How to Donate

The offers and donations that Pio Monte della Misericordia receives are mainly allocated to the charitable activities that the Institute supports, as well as to cover operating expenses.

As well, donations and support initiatives from companies, private citizens and other bodies are integrated into the resources for the maintenance of the great monumental artistic heritage of the complex open to visitors.

Donations can be made via bank transfer to:

  • Banca Intesa San Paolo
  • IBAN: IT29 A030 6909 6061 0000 0110 205 to be used for Italian operations
  • BIC: BCITITMM to be used for foreign wire transfers

One can also contribute to institutional charitable activities supporting Pio Monte della Misericordia through:


A visit to our complex: all proceeds from the entrance ticket and paid services flow into the profits of Pio Monte della Misericordia and are reinvested into operations of the institute.

Purchasing books or gadgets from our bookshop at our office or via our website

Participation in the events that Pio Monte della Misericordia promotes: all cultural events organized and promoted by the organization are aimed at supporting a particular charitable activity or project. Therefore, by purchasing tickets to participate in concerts, theatre, guided tours and any other cultural activity, you contribute to the proceeds of the institute which is destined for good works through culture.

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    Adopt a charitable project

    Since 2003, the process of reopening the complex to visitors has proceeded through continuous historical research, restoration of the works, planning and funding source efforts, with a view to openness to the community  and visibility as a museum.

    “Adopt a work of art” is a fundraising initiative to support the restoration, conservation and maintenance of artistic works that are still waiting to be saved from the deterioration of time.

    The objective is to promote a culture of attention and care amongst the new generations, as well as through the conservation of a precious monumental and historical heritage unique to the world.

    To do this, Pio Monte della Misericordia asks for the support of everyone, including private individuals, companies, institutions or associations.

    The campaign includes the possibility of choosing a single work to “adopt” in its entirety or to donate a portion of the amount foreseen for the restoration. The same work, once exhibited, will be accompanied by the name of the donor, as well as mentioned among the supporters in the future catalog of the collections.

    We would like to point out just a few precarious works that require urgent attention:

    • Restoration of the delicate floor of the church (1725) in terracotta and polychrome marble, frequented daily by an ever-increasing public, and already reinforced and made safe in 2010.
    • The disinfestation and restoration of some fabrics of the furnishings of the Quadreria collection (18th – 19th century)
    • Restoration of “The Deposition” by Andrea Vaccaro, ca. 1635
    I nostri Donatori

    Donations have historically provided a financing support system that has constituted the assets of Pio Monte della Misericordia.

    Since its 15th century origins, many esteemed families have donated estates or fiefdoms, leaving their capital assets, properties and rural funds as endowments, legacies or inheritances to the institute.

    Often, art collections or family historical documents have been made over to Pio Monte, together with inherited assets. Unfortunately, many of these riches do not survive today because they were expropriated or sold over the centuries.

    Some donations allowed the formation of the art collection of the Picture Gallery which can be admired today. Amongst many, of note is the bequest of Francesco de Mura (1782), the greatest painter of the second half of the 18th century in southern Italy, Gennaro Marciano (1802 ) and that of Carelli-Capece Galeota (1933)

    In more recent times, some artists who exhibited their works at the Pio Monte della Misericordia donated a work on the institute’s predominant theme of Mercy, forming the Contemporary Art section.

    Many, Associates or otherwise, have contributed financially to the restoration of a particular artistic work in the collection, or have donated historical collections from their family collection, such as the recent donations of Fernando de Montemayor, Alessandro R. d’Aquino di Caramanico and Troiano Paolo Marulli d’ Ascoli.

    Alongside these more substantial donations, the smaller donations left by those who enter the Casa del Pio Monte della Misericordia are constantly increasing as our ‘visiting guests’ become benefactors themselves, contributing with their entrance ticket or with personal services, to the many charitable activities of Pio Monte della Misericordia.

    Pio Monte della Misericordia hereby thanks all its visitors, in particular (and there are many!) those who come to visit us multiple times, or those who spread the word of this cultural and merciful reality to friends and relatives in the name of all that is good, meaningful and right.

    Reporting of Public Contributions

    In compliance with  Law 4 August 2017 n. 124, art. 1, paragraph 125-129 and subsequent amendments regarding  transparency of the contributions received from the State and other public bodies relating to the contributions received in the year 2020,  detailed reporting is published as follows.