Historic centre seen from a drone.


is a city of about 20,000 inhabitants located in the gulf of the same name about 90 km from Naples and about 130 km from Rome.

Origins of the name:
The origins of Gaeta's name (Latin: Caieta, Greek: Kaièta, Καιέτα) are still shrouded in legend:
Strabo indicated its origin from the term Gaetas used by Laconian fishermen to refer to the site, with clear reference to the wide inlet of its gulf.
Diodorus Siculus linked these lands to the myth of the Argonauts by deriving the city's name from Aietes, mythical father of Medea (Circe's daughter), the sorceress in love with Jason.
Virgil, in the Aeneid found its origin in the name of Aeneas's nurse, Caieta, buried by the Trojan hero at that site during his journey to the Latian coast.
Dante Alighieri, as if to signify the historicity of the Aeneid, confirmed the event.Also known as the city of a hundred churches.

Also known as the city of a hundred churches.

Photos and links

Gaeta historic center. The first settlements in the Gaeta area date back to the 9th-10th centuries B.C.
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Gaeta, the temple of St. Francis
The temple of St. Francis is a Catholic place of worship in Gaeta, located in the historic center of the city...

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Gaeta, pilates on the sea. 
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Viola Tower

Part of Gaeta's sighting and defence system, today it gives us beautiful sunsets. 

Amerigo Vespucci

Gaeta has always lent itself as the perfect location to frame the most beautiful ship in the world in its landscape!
Amerigo Vespucci,  Marina Militare.

The historical centre

Drone view of the old town centre with the marina and the Guardia di Finanza nautical school.


Gaeta in the night looks like a constellation, a ship of lights with its prow on the black sea and on the mast a pulsating lighthouse. That is where we have been, on that ship standing still in the dark. 
(Juan Rodolfo Wilcock)