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In My Viewfinder: Amalfi, Italy

It is hard to imagine a more beautiful setting than Amalfi while at anchor. From the perspective of the sea, you can take in the whole town and its gorgeous backdrop. Amalfi is nestled in a ravine at the foot of Monte Cerreto, which rises to more than 4,000 feet. Amalfi was the capital of the Duchy of Amalfi, an important trading center between 839 and around 1200. In the 1920s and 1930s, Amalfi thrived as a popular holiday destination for the British upper class and aristocracy. With some imagination, you can envision lovely ladies in white dresses clutching parasols over their shoulders along with dapper gents strolling alongside.

Amalfi was absolutely stunning from the perspective of Seabourn Sojourn. It was equally as beautiful once we arrived ashore by tender. My son and I walked up the hill above the buildings to the right in the photo.© 2015 Ralph Grizzle

Amalfi was absolutely stunning from the perspective of Seabourn Sojourn. It was equally as beautiful once we arrived ashore by tender. My son and I walked up the hill above the buildings to the right in the photo.

We spent our time seeing the town and hiking the hills in this legendary tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to Seabourn Sojourn and sailing away, leaving a beautiful destination in our wake.

Seabourn Sojourn anchored in Amalfi.© 2015 Ralph Grizzle

Seabourn Sojourn anchored in Amalfi.


An avid traveler and an award-winning journalist, Ralph Grizzle produces articles, video and photos that are inspiring and informative, personal and passionate. A journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ralph has specialized in travel writing for more than two decades. To read more cruise and port reviews by Ralph Grizzle, visit his website at www.avidcruiser.com.

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