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St. Peter’s Square Live Cam, Vatican

by on Sep.26, 2016, under Cams, Vatican City

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St. Peter’s Square or Piazza San Pietro (Piazza San Pietro) – a grand square in the form of two symmetrical half-circles, broken in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, designed by Bernini in 1656-67 years.. There are going to crowds of the faithful to listen to speech the pontiff.

In 1930, Mussolini laid from the center of Rome in the area of ​​the wide street Reconciliation (Via della Conciliazione). The area is framed by a semicircular colonnade designed by Bernini Tuscan order. Middle – Egyptian obelisk, which was brought to Rome by Emperor Caligula. This is the only obelisk in a town that stood unchanged until the Renaissance.

Medieval Romans believed that in a metal bowl on top of the obelisk is stored the ashes of Julius Caesar. From the obelisk on the pavement divergent beams of travertine arranged so that the obelisk served as a gnomon.

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The tomb of Pope John Paul II Live Cam, Vatican

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Vatican – dwarf-state enclave (the smallest country in the world) within the territory of Rome, completely independent from Italy. Vatican status in international law – supporting the sovereign territory of the Holy See, the residence of the highest spiritual leadership of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Vatican is only used as the seat of the Holy See, the papal court and its staff.

Vatican City is situated on Vatican Hill in northwestern Rome, a few hundred meters from Tibra.

Beautiful architecture, unique museum collections and the unique atmosphere of the Vatican attracts huge number of visitors a wide variety of religions.

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Castel Gandolfo Castle Live Cam, Vatican

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Castel Gandolfo resembles a huge stone monster, ready to commit suicide jumping into the abyss. Perched on the edge of the cliff, as if he was hanging over the cradle of Italian civilization – the valley, where long before the founding of Rome was ruled by warring clans Kuriatsiev and Orazio.

Even from a distance Gandolfo produced a majestic impression. A classic example of an old fortress architecture, it fits perfectly into the formidable mountain landscape.

Vatican badly tarnished appearance of buildings, erecting a roof over the two huge aluminum dome, where it was located the famous observatory. Now the castle looked like the proud and warlike knight pinned for some reason, just two hats.

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