Averages for Sorrento in March
March in Sorrento, on the Amalfi coast in southern Italy, is slightly warmer than preceding months, although nice beach weather is still a long time away. March is the first month since November that has a daily average temperature in the two digits—it is 11°C. Compared to the three winter months before, March sees an increase in both the nighttime low temperature and daytime high temperature. They average respectively 6°C and 15°C. Both temperatures continue to rise in the course of ...
March in Sorrento, on the Amalfi coast in southern Italy, is slightly warmer than preceding months, although nice beach weather is still a long time away. March is the first month since November that has a daily average temperature in the two digits—it is 11°C. Compared to the three winter months before, March sees an increase in both the nighttime low temperature and daytime high temperature. They average respectively 6°C and 15°C. Both temperatures continue to rise in the course of the month. The low temperature rises 2 degrees, while the high temperature is 3 degrees higher at the end of the month than in the beginning. The sea temperature, however, remains at its annual low of 14°C in March, the same as it was in February. Swimming is still not an option.
March is in the wetter part of the year. Although the total amount of rainfall is much less than it was in the three winter months and, especially, November, it still reaches 86mm this month. And there are still 14 days with rainfall. March is the sixth wettest month in the year—the previous five months are wetter, while the next six months are drier. Things will only improve from now on. The probability that rainfall occurs remains virtually constant throughout the month and ranges around 42%. Moderate rain is the most likely type of rainfall of them all, occurring on no less than 50% of the days with rainfall. Thunderstorms and light rain are quite likely as well, being observed on 22% and 17% of the rainy days respectively. Drizzle happens on 8% of those days.
Cloud cover averages 46% in March, the same percentage it has been since December and will stay until late April. This percentage means that a typical day in March is partly cloudy. The sky is overcast only 17% of the time. It is sunny 41% of the time.
March is also characterised by lengthening days. March 1 is the shortest day of the month and has 11.17 daylight hours. March 31 is the longest day with 12.39 hours of daylight. This significant increase of 1.21 hours implies that each day is 2.6 minutes longer than previous one.
Constant cloud cover, but more daylight results in an increase in sunshine hours per day. March has 8 hours of sunshine per day on average, making it the fifth sunniest month in the year.
Panoramic view of Amalfi
Where to stay
A wonderful four-star hotel on the main street in Sorrento, Grand Hotel Flora is a charming and stylish and gorgeously decorated hotel blessed with a superb location. The hotel aims to offer every comfort its visitors require and dedicates special attention to its restaurants and bars. The culinary experience of visitors is a high priority—the top-floor restaurant offers spectacular panoramic views, for example—but there is more to it than that. Grand Hotel Flora also has a large outdoor swimming pool, a solarium and a snack bar.
The cliffs of Sorrento
Things to do
There are many things to see and do in and around Sorrento. The Piazza della Vittoria boasts remarkable views across Sorrento bay and was built on the spot where a Roman temple to the goddess Venus once stood. Another beautiful square is the Piazza Tasso, dedicated to the town most famous resident, Torquato Tasso. This square is in the very centre of Sorrento and is where you can find an excellent selection of bars and restaurants. It is surrounded by the Chiesa del Carmine and Palazzo Correale.
If the weather isn't kind on you, you could opt to spend a day in one of Sorrento's wonderful museums. There are several that are worth visiting, including the Correale di Terranova Museum, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Mario Maresca Naval Museum and the George Vallet Archaeological Museum.
March also sees the Amalfi coast indulge in a Japanese festival. There are performances of traditional Japanese music and dancing as well as exhibits of Japanese art.
Eating and drinking out
Somewhat of a local historical monument, Restaurant O'Parruchiano is often referred to as the "Museum of Hospitality." This incredibly spacious restaurant has wide open rooms, lush gardens, a greenhouse and stepped walkways. Founded as early as 1868 and owned by the same family ever since, this historic landmark restaurant serves traditional Neapolitan cuisine and is famed for its cannellone. This is also a popular venue for weddings and other ceremonies.