Architect : n/a
Locality : Roma
Country : Italy
Building style : Baroque
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The structure of San Bernardo alle Terme is similar to the Pantheon, since it is cylindrical, with a dome and an oculus. The edifice has a diameter of 22 meters. The dome decoration, made of octagonal coffers, reminds one of the Basilica of Maxentius. The interior is graced by eight statues of saints, each housed in wall niches, the work (c. 1600) of Camillo Mariani. These are a good example of the so-called International Mannerism. The Chapel of St Francis is an addition to the ancient rotunda, and contains a sculpture of that saint by Giacomo Antonio Fancelli.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Bernardo_alle_Terme (July 25, 2011).
Ed. Arto Kuorikoski