Pio Monte della Misericordia

Pio Monte della Misericordia

Pio Monte della Misericordia
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10:00 - 18:00
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egwanderlust
Hampton, NH1,148 contributions
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The Seven Works of Mercy (Caravaggio) has always been one of my favorite works of art. When visiting Naples I knew we had to visit Pio Monte della Misericordia.

We pre-booked our tickets online and we enjoyed an almost empty visit at the chapel. Upon entering The Seven Works of Mercy overpowers your senses. While the other paintings and sculptures are beautiful. The intensity Caravaggio brings to this one piece keeps your attention.

Your ticket also includes entry into the photo gallery. Overall, the €8 seems cheap for such a wonderful experience.
Written 25 September 2022
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Linda N
Crewe, UK169 contributions
Couples
I always wanted to visit the church to see the famous painting by Caravaggio
and does not disappoint. I never had time a few years ago as so much to see in Naples.
The painting is bigger than I thought and just amazing.
I went upstairs to the museum and also the painting by Cesare Francanzano named Resurrezione Lazzaro to look out for as the woman on the left in the painting is crying and her tears look so life like it’s as though they will drop from the painting.
The cost for entry to the church is €8 and you buy a ticket at the office across from the church.
Written 16 September 2022
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B d A
Athens, Greece817 contributions
Naples is a bunch of discordant flowers of many spectra. To be visited with few people around, excuse me for the agoraphobic penchant, i.e. winter
This being our second time it is far a cumbersome anticlimax but this
church, which is of no special merit
shelters an exemplar and a variety of less prominent "emvlemata"
a synthetic multi-level theatrical passionate depiction
of great artistic depiction
lighting and figurative prowess
not a religious or pious dedicatory work but
a synthesis of humanistic solemnity
Written 20 August 2022
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
The beautiful church is located in the historical city center, very close to the Duomo. It had one of Caravaggio's paintings, but do not limit the visit to the church, check the museum as well, it is worth
Written 6 October 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland17,318 contributions
Solo
It’s on a quite street and pops up out of nowhere. Well worth a visit to both floors. Also catch the obelisk opposite on the way out.
Written 30 August 2020
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Jane B
UK140 contributions
The chapel is stunning not to mention the wonderful Caravaggio painting. I love the mix of modern art the corals alongside the traditional.
Make sure you so up to the museum, not easily signposted, one of the small alcoves has the door open and you exit to the left outside and up some stairs to the adjacent buildings. Museum has a mix of traditional Christian artefacts and paintings alongside modern art.
Well worth entrance fee.
Written 4 March 2020
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gcardill
Staunton, VA159 contributions
I went here during the holidays and it was one of the few places not too crowded. I love the Caravaggio painting and I was happy to see it in person. It is also possible to seat to admire it for as long as you want. There are also some amazing sculptures in red coral to see. I suggest to read the story and the meaning of the Caravaggio painting in advance since the little signs do not explain the complexity of the painting.
Written 2 February 2020
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Karine567
Paris, France32 contributions
After walking a long road straight safari , i could finally see the church and visit not only downstairs but also the upstairs with lots of paintings and desks explaining you how a church used to work .
Written 13 January 2020
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FenechDumink
Birkirkara, Malta78 contributions
During our recent visit to Naples we visited many artistic and heritage sites, but Pio Monte takes the prize. The church is part of a larger complex housing the offices of an extremely exclusive confraternity dedicated to the performance of the seven acts of mercy, which is the theme of the complex (Misericordia). The centrepiece of the church is unarguable the altar painting of the seven acts of mercy, by the great Caravaggio. It is just simply beautiful. After visiting the church allow time to go upstairs to the offices of the confraternity, in reality a museum cum gallery, with their multitude of paintings and, the highlight, a private balcony overlooking the church below where the members of the confraternity followed mass, staring at the altar and, no doubt, being distracted by the sheer beauty of Caravaggio's masterpiece.
Written 10 January 2020
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MuseumJunkie99
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
For fans (or is there a better word?) of Caravaggio, this is a rare opportunity to experience one of his masterpieces in situ.

As one of the reviewers pointed out, this is an opportunity to see works of art hung where they are intended to be displayed, rather than in an art gallery. And as another reviewer pointed out, the setting of the chapel is intimate, beautiful and peaceful.

I stepped into the chapel just after 5pm and there were only eight or nine other visitors. I was able to just sit and gawk at this magnificent painting for nearly an hour, with no jostling or distraction. Bliss. Large museums can be so exhausting.

In addition to The Seven Acts of Mercy, Naples is home to two other paintings by Caravaggio: Martyrdom of Saint Ursula at the Galleria di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano and The Flagellation of Christ at Capodimonte Museum.

For admission, I used my Naples Artecard to obtain a ticket at the ticket office on the other side of Via dei Tribunali. The Artecard cost 21 euros at the time of my visit and includes free entry to three of Naples’ most important museums and cultural sites, discounted entry to several other attractions, as well as three days of public transport.
Written 13 November 2019
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