Fodor's Expert Review Pio Monte della Misericordia

Centro Storico Fodor's Choice

One of the Centro Storico's defining sites, this octagonal church was built around the corner from the Duomo for a charitable institution seven noblemen founded in 1601. The institution's aim was to carry out acts of Christian charity like feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, nursing the sick, sheltering pilgrims, visiting prisoners, and burying the indigent dead—acts immortalized in the history of art by Caravaggio's famous altarpiece depicting the Sette Opere della Misericordia (Seven Acts of Mercy). Pride of place is given to the great Caravaggio above the altar.

Fodor's Choice Historical Religious Building

Quick Facts

Via Tribunali 253
Naples, Campania  80139, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €8, Closed Sun. afternoon

What’s Nearby