Piazza di Spagna - Rome live camCharming view over Piazza di Spagna. At the foot of the Spanish Steps, the Fountain of the Ugly Boat by Bernini

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    • 2 days ago
    • margo

    I MISS THE SOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS THE MICROFON?????????????? PLEASE PUT IT BACK????PLEASE??

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    • 3 days ago
    • Ryan byrne

    SNAP! It to serious up in here.. Let's enjoy this from our comfy beds... I know I do:) :)

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • %arc

    @lucy, If you don't like the sponsor add popup... may be you should volonteer to pay the monthly fee to Skyline, so other can enjoy the view without add on popup
    or may be you can just enjoy it as it is and thanks the sponsor how pays for it...

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Steve Lavery

    cannot wait to get to Roma in 40 days....but who's counting?

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Lisa Lincoln

    Am I the only one not hearing sound from Spagna? Hmmm... I

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Linda Seuneke

    Hi John Smith, you could always celebrate Thanksgiving in Rome..........Just a thought...

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • John Smith

    I have to skip Rome this year ... stupid family is coming for Thanksgivings and I have to spend the money on the house :) ... I look at these web cams and it makes me light headed, and makes my stomach churn because I want to be there so very badly.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Lucy

    Not fond of the sponsor's banner ads popping up right on the view. I've seen this on the St. Anthony's Basilica Padua altar also. Spoils it.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • %arc

    @jackie, you just need to watch it full screen than it won't cover it up

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Jackie DeSantis

    I love this scene, but wish the sponsor's logo was not covering the flower shop. Is it possible to place it a little higher?

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Lucy

    I would like to see a Skyline webcam in Pisa also. I can't believe there aren't any in Canada.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Tomas Johnston

    I would like to see one in Pisa, near the tower.

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    • 3 months ago
    • SkylineWebcams

    Hi Lucy, yes, this will be taken into consideration, for the moment you can click on "new" (our homepage) or refer to our official Facebook page, continue to follow us and enjoy the views!!!

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    • 3 months ago
    • Lucy

    Note to Skyline: would it be possible to have a "New webcam" notification on the main page? It would be nice to know when a new webcam is added so we could check it out. As it is, we find new webcams by happenstance. Thank you.

Piazza di Spagna - Rome

Piazza di Spagna is one of the most beautiful and elegant squares in Rome, an illustrious landmark and a symbol of the Eternal City, the pleasant combination of the monumental staircase, the famous Spanish Steps (scalinata di Trinità dei Monti) with the Church, the Fountain of the Ugly Boat (Fontana della Barcaccia) and the imposing Column of the immaculate Conception (Colonna dell'Immacolata Concezione) makes it one of the most famous tourist attractions of the world.

Shaped like a butterfly, it is located on the Pincian Hill and was originally named after the Spanish Embassy situated in the square; Piazza di Spagna is one of the most stunning scenarios in Rome, not only as masterpiece of extraordinary beauty but from the 16th century also as favourite meeting place for many artists, intellectuals, writers, film directors and stylists all attracted by its charm; the square is embellished by monuments with a high cultural and historical value admired everyday by hundreds of tourists from all over the world; the early baroque fountain called Fountain of the Ugly Boat (1629) just below the Spanish Steps dominates the whole square; commissioned by Pope Urban VIII (the emblems of the papal family and Barberini crest are clearly represented) and designed by Pietro and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, it was named after a weird old boat landed here during the aggressive flood of 1598; tourists and locals love to stay here for a little bit or flock to the Spanish Steps to sit and relax; this wonderful stairway designed by Francesco De Sanctis (1723-1726), is made up of 135 stunning travertine steps, beautifully maintained, it is often adorned with colourful fresh flowers; the final execution was preceded by great debates over how to fill the enormous space around, the solution was a magnificent work enriched by scenic effects and deep perspectives according to the guidelines of the greatest baroque architecture. The stairway was commissioned and inaugurated by Pope Benedict XIII during the 1725 Jubilee, originally built to connect the Church Trinità dei Monti on the top of the hill with the Spanish Embassy, it offers today unrivaled views over the square and a large part of the city. This lovely church, dating back to the 16th century, is located in Campus Martius (Campo Marzio) in an imposing position above the Spanish Steps, designed by Carlo Maderno and commissioned by the king Louis XII of France, it was consecrated at the end of the same century; noteworthy are the famous façade with its two perfectly symmetrical bell towers and the Sallustiano Obelisk (Obelisco Sallustiano) of the end of the 18th century rising on the top of the Spanish Steps.

Piazza di Spagna is surrounded by a charming atmosphere, important streets and elegant buildings, the Palace of the Propagation of the Faith (Palazzo del Collegio di Propaganda Fide) designed by Bernini and then Borromini is worth a mention; in front of its façade we can admire the Column of the immaculate Conception with a bronze statue of the Virgin Mary atop, a work of Giuseppe Obici, it was discovered in 1777 in the site of the former Campus Martius; on the right side of the stairway it is located the English poet John Keats' home and the so-called Casina Rossa (Keats-Shelley Memorial House) while on the opposite side there is the twin palace housing the famous Babington's tea room; moreover the main Roman roads, such as the crowded Via Condotti, the street of the Italian fashion, the elegant Via del Corso, Via del Babuino and in parallel Via Margutta intersect and merge together into the square.

Cam on-line since: 06/12/2013