Visiting Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast in June| The definitive Guide
by Giuseppe Morvillo
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Visiting Sorrento in June – Our Complete guide
The month of June officially marks the beginning of Summer in Sorrento as well as for the entire Amalfi Coast, you can feel the festive atmosphere in the air from morning to evening. The days are much longer and the sun sets from behind the Coast and the Island of Capri around 9pm, the bars and outdoor restaurants are busy from opening to closing, the energy is electric. Even in the evenings it’s warm and very pleasant, especially by the sea. Schools are closed for the summer holidays, beach clubs are filled and streets are less busy, although some tourists do enjoy exploring Sorrento’s Old Town, the main street Corso Italia, the charming little harbour and Marina Grande.
Visiting Sorrento in June
Things to Do and Events
Officially the start of the ‘Bella Stagione’, translating to the beautiful season in english, this is the phrase used when Italians refer to summertime. For those born and raised in Sorrento, this month in particular represents the turning point between spring and the long summer break season that goes on right until the middle of September. The days are carefree enjoying breathtaking sunsets and beautiful dinners outside by the sea.
The Sorrento Peninsula is the ideal destination for those who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday without giving up the opportunity to have a truly unique experience from discovering the Amalfi Coast to taking a lovely swim in the crystal clear waters of Capri, there is plenty for you to enjoy. If you’re a lover of Roman history and Italian culture, you can explore the Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins, located only half an hour away from Sorrento.
Despite the flow of tourists, Sorrento does very well in preserving its town and offers a very realistic and authentic window into the Italian lifestyle and it’s exactly for this reason, as well as its infinite beauty, that is ideal booking an apartment, or villa, in the Old Town or along the more vibrant Corso Italia, a pedestrianised road with the best shops and cafes Sorrento has to offer.
Visit Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
An absolute must when traveling to Sorrento is to go and see the beautiful towns located on the Amalfi Coast, known world wide for its charming characteristics and marvellous landscapes. Our Amalfi Coast tour takes you to the very best towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, you will also get the chance to be shown the secret spots that you can only truly experience if you’re a local. Our high qualified and knowledgable driver will collect you from your accommodation in the Mercedes mini van, you will also have the choice whether you’d like to have a private or shared tour. The duration of the tour is 8 hours so is perfect if you’re wanting to see the very best the Amalfi Coast has to offer in just one day! You can read all about what our tour entails here: Amalfi Coast tour – Our Selected Tours.
Weather and Temperature
Now that it’s June, summer has officially started in Sorrento, the temperatures are getting higher and even though it can get very hot, the towns on the Coast as well as the Island of Capri usually comes with a nice cool breeze. The average temperature is 25 degrees during the days and in the evening can still be as warm as a minimum of 19 degrees.
MIN TEMPERATURE 18.0°C
MAX TEMPERATURE 26.2°C
RAINY DAYS 4
SUNSHINE HOURS 290
- Humidity 60% 60%
- Chance of Rain 13,3% 13,3%
What to Pack
The one thing we absolutely advise you to bring with you on your holiday to the Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast is your swimming costume, beach towel and flip flops. Just is the most amazing time to enjoy diving into the crystal clear and refreshing waters of the Sorrento Bay, Marina del Cantone or Capri.
In the first half of the month, right before the schools finish, beach clubs are still uncrowded and offer all of the best services and amenities for you to spend a total day in relaxation mode. You can hire a sun lounger and umbrella, sip on a glass of wine and have lunch at one of the beach restaurants. When going on day tours don’t forget shorts, t-shirts and walking shoes. In the evenings we suggest you bring a long sleeved shirt, cotton cardigan and a lightweight jacket in case of a slight cool breeze, its always best to be prepared. For boat trips to Capri and day tips to the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii, where the temperature is warmer and you are more exposed to direct sunlight, we recommend a hat for protection as well as an umbrella to block out the sun.
My personal recommendations:
- A lightweight pashmina or scarf
- T-shirt and Shirts
- Swimming costume and beach towel
- Shorts or Skirts
- Good walking shoes and flip flops
- Sunhat, backpack and travel bag
You can also find a complete style guide for when visiting Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast here. (Insert style guide, what to wear in Amalfi article here)
5 Reasons to Visit
1. Experience the sites without the crowds
To experience Capri, Pompeii Ruins and the Amalfi Coast in the gorgeous warm weather and no big crowds.
2. To enjoy authentic Italian life:
Piazza Tasso, Sorrento’s main square and the old town’s restaurants, cafes and bars come alive at this time of year.
3. Experience amazing dinners
In Marina Grande you’ll find the best of the local restaurants with tables set up and ready for you to dine outside with views of the sea.
4. Enjoy Water Sports and Activities
You can go Snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
5. 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.