Basilica Cattedrale di Gaeta, Gaeta

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  • August 15, 2017
    The Interior of the Cathedral was rebuilt in the eighteenth century is not exciting, while Conversely the tall Bell Tower with coloured tiles set among the hanging arches intertwined is remarkable, even in its stand on large pillars and columns. Not to be missed!
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  • August 9, 2017
    Nice, old, apparently restored. Contains valuable items (relics, paintings, the crypt is notable) but overall I was not excited. To see, anyway.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The Cathedral of Gaeta, was declared a minor Basilica by Pope Pius IX, is the center of worship of Catholic life in the city. Is located in the Centre of the medieval quarter of Gaeta ducale near the harbour. It was built around the 11th century. the former Church of Santa Maria del Parco. The Church is dedicated to Mary assumed into heaven and from 995 to Saints Erasmo and Marciano, following the discovery of the body of Bishop Erasmus, who had been transferred from Formia under the episcopate of Caicedo in the 8th century. Over the centuries, underwent many transformations and various restorations, who unearthed the splendor and beauty of the Basilica. In the lobby you can see the statues on columns of the patron saints: St. Erasmus and St. Marcianus, together with a group of sculptures on the left and right by two lions around a column. Inside the Basilica the Baroque with an altar apse of Dionisio Lazzari (1683). The Church has three naves of four spans each; the middle one is covered with a barrel vault with lunettes caisson vault and is separated from the aisles by arches resting on pillars that encompass, within them, the ancient columns (partially visible), and separated by smooth pilasters. Each Bay of the aisles is square and covered with a small cap, no drum, or Lantern. In the seventh aisle where one enters the environment through an arch supported by two ancient Corinthian columns and surmounted by an Eagle from the 13th century. On every aisle there are three chapels dedicated to Saints, Madonnas and the Blessed Sacrament. Inside there is also the possibility to visit the Sarcophagus of Saints chaste, Warden and Eupuria. The sarcophagus of Saints Erasmo, Probus and Innocent. You can always admire: the column of the Paschal candle, dating back to 1270. The Madonna and child with St. Michael surrounded by a Court of six angels (16th century) by Giovanni Filippo Criscuolo. The sanctuary and the altar of succorpo. The pipe organs. The Bell Tower, considered the most beautiful in Italy, Moorish, Arabic-style high 57 m, along the side walls there are ancient sculptural elements, such as two Roman sarcophagi strigilati (mid-3rd century AD) and two bas-reliefs depicting the biblical story of Jonah and the pistrice, preserves ancient columns and slabs Ambo. Opening hours daily from 9:30-12:00 | HOURS 16:30-19:00 being a place of worship you require highest education and respect and above all avoid crowds during the times of masses.
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  • Cathedral of Assunta e Sant'Erasmo La cattedrale dei Santi Erasmo e Marciano e di Santa Maria Assunta è il luogo di culto cattolico più importante di Gaeta, chiesa madre dell'omonima arcidiocesi e sede della parrocchia di Maria Santissima Assunta in Cielo. Phenomena such as St. Elmo's fire St. Elmo's fire weather when emitting the tip of the mast of the ship. When you light the tip of your finger and hair. Is to occur in the window of the aircraft and the aircraft surface. The name of St. Elmo's fire comes from St. Elmo Patron Saint of sailors. Is often seen in Italy St Elmo Cathedral (Cathedral of Assunta e Sant'Erasmo) for this name is given in the myths. St. Elmo's fire is mentioned in the epic of Camoens, Pigafetta participated in the experience on the Beagle, Darwin's "natural history" Caesar "African wars (De Bello Africo), Pliny the elder (Naturalis Historia), Melville's white whale, sent to Henslow wrote letter [1], Coleridge's"old Mariner line' (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner), Magellan's global circumnavigation voyage "Russian days", etc. According to Pliny the elder, the Greeks of the classical period, emission if one "Helena", the two "Castor and Pollux" and called. It fits into the storm, where according to mythology of Argos, were on board the vessel Castor and Pollux's head light illuminating the storm calmed down, because twins are split-second and guardian of the sea and St. Elmo's fire is occurring among the sailors and believed. Raises the corona discharge static electricity, such as at the end of the description of the principles of physics, sharp objects, causing the pale luminescence. The different shape in the anode and cathode. You may happen to electrostatic airship in the strong electric fields due to lightning or fire to the tip of the mast of the ship (masthead). Accompanied by hissing discharge; Revealed in 1750, Benjamin Franklin this phenomenon like the tip of a pointed Iron Rod during a lightning storm of emitting light.
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  • Very unique and beautiful Bell Tower, that stands out on the town of Gaeta. The Gothic style blends beautifully with the panorama of the city.
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  • stunning architecture and breathtaking views
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  • Beautiful ... You can't visit Gaeta without seeing it
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