Lungomare Caboto or along the Santuario della Santissima Annunziata. You will magically find yourself in the middle of a maze of alleys adorned with hanging clothes and hidden churches, where time seems to stand still. At some point, you will have the Cathedral of Saints Erasmus and Marcian in front of you and you will be fascinated by the extraordinary bell tower, whose beauty blends elements of Western art with Islamic influences. Once here, you can climb up to the Angevin-Aragonese Castle, which once housed the military prison, and then conclude your tour at the Temple of St Francis - the city's most beautiful church, founded by the saint himself in 1222.

Another place worth visiting in Gaeta is Via Indipendenza. It is a little world apart suspended in time, populated by old houses, small balconies full of plants, stalls and many ladies sitting on fruit baskets, selling the produce grown on their land every day. During the Christmas period, this characteristic place is illuminated by the famous Lights of Gaeta, recreating a magical
atmosphere. Moving towards the sea, one of Gaeta's best well-known places is the Montagna Spaccata and the Grotta del Turco.

Legend has it that when Jesus Christ died on the cross, the veil of the Temple of Jerusalem was torn, causing three deep fissures in the mountain, henceforth called 'Spaccata'. Descending the steps, on the western side you will find the Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity, also known as the Sanctuary of the Split Mountain, while on the left you can see the Grotto of the Turk: it is said that Saracen ships used to hide here to catch passing ships by surprise. If you also want to spend the day on a magnificent beach and enjoy a swim in the clear water, you are absolutely in the right place. There are no less than seven beaches in Gaeta, one more beautiful than the other, the most famous of which is Serapo. You will be amazed by every street, every alley and every corner of this little wonder of the Pontine Coast.

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