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  • Town Hall at Night - Gaeta
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  • Bar Bazzanti - Gaeta
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  • Pink Apartment Building - Gaeta
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Favorite thing: I have great memories of Piazza Municipio in Gaeta from both the 1997 and 2006 visits.

We parked in the free parking lot in 1997; however, this time [2006], it was a paid parking lot. We would walk under the portico of the Town Hall to get to our apartment building and to Bar Bazzanti, which were right next door.

This town hall was built in 1475, but it has been restored and changed often. Lots of important moments have happened here. In 1915, the Prime Minister made a famous speech foreboding the Italians coming into war. He said, "Italy is ready to any renunciation - even to eating the soldier's noble brown bread" [Giuseppe Napolitano's Del Comune Di Gaeta]

In front of it on the square is the building called "Gran Guardia" that dates back to 1786. It houses the Officers' Club.

Next to the Town Hall is the Pink Building that is a fine aparment [really a condo building by USA standards] where we stayed for two months in 1997. It also houses the Bar Bazzanti and a restaurant and another bar. This is a busy place lined with beautiful buildings.

The back of it looks out over the Gaeta Bay and backs up to the public parking lot.

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  • Updated Nov 16, 2006
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