Thursday November 25 2021 it will be possible visit the Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples for free where one is kept of Caravaggio's masterpieces. It's about the picture Seven Works of Mercy and it is one of the most important works of the artist, together with his last work which is located in the Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano in via Toledo.
This initiative, called Open Doors Art Gallery, which allows everyone to visit the museum for free and also the painting, of course, was conceived on the occasion of the presentation of the first scientific catalog of the historical and artistic heritage of the institution which was founded in 1602.
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The Pio Monte della Misericordia: discovering the complex
The Pio Monte della Misericordia is a large complex which also includes one church of the '600 and it is here that the painting by Caravaggio is kept. It is exhibited on thehigh altar, while the side chapels host many other jewels.
There are the paintings of Battistello Caracciolo, like St. Peter freed from prison, those of Luca Giordano including the "Deposition", the works of Fabrizio Santafede, that is "Christ hosted in the house of Martha and Mary" and "San Pietro resurrects Tabithà".
Still, the "Good Samaritan" by Giovan Vincenzo D'Onofrio and "San Paolino liberates the slave" by Bernardo Azzolino are kept.
The new catalog of the Pio Monte della Misericordia
As mentioned, the free opening is to celebrate the publication of the new catalog of the structure. Visitors will be explained the content with the account of the works kept in the complex, the anecdotes, curiosities and new discoveries.
How to book a visit
To visit the institution and admire the painting, you have to book on site of the Pio Monte della Misericordia by Wednesday 24 November. We remind you that to access it is necessary to show the Green Pass, otherwise the reservation will lose its validity.
November 25, 2021
Pio Monte della Misericordia, via dei Tribunali 253
from the 10.00 18.00
Reservations and contacts
Photo credit: Giuseppe Guida (Wikipedia)