8 th APRIL > 12 th JUNE 2011
'THE WONDERS OF THE TREASURE OF SAN GENNARO. THE STONES OF DEVOTION'
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Carlo I D’Angiò started the building that was carried on during Carlo II’s reign
till Roberto d’Angiò finished in the twenties of the fourteenth century. The Church,
damaged in different sysmic events, was often restored and remade so that it shows
The Cathedral has three aisles and a polygonal apse. The roof is made of woden
trusses in the nave and cross vaults in the aisles.The three entrance portals
that welcome the visitors are by Antonio Baboccio da Piperno and dated 1407. The
central portal shows two fourteenth century lions and the lunette keeps a Madonna
and Child by Tino da Camaino.
Along the walls of the nave there are paintings by Luca Giordano and in the aisles
there are fine sepulchres. Two chapels open at the sides of the apse: Minutolo
Chapel with mosaic floors and thirteenth century fescoes and Tocco Chapel with
a fresco by Pietro Cavallini.
Under the Altar there is the crypt of San Gennaro. The Treasure Chapel , with
a central plan, is closed with a golden gate by Cosimo Fanzago. In this Chapel
they keep the apula with San Gennaro’s skull and the clotted blood that melts
twice a year.
San Gennaro’s Treasure is formed by many items: old documents, precious objects,
silver items, jewels and paintings. The museum will host theme exhibitions: each
of them connected to the different types of items that form the entire treasure.
Cathedral of Naples - San Gennaro’s Treasure Museum
149, Via Duomo | Naples | T. +39 081 294980
www.duomodinapoli.it - www.museosangennaro.com
Time: from Mon to Sat | 8 am -12.30 am | 4.30 pm - 7 pm
Sunday 8 am - 1.30 p.m. | 5 pm - 7.30 pm