The church houses the rite of the dissolution of the blood of San Gennaro three times a year: on the first Saturday of May, September 19 and December 16, the liquefaction of the tissue during the ceremony is considered a harbinger of good wishes for the city; on the contrary, it is believed that the failure to liquefaction is harbinger of events strongly negative and dramatic.
Museum of San Gennaro:
The Treasure of San Gennaro is composed of extraordinary masterpieces collected in seven centuries of donations of popes, kings, emperors, kings, famous men, ordinary people and being part of unique collections. Visiting the museum, you can access to the Royal Chapel of San Gennaro, where the high altar, the two are costudite ampoules containing the blood of San Gennaro.
Tickets (all tickets include multilingual audioguide to availability): full € 6, reduced for people under 18, over 65 and students € 4.50; Artecard € 4.80
San Lorenzo Maggiore (Naples Underground):
In the underground of Naples lies a labyrinth of tunnels, tanks and cavities that form a real city. In the third century BC, the Greeks opened the first underground quarries to extract the tuff blocks needed to build the temples of their Neapolis. Moreover, dug numerous environments to create a series of underground tombs. The ticket price includes a guide in several languages.
Via San Gregorio Armeno:
It ‘a street famous for its shops cribs arigianali. Here you can buy souvenirs.
Chapel of San Severo:
The Museum of the Chapel of San Severo is a jewel of the world’s artistic heritage. Here baroque creativity, dynastic pride, beauty and mystery blend to create a unique, almost out of time.
The most famous masterpiece is the Veiled Christ, famous in the world for the remarkable skill of the artist in creating the veil. Here you can also see how the enigmatic creations Anatomical Machines (the skeletons of a man and a woman in a standing position, with the arteries and veins almost intact).
Tickets: Full € 7.00; Artecard € 5.00, reduced to EU citizens aged 10 to 25 years € 5.00; under 10 years: free
San Domenico Maggiore:
It is an important church in Naples, the most interesting from the standpoint of historical and artistic. It is part of a monastic complex that is located in the historic center of the city.
Monumental Complex of St. Clare:
And ‘the largest Gothic church in the city. In this church there are three cloisters (part of the adjacent Museo dell’Opera): Cloister of the Poor Clares, Cloister of the Friars Minor; Cloister of the service.
Tickets: € 6, reduced for students under 30 and over 65 € 4.50; up to 6 years or religious function: Free
Porta Capuana is an ancient city gate and the beginning of the historical center. Its name is due to the fact that it is oriented in the direction of the city of Capua, behind Castel Capuano. E’costituita by an arch of white marble, richly decorated with bas-reliefs and is flanked by two towers that symbolize the honor and virtue.