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

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  • avatar
    • 13 hours ago
    • JackV

    Hey Bluebird - I have not been able to sign in "over there" for the past month or so. Until I saw your question I had stopped trying. Frustrating!

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    • 1 day ago
    • Erika Miller

    I love watching when the sun is setting and the city's lights are coming on. I can't wait to go back.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Barbara Heine

    It's 5:30 am in Rome and I am watching a dad pushing a stroller with a toddler around Piazza Navona. He sits on the bench and takes out a story book. What a great dad! I'm sure this baby was having a hard time sleeping, so they went for a walk. The fountain waters are calming!

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    • 1 week ago
    • %arc

    @jerry, these are luminated toys that illegal seller try to sale to tourist for 8 to 20 euros depending on the hour of the day, these are just bleu led on a mounting stick that you trow up to the air with a rubber, in NY you get these a the $ shop 2 for 1$

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jerry

    what is the blue light that keeps leaping up?

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Malcolm smith

    beautiful. very clear. no buffering unlike other sites

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Sally

    It always seems to be raining....at least when I log on :D

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Karen

    this piazza is not nearly as busy this year as last when we visited

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    Church bells ringing at noon.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Joanna Pease

    Two Americans on the phone and waving at the webcam! You couldn't make it up!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Lynne Scobbie

    where have my option buttons gone? cannot do timelapse... :(

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • jenni money

    I love Italy

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • fon freddy

    skyline
    super bravo - čudovito imate urejeno
    čestitam - lp fon.freddy

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Rover

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

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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