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Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro

The bond that Naples Italy and the Neapolitans with San Gennaro goes far beyond the simple devotion to the patron saint. It is a visceral and shared sentiment, which over the centuries has overcome prohibitions and restrictions, becoming increasingly stronger. Although San Gennaro is considered by the church a saint of “Serie B”, it is not for the Neapolitans.

The treasure is the most immediate and important proof of this love for “Yellow Face”, the name with which the Neapolitans call the Saint due to its most famous statue in gilded silver. The Treasure of San Gennaro is located in the Museum dedicated to the Saint, inside the Cathedral of Naples Italy, and collects relics and precious objects, which have become oracles of faith. An extraordinary journey through time among incredible masterpieces donated over the years by the many devotees of the Saint who have led in 700 years to the formation of the largest treasure in the world after that of the Crown of England. Hundreds of jewels, paintings, sculptures, statues, silver furnishings and fabrics, all unique masterpieces to be admired in the museum as soon as possible but which we can also see on the website with the explanation of the director of the Museum.

In the extraordinary Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro you will find many masterpieces donated by the faithful, including Kings and Queens, in the last seven centuries and which we can now admire up close thanks to the meritorious work of the Deputation which has kept them for years and which has created this extraordinary Museum. The miracle of San Gennaro takes place twice a year, on 19 September and the Saturday preceding the first Sunday in May, and occurs when the saint’s blood liquefies. Neapolitans and believers scattered all over the world anxiously await the miracle to take place and evaluate the fate of the city of Naples Italy based on the time it takes for the blood to melt, the longer it is, the more nefarious the fate appears. The first miracle of the blood of San Gennaro, historically verified, took place on August 17, 1389, during the numerous foreign dominations in Naples. If you are planning your holiday to visit Naples Italy, visit the Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro is one of the things to do.




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