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Mid 19th Century
Size: 16cm wide, 12.5cm deep, 2cm high – 6¼ ins wide, 5 ins deep, ¾ ins high
A famous and favourite attraction, the enormous basilica was begun in 1506 by Bramante and modified in 1547 by Michelangelo who designed the dome. It was completed in 1606 by Maderno and Bernini’s majestic baroque colonnade was added in 1657. The fountains are by both Bernini and Maderno, and the ancient central obelisk was originally in the Circus of the Emperor Nero.