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Private tour Positano Sorrento Amalfi Coast
"Meet your professional driver at your centrally located Rome hotel then hop inside your private air-conditioned minivan and journey south to Italy’s Campania region. As you travel take in the pretty scenery and catch sight of the magnificent hilltop monastery the Abbey of Montecassino.After roughly three hours pull up by Sorrento. Wander along the cobbled streets and be charmed by the historical churches and quaint shops selling ceramics
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Work and Pray: In the Footsteps of St Benedict Private Day Trip from Rome
"Pick up time suggested 8:00 am so that we will beat the traffic out of the city and we will back right on time before the traffic gets back in (it is flexible then you decide whenever during the day). Pick up from your hotel in Rome airport on arrival or anywhere you want! We will drop you off wherever you want at the end of the tour.Monastery of St Benedict in Subiaco: We will reach at first Subiaco area just about one hour south drive from Rome. A peaceful parking in the woods where we will leave the minivan and after about 10 minute walk through the nature we will approach the amazing monastery. It enshrines the cave (Sacro Speco) in which St. Benedict lived as a hermit before he organized his first monastic community. Located amid spectacular natural scenery the monastery is still active but welcomes visitors to pray at Benedict’s cave and explore the church covered in beautiful medieval frescoes. Among the many fascinating frescoes is a portrait of St. Francis of Assisi painted during his lifetime. You will crossing it horizontally towards Monte Cassino. As we approach the town of Monte Cassino
From EUR100.00
 
Private Day Tour: Cassino and Abbey of Montecassino from Rome
"Begin the tour with a pickup from your central Rome accommodations by a luxury minivan. Start your 1.5-hour drive to Montecassino observing the landscape as you go. Upon your arrival begin a self-guided tour of the Abbery of Montecassino one of the most well-known abbeys in the world. As the driver is not permitted to give you a guided tour inside of the abbey they will give you the background history prior to your entering. After your tour of the abbey itself you may optionally pay a visit the museum. Here you will take a self-guided tour as well
From EUR86.00

More Local Customs in Gaeta

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...
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NonnaLou
Oct 24, 2008

Borgo, Elena, Porto Salvo: One in the Same

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...
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deecat
Nov 17, 2006

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...
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deecat
Nov 17, 2006

Gaeta Olives

Before I ever visited Gaeta, I had eaten Gaeta Olives. Many of you probably have seen them in the stores, especially at Olive Bars. Much has changed over the years in Gaeta. Little donkies and horses...
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deecat
Nov 17, 2006

Faded Frescoes

L'Annunziata is thought to be one of the most remarkable ones in Gaeta.It was originally both a church and a charitable institution. It later was used to give shelter to foundlings and orphans. It was...
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deecat
Nov 16, 2006

I Learned These Traditions to Observe in Gaeta:

1997 Gaeta traditions: Still true in 20061. Italian stores open Sat. morning; close Sun.; remain closed Mon.til 4:00 PM.2. Riposofrom the hours of 5 to 7 when most businesses shut down; workers return...
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deecat
Nov 16, 2006
 
 
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Honor The Fallen

2006 UPDATE: We learned that in 1944, this date marked the end of the nazi occupation of Gaeta and the arrival of the Allies. Many of Gaeta's inhabitants had emigrated or taken refuge in the...
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deecat
Nov 16, 2006

Importance of Fashion in Gaeta

UPDATE 2006: I was forlorn when we returned to Italy to see that the Italian had decided to dress like Americans...and not fashionable Americans. Instead, of the leather, sweaters, dress pants, etc.,...
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deecat
Nov 16, 2006

Our Gelato a Day Habit Was Satisfied in Gaeta

As usual, Allan and I ate a gelato a day [sometimes Allan ate more!]We returned to an old favorite of ours from 1997 called Il Pinguino where we loved their deserts. They put a waffer atop the cone...
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deecat
Nov 14, 2006

National Guard Graduation Ceremony

While living Gaeta for two months, we were fortunate to share many local ceremonies.One Sunday afternoon for several hours, it seemed as though the entire town came to the graduation ceremony for the...
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deecat
May 09, 2005

Fresh Running Water

In the newer part of Gaeta (would be ancient in US), there is a fountain that constantly runs with fresh water from Monte Orlando (I assume).One day, while Allan and I were on one of our many...
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deecat
May 09, 2005

Local Fishermen at Gaeta Pier on Gaeta Bay

A Daily Ritual that I observed each day for two months was the same elderly gentleman fishing at Gaeta Pier on Gaeta Bay. Each day I would walk along the pier just "drinking" in the beauty of the Bay....
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deecat
May 09, 2005

Lots of Surprises When You Go Inside

Some of the homes in Gaeta looked run down on the outside so we asked an English speaking Italian whom we met why that was. He told us something quite interesting. Taxes are based on the outside...
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deecat
May 09, 2005

Reposo

Reposo is a mid-day nap/meal time for Italians. You don't encounter it much in the larger cities, but in smaller towns, everything shuts down from about noon to five p.m. It's a big pain in the butt...
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sissah
Feb 16, 2004

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"Gaeta and two Mausoleums"
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"Gaeta, the Italian beach resort"
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"Gaeta & The Love of my Life"
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"SUMMER TIME IN GAETA"
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