On 22 October the sixth edition of Favole di Luce officially opened, the now famous lights of Gaeta, which will continue until 16 January. Like every year, the Perla del Tirreno lights up to welcome Christmas in the name of splendour and delight. Impressive installations, water features and music that echoes in the streets of the city; During the Christmas period, Gaeta transforms into a fairy-tale village where anything could happen, like meeting Dante Alighieri walking along the seafront, or suddenly finding yourself among the pyramids of ancient Egypt!
Favole di Luce 2021-2022, a walk with the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
One of the novelties of this year are the artistic projections on the Divine Comedy (Divina Commedia). A tribute that Gaeta has dedicated to the Supreme Poet on the 700th year of his death. But in Gaeta anything can happen, even Dante can be found around the ancient village of the city reciting the famous verses of his masterpieces. A wandering theatrical show, starting from the Charles III gate (Carlo III), held every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. A journey not to be missed taking you into Hell, Purgatory and Paradise whilst being accompanied by an exceptional guide. Thus, the Annunziata bastion of Lungomare Caboto, the church of San Biagio and the Angioino castle become the perfect setting for the verses of the florentine poet.
In Gaeta you travel through time and space between pyramids and monuments
This year in Gaeta it is easy to come across historical buildings from other eras and countries. Let’s start from the Santa Maria pier in medieval Gaeta, where the “Mysteries of ancient Egypt” are staged. Two huge sphinxes and a pyramid that you can enter to immortalize and transport you instantly to ancient Egypt.
If, on the other hand, you love Paris, you cannot miss the luminous reconstruction of the Eiffel Tower located inside the square of the Gaeta glassworks.
And what about the huge Drago Zu who moved to the central Piazza XIX Maggio for this occasion! In Piazza V. Capodanno, on the other hand, in the folkloristic via Indipendenza, we return to Italy with the view of the Tower of Pisa.By staying in the centre of town, you will be amazed by the beauty of the buildings illuminated with the colourfully themed projections. Nemo, Alice in Wonderland, the Little Mermaid and the Little Prince take shape on the facades of the buildings, creating an enchanting display. An attraction that will delight children and adults alike!
Santa Claus Village and the Enchanted Forest
Have your children written their letter to Santa Claus? In the Santa Claus village in Via Annunziata, the little ones will be able to meet Santa Claus and the friendly Befana in person and visit their beautiful house decorated for the occasion, together with the nativity scene exhibition. Lovers of the ice rink cannot miss the largest ice skating rink in Italy that can be visited from November 18, in Corso Cavour.
The Traniello house in old Gaeta, once again this year, turns into the Enchanted Forest with the unique Lion to lead the magical luminous animals. A wonderful walk that will take to back to your childhood!
How to get to Gaeta to see the Fables of Light
Le Favole di Luce attract visitors from all over Italy and beyond! If you want to arrive in Gaeta for a visit you can travel with our comfortable cars using the NCC Gaeta Taxi Service. If you depart from Rome, Naples, or any other city in Lazio and Campania, and you don’t want to drive a car or take the train, you can book a transfer from your city to Gaeta.
Getting from Rome to Gaeta, or from Naples to Gaeta is really easy and above all comfortable with Gaeta Taxi Service! Take a look at our website to find out more!