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Santa Maria delle Grazie

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Santa Maria Delle Grazie (“Holy Mary of Grace”) is a church and Dominican convent in Milan, northern Italy. The church contains the mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, which is in the refectory of the convent.

The Duke of Milan, Francesco I Sforza, ordered the construction of a Dominican convent and a church which took decades and was completed by 1469. The church served as the Sforza family burial site and rebuilt the cloister and the apse, were both completed after 1490.

The Masterpieces of the Santa Maria Delle Grazie include:

Further information about the Santa Maria delle Grazie is available via the following links:

Essential Facts:


“Short prayers reach heaven.” – “Breve orazione penetra.” Italian Proverb



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