Vatican Media Live: Live from the Vatican

by Andrea Greengard

Vatican City, what some call the “heart of Catholicism”, is located in the heart of Rome in Italy. Inside Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square is the large plaza sitting directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest sites for Catholics. The large square in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, also called the Vatican Basilica, is where the Pope gives his blessing (Angelus) and greets the crowds each Sunday.

What Can I See

Here you can watch a live streaming views of St. Peter’s Square (Piazza San Pietro), inside the Vatican City. Every Sunday, at noon, from a window of the Vatican Palace (on the right-hand side of the live image), you can watch the Pope give his blessing and greet the crowd in various languages. Any other time, you can enjoy the crowded streets of Rome.

Best Times to Watch

Available 24 hours a day, this live feed is best viewed during daytime hours when copious sunlight allows clear viewing. The webcam is equipped with audio that will enable you to hear the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica when they are rung on the hour or during special ceremonies. You can rewind the feed up to twelve hours to see what the crowds are like or to commemorate a holy event.

So, turn back in, because every Sunday, at noon, from a window of the Vatican Palace (on the right-hand side of the live image), you can watch the Pope give his blessing and greet the crowd in various languages here in Saint Peter’s Square.

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