Naples Cathedral & Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro

October 4, 2016 Naples, Italy

This was our first stop in our exploration of Naples. It was walking distance from our Air bnb home. I saw this church being featured on a show on tv and I knew I had to see it for myself. The patron saint of the city is Saint Januarius and the church is widely called "Cathedral of San Gennaro".

The church houses Saint Januarius' blood in a vial. And it gets displayed twice a year only when the dried blood should liquefy (first of Saturday in May and on September 19). And if does not liquefy, then something bad will happen in Naples according to the legend.

It's kinda spooky but I went down to the crypt. I was half expecting Saint Januarius to come alive! Hahaa. My overactive imagination was working overtime! This was not my favourite room inside the Cathedral. 

I love the Royal Chapel because it was bathing in yellow/gold. It was beautiful! And I love all of the statues and gold decorations.


  1. I love the attention to detail in the architecture. It's simply stunning. :]

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  2. These photos are gorgeous! I love visiting places like this when on holiday, they're always so breathtaking x

    Always, Alice

  3. Wow! The photos are breathtaking.

  4. Beautiful photos! Exploring places like this is always so fun & interesting. Thanks for sharing!


  5. This looks amazing!

    Rachael xox

  6. I always love details inside (and outside) cathedrals. Gorgeous photos!


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