On this 'base' was a bank, the post office, various military offices, and a small shoppette that was the 'commissary/military uniform sales/etc. everything' type of shop. I bought my groceries at the Italian grocery stores and markets.
The school for the American children of the military was not on the little base- it was instead about 3-4 miles away in a small 2 story rented school building. I taught 3rd grade when I was at Gaeta.
When, I first moved there, I stayed in a hotel in the new part of town. Across the street from the hotel was a small fruit/veggie store. They also sold the amazing Gaeta Olives. Trust me, they are the best that I have ever tasted and are only grown in this area. I really could take or leave olives until I moved to Italy and got to have the fresh olives to eat. Now, I love olives.
This is the very HANDSOME Italian man who owned the fruit/veggie store. He was very NICE too.