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

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    • 1 hour ago
    • Shelley

    Does anyone know who the groups of people dressed in day-glo orange uniforms are? I saw some on several Cams yesterday and today. They look like firemen or something.

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    • 1 day ago
    • JackV

    Hey bluebird, I guess your Christmas Market showed up after all!

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    • 1 day ago
    • JackV

    Good morning, Gert! Truth be told, we will have only 2 nights in Rome on the way home from northern Italy which will make a Navona visit problematic.If it does fit, I will post on May1 or 2.

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    • 1 day ago
    • Gert

    12/17/2017 06:00
    JackV, Don't forget to pop in here ahead of time to tell us when you will be waving at the camera in the Piazza Navona.

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    • 2 days ago
    • JackV

    That will work for me down the road. I really love the Navona cam!

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    • 2 days ago
    • Gwynn H

    Jack, I am so happy you are going to be here! We will have to watch for you - ha! Commenting has become more difficult for me so I am just enjoying the views for now. Would be happy to help and I assume you can still track me down. :) Another friend of yours here and I are in contact offline as well.

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    • 2 days ago
    • JackV

    This really is one of the best cams! We will stop by Navona in early May (on our way home) and wave at the camera. Gwynn, you're a smart lady. I value your advice. Skyline, thank you for all of the quality cams that you have brought online!!

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    • 3 days ago
    • Gwynn H

    What a lovely square and such great quality. I love that it has sound!
    Jack, you should also take a look at the cam with the name you are asking about. Given the current climate, you should also just pop an email.

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    • 4 days ago
    • bluebird

    Well, it's not looking too good for a Christmas Market (Mercatini di Natale) in Piazza Navona, again, this year. This is unfortunate, since it is usually a lovely holiday event which takes place from early December until early January. Even from the webcam, one can see all the festive decorations and wares for sale.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    A few dogs are out and about and a group of brightly coloured bicycles.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    9dec17--A Thank You to our host, Navona Antiquariato, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view of Piazza Navona with the Fountain of Neptune and the Four Rivers Fountain, wonderful.

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    • 1 week ago
    • bluebird

    This time, last year, the Christmas Market in Piazza Navona was cancelled due to a corruption scandal. I spoke with someone in the area, yesterday, who advises that there is still hope for one this year. They should know more on Monday. Here's hoping!!!

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    • 1 week ago
    • Gwynn H

    Jack & bluebird, Switzerland and Italy was our first trip - in 2015! Two places I love (among many others). And it's been 2 years already? Wow. We have planned some great trips. :) So just go. All that "stuff to do" will wait a couple of weeks. :)

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    • 1 week ago
    • Roberto

    Piove e fa freddo. Ma Roma é comunque sempre bellissima!

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