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

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    • 3 days ago
    • ellen march

    see a couple waving .

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    • 6 days ago
    • Mary McCrum

    This camera is really nice to listen to around six o'clock A.M.--their time,you can hear the fountains and crickets!

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    • 1 week ago
    • Mike Lefebvre

    This Saturday, September 24 @ Noon Toronto/Canada time, We'll be waving to our family back home and we can't wait....

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Gala

    I saw a man take coins out of the fountain. Wow really? Can't wait for next month so I can give you all a wave

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Rover

    Sunday around 10.30 am Rome time , young woman in dark clothing gave a rather shy wave.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • %arc

    Woaw heavy rain and tunder today, I wish we had the same here, my poor garden is drying with no proper rain for more than 3 month now

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Gwynn H

    Rover, let us know when and we'll keep an eye out for you! It's always fun to see fellow Skyliners where the rest of us wish we were.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Rover

    At around lunchtime on Wednesday I saw a woman in a red dress and her man waving at their webcam watcher friends, fantastic stuff, we will give you all a wave when we go there soon.................

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Sheila

    I love Piazza Navona's cam Its like i am there!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just can sit and people watch for hours!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    Yes, it does. And I think playing my beautiful intarsia music box ("Return to Sorrento") makes it worse!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • JackV

    Bluebird - I agree, Italy is a very special place. We thought that we would go there once and be done with it but here we are, looking forward to our third Italy trip in as many years. You were so spot on regarding Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast! It does beckon.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    I'm jealous, Jack......... I have no idea when we'll get back there! Hubby really did love Italy, but I know there's lots of other places he would like to go. As far as I'm concerned, I could just go back to Italy every year and be contented.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Gwynn H

    Ah, Jack, another wonderful trip! Two wonderful locations!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • JackV

    Gwynn - Yes, we have booked 4 nights in Sorrento followed by 5 nights in Rome for the end of April. We will fly into Naples this time, cutting out the train rides. We have changed hotels in Sorrento for next as our preferred hotel raised rates for the 4 days by over 500 Euros! Crazy! For Rome, our newly found expertise with the bus system prompted us to go back to the wonderful hotel north of the Tiber that we stayed at in 2015. Can't wait!

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.

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