Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples

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Famous for its collection of artwork, Pio Monte della Misericordia houses a museum, library, and art gallery. The 17th-century church features white marble halls and ornate decoration. The exposed altar showcases perhaps the church's most famed piece, Caravaggio's "Seven Acts of Mercy." The side chapels include more paintings from Caravaggio, along with the works by Santafede, Giordana, and D'Onofrio. Adjacent to the museum is a picture gallery filled with more art, refreshingly non-museum in presentation. Upstairs, a small exhibit draws parallels between the works in the chapel and those in the gallery. Our Naples vacation planner makes visiting Pio Monte della Misericordia and other Naples attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is one of those placed in Italy not well known and off the tourist track. A bit like Naples itself. Great to see a major work of art in a working church and not stuck in a museum.  more »
  • If you go to Naples you can't miss this Caravaggio! It is a small chapel that contains the seven works of mercy. In the circular chapel there are paintings (including Luca Giordano) that seem to place there to bring out the painting of Caravaggio, wonderful, which condenses the 7 works and appears in all its splendor. If you want to see this work you can only go to this place because the painting has never moved from the place and will never move at the behest of its patron.
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  • Pay 8 euro to enter into Pio Monte della Misericordia is the best thing to do in Naples. To see the one of the Caravaggio's painting is an extraordinary experience. Amazing is also the museum at 1st floor. I strongly recommend to visit this place.
  • The only Caravaggio painting in the centre of Naples. Classic with modern all in the same area with Jan Fabre’s sculpture. Worth to visit It!I love Caravaggio. The painting here is absolutely magnificent.Alot of things to see and very useful audio tour with izi travel app which is free. Worth the visit!
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