SACRED MILITARY CONSTANTINIAN ORDER OF SAINT GEORGE
Delegation of Rome and Latium
CELEBRATION OF THE 161ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE SIEGE OF GAETA IN 1860-1861
GAETA, FEBRUARY 12, 2022
On the occasion of the 161st Anniversary of the end of the siege of Gaeta in 1860-1861, which marked the decline of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the Delegation of Rome and Lazio wishes to continue celebrating the memory of that heroic defense during which, in the presence of the T.M. King Francis II and Queen Maria Sofia of Bourbon Two Sicilies, many soldiers and citizens courageously sacrificed their lives within the ancient walls of the “Faithful” city, animated by unconditional loyalty and love for the country.
The detailed program can be downloaded by clicking here. The Delegate H.H. Prince Don Lelio Niccolò Orsini d’Aragona and the Representative for the City of Gaeta Com. Avv. Salvatore Scafetta will attend. During the morning, the suggestive ceremony of raising the flag and throwing a wreath into the sea for the Fallen of the Siege, offered by the Ex Allievi Nunziatella National Association, will take place near the cliffs of the so called “Montagna Spaccata”.
In the afternoon, a visit to the Diocesan Museum is planned. Afterwards, a solemn mass will be celebrated by H.E. the Archbishop of Gaeta Msgr. Luigi Vari.
The Mayor of Gaeta Dr. Cosimo Mitrano, the Vice Delegate of Rome of the Constantinian Order Count Riccardo Langosco di Langosco, the Commander of the “Nunziatella” Military School Colonel Ermanno Lustrino, the Honorary President of the National Association of Nunziatella Alumni Dr. Giuseppe Catenacci and the President of the Lazio Section Gen. CA Antonio Ricciardi will take part in the events.
In compliance with the provisions in force regarding the prevention of the spread of Covid-19, entry to the Diocesan Museum and the Basilica will be limited and regulated in order to encourage participation in a safe manner. All those interested in participating are requested to reply within 12:00 noon- Thursday, February 10, at the address: email@example.com