Church of santa Maria della Consolazione, just outside of Todi [Umbria,
The S. Maria della Consolazione, is a
pilgrimage church of unclear authorship; it seems to be related to Bramante's
S. Peter's and also recalls
Leonardo's ideal church designs. The geometrically composed
centrally-planned building is perhaps the most perfect and
uncompromising example of its theoretically desirable type. A square
crossing surmounted by a dome is abutted by four semi-domed apses, the
one containing the altar being semicircular, the other three polygonal.
The interior unusually
combines double storeys of pilasters with a giant order at the crossing.