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Naples, filled with palaces, churches, convents and monasteries. I could never describe all the wonderful places to visit in Naples. Just a few to mention are Via Duoma (cathedral) built between 1294 and 1323, a mostly 19th century facade with an interesting array of monuments to past rulers, paintings by Lanfranco and Domenichino. This duomo houses the relics of San Gennaro, the protector of Naples, who was martyred in AD 305. The ornate Cappella San Gennaro contains his head, within a silver gilt bust, and viles of his congealed blood which miraculously liquefies 3 times a year. The bold Castel Nuovo (castle), also known as the Maschio Angioino. This angevin fortress was built for Charles of Anjou in 1279. The castle was once the main royal residence. Part of the building houses the Museo Civico (civilian museum).