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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. Take a look at our Naples holiday planner to schedule your visit to Pio Monte della Misericordia and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This was a highlight of our trips to Naples (the other being the archaeological museum) and the main attraction has to be the superb Caravaggio painting of the seven acts of mercy. It is a large paint...  more »
  • The Caravaggio painting is a real highlight, it's worth the ticket fee. Easy to find in the old town  more »
  • This 17th century church holds Caravaggio's The seven acts of mercy- deeply moving and a little provocative - found above the main alter in the ground floor chapel. That's the main reason people come ...  more »
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  • Outstanding collection of artworks.
  • Worth the visit to know more about Caravagio the Painter. So few explanations in English.
  • l Pio Monte, always along the same Mercy suspending way beyond via Duomo and from the castel Capuano, civil institution of jurisdiction since the days of the Spanish Viceroy, is a clot, a 17th-century Neapolitan Rococo, a collection of what the Reformation began as a rule, the Protestants want the empty churches, and we Catholics as we can? heirs of a pagan who posed of anywhere, the outdoors, North dark you were locked up in churches and sang, but here the heart of life is necessary to show it, and so was the master Michelangelo, but the others were not to be outdone, even here in this pious institution.
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  • One path of cultural and spiritual enrichment. The representation of the corporal works of mercy is valuable feedback with the apogee in Caravaggio. Beautiful upstairs the Museum with historical documents, the works Of Rubba, a rare self-portrait of Luca Giordano, vestments, chalices, monstrances and other. Also notable is the temporary exhibition. A rare plus, very significant, is that "give drink to the thirsty". At the entrance, visitors, bottles of mineral water. Discreet personnel, never oppressive but attentive.
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