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“The town "grows" on you”
Review of Gaeta

Gaeta
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Gaeta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Quaint town with 2 distinct personalities - old town and new town. It is not for someone who is looking for nightclubs and a high degree of activity. Even the tourist attractions are rather low-key. We stayed at Hotel Gajeta, which was located in-between the two, across from the naval base. The base, while a bit unattractive, was interesting, and provided us with the national anthems of the U.S. and Italy each morning.

A short walk into old town is a nice stroll along the water or up a very steep hill. A couple of lovely churches to view, although the one that dominates the town was locked. Difficult to find a small restaurant on a Wednesday evening, but we did find a small deli where we managed to purchase salami, crackers and some amazing homemade red wine.

New Gaeta is much more bustling and it's fun to go down to the harbour in the late afternoon and watch the fishing boats bring in their catch. The fish market is vibrant and there are more dining options (with seafood of course) near the fish market.

We visited the church in the rock, but the grotto was closed as it was the middle if the day. That was something that we didn't run into throughout our travels in more touristy areas - the afternoon closures. It made Gaeta seem more genuine, less touristy and we enjoyed the change of pace.

Would we stay here again? Probably not, although we're glad we discovered Gaeta. There are so many other places to discover in Italy.

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Here is a chance to see Italy without all the foreign tourists. Old town, with the Church is a must see.

Thank enseglare
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

We really enjoyed walking around the old town, market day on Wednesday and serapo beach was ideal for swimming and beach days.
What a lovely area around the old town. Comes alive in the evening .

Thank Denise W
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This city shows you a bit history of the Europe, you can enjoy so wonderful reaturants like Il Follaro Ristorante. And you can enjoy beach and radical sports too. So it is a city for many kinds of people and tastes.

2  Thank kikarocha
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I fell in love with Gaeta back in October 2010. It is the most gorgeous little town, with the worlds nicest ppl. If you are in Italy, spend a few days in Gaeta, walk around Gaeta Vecchia, go to Il Molo for gelato, Rendezvous for beers and dinner, and Christian Bar for some fun.
When Im there I grab breakfast and I go sit on the waters edge near the Naval base and just let my mind shut off and enjoy the view.

3  Thank Kiks D
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