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
    • Leon

    6 days to go and counting

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    • 1 week ago
    • Marco Macrì

    Hi, I have created a Facebook's group to talk about the world of SkylineWebcams! Please join it if you like! > https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworldinlivecam/

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Name

    We will be there in August.......yay!!!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Rodney Hutton

    Bring back Piazza Barberini. The Fountain of the Triton is one of the great landmarks in Rome. Gian Lorenzo Bernini deserves the recognition.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Sal

    Why is there no time-lapse for this webcam?

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Joan P C

    Por favor, repongan la webcam de piazza Spagna. Gracias

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • elaine draves

    Group in blue t-shirts yelling and waving evening of 5/26/2016
    Cannot wait to do this someday soon

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    • 1 month ago
    • Gwynn H

    Hi, four ladies waving! (Black sweater talking on the phone, 10:34am Rome time) I took a screen shot of you waving, if you want it!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Gwynn H

    I am not a morning person but the early morning, solitary, peaceful beauty of places like this in Rome would be worth it. :)

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    • 1 month ago
    • bluebird

    A couple just waved! Hello to you, too! A fellow with black jacket, red shirt, waving a closed umbrella, Saturday, 17:52 Rome time.

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    • 2 months ago
    • JackV

    Issue resolved! Apparently the offending cam has been removed. Gwen, I will look for that email but I'm pretty comfortable with posting on these sites.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Gwynn H

    Oh dear, Jack. Sad! Because yes, that is a wonderful view. I do expect a trip report when you get home. :) Might be more than you want on a forum, but if you could find my handbook, you can find an email address. Unless you are on FB. :)

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    • 2 months ago
    • bluebird

    Anyone interested in Venice? There is work being done at the Doge's Palace. The cam is right above the scaffolding! Check out this cam and see if the workers are there.

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    • 2 months ago
    • bluebird

    Jack - Sorry to hear that! When do you leave? Soon, I think? I mentioned to Gwynn we had a lovely surprise. Our daughter gave us, as an anniversary gift, 4 days all expenses paid to Niagara Falls 6/9-12. Then we leave, again for Italy 6/22!

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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