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From September 14 2018 to September 19 2018

San Gennaro

San Gennaro The miracle of Patron Saint’s blood dissolution mixes both Neapolitan sacred and profane lifestyle. San Gennaro’s blood, according to Christian tradition, was collected in a vial immediately after his beheading at Pozzuoli in 305. The miracle would be his blood’s liquefaction three times a year, including one in September 19th. A similar phenomenon, it is supposed to happen also in Pozzuoli, where, in the San Gennaro’s church the marble slab on which the achibishop was beheaded, shows a lively blood spot in conjunction with the miracle of blood’s dissolution at the Cathedral of Naples. According the popular tradition if the miracle does not happen some heavily dramatic and harmful events will occurred to the town. That’s why all the town goes to the Cathedral and pray or rails at the saint, waiting for the blessful miracle. At this occasion you can also admire the beauty of this wonderful Cathedral with his Partron’s treasure: extraordinary masterpieces all donations collected in seven centuries of popes, kings, emperors as well as both famous and ordinary people. These unique collections have been saved by the Deputazione of San Gennaro’s Chapel, an ancient secular institution that still exists from 1527 as a vote of the city of Naples. Today the treasure is exhibited in the Museum San Gennaro. According to studies done by a pool of experts it would be even richer than the crown of England and the Tsar of Russia.

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