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Grotta Del Turco

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Montecassino Abbey, Gaeta and Terracina Private Day Tour from Rome with Lunch

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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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Viki I wrote a review Sep 2018
St. Petersburg, Russia233 contributions49 helpful votes
Magical place! Just wondering how nature can create it all ! Unfortunately there were no guides or explanations to understand everything, so we read about it at the hotel )) “ must visit “ in my Gaeta list for ever !
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Date of experience: October 2017
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4Obies wrote a review Dec 2017
Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa25 contributions9 helpful votes
This is such a beautiful place, with the most astonishing views. It is off the beaten path and you will not find international travellers there. Gaeta is the place where the word PIZZA was first documented to be used. The true Italian pizza and Italian people are amazing. Walk in Independenza street. Old world feel. Gaeta was in Roman times the holiday vacation place for the Rich and Famous. The oldest water cistern is also in Gaeta!! A must see place!
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Date of experience: April 2017
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adntar wrote a review Dec 2017
Gimhae, South Korea43 contributions28 helpful votes
According to the local folklore, the mountain that hosts this grotto split in two when Christ died on the cross. Centuries later, a Turk visited this site and when told the story, he laughed it off saying that if the story was true, the rock would have to melt like butter at the touch of his hand. So it did! The holes that the Turk's hand left in the mountain are still visible today, and tourists will insert their own fingers in them too to verify that they are just the size of a human hand. The actual Grotto is nearby, and while it's a rather long way down (300+ steps), the reward is a breathtaking scenery of rocks and shimmering sea.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Ülle T wrote a review Jun 2017
Rome, Italy37 contributions24 helpful votes
Grotta del Turco it is a grotto which ends directly in the sea and where the waves create atmospheric effects of light. It is a picturesque hiding place of the ancient pirates. If you walk down with sunny weather a staircase with about 300 steps you arrive to the level of the sea you can enjoy wonderful the turquoise and green reflections of the sea on the walls of the grotto! The cave is popular among fans of free climbing. Grotta Del Turco or the Cave of the Turkish got it's name because in the IX century, at the time of the Duchy of Gaeta, the ships of the Saracens landed and found refuge in the crevices of this strategic grotto so that they could surprise with their attack the ships in transit to plunder their cargoes. If you have seen already the Montagnia Spaccata, it's worth pay a visit to also to Grotta Del Turco!
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Date of experience: June 2017
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sidecarruss wrote a review May 2017
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom41 contributions6 helpful votes
an amazing place you stand on a platform of the cliff to look through the rocks would not have missed it although it only takes a few minutes
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Date of experience: May 2017
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