Rome - Pantheon live camMagnificent view of the Pantheon, the fountain and the obelisk of Ramses II in Piazza della Rotonda

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • margo

    HEJ
    NEED MORE LIGHTS AND SOUND WILL BE SO NICE,, PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Ben

    Great place. so amazing and makes you always wonder how they built this back then. Thanks to skyline, we went to most of the sites in Rome and played spot the web camera for the site.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Jetzen

    21st of April, 2018. Rome is said to have been founded this day in the year 753 BCE. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ETERNAL CITY! :-)

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    • 4 months ago
    • Jetzen

    Ma sì, it's Rotonda Pantheon B & B (Bed & Breakfast). Thanks again! :-)

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    • 4 months ago
    • Jetzen

    Thank You, Rotonda Pantheon B&D for hosting this special camera..... It would certainly be enhanced with the addition of audio! This was the first Roman locale that I had viewed through Skyline Webcams.

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    • 4 months ago
    • Alison

    ken: it's fun switching over to each camera. You can really see it coming down heavily on the Spanish Steps cams.

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    • 4 months ago
    • ken

    February 26th 2018...snowing! Must be quite the sight to see snow falling inside the Pantheon.

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    • 4 months ago
    • bluebird

    Linda - Those are a cheap, slingshot-type toy from China, with an l.e.d. light on them. Here in the US, they can cost $.50 or $1.00 (I bought some for my nephews). Because, most times. In Italy, the migrants are selling them without a license, they charge exorbitant prices (like 8e to 15e). Eventually, the police will confiscate them and the sellers will just go out and buy more. That's why they charge so much. Best to avoid these sellers, since a refusal to purchase their wares is often met with arrogance, sorry to say.

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    • 6 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    9dec17--A Thank You to our host, Rotonda Pantheon Bed and Breakfast, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view of the Pantheon, the fountain and the obelisk of Ramses II in Piazza della Rotonda, Magnificent.

  • avatar
    • 7 months ago
    • Linda

    What are the lights that are thrown in the air and then fall back down?

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    • 7 months ago
    • Diotima

    A pair of centurions (wearing Dacian trousers) posing for the tourists and another cripple working the crowd today.

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    • 8 months ago
    • Diotima

    A knot of shawl sellers and a cripple working the crowd today.

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    • 8 months ago
    • ganni

    Grazie a Skylinewebcam per la nova webcam.
    https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/sicilia/ragusa/marina-ragusa.html

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    • 8 months ago
    • Hermit

    Apparently, an Italian activist, protesting corruption, poured red dye into the Trevi fountain. This might explain why the Trevi cam is gone again.

Rome - Pantheon

The Pantheon (from greek 'πᾶν', all and 'θεῖος', of or for all the gods) also worldwide known as the 'Temple of all Gods' is a magnificent building and one of the most impressive testimonies to the Ancient Rome.

Originally designed to be a sacred temple dedicated to all Gods of Olympus, it was built by Marcus Agrippa in 27-25 BC as the inscription on the front of the temple reads: M•AGRIPPA•L•F•COS•TERTIVM•FECIT (from latin 'Marcus Agrippa, Lucii filius, consul tertium fecit, meaning Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, three times consul, built this'), it is the only remain from the original temple built by emperor Agrippa; only in 609 Pope Boniface IV converted it into a Christian basilica known as Sancta Maria ad Martyres dedicated to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs. The form of the Pantheon is particularly debated, its original shape reflects a traditional rectangular temple but over the centuries was damaged many times, destroyed in a fire in 80 AD, it was rebuilt by Domitian but destroyed again under Trajan's rule and rebuilt by Hadrian between 118 and 125 AD but this time in a totally different, circular design as we see it today. After the consecration as Christian basilica it enjoyed papal protection for a longtime so that was fortunately preserved from abandonment, destruction and acts of vandalism; restored again by Pope Eugene IV, it was later embellished by paintings and architectural details of extraordinary beauty and prestige that made it one of the most beautiful architectural treasures in the world.

But it doesn't end here...the Pantheon is proud of being the first temple in the history of the world built for the common people and still the largest surviving concrete dome from antiquity while all the rest of Roman monuments has been shattered, moreover it boasts a splendid outer colonnade supporting a triangle pediment with the Agrippa's inscription of stunning Greek inspiration. Even Michelangelo at his first visit in Rome proclaimed this wonder of “angelic and not human design' due to the perfection of execution and the beauty of features, moreover the temple is said to have been built exactly where Romulus, the mythological founder of Rome, at his death was grabbed by an eagle and ascended into the heavens, among the Gods.

16 gray monolithic granite columns (14 m. high) embellish the wonderful Pantheon's pronaos, the main entrance is really impressive, the imposing bronze door (7 m. high) opens into a huge and perfect sphere symbolising the vault of heaven, once entering it, it’s easy to understand why...everything fits into each other so harmoniously that the scene has a strong and immediate effect on visitor, the vast empty space makes everybody feel so small and insignificant in relation to the immensity of divinity, 7 arched recesses and the huge Oculus (9 m. in diameter), the main source of natural light in the interior, add elements of prestige to this so majestic masterpiece.

Regularly active as a church, the Pantheon is visited today by hundreds of tourists from all over the world, catholics and locals who love to stay in Piazza della Rotonda as well, both a must while staying in Rome. The square was named after 'Rotonna' (la Rotonda) as the Pantheon is still today affectionately called from Romans and also known as Chiesa Santa Maria della Rotonda once converted into a Christian basilica. Piazza della Rotonda is enriched by the Fontana del Pantheon, a splendid Renaissance fountain (1575) constructed by Giacomo Della Porta and surmounted by the Egyptian obelisk of Ramses II (Ramsete II).

The Pantheon is also used as a tomb, monumental and prestigious graves are set into its walls, the artist Raphael Sanzio, the king Umberto I and Vittorio Emanuele II lie in rest here.

Cam on-line since: 03/09/2013