Rome - Piazza Navona live camWonderful view of Piazza Navona with the Fountain of Neptune and the Four Rivers Fountain

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    • 1 day ago
    • Rover

    Going back later in the year and we will give all you webcam watchers a wave.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Swetlana

    I love Italy, when I look at the webcam, I imagine that I'm there. I dream to see it all again

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Nikki84

    LOL you came back with a girl in white - hello again!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Nikki84

    And hello to the woman in a blue top and boy in a red tshirt! 3.18pm, 12th July

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Nikki84

    Hello from Australia to the woman in a green sleeveless shirt and white shorts, standing with a woman in a red/orange top - I saw you waving at 2.58pm, 12th July!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    'Hope I haven't steered you wrong, Jayne, but that's my best recollection. Also, I went to showmystreet.com and took a "walk" around Piazza Navona, and saw no indication of billboards.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Jayne ziemer

    Thank you bluebird, I have seen billboards over those buildings in the past similar to the one that's over the Rialto Bridge on the live WebCam there. Our hotel is in one of the buildings above those white canopies. I'm relieved and can't wait to get there!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    Jayne - I was just there, at Piazza Navona, and do not recall any billboards! What there are, to the right, are lots of white canopy coverings/awnings, under which is outside dining for several restaurants.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Jayne ziemer

    Can anyone tell me if there is a Billboard over any of the buildings to the right Saint Agnes Church?

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Karen

    im karen and was enjoying musical band playing untill miserable police moved them on get a grip italy isis isnt everywhere

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • JackV

    Don't fret, it's the best water in the world!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Karen

    hi im karen and would just like to say how can the people drink from the fountaine with all the germs from peoplesmouths whats wrong with you buying water

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Tim van Katwijk

    This cam gives you a nice view over the Piazza, you can even hear people talking. I miss an intercom to react! (lol)

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    Thanks, Mikool! We really do have a lot of fun here. When We have a few extra minutes, or the weather is bad or, simply, don't have the resources to actually get away somewhere, what fun to fly away on these cams, even if for just a few minutes.

Rome - Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful and largest squares in Rome, daily visited by hundreds of tourists coming from all over the world.

Originally built as Domitian's stadium (also known as Circus Agonalis), in 85 AD was used exclusively for athletics and race horses, after the restoration works done by Alessandro Severo during the 3th century, Piazza Navona was completed during the 17th century and transformed into a large urban space, a highly remarkable masterpiece of Baroque architecture under Pope Innocents X Pamphili who intended to celebrate the rise of the papal family; its huge original dimensions (276x106 meters and a capacity of 30000 spectators) gave the square its long oval shape (still retained today) while thanks to its particular structure Piazza Navona was in the past regularly turned into a summer habit, a space completely flooded on all Saturdays and Sundays of August until 1866.

Originally named "in Agone" (from latin "agones", meaning games) from the 15th century it was developed, new churches and palaces around were built, the old structures razed and replaced with more modern buildings constructed in the unique Renaissance and Baroque style, thus Piazza Navona became a public and prestigious space enriched by architectural treasures of extraordinary beauty and historical importance, it is worth a mention: Fountain of Neptune (Fontana del Nettuno or dei Calderari) created by Giacomo Della Porta and abandoned for a long time until the end of the 19th century, when it was completed by Zappalà and Della Bitta; the magnificent Four Rivers Fountain (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi), designed by Bernini and situated in the heart of the square in front of the Church Sant'Agnese in Agone (Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone), its base supports four river-gods representing the four major rivers known at that time: Nile, Danube, Ganges and Rio della Plata, the ancient obelisk is surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem, while the construction of the church began under the architects Rainaldi and, at a later stage at the instigation of Pope Innocents X (who here lies), under Borromini; the church stands exactly where St. Agnes is believed to have found martyrdom, the interior is enriched by golden objects and marble while its basement keeps some ruins from the antique Domitian's stadium; the Moor Fountain (Fontana del Moro) designed by Della Porta and built under Pope Gregory VIII, was later restored and completed by Bernini under Pope Innocents X; the Renaissance Church Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Chiesa Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore), imposing palaces such as Palazzo Braschi, Palazzo Lancellotti, Palazzo Tuccimei and Palazzo Pamphilj.

Piazza Navona is also well known to be home to many street artists, performers and painters attracting thousands of tourists and locals every day, moreover it is surrounded by a magical atmosphere during the winter time, the Christmas and the Epiphany market takes place here every year, due to its size and location, it is rightly considered one of the most beautiful, crowded and animated Christmas markets in Italy.

Cam on-line since: 05/10/2013