This small octagonal church is best known as the home to Caravaggio’s The Seven Works of Mercy. Many visitors come to see the famous Caravaggio prominently hung high above the altar not realizing the extensive collection of other artists on display. Some hang in the church itself, other in the Quadreria, or Picture Gallery.
Pio Monte della Misericordia (Pious Mount of Mercy) is a charitable institution, founded in the early 1600s by seven Neapolitan nobles who strived to help those in need. The organization continues their work today.
Pio Monte della Misericordia is located in the historical center of Naples, opposite the Riario Sforza square. Free audio guides in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish are included with admission. Pio Monte della Misericordia is closed on Wednesdays.