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Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie (Our Lady of Grace)

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MappaSanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie (Our Lady of Grace)

The fifteenth-century complex encompassing a church and a Franciscan convent is quite close to via Lecco, between the Lambro River and the road to Lecco. The choice of the site was not incidental: in fact it was at the edge of the inhabited area, beyond the walls of the village and the river, so that friars could carry out their activities avoiding any interference with the secular clergy while keeping close contacts with the nearby urbanized area and thus meeting the needs of the faithful going along that trade route. Before the late Gothic façade made from terracotta is a Baroque portico – which is more recent – while the bell tower dates back to the 15th century. The sandstone portal on the left leads to the convent, which develops around the cloister. An internal separator parts the single-hall in two areas, of which one is dedicated to the faithful and the other to the choir of the friars. A highly worshipped precious painting depicting the Annunciation is located on the marble altar.

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