This article, written by Sara Porro, appears on Food Republic.
Where to eat pizza in Naples, Italy, pizza’s spiritual home
San Gennaro, aka St. Januarius, is the patron saint of Naples, a coastal Italian city of 950,000 located 140 miles south of Rome. Twice a year — on Gennaro’s name day (September 19) and on the first Saturday of May — a glass vial containing what is allegedly his dried blood liquefies during a solemn ceremony in front of the crowd packing the city cathedral.
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