The Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro is located next to the Cathedral of Naples and was opened in 2003 on the proposal of the managers of the chapel of the Treasury. Inside the museum are preserved and exposed an inestimable amount of works of ancient jewelry, representative of the devotion of the Neapolitan people. San Gennaro for Naples and for the Neapolitans has an inestimable value as it is the patron saint of the city.
The museum contains many silver statues of immense beauty made by master Neapolitan goldsmiths but what makes it even more fascinating are the objects and jewels left as a gift by kings passing through the city who have understood and respected the importance of the saint, for their own people.
The treasure belongs to the citizens as it was born as a popular heritage and is the most precious collection in the world, even more than that of Queen Elizabeth. Among the most precious objects is the precious Mitra gold silver studded with precious gems and the necklace composed of large solid gold links to which are hung crosses covered with sapphires and emeralds. The museum is a fundamental step to fully understand what binds the Neapolitans to their patron saint and identify with their tradition and sensitivity.