|Hotel Bernini Bristol behind fountain|
HOTEL BERNINI BRISTOL - This is a really elegant hotel, and was a great place to stay. We were on the fourth floor that overlooked the main street. It's located on Piazza Barberini, 23, 00187 Rome, Italy.
|view from our hotel window at night|
|first floor of the hotel|
|The Triton Fountain|
THE TRITON FOUNTAIN - known in Italy as "Fontana del Tritone is a seventeenth-century fountain in Rome, by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Commissioned by his patron, Pope Urban VIII.
At its center rises a larger than lifesize muscular Triton, a minor sea god of ancient Greco-Roman legend, depicted as a merman kneeling on the sum of four dolphin tailfins. His head is thrown back and his arms raise a conch shell to his lips; from it a jet of water spurts, formerly rising dramatically higher than it does today. The fountain has a base of four dolphins.
HOTEL HEROES - We didn't eat dinner at the restaurant in the hotel, but we did go up there to look around. We were surprised to see drawings of some superheroes on the wall that included Wolverine and Daredevil. You never know where you'll find a superhero!
|Daredevil drawing in the hotel restaurant|