Averages for Naples in August

Naples is still very much in the grip of a hot summer as August arrives, and with an average temperature of 25°C, reaching a high of up to 30°C, it’s certainly a good idea to take your time with any sightseeing expeditions around Naples when the sun is beating down. The good news is that August is the best month for heading to the sea and getting a little wet, as this is the month with the best s...

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  • Temperature Temperature 25°C 76°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 30°C 86°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9.5 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 30 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 4 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 26°C 79°F

Daily averages for August

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 26 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 26 27 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 27 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 25 24 26 25
°F 79 81 81 81 79 79 79 79 79 79 81 79 79 79 79 79 79 79 81 81 81 81 79 79 79 79 79 77 75 79 77

Averages for Naples in August

Naples is still very much in the grip of a hot summer as August arrives, and with an average temperature of 25°C, reaching a high of up to 30°C, it’s certainly a good idea to take your time with any sightseeing expeditions around Naples when the sun is beating down. The good news is that August is the best month for heading to the sea and getting a little wet, as this is the month with the best sea temperature, at an average of 26°C; you will see visitors and locals alike heading to the beach to cool down from the high summer temperatures in August.

Evenings are still very warm, so again, air conditioning is a must have, with an average low temperature of only 19°C. As with the previous two months, rain is almost non-existent in Naples during this time of year, at around 30mm on average, only affecting 4 days to a degree – you are unlikely to see rain, however you are likely to see sun, with a huge 10 hours per day on average.

Naples is busy and hot during August, however if you enjoy sun and you can take your time with your sightseeing efforts, the city is a wonderful place to visit at this time of year.

Royal Palace in the city go Naples

Royal Palace in the city go Naples

Where to stay

Being close to public transport links in Naples will make your stay infinitely easier and more fulfilling. You will have a large choice when it comes to accommodation, so make sure you do your research first. Grand Europa Hotel is a good choice, offering B&B, half board, and full board options, located just 100m from Naples Central station. This is a homely hotel, giving you a comfortable base at the end of a long day sightseeing.

For something a little more sparkling, head to Grand Hotel Parker’s, who also offer different board basis’, with a breath-taking roof garden and stunning furnishings, to give an extra bit of pizzazz to your stay.

If you want to stick with a budget option however, Joyfull Hotel offers a comfortable base in modern surroundings, very close to public transport links, and with a buffet breakfast to help you fuel up before you head off and explore everything Naples has to offer.

The bay of Naples as seen from the winding roads

The bay of Naples as seen from the winding roads

What to do

Music is the order of the day in Naples during August, as the Napoli Jazz Festival comes to town. This is where both international and Italian jazz stars come together to perform at various different venues across the city. This is a fun festival to be a part of, so do check listings prior to visiting during this month.

August is also the time of Italy’s biggest holiday after Christmas and Easter - Ferragosto. This is the festival of the assumption when the Virgin Mary rose to heaven and is a very important celebration for locals. You will see various meals, parties, and events going on, and most people flock to the beach, where you will see fireworks at the end of the evening.

Of course, we can’t avoid the fact that August is still a very hot month in Naples, and that means you might not want to be out and about in the sun for too long at a time. In that case, why not head of and enjoy a massage or a treatment or two in a relaxing spa. Naples has many day spas, many of which are expensive and sophisticated, however Istituto Ego Shape is a very popular one, with stunning views over the Bay of Naples, and many different treatments. As far as urban spas go, this is a top class choice.

Sightseeing should definitely be on your list when you visit this beautiful city of culture and art, and one place you should be heading is the Royal Palace Napoli. The architecture here is mind-blowing, and the Grand Staircase will blow your mind. The opulence of the place has to be seen to be believed, especially the intricately carved figures you see, such as the beautiful flying angels. The view is also one for the camera without a doubt.

If sightseeing is on your menu but you don’t want to head off on foot, then check out Bike Tour Napoli and enjoy the passing scenes as you do a little exercise at the same time! You will have the help of a knowledgeable guide to show you the sights, and you can easily stop for photos as you go – the perfect way to see the beauty of Naples in the sun.

The Royal Palace Napoli

The Royal Palace Napoli

Where to eat & drink 

Some of the best restaurants in Naples are a little harder to find, but that means that when you do arrive at their door, you can be assured that your journey was worth the while. Le Cantine dei Petrone is one of those hidden gems, offering fresh Italian and Mediterranean dishes with amazing flavours. The locals flock here, which is a sure sign of quality, and prices are low too. 

If seafood is the order of your day then head to Pescheria di Napoli. This particular restaurant has set menus, which gives you more in the way of choice and a lower cost overall, so certainly ask about those. The fun thing about this particular establishment is that it is a fish market in the morning, before turning into a restaurant in the evenings, so you can be assured that your fish is certainly fresh!

To follow down your meal, head to Voglia di Graffe and try out one of the many different desserts on the menu. This is widely considered to be one of the best places to head for afters in Naples, with made to order donuts a speciality.

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