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    • 3 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    I wish we could send them water from my area! We've had more rain than we can use! Wet or dry, though, I miss you, Rome! God willing, 'hope to see you, again, next year!

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Guillermo R Macayan Jr

    i wanna go there to enjoy.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Mirariel

    As someone pointed it out, it was never scheduled to turn our water off. It was a warning that could happen. Now, a couple of days ago, they announced massive cuts to water supplies for Rome because the lake that mostly feeds the city has reached its limit and the governor has forbidden to take more water out. Hence, sometime this week, if no miracle happens, massive water cuts will be put in place. How precisely the city will divide up the water - between public places and institution and the general public - is not entirely certain yet.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Gwynn H

    Some day the time will be right for me to go back. But it won't be in July!

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    • 1 month ago
    • CyO

    Hi

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    • 1 month ago
    • CyO

    Ciao. onda

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    • 1 month ago
    • CyO

    Hello there

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    • 1 month ago
    • Jan Valenta

    Hallo here in europe potty was raining again .....

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    • 1 month ago
    • JackV

    The City of Rome was scheduled to shut off all free flowing drinking fountains (nasoni) back on July 3rd due to the severe drought conditions in the area. That obviously hasn't happened at Navona, yet. The extended forecast for Rome shows continuing hot and dry conditions at least through the end of July.

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    • 2 months ago
    • bluebird

    Barbara & Lucy: - I know what you mean. There are times I've wanted to jump through the screen and say, "Hey, you! Stop that!" (and grab them). Trevi fountain and the boat fountain at the Spanish steps are even more often vandalized. The coins from the Trevi fountain, I know, are used for charity. I suppose the coins from the other ones are, as well.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Lucy

    Barbara - I did not see the guy taking stealing the coins at Piazza Navona. Too bad he did not fall in head first while contorting himself to reach the coins. I used to watch them stealing from the Barcaccia at the Spanish Steps every night. However, since there has been police presence, I assume all night, I have not seen any more thieves there.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Barbara Heine

    Did anyone see the guy taking coins out of the fountain in Piazza Navona this morning at 5:30 am Rome time? He rode up on a bike and walked around the fountain closest to the camera and picked out coins at several sections, leaning over the water in a lot of contorted positions.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Gwynn H

    Hope you come back refreshed, bluebird!

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    • 2 months ago
    • Anne

    Hi guy waving to camera at 19.14 local time have a great time .

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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