Rome - Via del Corso live cam
View of Via del Corso and Piazza Venezia in Rome

Rome - Via del Corso

Stretching from Piazza del Popolo to Piazza Venezia, sophisticated in style and notorious for its designer fashion boutiques, classy buildings and historical origins, Via del Corso is Rome’s main shopping avenue!

Originally an urban stretch of Via Flaminia (paved to connect ancient Rome to the Adriatic sea), the road - measuring 10 meters wide and 1.5 km long - cuts the Italian capital city running north to south.

During the years its name changed multiple times; in the III century, with the construction of the Aureilian Walls, the street took the name of Via Lata; many were the illustrious tombs buried along the way (Augustus amongst these). With the rise of the middle ages years of complete abandonment hit; it would take a papal decree, in 1467 - transferring all carnival races and celebrations from Monte Testaccio to Via Lata - to bring new life to the area. It is most likely due to the fact that the road served as an actual racetrack that it was soon newly baptized and named Via del Corso. With the assassination of King Umberto I the name was changed to Corso Umberto I, then to Corso del Popolo in 1944, but at last “Via del Corso” was restored.

Significant buildings and churches can be found along Rome’s Via del Corso like the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Piazza Colonna with its Column of Marcus Aurelius standing an impressive 29 meters high, the Alberto Sordi Gallery, Palazzo Chigi (official residence of Italy’s Prime Minister and the headquarters of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers) ending in Piazza del Popolo with the two churches of Santa Maria in Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

Can you already picture yourself there? Our live webcam in Via del Corso will give you a preview of what’s to come!

Fun  Facts

If you’re passionate about literature make sure to stop by Via del Corso 18 where you’ll find Casa di Goethe, a museum dedicated to German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The museum is located in the very house where Goethe and friend Johann Wilhelm Tishbein lived during their stay in Rome between 1786-1788. The work produced in these years, a collection of journal entries and letters, was published in 1816-1817, it titled “Italian Journey'.

Cam on-line since: 02/08/2018

Comments

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • S. Dare

    you have to admire the traffic police they must have nerves of steel , i cannot believe the scooters mingling with the traffic they must be mad .

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • barbara lister

    Ever watched this cam on Time Lapse ? - nightmare at peak times

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • barbara lister

    WOW There are quite a few police directing the traffic at this junction this morning

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • barbara lister

    I cannot see a roundabout painted on the ground at this junction and am absolutely gobsmacked that there have been no crashes or people knocked off bikes or pedestrians killed.... some very close shaves and entering the junction at high speed

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    • 2 months ago
    • barbara lister

    Yes Carol I noticed that too- best wishes

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Carol Ex

    My last post says it was put a minute ago, it wasn`t, it was 2 hours ago!!

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • barbara lister

    I am more puzzled about who has right of way when driving at this junction-it looks like a free for all sometimes

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • maria rodgers

    Thanks Dee

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Dee Davey

    La Repubblica newspaper headline reads (translated on Google): 'Orange vests' and Casapound in the square in Rome against the government. "The virus does not exist, we are hungry".

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    • 2 months ago
    • maria rodgers

    Very hard to understand, A smallish crowd really yet so many police and nothing happening

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Carol Ex

    What is going on today? 6 police vans keeping crowds back.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • S. Dare

    What a great webcam , the police must have no nerves to stand and direct the chaotic traffic !! love Italy the buildings everything wonderful .

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Anne

    Looks like army vehicles are the only ones around today

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Anne

    I love Rome and this is a great view

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Ania

    Ale super zmiana kąta widzenia kamery ta zmiana jest ok

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • Luvtotravel

    I enjoyed strolling along Via del Corso all the way to Via Condotti. Now, this webcam helps me to relive my memories, enjoy people watching, and buses and taxis cruising the street.