Sanctuary of San Gennaro at Solfatara, history and itineraries
The Sanctuary of San Gennaro alla Solfatara, an ancient cult sanctuary in the Flegrean area, it is found precisely near the Solfatara, where in 305 the bishop of Benevento, Gennaro, and his companions were beheaded for martyrdom.
Due to such episodes, the place acquires enormous importance from a historical and folkloristic point of view , and the Neapolitans see it as a commemorative place for their patron saint.
The Sanctuary of San Gennaro alla Solfatara was built at the end of the 16th century where there was a 7th century church, over the centuries there have been various restorations.
Today the sanctuary is seen as a place of worship by all Neapolitans, a small church that commemorates their saint.
The Sanctuary of San Gennaro alla Solfatara holds two relics of great historical value: the stone on which San Gennaro was allegedly beheaded; and a bust of the patron saint of Naples dating back to the 12th century, where several miracles have been attributed over the years.