Rome - Piazza Navona live camWonderful view of Piazza Navona with the Fountain of Neptune and the Four Rivers Fountain

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  • avatar
    • 15 hours ago
    • Susan Ross

    Thank you so much for having this webcam! Especially since it has sound ! I hate to complain but I also prefer the previous angle of the camera.

  • avatar
    • 22 hours ago
    • cameron6970

    Why change it when it wasn't broken. Everyone wants the old camera angle back so please be kind enough to the viewers and change it back again

  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • Rover

    Yeah, the old camera angle was much better, please bring back the previous camera angle Skyline,it's my favourite webcam.

  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • JackV

    Here's another vote for the return of the drinking fountain. That viewpoint was the most intimate & interesting of all the Skyline cams. Please give it back to us!

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • babak

    please change the camera angle to previous position.

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • Tony

    I agree about the drinking fountain. Perhaps if enough people coplain they will change the camera angle back!

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • Joanna Pease

    Agreed Jo Ann. I loved seeing people use the drinking fountain. This angle seems less intimate, more a view of a scene, rather than taking part. Sad. Hope they change it back.

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • Jo Ann

    Has the angle of the camera changed? Looks a tilted up a little since I last viewed. I always liked watching people walk close and wave (I did just that when I was there last), or fill their water bottles at the drinking fountain, which is no longer in view. Beautiful as ever though! Wish to go back!

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    • 7 days ago
    • Fredo

    Hello to the young woman dressed in white, with a green purse and chatting on her phone, who's waving to the camera. Enjoy the Eternal City!

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Rover

    It's late at night and it's just been lashing down, one poor solitary soul scurrying across the Piazza and a Police car sitting near the church. This is my favourite Skyline camera as every day is so different.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dave Zinkiewicz

    who dancing around?

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Dave Zinkiewicz

    hello

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • bluebird

    Musicians playing. Nice!

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Rudi

    THATS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

Cam on-line since: 05/10/2013