Santa Maria delle Grazie
Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Zona Magenta
Da Vinci’s The Last Supper captured the moment Jesus announced to his disciples—over dinner—that one of them would betray him. It’s one of the world’s best-known masterpieces, and it’s hidden in the old refectory of this convent, having survived bombing during WWII (workers sandbagged the fresco, sparing it the wreckage suffered by the rest of the building). The structure itself is beautiful, too—especially the Bramante-designed cupola flanked by colonnades, and the cloister inside.
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