Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
Position: Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi
Founded in 1745, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is one of the most interesting religious buildings in the town of Massa Lubrense.
The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie has a Latin cross shape, houses a precious seventeenth-century altar, the work of the sculptor and architect of the Florentine school Dionisio Lazzari: the altar is a real artistic masterpiece in marble, mother of pearl and lapis lazuli. Unique for its beauty also according to the Neapolitan historian D.A. Parrino (1700) who claimed “that perhaps similar cannot be found in the world”.
The church also houses the beautiful statue of Sant’Agata and numerous paintings from the 16th century, some of which have recently been restored; in particular, “The Madonna delle Grazie” by Giovanni Antonino D’amato il Giovane portrays the Madonna on a magnificent panorama between Capo di Massa and the island of Capri.