A September 2004 trip
to Rome by stilli
Quote: Basically, the plan is that my coursemates and I are heading out to Italy for six weeks, going to Rome, Siena, and Florence. The plan is get out there, see the sites, and then head straight to the pub! I will tell you all about it!
Centrally-placed, it is excellent for going out on the razzle, but keep it down when you get back after a few drinks or you might very well find yourself the image of the hobo.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 29, 2004
Albergo della Lunetta
Piazza Del Paradiso, 68
However, to address the sculpture and architecture, the Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini is truly magnificent. It is easy to see how Bernini managed to get back in favour with Pope Innocent X. On the northern side of the fountain are the figures of the Nile, with its head covered, and the Plate, with the bald head and looking primitive. On the southern side is the noble and classical-looking Danube with the horse and the Ganges on the opposite side from the church and a lion bending down to drink from the water. The creature taking the overflow from the fountain is a sea-creature, and not a dolphin as everyone suspects - Bernini did actually know what a dolphin looked like! Be careful while you wonder at the masterpiece, though, as you may find yourself the victim of a pickpocket.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 29, 2004
Rome, Italy 00186
Reading, England, United Kingdom