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Basilica Cattedrale di Gaeta

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Basilica Cattedrale di Gaeta

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This tour is for "outside" the usual touristic areas. The Abbey of Montecassino is one of the most famous Abbeys in the world. In 529 Saint Benedict chose this mountain to build his monastery. In February the Abbey 1944 a bombardment almost flatted it. According to a legend, the temple of Jerusalem has been found to cause three deep cracks in the rock of today. On the top of this promontory stands the Sanctuary of the SS. Trinity. At the left side of the church, linked to other stories and relevant personalities, linked to other stories and relevant personalities.<br><br>The temple, or Roman sanctuary, above Terracina dates back to the fourth century BC. The complex is large and spectacularly-situated, dominating the shoreline and sea. The sanctuary has been assumed to have been dedicated to Jupiter, although Venus has been another suggestion.<br>
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mimi g wrote a review Nov 2016
Madrid, Spain220 contributions74 helpful votes
The cathedrals had been in repair of 30 years or more, I had been visiting Gaeta for this long. Only a few years ago was it opened and rededicated. The original must have been way before 12 th century. Inside is quite new, and in Baroque style. It has 7 narrow aisles, the nave being widest. The pillars are of different eras, pilfered from ancient temples. The most important is the candelabra stand, of 10-12 feet height, all carved in circular bands, scenes of st. Erasmus, and scenes of Christ. The floor is lovely mosaics in mosarabic patterns, on different small areas, recovered as best as available. Several are blocked on the walls on left side of the church It is the crypt, that one enters on the Sam left side that is to me the most magnificent. The marble wide steps on 2 sides lead down to a landing that is laid in Bargello pattern in tricolori of white, grey and black. It stands out like 3 d, jumping out of the floor. Another few steps down and the floor at the chapel is the same pattern. This chapel is entirely baroque in style. A few statues , and painted panels on the wall. Now, the Campanile. It works, and chimes/ tolls a little off the exact hour. But the sound is lovely. The walls are of brick, patterned. What is great is there are pieces of great marble carvings, on the stairs, that leads up to the Cathedral. (the cathedral is built on a slope of a rising hill). Outside one can spy 2 lion heads stuck on the wall, like a decoration, gleaming white marble, in the midday sun. Please go and visit.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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mayamaya2013 wrote a review Jun 2016
Pompeii, Italy359 contributions98 helpful votes
On May 29th the church celebrated Saint Erasmus and Saint Marciano with a special Mass and procession. The altar was decorated with flowers and choirs outside the church sang nice traditional songs
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Georgina552 wrote a review Sep 2015
Budapest, Hungary145 contributions104 helpful votes
...unfortunately opening hours are so rigid. The guy with the key sent us out before closure time and was so unpatient so we did not have time to look around completely. But we noticed the rich ornamentation and decent architecture. Hope to retrun here sometime and spend here quality time.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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Sandra D wrote a review Jul 2015
Watertown, Massachusetts9 contributions2 helpful votes
The history and art work in the cathedral and connection to Boston. The bell tower, the highest in Gaeta and the crypt , which is an ornate chapel below, which houses the remains of the saints Erasmus and Marciano is a wonderful chapel not to be missed.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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