Gaeta Travel Guide

  • The view of Gaeta from this church of San Francesc
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Gaeta Things to Do

  • Serapo Beach as seen from Mount Orlando

    Serapo Beach is quite magnificent and if walking up Mount Orlando (down is easier), there are many opportunities to take a snap of it.

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  • One cell of Munazio Planco's Mausoleum

    I have yet to figure out or be told of the significance of these modern (?) statues. At first I thought of the three wise monkeys but I don't know. They were occupying one of the four cells of Munazio Planco's Mausoleum.

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  • Here he is. Munazio Planco in his...

    The other more up market statues photographed within the mausoleum in 1998 weren't there (that I remember) in 2001 when this latest picture of Planco was taken.A fine figure of a man with an unhappy face.http://www.gaeta.it/comune/index.asp

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  • Explore the streets, its awesome...

    Walking through the streets of this picturesk city is actually such a relaxing experience, everywhere you go the old country feeling is just everywhere.

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  • The Gaeta Walls

    Talking about the Walls of Gaeta is really a misnomer because they have been almost totally distroyed throughout the years.The original walls were built in successive stages as far back as the 9th century. At this time, Gaeta had to defend itself against the Saracens. As time passed, the walls were amplified and strengthened. There were walls to...

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  • Walk Gaeta and Discover

    With all the wandering that Allan and I in Gaeta, it's a wonder we are able to "discover" new items, but we always do.PHOTOGRAPHS:1. The San Biagio church remains as seen at night against a palace at the entrance of Via Begani. I think that it represents all the other churches in Gaeta that have been destroyed either by time, war, or man's stupid...

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Gaeta Hotels

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  • Grand Hotel Le Rocce

    GRAND HOTEL LE ROCCE $47.00 to $95.00 USD Panoramic beach view Beach, Near the Sea, Bar,...

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  • Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel

    Lungomare Caboto 6, Gaeta, Lazio, 04024, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Aenea's Landing

    Flacca 600, Gaeta, 04024, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Gaeta Restaurants

  • Great food and nice host

    On a very hot evening ,walking in Gaeta we heard south American music coming out of this restaurant, we stopped by and were at first surprised as the staff (nice and friendly!) explained to us the menu' in English! So we had our meal there, raw fish starter (razor clams were alive!) a mix platter of grilled fish and pasta gnocchi with swordfish and...

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  • Seafood and Pasta...

    This a cool litle place to relax and have a conversation with friends, have some coffe and eat some pastries, or whatever else you want, this was a great place to eat and pass the time. the Menu had a decent variety, and the pastry shop was just amazing, and coffe was great too.

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  • My All-Time Favorite Spot in Gaeta

    When we were in Gaeta in 1997, I would come downstairs from our apartment that was upstairs and have a cappuccino every morning. I would stand at the bar with all the men and drink the most delicious and biggest cappuccino, I think, in all of Italy!I made lots of friendships here at Bar Bazzanti and had fond memories of it. On cold winter days in...

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Gaeta Nightlife

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  • lunch, dinner, fun

    Rendezvous is a Fabulous place for meeting friends and hanging out, eating excellent food or having drinks! The owners and staff are very accomodating and social with the customers! The locals and tourist mix very well here and making new friends will happen.A trip to Gaeta is not complete without stopping by Rendezvous ... very casual dress code

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  • For a Little Touch of Home Right in...

    Check new photographVic's Restaurant and Bar seemed like a little bit of the USA right here in Gaeta because they served "typical American food", and the owner spoke English fluently. The place catered to the military element of the 6th Fleet nearby. Vittorio Bonaventura purposely made his bar a "meeting place between the local youth and the stars...

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  • Hot Spot For a Cold Treat

    One of our favorite "rites" each night would be to go to Il Pinguino to purchase a Gelato Cone. It was always crowded because Il Pinguino was a rite for many others in Gaeta.Don't laugh at the photograph (which Allan took) of me one evening as I was happily eating my gelato.Another item that we would purchase there ever so often would be a tray of...

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Gaeta Transportation

  • Train trave

    AS I have already mentioned before, the Best way to move in and arround Italy, and beyond is by train. its safe, confortable and fast...

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  • Walking is the Only Way to Really "See"...

    I have not changed my mind about the importance of walking while in Gaeta! In 1997, we walked about 3-4 miles a day for two months. This time, we probably walked about 2-3 miles per day [too many stops for coffee and gelato!] But, boy, did we discover lots of interesting spots on our walks.1997To really see Gaeta, to really get to know the...

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  • Convenient Busses in Gaeta

    I added a new photo of a bus in Gaeta that I saw one evening while we were sitting in the Ancient Center's Park. It was good to see that the bus still runs with precision here in 2006 as it did in 1996.Gaeta has comfortable, convenient, on-time busses. We used them frequently to go to the Naval Community Center in New Gaeta and to the neighboring...

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Gaeta Shopping

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  • La Cruella Leather Goods

    Has the best Leather goods in all of Italy. Everything is hand made and uses the best italian leather products. The owners have gone out of their way to help people. I was very shocked to hear about the story "quote story" that DiDisunstatic said about a torn purse and costing 100 to send my UPS and the store was not willing to help. This is untrue...

