Monday, September 12, 2016

Italy Blog #52: Hotel Bernini and The Tridente Fountain

Hotel Bernini Bristol behind fountain
In this blog, we'll give you a look inside our hotel and a famous fountain near it.

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
ABOUT THE HOTEL -Housed in a 19th-century palace facing the Piazza Barberini, this luxury hotel is across the street from the Barberini metro station and 2.3 kilometers from the Colosseum. With eclectic decor mixing a range of eras, the rooms and suites feature marble bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars are among the amenities. Upgraded rooms add balconies and piazza views. Suites feature living rooms. Breakfast is free, while other dining options include a gourmet restaurant open for lunch and dinner, plus a bar and grill serving American food. There's also a wellness center offering a whirlpool, sauna and Turkish bath, as well as a gym and massages.


The Triton Fountain
our room


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.

Wolverine drawing
WHO IS TRITON?  - is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the sea. He is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively, and is herald for his father. He is usually represented as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish


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

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14