The Amalfi Coast is an incredibly popular sailing destination for holidaymakers searching for a chance to unwind in one of the most picturesque and cultural parts of the Mediterranean. A sailing holiday is an ideal way to hit multiple destinations in one summer trip, making it the best option for travellers wanting to explore all of the incredible stop-offs along this Italian coastline. However, selecting your time of year is absolutely key to ensuring you make the most of your sailing charter. To help you get started, we’ve broken down the best times to visit The Amalfi Coast based on what it is you want to get out of your trip!
For lots of sailing holiday groups, the budget can play be a huge factor in planning any trip. The Amalfi Coast is exploding with incredible activities as well as great spots to eat and drink, so you’ll want to save as much of your travel budget for these things! Flights, food, activities/tours, and the cost of chartering a yacht can fluctuate throughout the year. The most popular times to visit are in the warmest months between July – September, however, the most cost-effective time of year is during the cooler months of May and June and also just after the peak season in September and October. These months are still perfectly temperate to relax and enjoy The Amalfi Coast and you get the benefits of fewer tourists flocking to the beaches!
One of the biggest draws to the Mediterranean coast is the incredible sunshine and warm waters that can be enjoyed, and the Amalfi Coast is no exception! From July – October you can enjoy the best weather for snorkelling, sunbathing and sipping on Beach Bar cocktails! However, if you’re after a more active holiday exploring the many hiking trails The you might better sailing during the cooler months of May and June. During these months, you can enjoy the scenic views at the top of the 12kim hike up the Il Sentiegro Degli Deli or the stream-side walk to the stunning waterfalls of Valle Delle Ferrier.
The famously colourful cliffs of the Amalfi Coast are a true reflection of the vibrant culture that you’ll find here! The beauty of a personalised sailing charter means you can hit whatever cities or islands you want to and ensure you don’t miss a thing! All year round you will find plenty of museums, galleries, cathedrals and historical sites to immerse yourself into, most notably the buried city of Pompeii. However, there are a few key events and festivals that you may want to centre your sailing holiday around.
From July – September you can enjoy local and international music acts at the Sorrento Summer of Music, an incredible festival held against the dramatic backdrop of the cloisters of the Saint Francis Monastery. If you’re after a more diverse cultural event, head to the island of Ravello from June – September for the Wagner Music Festival which is a celebration of music, opera, ballet and film. Every year during May and June, Amalfi celebrates her rich past with the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics, you will find the coast bursting with recreated period costumes and sea vessels, representing the four ancient Maritime Republics: Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa and Venice.