Pages Navigation Menu

Exploring our world through gay eyes

Saint Januarius Cathedral, Naples Italy

© GTH & Nathan DePetris

© GTH & Nathan DePetris

Vibrant frescoes adorn the bright and airy rotunda of Naples Cathedral. Originally painted in the 14th century , the amazing masterpieces still shine brightly. Also housed in the Cathedral, the Cattedrale di San Gennaro to Italians, is a vial of blood said to belong to Saint Januarius. The vial is brought out twice a year on the first Saturday in May and on September 19th to observe the miracle of liquification; it’s said that if the blood fails to return to a fluid state that disaster will befall the city.

If You Go:

 

Share

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>