Gaeta Feast Days and Celebrations
30th October 2017 –
A gastronomic celebration of local recipes, and wine, where locals offer samples of their freshly prepared delicacies.
31 May –
2nd June –
A three day festival at the end of June, in honour of the Patron Saints of the city of Gaeta. The evening before the town pays traditional homage and devotion with offerings of candles and flowers. On the feast day there is a solemn procession with the statues and relics of the “healing saints” –
2nd Sunday in August –
A special boat decorated with flowers and colourful bunting takes to the sea, transporting the statue of “La Madonna del Mare”. This is followed by a flotilla of small vessels who sail to just outside the port. Prayers are then said for the safety of sailors and fishermen and a garland of flowers is cast onto the water. This tradition has been continued for over 1000 years. Back on land there is musical entertainment and festivities, culminating in a grand show of fireworks.
26 September –
The History of Gaeta Medieval Gaeta The Cathedral of San Erasmo The Church of SS Annunziata The Church of San Francesco More Churches of Gaeta The Harbour and Port The Quarter of Porto Salvo Monte Orlando Gaeta Beaches Gaeta General The Gaeta Yacht Med Festival Gaeta Food Festival and the Tiella Gaeta Surnames