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Hotel Bernini Bristol

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 | 2 comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.  We’ve been fortunate enough to have amazing weather in Rome and I’ve been enjoying some time with my family.  I hope 2012 brings great things to everyone!

As my last shot of the year I have the Hotel Bernini Bristol, which is perched to one side of Piazza Barberini.  I have no idea what it’s like inside, but it’s always reminded me of the grand hotels from the 1950s or 1960s when service was a whole other thing.


  1. There is, surprisingly, a restaurant on the top floor with wonderful views across the hert of Rome .

  2. The Bernini Bristol is the oldest existing hotel with the Bristol name. It opened its doors in 1874, and has seen a host of stars and statesmen come and go. It has a fabulous Presidential Suite with a terrace pool overlooking the city. (I am the author of High Times at the Hotel Bristol, a book of short stories based on hotels called Bristol:

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