At Cana in Galilee Jesus performed the first of his miracles. At the request of Mary, he turned water into wine. So he revealed his divine glory and raised the faith of his disciples.
The Franciscans, managed to rescue the shrine in 1879 thanks to Father Egidio Geissler. Archaeological excavations have brought to light a synagogue, built on the remains of previous rooms, a gallery in the center lobby and a large cistern preserved until today in the basement of the church.