The town has played a conspicuous part in military history; its fortifications date back to Roman times, and it has several traces of the period, including the 1st-century mausoleum of the Roman general Lucius Munatius Plancus at the top of the Monte Orlando.
Gaeta has many interesting places to visit. These include the old Medieval quarter with its ancient castle. Down by the seafront is the port and harbour and the district of Porto Salvo, once known as Elena. Gaeta has numerous historic churches to visit, not forgetting the beautiful Cathedral of Sant’Erasmo and San Marciano with its Byzantine bell tower.
view of the seafront of the medieval town of Gaeta
the central square of the medieval town of Gaeta
Byzantine bell tower of the Cathedral of Sant’Erasmo and San Marciano
View of the entrance of the bell tower of the Cathedral of Gaeta in Italy. The entrance in Cathedral of Gaeta is from within the ornate bell tower. This is a wonderful example of art in a Byzantine in style and measures 57 meters high.
the bell tower of the Cathedral of Sant’Erasmo and San Marciano
the old headquarters building of the town of Gaeta
Byzantine bell tower of the Cathedral of Sant’Erasmo and San Marciano
the port of the medieval town of Gaeta
the port of the medieval town of Gaeta
the port of the medieval town of Gaeta
Facade of Sanctuary of the Santissima Annunziata. The Sanctuary is a Baroque Roman Catholic church in Gaeta
The cloister of Sanctuary of the Santissima Annunziata. The Sanctuary is a Baroque Roman Catholic church in Gaeta
a typical architecture with narrow alleys in the historic center of Gaeta
a typical architecture with narrow alleys in the historic center of Gaeta
a typical architecture with narrow alleys in the historic center of Gaeta
a typical architecture with narrow alleys in the historic center of Gaeta
typical architecture of the historic center of Gaeta and the Church of San Francesco D'Assisi

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