Rome - Via del Corso live cam

Rome, view of the Vittoriano and Piazza Venezia

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
    • 2 months ago
    • "Muriel"

    Tree installation finished at last ( took over a week)
    Very spectacular at night when it turns gold

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    • 2 months ago
    • "Mudshark"

    So they painted new lane lines on the street and people still don't know how to drive.

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    • 2 months ago
    • "Rodney Hutton"

    30Nov2020 1:40 am Christmas tree in process of being placed on the piazza.

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Muriel"

    All these road works carried out at the speed of light without a single traffic light or stop go board and the traffic flows as usual with only two or three Police directing traffic at very busy times. We in U.K should take note.

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Muriel"

    Vittoriano and Piazza Venezia webcam now up and running with sound

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    • 3 months ago
    • "Rodney Hutton"

    Jo Ann, if you want to see a traffic cluster from Hades, you should see the traffic circle at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. When you stand on the top of the Arc de Triomphe and look down at the traffic pattern, it makes no sense. Every once in a while, the traffic comes to a complete halt. People seem to realize it is hopeless.

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "S. Dare"

    could the Hotel please put the logo for the hotel at the top left hand corner where we could all see it perfectly and it would not block the view of the road and pavement ?? pretty please .

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Jo Ann"

    I always hold my breath a little bit as I watch this camera. Such a busy intersection! I am afraid I will someday see a horrific accident, made even worse now with the construction going on! Quite a muddled mess that somehow always seems to work out just fine. Boy, where I live, everyone would be so angry, honking horns and sending hand gestures. I love the way everyone here just calms down and awaits their turn.

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Rodney Hutton"

    A Monumental Mess.

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Muriel"

    Major road works - but traffic still moving - 28/10/20

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Rodney Hutton"

    Is 18OCT2020 a pedestrian only day in Rome? There are very few cars and busses in Piazza Venezia.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • "Helmetfire"

    PLEASE FIX THE CAMERA AT Piazza Venezia, Altare della Patria...

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • "S. Dare"

    Rodney Hutton thanks for the information about the work going on in the Piazza it must have been a huge job I find this webcam so interesting so much going on , thanks again

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • "Mudshark"

    I sent an email to the hotel explaining the problem with the camera. I hope they fix it.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • "Helmetfire"

    Regis. I will not be renewing my subscription as I see no real benefit. As for getting the Piazza Venezia, Altare della Patria-camera back on-line... Don't hold your breath for that to happen, sadly.

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    • 4 months ago
    • "Regis"

    Helmetfire I've thought about getting premium but it seems to me that they've removed quite some cams the past 2-3 years and I don't know if premium is worth it. I miss the Piazza Venezia, Altare della Patria-cam. Does anyone knows if it's coming back?