Duomo Di Napoli / Museo Del Tesoro Di San Gennaro
Via Duomo n°147/149 – Napoli (Na)
Built in the 13th century and dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, even if it is commonly referred to as San Gennaro, patron of Naples. The cross interior has three naves: the middle with a palatial wooden ceiling with paintings of Giordano, the right nave with the Cappella and Treasure of San Gennaro. Famous all over the world for the miracle of the liquefaction of the blood, representing the heart throbbing of the Neapolitan devotion. Unique, for its historical, artistic and cultural value,
is the silver collection, that represents only part of San Gennaro treasure. This dedication to the saint was built after the vow of the Neapolitans, made in 1527 to avert the damages of the plague. The Greek cross Chapel with the elegant and bright cupola is considered a separate Church and represents a great expression of 17th century Naples where the reliquary bust of S.Gennaro may be viewed.