Rome - Piazza Navona live camView of Piazza Navona, the Fountain of Neptune and the Four River Fountain

Hosted by
hosted by

Comments

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • %arc

    @Nick, I don't think this is the right place to promote other websites and webcam, you should be thankfull to our host for providing us that great cam for many years already, and should I remind you... for free

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Ronald Peters

    I too miss the lower angle the camera used to have. I enjoyed seeing people at the drinking fountain. the closer view along with the sounds of people talking made me feel like I was there again.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • martha evans

    I love these webcams and consult them every day, but I still wish you would move the Piazza Navona camera down to where it was previously so that you can see the entire fountain in the foreground.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Bob Davis

    I love this view and thank you Navona Antiquariato for hosting the webcam. We stopped in and visited on our last Roma holiday.
    I do, however, miss the view of the iconic nasone.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • CyO

    I love hearing the bells Sound adds so much to the atmosphere of the piazza.Thank you.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • alex

    the view is amazing and so romantic even though the image could be clearer. I also loved the previous view. I hope that one day i will visit that place. For the moment i don't have time neither money to be honest. Cheers!

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Rover

    This place looks good at any time of day or night even in the wee small hours on a wet night with the odd late night reveller making his way home. As I type this somebody somewhere in the piazza is play a trumped. Oh how I wish I was back there.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Lynne Scobbie

    The unusual gloom and rain makes the square look like a painting today, the dreary colours are beautiful

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Barry

    It was a comment about how and why the webcams existed. Obviously I'm not going to repeat it. lol enjoy enjoy

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Rover

    Hilarious, enjoy enjoy ☺

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Mel

    Noooooo can’t believe it haha what did it say ? Enjoy Enjoy

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Barry

    They'd go bust without CS. enjoy enjoy

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Márcia Marquezini

    GENOVA - Our feelings to all Italians, it was a tragedy, it serves as an alert for the whole world, "Keep the bridges in maintenance", receive our condolences, feel embraced by us Brazilians - Greetings - BRAZIL.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • M de González

    It's 6:06 a.m. (2:06 p.m. in Italy) August 11,2018 where I am and the accordion player was playing Despacito, globalization is something y'all.

Rome - Piazza Navona

Rome’s Piazza Navona is one of the capital’s liveliest plazas located in the city’s very heart. Street artists fill the square attracting hundreds of locals and tourists daily! This enchanting Baroque-style square turns magical during winter months and becomes the perfect setting to Rome’s annual Christmas and Epiphany markets.
Before the crowded Navona Square came to be, the impressive Domitian Stadium (or Circus Agonalis) stood in its place, a long concave oval-shaped arena built in 85 AD by Emperor Domitian to host competitive, non violent, sporting events and to ultimately encourage traditional Greek athletics. The stadium retraced in form the current square, it seated 30,000 people, presented a length of 275 meters and a width of 106 meters. In time the stadium bleachers were replaced by buildings that were then razed to the ground during the 15th century to make room for more modern constructions. Towards the end of the century, the city market, traditionally held at the Campidoglio, was moved to Navona Square redefining it as a public space!
Piazza Navona began to take its present aspect in 1644, when Cardinal Giovanni Battista Pamphili, later Pope Innocent X, commissioned the construction of Palazzo Pamphili, family residence, that today hosts the Brasilian Embassy. In 1647, he planned to embellish the square with an impressive fountain first assigned to Architect Borromini then to his “rival” Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The Fountain of the Four Rivers, as it was called, sits in the very center of Navona Square – clearly visible via our live webcam. Symbolizing the strength of papal authority across the globe, the fountain’s base takes the form of cliffs from which four marble river gods rise, each representing one of the 4 rivers, and related continents, known at the time: the Nile, the Danube, the Ganges and the Rio della Plata. The base supports an ancient 16 meter Egyptian obelisk, the Pamphili family emblem (a dove) was positioned at the top.
In front of the fountain stands the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone designed by Architects Girolamo and Carlo Rainaldi; unfortunately the Rinaldis and their ideas had become the target of harsh criticism and the job was soon awarded to Borromini.
Other two fountains adorn the square: the Moor Fountain, occupying the southern extremity, and the Fountain of Neptune that can be found on the northern end.
There’s so much to see and do in Rome, start exploring with our live webcam in Piazza Navona!
Fun facts
To provide Roman citizens with relief from the torrid summer heat, the fountains flooded Navona Square during the weekends of August until the end of the 18th century! Initially aristocratic in nature, this gigantic urban pool was soon open to all classes; for hygienic reasons, the tradition was temporarily abolished in 1673 then finally disused after 1866. Popular legend also recounts that in Bernini’s Four River Fountain, the statue representing the Nile covers his eyes to avoid looking at Borromini’s church of Sant’Agnese, while the Rio della Plata statue lifts his hand as to protect himself from the possible fall of the bell towers; this false, but curious anecdote underlines the historical rivalry between the two architects.
Cam on-line since: 05/10/2013