Duomo - Cathedral AND Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro
The importance of this Cathedral is immense for the city, not only for its historical and artistic influence, but for its importance to the Neapolitan way of life. The construction of the church was completed in 1313 in the Gothic style, however during the following centuries it has been subjected to many alterations with its final changes completed in the New Gothic style in 1905. The stunning interior reflects these changes. The gothic arches were decorated by Luca Giordano, as was the wooden ceiling with paintings of the Stories of Christ and the Virgin. The result is grand and breathtaking. In the Cathedral it is also possible to find paintings by many important artists not only Neapolitan, like Francesco Solimena, but also from all over Italy, like Giorgio Vasari (here he painted the two doors of the sixteenth century organ with the Nativity Sung by David and the Seven Patron Saints of Naples) and Perugino, Marco Pino, and the sculptor Pietro Bernini.
However, the most important part of the Cathedral is the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, patron saint of Napoli, with frescoes by Domenichino, paintings by Jusepe de Ribera and sculptures by Cosimo Fanzgo. It is here, where every year takes place the miracle of San Gennaro's blood. It is really worth visiting the museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro just next door to the Cathedral, which contains the biggest and oldest collection of treasures in the world after the Her Majestys Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.
Official website: Duomo
Via Duomo 149 - 80138 Napoli
Tel.: +39 081 449 097 / Museum: +39 081 294 980 Mobile: +39 338 336 17 71 - +39 334 15 802 50
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Cathedral - Free entry
Tickets for the Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro - € 6
Cathedral: Mon - Sat 08.30 - 12.30, evening 16.30 - 19.00 / Sun 08.00 - 13.30, evening 17.00 - 19.30
Museum: Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00 / Sat - Sun and holidays 09.00 - 18.30
Nearest metro station: Linea 1 - CAVOUR