The slow rocking of the heads and a slight movement of the bodies, wrinkled hands and an heart breaking songs which gives rhythms to their gesturing.

Their voices are echoed among Domenichino’s frescos and 52 silver busts in the Royal Chapel of the treasure of St. Januarius in the cathedral of Naples. In this voices are kept many centuries of Neapolitan culture.

They represent the chorus of St.Januarius’ relatives who are waiting for the miracle of Neapolitan Patron: the melting blood.

They sit in the front row, talk to the Saint by exhortations and confidential terms to do not be late for the miracle.


The is closed. Next opening tomorrow at 09:00 until 16:30. Last visit time at 16:00

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