Have you ever seen many diamonds, rubies and emeralds?
Do you believe that a jewels was so precious to save the life of a king?
Do you know that pairs of earrings are the symbol against the plague? Would you feel protected by 54 Saints?
You have to go in the Museum of the Treasure of St. Januarius that is more precious than Queen Elizabeth’s treasure. The treasure of St. Januarius has been saved by the Deputation for many centuries.
The Chapel of Neapolitan people
It is in the cathedral but it does not belong to the Church. The Royal chapel is independent. There are many paintings, silver busts, the relics of the Saint patron of the town and it is a baroque masterpiece. Besides, it has a wonderful acoustics and it was the second conservatory in Naples. Unmissable.
St. Januarius and his miracle
St. Januarius is a special saint because , for Neapolitan people, he represents the hope, the devotion, the intimacy, the power and popular pride. Every year, the three dates of his miracle are inexplicable and also his history is mysterious and fascinating.
DO YOU KNOW THAT…?
They represent the chorus of St.Januarius’ relatives who are waiting for the miracle of Neapolitan Patron: the melting blood.
This work was realized in 2011 by Lello Esposito who donated it to Museum of the Treasure of St. Januarius in order to be a container for the offerings of an educational project.
The queen Maria Theresa of Austria was reserved and austere. She was the daughter of Carlo d’Asburgo-Teschen and Enrichetta of Nassau Weilburg but the wife of Ferdinando II of Bourbon.
Gold, coral and malachite wisely made by Ascione family from Torre del Greco, providers of Savoy and holder of royal patent.
The monstrance in gold silver donated by Joachim Murat is one of the most precious gift of our Museum. It was donated in 1808.
Visiting Naples means visiting San Gennaro
Discover a city means discover its history and know its illustriousness.
The legacy left by the Patron Saint of Naples is incredible. History and legend, devotion and art come together in a truly unique form of alchemy. The Museum of the Treasure of St. Januarius allows to enter in Neapolitan culture recalling the milestones of a Country, from monarchy and foreign domination to unification of Italy.
Everyone offered something to St. Januarius and this tradition is still today thanks to your visits and your enthusiasm during our guided tours.
To all of you, Italian and citizens of the world, THANK YOU for choosing us.