Amalfi Coast in March: weather and climate tips

Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 06.12.2023

As winter's grip loosens its hold and a sense of renewal fills the air, March unveils a different side of the Amalfi Coast. With milder temperatures and a quieter ambience, this transitional month welcomes travellers who seek to experience the coastal charm before the bustling summer season takes over. Here's our guide to the weather on the Amalfi Coast in March.

Is March a good month to visit the Amalfi Coast?

The weather on the Amalfi Coast in March, offers a gentle transition from winter to spring. It is considered part of the off-season, so you'll find fewer crowds.

Accommodations and some activities may be more affordable. While not warm, the weather can be mild and pleasant.

You might catch the beginning of spring flowers blooming.

But March can also be rainy and cool, and weather can vary widely. The sea is usually too cold for swimming. Some hotels, restaurants, and tourist services may be closed or have limited hours.

Overall, March offers a different experience compared to the summer months, and it might appeal to those looking for a quieter and potentially more authentic visit.

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 Positano and Amalfi Coast from Sentiero degli Dei - The Path of the Gods hike © Shutterstock

Positano and Amalfi Coast from Sentiero degli Dei - The Path of the Gods hike © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures on the Amalfi Coast in March

As March unfolds, the Amalfi Coast embraces milder temperatures, a welcoming change from the winter chill. The air holds a comfortable range of 10°C to 16°C (50°F to 61°F), inviting you to shed your layers and bask in the emerging warmth.

The sea, too, is starting to stir, with temperatures hovering around 15°C to 16°C (59°F to 61°F). Adventurous souls may even be tempted to dip their toes into the refreshing waters.

Not quite sure when you want to go? See our guides to the weather on Amalfi Coast in February or Amalfi Coast in April.

Is the Amalfi Coast rainy in March?

While occasional rain showers might grace the coast in March, they're not the dominant theme of the month. These intermittent rainfalls contribute to the lush greenery that paints the landscape and set the stage for the vibrant blossoms of spring. Carrying an umbrella and a light raincoat in your exploration arsenal is a wise move, ensuring you're prepared for any weather surprises.

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Easter procession in Minori in Amalfi Coast, Italy © Shutterstock

Easter procession in Minori in Amalfi Coast, Italy © Shutterstock

What to see and do on the Amalfi Coast in March

March is a hidden gem on the Amalfi Coast, offering a unique blend of temperate weather, stunning natural beauty, and cultural experiences

Explore Picturesque Coastal Towns

Uncover enchanting destinations such as Positano and Ravello. Customize your excursions to align with your passions, delving into secret treasures and gaining local perspectives, making each town's exploration distinctive and personal, particularly with the gentle climate of the Amalfi Coast in October. Check out this dream trip in Amalfi.

Experience festivals

Partake in regional festivals that honor the fall harvest. Immerse yourself in exclusive gastronomic pleasures and conventional celebrations, curated to resonate with your fascination with culture and cuisine. Festivals to consider include:

Wine Exploration

Delve into the Amalfi Coast's abundant viticulture with bespoke wine tours in October. Tour vineyards and wine cellars, savor exceptional local wines, and gain insights into the wine production process from connoisseurs. These excursions can be adapted to your wine preferences, presenting an enjoyable and informative adventure. Make sure to check our Food and Wine Trip.

Embark on Tailored Hikes

Select guided treks that match your physical ability. Whether seaside panoramas or mountain paths, these hikes can be adjusted to your desires, affording a singular view of the area's splendor.

Culinary Adventures

Participate in customized cooking lessons with regional culinary experts, utilizing seasonal produce. Master age-old dishes or dabble in fusion cooking, all tailored to your gastronomic inclinations. Don't miss our epicurean exploration in Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast. Into food? This gastronomic trip might be something for you!

Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 06.12.2023

Dre Roelandt is originally from the United States but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Dre is a freelance writer and artist with a passion for travelling. They are an in-house Content Editor at Rough Guides.

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