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

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    • 2 months ago
    • Gwynn H

    HI, bluebird! I look forward to hearing what's been going on! :) We've been watching Crossing Lines at our house - mainly for the scenery from all around Europe, I have to admit. Fun to see places we've been and note places we'd like to go!

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    • 2 months ago
    • JackV

    Hey Bluebird, it's good to hear from you! "Bizarre" is the perfect word to describe those Sherlock episodes. Of the three episodes, the only one I truly disliked was the one centering around the "cereal" killer. I really don't care for the actor who played that part. I hope that all continues to be well for you and yours and I looked forward to hearing about your travel plans as the year progresses.

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    • 2 months ago
    • bluebird

    Hi, Jack! , Hi, Gwynn! 'Sorry I've been MIA, but a lot going on around here. I'm jealous of you both - Gwynn going to Spain, and Jack back to Sorrento. Lucky you. (Jack --Did you find the last 2 episodes of Sherlock bizarre?).

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    • 2 months ago
    • Adam

    Thanks, Jack. Have a great trip!

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    • 2 months ago
    • Gwynn H

    Yes, Jack, a little less than 8 weeks to go. Flying in and out of Madrid (so cheap!) and heading straight to Córdoba, Seville, and Granada, with our last night back in Madrid. I will have to wave to you and bluebird from the Plaza de San Francisco cam in Seville!

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    • 2 months ago
    • JackV

    Adam - Skyline has a handful of live cams along the Amalfi coast including Positano, Ravello & Attrani. The one simply titled "Amalfi" is the best of the bunch.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Adam

    JackV- Sorrento! What an Italian paradise! LOVE that place! Have fun. Wish there was a live webcam there as well (is there?).

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    • 2 months ago
    • JackV

    Hi Gwynn! Truth be told, I've been counting down the days to Sorrento on my phone app since the end of the summer. With 4 months yet to go and everything except ground transportation in place, there's little to do until the latter part of April. On the other hand, your trip to Spain is just a short two months away. I believe your are flying into Madrid and moving on from there. What are your plans?

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    • 2 months ago
    • chatarina

    Today in Russia Old New year is celebrated. It is possible to wish last time all a Happy New Year. Ahead as early as New year in Chinese

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    • 2 months ago
    • Gwynn H

    Happy New Year, Jack! Are you counting down the days yet?

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    • 2 months ago
    • JackV

    Sherlock! Taboo! Great way to start the new year.

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    • 3 months ago
    • bluebird

    Today, January 6 at 5:00 pm (1700 hours) there will be a celebration in Piazza Navona, in remembrance of the 3 wise men coming to Bethlehem.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Kate

    The 'tents' are market stalls. Most of them are empty though. I got back from Rome on Saturday and the christmas 'market' was non existent.

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    • 3 months ago
    • %arc

    @millie, I really hope not, they have already invade most of it, please keep these great places intact and protect them from being overload by them, if so as it already start tourist will slowly but surely change location and Roman economy will decrease (-5.8% tourist in 9 first month of 2016 already according to the Italian Hotel corporation whom count the numbers of night booked against the night really paid for and the daily tax collected by hotels for the regional council)

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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