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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gaeta, Italy: Navigator's Monument

Gaeta, Italy ~ April 17, 2004

We stopped in Gaeta, simply a promontory on the map, because we wanted to stretch our legs and we were hungry. As it turned out, we could hardly have chosen a more picturesque place. Above, you get a better view of the harbor. Below is a better exposure of the monument. Giovanni Cabota is known to the English-speaking world as John Cabot, and Gaeta is one of the two places that may have been his birthplace. The other candidate is Castiglione Chiavarese.

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1 comment:

Pat Tillett said...

I wonder why our history books changed his name to John Cabot?