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Abbazia di San Bernardo Alle Terme di Diocleziano

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Two stunning paintings in this tourist free church

Great place for quiet meditation. A small, quiet round church with two beautiful large paintings... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
interesting rotund church

A 16th century monastic and titular church resulting from a conversion of an ancient Roman building... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2015
Paris, France
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Nov 1, 2017
“Two stunning paintings in this tourist free church”
Oct 26, 2015
“What a Nice Surprise”
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Great place for quiet meditation. A small, quiet round church with two beautiful large paintings on either side of the church. Well worth stopping by.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This little church is across the street (and slightly around the corner of a coffee shop) from its more famous neighbor, Santa Maria della Vittoria. When we first looked at its unassuming front, we debated whether to go in. Boy am I glad we did....More

Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Baths of Diocletian (Terme di Dioclezia) are just north of the Rome Train Station. Part of the original structure was taken over by the Catholic Church and has become the Abbazia di San Bernardo, so be sure to see the rest of it! Walking...More

Thank ProfCB
Reviewed May 9, 2015

San Bernardo alle Terme is a small round church built in 1598 at Piazza San Bernardo that you can quickly visit if in the area to see Santa Maria della Vittoria. This church is shaped like the Pantheon with a circular edifice that is of...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed May 2, 2015

A 16th century monastic and titular church resulting from a conversion of an ancient Roman building that was part the complex of the Baths of Diocletian. It is located close to the piazza di Republica. Interesting visit

2  Thank sipivu
Reviewed April 4, 2015

It was wonderful and very informative. Much history there and free to wander through so you can spend as much time as you like. Highly recommend.

1  Thank bmoactress
Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went late in the day and the lighting was very dark - so perhaps you would be able to see more if you went earlier in the day.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed December 29, 2014

This lovely little church is built into remains of the Baths of Diocletian. It has a Pantheon-like coffered dome, but without the open oculus! This church stays dry when it rains. Stop in for a quiet moment if you are in the area (across the...More

1  Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Quiet, prayerful space away from the crowds. Another church (most famous one is St. Mary of the Angels and Martyrs) built upon the ancient Roman baths of Diocletian. The cylindrical shape with a dome is perfect for the wall niches housing saints. I liked the...More

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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