San Gennaroâ€™s blood liquifies every September 19th. The miracle is supposed to usher in a year of good fortune for Neapolitans, and thousands of devotees will crowd into the Duomo, Naples Cathedral, to witness the miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of their protector and Patron Saint, San Gennaro. Shrouded in myth and superstition, the liquefaction is a religious ceremony that dates back to the late 1300s. More about the festival here.
The citywide celebration of Naples Patron Saint will run from September 14th – 21st, with the liquefaction ceremony at Naples Cathedral on September 19th at 10.00; the ceremony will be live streamed here. See the full schedule of events here.
As part of the festival, Campania Artecard is launching their San Gennaro Artecard, a new pass devoted to the historic places and artworks associated with the Saint. The San Gennaro Artecard is â‚¬29,00 with transport, â‚¬14,00 without and includes:
Naples cathedral and Basilica di Santa Restituita
Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro
Pio Monte della Misericordi
Naples Diocese Museum
Catacombs of San Gennaro
San Martino Museum & Charterhouse
As part of the festivities, ANM is offering two special Metro Art Tours, the Toledo and Università stations on September 17th and the Toledo Station the the Montecalvario exit on September 19th.
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