Ravello – Myths and legends
The legend linked to Ravello concerns the arrival of the precious relic represented by Saint protector’s blood, S. Pantaleone, which every year as a sign of never-ending devotion liquefies on occasion of the recurrence of the Saint’s martyrdom (27th July).
According to the tradition this relic arrived here by sea on a merchant ship; they took it in Costantinopoli, in an old woman house, that they had seen shining every evening so that they had thought that there were continuous parties there. After taking the relic they came back to Italy but, once arrived in Marmorata, there was a strong storm.
They came alongside to wait good weather and it arrived quite soon, but once they pushed off, the storm began again and they understood that that Saint’s relic wanted to remain in that area, therefore they called Ravello Bishop, who went down to Marmorata with the whole population and welcomed the ampulla that still today is preserved in the Cathedral Dom.