I Spy Rome: The City Digitally Eternal

Travel Tips, What's New — By Erica Firpo on December 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Wish you could be in Rome? A fly on the wall, spying the monuments, festivities, piazzas and people? I have one word for you: webcam. Thanks to the myriads of hotels, weather channels and the wide world of the internet, you and I can live stream the Eternal City even when in Rome, indoors on a rainy day I must qualify.  So if you can’t physically be here to watch the New Year’s fireworks, papal parade or evening sunset over the Roman forum, take a peak from a digital bird’s eye.

A simple as a keyword search “Rome” and “webcam” will produce hundreds of results but not all the cameras work.  Most recently, my two favorite web cams-  Albergo del Senato for its Pantheon panorama and Hotel Forum for its eight views of Ancient Rome — have been down.  I’d like to blame it on the winter weather, so keep checking in.  The ever faithful Vatican webcam is my most recent go-to channel-for its seven papal views, including Pope John Paul II’s tomb.  If I’m in the mood for a romantic evening, I’ll watch the sun set behind the St. Peter’s dome from the Hotel Eden.  And when I’m in a rush, I catch the traffic in Largo Argentina.  For a more comprehensive listing of top Rome webcams, WebcamRoma.it traverses the entire city.

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Tags: Get Out, Holidays, Italy, Lazio, Monuments, Nightlife, Rome, Things to Do, Travel Tips, webcams, What's New

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