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

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    • 17 hours ago
    • JackV

    Hi Gwynn, it's very nice of you to think of us. The three months post-Harvey have been challenging, physically and mentally.The phrase, "I'm too old for this sh*t!" has been uttered more than once along the way. Things are looking up. We're looking forward to getting settled in our new home in Austin well before Christmas. It's exciting. I hope all is well with you.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Gwynn H

    Jack, I don't know if you have had time to stop by here but have been wondering how you are faring now.

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    • 1 week ago
    • soheyla

    I hope to be there one day and smile at the camera ک

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    %arc. - I know..... It saddens me, too, that so many have taken advantage of both the Italians and tourists. Rome has been hard hit. (And look at Sicily!) Disastrous, unintended consequences of the Schengen Agreement. Just the same, there will always be a special place in my heart for Rome.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • %arc

    @Bleubird, so right to mention Italy and not Roma itself.. We loved it so much but Roma has change so much in the past 10 years, that we still love Italy and keep returning to it year after year but less and less in Roma itself..Beggars, thieves, migrants and illegal sellers were always issue but lately they over power the good feeling of vacation so we, I hope for now only... avoid Roma

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    Black Squirrel City - 'So glad you had a wonderful time! Just when you think there can be no place better or more beautiful........ There is. Italy has its way of overloading the senses. That's why we keep going back.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dan Lupo

    Good morning, why can't we get pictures?

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Marianne Rose

    Please leave the Piazza Navona webcam running this Christmas season. I miss watching it every evening for the past two years. Thank you.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Joanna Pease

    The flautist busker has a very wide repertoire - Despacito and O Sole Mio so far!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Bosnyák Károly

    There is a special moment, no people in the Piazza, only birds and cats.
    2015/11/22 00:57

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • kipper

    Trevi Fountain webcam up and running..

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Janine

    Thanks! I just found my old link and saw that too. I really hope it's back online soon.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • kipper

    Hello Janine, I have a direct link to the Trevi cam and at the moment its saying offline.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Janine

    Is the Trevi Fountain cam down? It is not even showing up on the list.

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