“A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot.
For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.”

We have been called to do a drone video session at a wedding on a late summer Sunday, in Formia which is a small town in the province of Latina. We had promised ourselves that if the rain would have stopped, we would have stayed in a camping nearby for the weekend and have a little vacation for ourselves. Cause in fact, the rain had been pouring all morning, and it did not seem to stop but luckily it did just in time for the bride and groom to come out of the church!

So after the shootings have been done, we took the car and headed back towards Sperlonga which was our ultimate destination and decided to stop in Gaeta since it was on our way and it was lunchtime and we were pretty hungry (at least I sure was). Although the weather was a little windy it was a really nice discovery : the old churches, full of weddings and happy faces, and an amazing panorama from the wonderful St. Francesco temple on top of the hill. The origins of the name of Gaeta are still shrouded in legend:

  • Strabo does not speak of the city but only of the gulf, called “Καιάτα” (Kaiata), name that derives from the term “καϊέτα” (caieta) used by the Laconi to indicate everything cava, with clear reference to the wide inlet of the gulf itself; the same author reports however that others derive the name from that of the nurse of Aeneas;
  • Diodorus Siculus connected the Gaetano territory to the myth of the Argonauts by deriving the name of the city from Aietes, mythical father of Medea (Circe’s nephew), the sorceress in love with Jason.
  • Virgil, in the Aeneid found its origin in the name of the nurse of Aeneas, Caieta, buried by the Trojan hero on that site during his journey to the Lazio coasts. Dante Alighieri, as if to signify the historicity of the Eneide, confirmed the event.

Quote by Yanni



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