Duomo - Naples, Italy

The Cathedral of Naples might not be as impressive as some in other Italian cities, but it merits a visit nonetheless. It was consecrated in 1315 and was built in the Gothic style. There have been several changes over the centuries and each part of the duomo is from a different era. The altar is said to contain the blood of the patron saint of Naples, St. Gennaro. Many believe that St. Gennaro might have been a Christian adaptation of the Roman God, Janus. The church contains two vials of the saint's blood, said to liquefy and boil three times annually (see Special Events).

Hours »
Daily 8:30 am to 12:30pm; & 4:30-7pm
Address »
Via del Duomo 147
Transportation »
Metro: Piazza Cavour
Phone »
081- 449097
Price »
Free admission to the cathedral, 3€ for the archeological zone