2h20min – 208km
The history of Gaeta is linked to that of Ausoni, Aurunci and Volsci, Italic defenders of their homeland by the Romans who managed to conquer with great difficulty and after numerous battles.
From 839-1140 Gaeta became an ‘important port; later it was ruled by the Normans and, with Ruggero II, became a border town between the Kingdom of Naples and the Papal States. favorite city by the Popes, Gaeta, still has many churches that testify to its former glory.
Near the harbor, it stands the Cathedral of St. Erasmus, the patron saint of Gaeta and the Diocesan Museum, the Duomo Portico same. In the old town there are other churches: in the Annunciation, built in 1321, is the Cave of Gold, Renaissance masterpiece.
Outside the walls is the Church of St. John at sea, with the dome in Arabic style, on the slope of Monte Orlando, overlooking the Church of St. Francesco.Tra other important churches are: St. Lucia (VII sec. ), St. Catherine of Alexandria (XI sec.), S. Maria di Porto Salvo or Scalzi (XV sec.), S. Domenico (XV sec.), the Sorresca (XVI sec.).