GAETA – ITALY’S GEM OF A CITY – Day 2 – Part 2

Whenever I walk through the centro storico, or historical center, of an Italian town, I feel as if I’ve been taken back in time.  And Gaeta is no exception!  Near the Cathedral is Palazzo Arcivescovile.A little further down Via Bausan, you will find the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista a Mare.  This church dates from…

Advertisements

Gaeta – Italy’s Gem of a City – Day 2 – Part 1

I awoke the next morning to the sound of, first the American, and then the Italian National Anthems.  Wondering what was going on, I looked out the window, to see that across the street from the hotel, in the naval yard, the sailors were beginning their day, and this was how it apparently started.  The…

Gaeta – Italy’s Gem of a City – Day 1 – Part 2

The Ex-Chiesa di San Biagio or, as it was known before, the Chiesa di Sant Antonio Abate, was destroyed during World War II.  Today, all that remains of this ancient structure is a sole altar wall.  Those of us living in places like the United States read about the great wars in our textbooks, and…

Gaeta – Italy’s Gem of a City – Day 1 – Part 1

Not having a car ourselves, we arranged for a driver to pick us up in Sperlonga, and then take us to our next destination, the city of Gaeta.  There, once again, we had booked a one-bedroom apartment to stay in, right in the historical center of the city. For the first part of the day,…