Gaeta is a gorgeous coastal town just two hours from Rome (toward Naples) with a fishing tradition, heritage protected sights, sparkling sea, and local to-die-for cuisine. Here you’ll see fishmongers line the beachfront streets selling fresh their daily catch and giving you an authentic glimpse into the daily life of a historic fishing town.

Spend your days at the beach, evenings feasting on local seafood, and late summer nights with a cocktail in hand at one of the many lively bars in Gaeta Vecchia, the historic center. It’s also home to the Sanctuary of Montagna Spaccata (the split mountain), a natural marvel and wonder. According to Catholic teachings, the mountain is cracked due to the earth shaking at the very moment Jesus was crucified. Off the beaten path, this is where many Romans and Neapolitans spend their summer and on arrival, you’ll understand why.