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

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    • 6 days ago
    • Márcia Marquezini

    GENOVA - Our feelings to all Italians, it was a tragedy, it serves as an alert for the whole world, "Keep the bridges in maintenance", receive our condolences, feel embraced by us Brazilians - Greetings - BRAZIL.

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    • 1 week ago
    • M de González

    It's 6:06 a.m. (2:06 p.m. in Italy) August 11,2018 where I am and the accordion player was playing Despacito, globalization is something y'all.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Martin Seuneke

    I agree with %arc. The whole purpose is to enjoy the whole atmosphere/experience which this gives.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • %arc

    @Andrew Pippa... but you still were here to put your comment, how can you complain on something you got totally free... be grateful for it and respectfully thanks the host whom pay the monthly fee so you can enjoy it for free

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Andrew Pippa

    Yes, I am not following this webcam anymore due to the poor placement.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • stephen cook

    This looks really nice place to visit both daytime and evening when perhaps a good meal followed by a walk around this square with its beautiful backdrop of lovely buildings

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • %arc

    @Paul Glover, +1 to you, you're so right, many thanks to our host for that great cam

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    Ironic ! EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • JackV

    Pleasant memories abound. .I do believe that old sam is a bit of shill.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Capture Sam

    19jul18--A Thank You to our host, Navona Antiquariato, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view of Piazza Navona with the Fountain of Neptune and the Four Rivers Fountain, marvelous.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Foth

    Re the previous camera viewpoint & so called privacy issues. It is a generally held legal principle that images can be taken of anyone in a public place. To claim otherwise is fatuous. Images can be taken of police officers in the USA & UK, though many will attempt to prevent this - they have no legal right to do so. If Skyline were to apply their ill founded reasoning logically there would be no webcams. Symptomatic of the rather silly world we now live in.

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    • 1 month ago
    • martha evans

    Yes! Please return camera to previous viewpoint aimed lower down so that the entire fountain appears and the lamp post does not interfere with the view.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Lynne Scobbie

    please please return camera to previous viewpoint

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    • 1 month ago
    • Howard

    Quite a boring view now that the base of the fountain has been removed, and the picture seems to be chopped into two by the ugly lamppost. What a shame, it previously was a nice view.

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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