Pio Monte della Misericordia is a small church that sits around the corner from the Duomo and holds one of Naples greatest treasures, Caravaggio’s Seven Works of Mercy (1607). Based on the Seven (Christian) Corporal Works of Mercy, it is considered one of the most important religious works of art of the 17th century. A Museum Information Kiosk is located near the painting where visitors can navigate to and enlarge specific parts of the painting to see them in greater detail. Text descriptions explain how Caravaggio depicted each of the Seven Works of Mercy.
Above the church on the first floor is the Quadreria, the Picture Gallery, that features an impressive collection of 16th – 19th century works, especially from late mannerist painters active in Naples such as Giordano, Ribera, Vaccaro, and Caracciolo.
Visit Pio Monte della Misericordia
Via dei Tribunali, 253
+39 081 446944
Open daily except Wednesday 0900 – 1430
Entry is €7,00, includes audio guide