so is great if you’re only in town for a few days and want to see as much as possible. Our premium boat is fully equipped with a bathroom, kitchen, hot and cold showers as well as a lounge deck. On board with you will be two professional and local skippers, English speaking and very experienced in this tour, they will make you feel very welcome and special. During the summer the demand for this tour is very high so we would recommend you to contact us in advance if you’d like to book, we also give you the choice of shared or private tour.
For more information on this tour please visit our Capri Boat Tour click here : Capri Boat Tour – Our Selected Tours
Bagni della Regina Giovanna
Naturally the beaches of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast can get very crowded in August, a personal favourite hidden gem of mine is Bagni della Regina Giovanna, a great option if you’re wanting to enjoy a refreshing dip but in a more tranquil environment. This legendary natural swimming pool has a wonderful pristine seabed, a natural arch that separates the lagoon from the sea and the ruins of the Roman villa overlooking the coast. This spectacle of the Gulf of Naples creates the perfect and natural photo opportunity. Before taking a refreshing dip in the crystal waters, we recommend you to take a walk along the clifftop where you can admire and take in the most breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius and take some amazing photos.
Weather and Temperature
There is a very small chance of rain in August, the Italian coastal town of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast have very hot temperatures and plenty of sunshine, making it a popular time of year to visit. Sorrento is at its hottest in August and the temperature in Sorrento can range from around 24°C in the daytime with highs of 29°C in the afternoons.Before leaving, pack proper sun protection as skin burns easily if you’re outside during the hottest hours of the day.
MIN TEMPERATURE 20.0°C
MAX TEMPERATURE 29.2°C
RAINY DAYS 3
SUNSHINE HOURS 280
- Humidity 60% 60%
- Chance of Rain 13,3% 13,3%
What to Pack
Most Italians take their annual break during August. Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast are amongst the most attractive destinations in Italy, in fact you’re most likely to run into more Italian locals in this month compared to any other time of the year. It’s important to know that on the 15th of August Italians celebrate ‘Ferragosto’, one of the most important days in the Italian summer. You can expect the beach clubs to be full, beach games organised, bonfires, fireworks and lots and lots of dancing! A key moment of the day is the traditional Ferragosto lunch, usually a barbecue or picnic with family and friends. Also all of our accommodation has air conditioning, useful for the warm nights that generally don’t get any cooler than 20°C. Insert article on what to wear in Sorrento and Amalfi in the off peak season here.
- Sun cream and protection
- Swimming costume and beach towel
- Shorts and Skirts
- T-shirts and Linen shirts
- Good walking shoes
- Sunhat, backpack and travel bag
5 Reasons to Visit
- Experience Capri, Pompeii Ruins and the Amalfi Coast in the best weather: This is one of the best times of the year to take advantage of our many tours, we guarantee this will be the highlight on your trip and remain one of the most magical memories when looking back on your holiday is Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.
Memorable Beach days: Theres nothing quite like a beach day in Southern Italy. From swimming in the crystal clear waters, to eating in the restaurants serving fresh local fish, you will feel as if you’re living the dolce vita lifestyle.
Beautiful outdoor dinners: In the beautiful warm temperatures of August all of the restaurants in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast always set up outdoor seating areas. You simply must take advantage of this, what more could you ask for than sipping on a beautiful local wine, enjoying a pizza all while having the breathtaking views laid out in front of your very eyes?
Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters: Enjoy some water activities at this time of year, especially at the Island of Capri, the waters are the most diving temperature in August.
Enjoy the warmest month of the yeay: This one is for the lovers of sunshine and perfecting their Golden tan! August is by far the warmest and best month is you’re seeking nothing but sunshine.