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
    • bluebird

    Black Squirrel City: If you do, let us know time and day, if you can, so we can watch for you!! I did that and held up a sign. Ha!

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    • 4 days ago
    • BlackSquirrelCity

    Thank you for sponsoring this site! it's so great to be able to experience the sights AND the sounds. We will be visiting here in October and maybe we can wave to our families from in front of the camera!

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    • 4 days ago
    • bluebird

    Thank you, Navona Antiquariato, for hosting this cam. Will remember to stop by your shop next visit to Rome!

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    • 7 days ago
    • Mojo62

    Poor horse :(

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    • 1 week ago
    • Gwynn H

    Shelley, I think it has had sound for quite a while. One reason I really enjoy it!

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    • 1 week ago
    • Gwynn H

    bluebird said it best! But I am so sorry about your home and so happy you guys are safe! And glad you have Italy to look forward to!

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    • 1 week ago
    • Shelley

    When did this cam get sound? I have not noticed it before but I can hear the heavy rain today, It's very soothing but not good for tourists and trade. It will certainly top up the reservoirs now.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    You're safe, Jack, and that's what's most important. Most other things can be replaced. We'll continue to keep you in our prayers. Very healthy, though, that you can look forward to another trip to Italy!!!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • JackV

    Gwynn/Bluebird - We are alive and well physically, if not emotionally. The first floor of our home remains flooded due to the continuing releases from local reservoirs. That's the part that is difficult to stomach. Anyway, we have plans in place to return to Italy in the Spring and we remain hopeful that we will be able to accomplish that. Thank you for your concern and good wishes.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • ihsan

    hi

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    Jack - 'Glad you got to make up the rest of your postponed trip, and returned safely. Sending prayers your way to weather this terrible storm. Stay safe, and if necessary, get outta Dodge!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Gwynn H

    Hope you guys are hanging in there, Jack, and keeping the water out of the house! It looks a pretty bad mess down there!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • JackV

    Hey Gwynn - Jan's eye is fine now. Thanks for asking. We did get to Paris and threw London in for good measure. We got back home yesterday, just in time to prepare for Harvey. Holy crap, it is going to be wet here! You mentioned travel plans for 2018. What's happening with that?

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Linda Seuneke

    How lovely, a man playing what appears to be a dulcimer, next to the drinking fountain, such a beautiful sound, adding to the magical atmosphere of this wonderful piazza.

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