Route I
The Holy Bishop: life and works of Saint Alfonso Maria de Liguori

An itinerary linking together places that bear witness to the presence, life and preaching of the Neapolitan Saint, starting from the Diocesan Museum, a small 16th-century church now used as a museum and enriched with artistic testimonies, which introduces us to the context in which the Holy Bishop worked during his years here in the village.


The journey then continues into the Hall of Coats of Arms, so called because of the presence of no less than 70 effigies: here there are works, autographed letters, the Mitre and the See used by Saint Alphonso and, finally, a corridor leads to the Saint’s private flats.

The highlight of the visit is a hidden treasure in the oldest part of the Episcope: the tunnel frescoed in 1614 by Bishop Diotallevi and perfectly preserved. Here St Alphonsus would gather in silence and solitude to atone for his sins: a ‘path’ of contemplation that, centuries later, we are privileged to admire.

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Timetables and Tickets
Ticket price

Full 7 €
Reduced* 5 €
Free for the disabled and children up to 6 years old


50 minutes


Booking is always recommended as visits may be subject to variations due to the coincidence with other events or initiatives.

* Residents of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, under 18s, over 65s, university students (showing university card), teachers, members of the iCare social cooperative, members of the clergy, seminarians and religious, accompanying persons with disabilities, parish groups, groups of at least 20 pax
The stages of the route

The Church of the Carmine in the square of the same name is at a focal point in the historical centre, halfway between the Ducal Castle and the Cathedral.

Where it is located
Episcope: Hall of Coats of Arms with the Saint's private room

In this section there are several tombstones and marble slabs from the local area, as well as vestments, sacred texts and writings by Saint Alfonso Maria de Liguori.

Where it is located

On the ground floor one can visit the grottoes and a tunnel frescoed in 1614: the cycle of biblically inspired frescoes with episodes from the Old Testament, commissioned by Bishop Diotallevi.

Where it is located
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