Averages for Naples in May

MAY

Overview

The last month of spring feels a lot more like summer in Naples, as temperatures rise dramatically compared to previous months, and visitors flock to the beaches and cafes of the city. You can expect a wonderful average temperature of 18°C, reaching a high of a very warm 23°C. Evenings can still be a little chilly if you’re out and about in Naples, dropping to around 12°C, however this is a pleasant compari...

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Averages for Naples in May

  Temperature 18°C

64°F

Low Temperature 12°C

54°F

  High Temperature 23°C

73°F

  Sunshine Hours 7.9 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 32 %
  Rainfall 60mm
  Rainfall days 8 days
  Chance of Rain 29 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 3 %
  Sea Temperature 19°C

66°F

Chance of Windy Day 2 %
Daily averages for May

Daily averages for May

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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 18 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 20 19 19 19 19 20 19 20 19 20 20 21 21 20 21 21 21 20 21 20
°F 64 66 66 66 64 64 64 64 64 66 66 68 66 66 66 66 68 66 68 66 68 68 70 70 68 70 70 70 68 70 68

Averages for Naples in May

MAY

Overview

The last month of spring feels a lot more like summer in Naples, as temperatures rise dramatically compared to previous months, and visitors flock to the beaches and cafes of the city. You can expect a wonderful average temperature of 18°C, reaching a high of a very warm 23°C. Evenings can still be a little chilly if you’re out and about in Naples, dropping to around 12°C, however this is a pleasant comparison to the warmth of the day, during which time the sun shines for a wonderful 8 hours on average per day.

The further good news is that rain is much less than previous months too, with around 60mm of rain expected on average throughout the month, only affecting 8 days to some degree – the perfect excuse to sightsee to your heart’s content in this beautiful city of architecture, history, and art. You could even head to the waters of the Bay of Naples, as the Mediterranean Sea warms up to a wonderful 19°C, meaning swimming and other water-based activities become much more popular now the warmer weather has arrived.

Where to stay

As the weather warms up in Naples during the month of May, exploration and sightseeing is a must. Staying close to the heart of the action, in comfortable surroundings, is not a difficult situation to find as there are countless options to look at. Rex Hotel is one of those options, dating back to the early 20th century, with beautiful architecture, right on the seafront. Montespina Park Hotel is another one to look into, offering all the home comforts you need, and Wi-Fi to stay connected during your stay.

Residenza Partenopea is centrally placed again, close to the central station, offering a homely setting for your city exploration, with a buffet breakfast to get your day started in the best possible way.

What to do

Beautiful architecture is all around you when you wander down the streets of Naples, but much of the architectural examples of nearby Pompeii were robbed when the city was destroyed by the famous volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Luckily, many of these have been rescued and restored and can be found in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, which is a great place to visit for anyone interested in the history of Pompeii, as well as having a very large collection of Roman statues on display.

Of course, the best way to get into the heart of architecture in Naples is to wander to your heart’s content, and one particularly good example is Duomo di Napoli. This beautiful church is captivating from the outside, but the sights only get better as you go inside. This is also where the blood of San Gennaro is kept, a famous and very important figure in Naples’ history. This is certainly one for the camera.

If you prefer to keep active and moving whilst you’re checking out the sights then a walking tour is for you. Napoli That’s Amore Free Walking Tours do exactly what they say on the tin – free walking tours! These are run by local volunteers, who live and breathe Naples, so you can be assured of accurate information to help you understand the heartbeat of the city itself. Alternatively, you could also do a tour which has a lot more to do with your stomach than your feet, and Eat in Italy Food Tours is a fantastic way to do just that. This company takes you away from the tourist streets and instead to local neighbourhoods, where you learn about local produce and cookery from locals. They also do pizza classes, to learn how to make the famous dish in its home town.

Where to eat & drink 

If you’re seeking a special restaurant during your stay in Naples then head to Antichi Sapori Partenopei. Located on Via Chiaia, this small and intimate restaurant offers top class service and a huge range of authentic dishes, with fresh ingredients and creative presentation. You’ll find it best to book head at this particular restaurant. 

La Campagnola – Pizzeria & Trattoria is a very popular place to head for delicious pizza choices, and is again cheap and cheerful, without scrimping on quality. This is regularly voted as one of the best places to head for a pizza in Naples. If however you fancy a laid-back night with a fun pub atmosphere and tasty food, then head to Bucopertuso Public House. This is a very popular choice, and offers a fun and colourful setting after a long day’s sightseeing.

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