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.
We spent out 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.