The Dominican monastery of Saint Maria of the Graces was founded by the noble sorrentina Berardina Donnorso and destined “to the daughters of the People of Sorrento and his/her Plan” in 1566. Contemporarily the chiesa,ancora was built also today in activity, which is accessed by the beautiful sixteenth-century portal in stone vesuviana and that it contains a series of important pictorial testimonies of the southern art among elegant ‘500 and you begin ‘700. Already from the entry it is possible to admire on the altar the polittico of the Madonna of the Graces of Silvestre Buono, dated 1582. On the grilles, to the sides of the altar, there are two cloths of Nicola Malinconico, You Saint Family of the Virgo, to the left, and the Dream of St. Joseph, to the right. The pictorial decorations follow a real run iconografico-agiografico on the tracks of the prescriptions controriformistiche. It comes, in fact, celebrated the Dominican order, the painted raffigurantes are signalled St. Domenico of Guzman crowned by the angels, St. Thomas of Aquino to interview with the Crucifix. The walls and the fund of the apse are decorated from tarsie of marbles policromi. The most greater altar (1754) it is in marbles policromi and it leans on a floor in maioliche with to the center the Dominican coat of arms. On the aisle they lean out two seventeenth-century galleries in wood policromo that entertains every one organ. The sepulchral plate in marble, situated in a niche in the right wing, it entertains the rests of Bernardina Donnorso. Precious it is the wooden statue of the Christ derided that twice, 1720 1858, blood transuded from the right leg.
To admire it is the decorated ceiling to floral motives with the Transfiguration to the center, also it of the Melancholy one.