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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