Piazza di Spagna - Rome live camView of Piazza di Spagna, the Spanish Steps and Bernini’s Fountain of the Ugly Boat

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    • 1 week ago
    • Anne

    A massive crowd enjoying the steps tonight

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Ernie

    I was there in sept. 2016 when the steps where closed for cleaning and restauration.
    So we went back in april 2018 to see the steps with the beautiful flowers.
    Thanks to these webcams I can look whenever I want.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Richard Martin

    View does have a yellowish tinge.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Lawrence Lentz

    Is something wrong with the lens

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    • 5 months ago
    • joseph morris

    that was fun will
    we saw you waving

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • margo

    PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!! PUT THE SOUND BACK.... PLEASE??

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    • 6 months ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    I wonder what the marks around the fountain are ... looks like a motorbike made them!

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    • 7 months ago
    • Vicky

    They are preparing for Spring at the Spanish Steps! Some lovely greenery already... can't wait to see the flowers (Azaleas)! :)

  • avatar
    • 8 months ago
    • margo

    PLEASE GIVE OS THE SOUND BACK PLEASE IT IS MUCH MUCH MORE NICE TO LOOK.. IT IS LIKE WE ARE THERE , WITH SOUND !!!!!

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    • 8 months ago
    • Jules seale

    Can`t wait till I return to Rome in June

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    • 9 months ago
    • Diane

    Wow!!! Look at all the snow!! I love it!

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    • 9 months ago
    • Adrian Allain

    06.30 GMT. Those steps look slippery.

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    • 9 months ago
    • Medrado Calasans

    04:27
    It is S N O W I N G !!!

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    • 9 months ago
    • stephen cook

    What a special place this must be, many people seem to sit and just relax and chat with friends.....in warmer weather there are often couples having photos taken mainly wedding or fashion ones.

Piazza di Spagna - Rome

Piazza di Spagna is one of Rome’s busiest squares; this marvelous urban setting and favorite evening hangout is named after the Spanish Embassy located in front of the massive Column of the Immaculate Conception.

Initially suburban, the area was first used as a rest stop for horse carriages and foreigners before entering Rome; the increased traffic favored the flourishing of a vivid intellectual scene attracting writers and artists from all around. This thriving cultural hub and crossroads soon brought to the construction of hotels, businesses and prestigious buildings that to date continue to surround the square.

The peculiar Fountain of the Ugly Boat sculpted by Pietro Bernini in white travertine stone – clearly visible via our live webcam - can be found at “center stage”. The fountain, the very first functioning with water running from Rome’s Aqua Virgo Aqueduct, takes the form of the so called “barcacce”, traditional boats used in the nearby port of Ripetta for the transportation of wine; although, it is also of popular belief that the fountain is a recreation of an odd looking boat that washed up during the flood of 1598.

Sitting elegantly in front of the city’s most curious fountain are the beautiful Spanish Steps; 135 travertine steps - designed by Francesco De Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi – connect the Spanish Embassy to Trinità dei Monti, a church dating back to the 16th century commissioned by King Louis XII of France. The stairway was inaugurated by Pope Benedict XIII during the 1725 Jubilee. At the top of the Spanish Steps stands the impressive Sallustian Obelisk. Last, but not least, Rome’s Piazza di Spagna is also home to the Palace of the Propagation of the Faith designed by celebrated Architects Bernini e Borromini.

The city’s most crowded and popular shopping streets, such as Via dei Condotti, Via del Babuino, all come together in Piazza di Spagna; after leisurely strolls locals enjoy evenings in the square, long talks and drinks on the Spanish Steps!

 

Come spend your lazy afternoons in Rome, Piazza di Spagna awaits! Start daydreaming with all our live cams broadcasting from the square now!

Fun Facts

On the bottom right-hand side of the Spanish Steps stands the Keats-Shelley Memorial House, in this building John Keats spent his last months; weakened by tuberculosis Keats and friend Joseph Severn moved to Italy chasing warmer weather, the poet died on February 23rd 1821 at the age of 25, he was buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.

Cam on-line since: 06/12/2013