Blaise's body was buried in his Sebaste cathedral; but in 732 a sudden storm forced the ship taking his mortal remains to Rome to stop in Maratea (Potenza): the faithful hosted the saint's relics in a small church, the current basilica, on a mountain now called Monte San Biagio, where in 1963 a 21-meter high statue of the Christ the Saviour was built.
Since 1863 another town took the name of Monte San Biagio, Monticello (in province of Latina) placed on the South-Western side of Monte Calvo. Several other places in our country are entitled to him: San Biagio della Cima (Imperia), San Biagio di Callalta (Treviso), San Biagio Platani (Agrigento), San Biagio Saracinisco (Frosinone) and San Biase (Chieti). There is a statue of the Saint also on a spire of the Duomo of Milan, the city where in the past the Christmas panettone was never eaten completely, always reserving a part for our saint's feast. (and the "Saint Blaise panettone", which is left during the Christmas holidays, is still sold in Milan). But we find places taking the name of the Saint also in France, in Spain in Switzerland and the Americas.