The Museum Of Treasure
The underground rooms of this museum, which opens inside the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, are a fascinating casket of ancient goldsmith and silverware. The Sacro Catino, the Byzantine Croce degli Zaccaria, the objects related to the cult of St. John the Baptist such as the precious Chalcedony Plate, the arch - reliquary known as Barbarossa and the fifteenth-century processional ark, as well as some monumental silver works and seventeenth-century. The objects on display, about fifty, are linked by origin to three strands of relevance respectively to the Municipality of Genoa, the Protection of the Chapel of San Giovanni Battista and the Chapter of the Metropolitan Church. Some of the works exhibited here are veritable "documents-monuments" of the city's history. First of all, the so-called Sacred Basin, which was long believed to be emerald and for centuries was celebrated as a relic of the Last Supper.