The bas-reliefs that decorate and enrich the monumental staircase include one dedicated to the miracle of St. Nicholas.
According to one of the many versions, on his way to the Council of Nicaea, St. Nicholas stopped at a tavern to eat some fish. But something felt not quite right, and inspired by the Lord, he realised that he was eating a child’s flesh. He asked the innkeeper to show him how the fish was stored.
Once in front of the barrels, Nicholas began to pray and resurrected the children.
This moment is represented and portrayed in the bas-relief; St. Nicholas stands in the centre and children are coming out of the barrels.