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  • La Cruella in Gaeta Italy

    The shop is lovely. I bought a beautiful leather handbag for $118 euros two weeks ago. Upon my return I found the the inside stitching is already coming apart. I phoned the store and was told that if I send it back perhaps they could repair it. I went to UPS to send it back and was told it would cost over $100 US to ship it! never mind, I'll have...

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  • Itri Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    A superior quality oil, with an good flavour, and fruity and slightly peppery after tasteDerived solely from the Itrana variety of olives, exceptionally low in acidity, in fact far below the1% international standard.

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Gaeta Local Customs

  • Feast Days and Celebrations

    February - “Sabato Grasso” (Fat Saturday) Pre Lent Festival - Carnival in the Square End of May - The “Festa of the Tiella”A cultural celebration of the typical local dish - La Tiella, a cross between a pizza and a calzone. Typical stuffings include diced calamari with parsley, garlic, oil, hot pepper and just enough tomato sauce for color. Other...

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  • Borgo, Elena, Porto Salvo: One in the...

    We discovered in 2006 more about the newer section of Gaeta. Its history is not as easy to discover as the Ancient center. Borgo was the name that was given to the area external to the wall of the medieval area. The first area inhabited outside the historical walls dates to the 9th century with the peasants and fishermen who would gather around the...

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  • The Separation of Gaeta and Borgo

    The area outside the walls called the Borgo gained population, economic ascent, and prosperity while the city behind the walls [old Gaeta] faltered. But, the people of Borgo id not feel safe..they were outside the fortress and did not feel protected. They wanted administrative independence; so, on February 18, 1897, they separated from Gaeta and...

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Gaeta Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch out for this Daredevils!!!

    Again, if you attempt to drive in Italy...and everyone knows that they have the best drivers here in Italy---> NOT! This scooters will sneak up and cut you off just like they are driving a car. Most of the vehicular accidents here in Gaeta are caused by this daredevils.

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  • PULL OVER!!!

    If you do attempt to drive in Gaeta and you see one of these cops motioning you to pull over, you better do it right away or else you're going to see an automatice weapon pointed on your direction. Gaeta is a military town, it has the US Navy installation, Boot Camp for the Guardia de Finanza. So this place is real safe.......

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Gaeta Tourist Traps

  • by Poppso Written Apr 5, 2006

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    The cabbies here are the biggest rip off artists I've ever seen. They charge 6 euro to go from the pier (NATA refueling pier where military ships will pull into) to the base on top of the hill, its about a 15 minute walk and a 2 minute cab ride. After you give them 6 euro (some will try and charge you 6 euro per person) they will pretend not to have any change for your 10 or pretend to only have one euro or something. They are full of it!! Do not let them do this to you, refuse to pay anything if they dont have proper chainge, they will find the change pretty quick!!

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Gaeta Off The Beaten Path

  • The beautiful Castle of Gaeta from...

    To photograph the castles from this angle you need to go to the second level from the top of Mount Orlando ............walk around until you come to a sign on a rock referring to the birds (I have a photo of it I will find and put here too)....... you then have to find your way down a path through the bushes heading towards the edge of the...

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  • There are so many sidestreets, laneways...

    That you can investigate and discover unusual sights.Visit the link below to see a lovely array of photo's of Gaeta, too.

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  • Another interesting laneway photo

    I couldn't figure out whether this was occupied or not and it has some signs of very old doorways and patios. Someone might know here?

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Gaeta Sports & Outdoors

  • Gajeta climbing

    I was staying at the Gajeta Residence for an extended work period and I joined a special climbing event that a sport club was giving to try rock climbing. I never had the courage to try this sport in the past, but I was attracted by the fact that no experience was required and the equipment was supplied by the association. I thought that this was a...

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  • Leisure and pleasure on the water

    It never ceased to amaze me the sizes of sea going craft, the number and type of cruising that could be done on the Gulf of Gaeta. People moored their huge pleasure craft and tinyist canoe or row boat at this bay just around from the peak of the peninsular. It reminded me very much of the marina in Coffs Harbour back in Australia. Maybe this is...

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  • The Regional Park

    There is aRegional Park of Monte Orlando that was instituted in 1986 because of a series of proposals that were put forth by the local Environmental League.Evidentally, this was necessary so that the Monte Orlando could be better cared for. It is said that beofe the park, the area had been abused by humans. That abuse has not stopped completely,...

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  • Gaeta Locals in 1996

    Check out next tip for updates on Locals in GaetaWhere we lived in Gaeta was an apartment building with approximately 12 individual apartments in it. The bottom floor of this building contained a wonderful Cappuccino Bar that was purported to have the biggest and best cappuccino in all of Italy. I haved to say that it truly did have the best...

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  • Stately Statue of Gaeta

    Up on a hill above the old town of Gaeta stands the Teresa di S. Francesco Church . It is a beautiful piece of architecture that seems quite imposing when you are standing on the Gaeta Pier.It is thought that Saint Francis of Assisi on his way back from a voyage to the East stopped at Gaeta and founded a small church where the present one now...

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Climbing To The Top of Monte Orlando
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Castle Looms over Ancient Gaeta
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Beautiful Sandy Beach: Serapo
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Mausoleum of Munatius Plancus
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A Return Visit After Nine Years
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Mount Orlando from Serapo Beach.
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The Mausoleum of Sempronius Atratinus.
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The Mausoleum of Munazio Planco
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Excelent mixed fried fish plate!
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National Guard Graduation Ceremony
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