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Campo de' Fiori

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The square becomes full of tents all over.
In the center back, the statue of Giordano Bruno is visible. He was executed a death by stake in this area 400 years ago.

Campo de' Fiori Roma
Of course there are also some flower shops.
Most customers are locals, and tourists are involved in the photograph.

Campo de' Fiori Roma
They were selling cut fruits which are delightful when you're tired.

Campo de' Fiori Roma
All small bottles of liquor can be tasted.
Next to the bottles, colorful pastas were lined.

Campo de' Fiori Roma
Vegetable seeds. 2 euros per bag is cheap!

Campo de' Fiori Roma
People biting panino sitting at the feet of the statue of Giordano Bruno. It looked delicious.

Campo de' Fiori Roma
Around the square numerous restaurants and bars are surrounding. If you walk a little bit, you will also find an affordable trattoria.

Recommend: 5star

In this square, Campo de Fiori, one of the most famous markets in Rome is held. The beautiful square surrounded by elegant palaces is full of the bustling markets every morning except Sunday. Colorful products are arranged everywhere, and you can't stop taking photos.
There are also food and small gifts that can be purchased far cheaper than other places in the city. Once you go to Rome, let's try to stop by Campo de Fiori. Be careful with your purse.

Campo de' Fiori Square was a flower garden

Fiori in Italian means 搐lowers". Until about 1400 years ago, this square had been a vegetable and flower garden. That is the origin of the name. In another legend, one of the antique Roman politicians "Pompey the Great" had had a girlfriend "Flora", and her name had become the name of the square...

It had flourished as a luxury area

In 1456, Pope Caristus III ordered a development of this area Parione district. And this pavement square was born. After then, some important buildings like the palace of Orsini Family (Palazzo Orsini) were built around this square and it started to flourish.

After these circumstances, this square became a gathering place for those in power like nobilities and ambassadors. For their convenience, a colorful market started to be held twice a week (Monday and Saturday). Near the square, hotels, restaurants and artisan shops began to gather and this area became a commercial and cultural center in Rome.

Black period in the history, freedom of thought was prohibited

The Campo de Fiori was also known as a place of execution during some historic period. On 17 February 1600, Giordano Bruno, a philosopher and a Dominican friar was sentenced to the stake here. He argued that the universe was infinite (at that time it had been considered finite) and defended the heliocentric theory of Copernicus. He had been sentenced to a heresy charge. Since after that he would not withdraw his theory, he became a martyr in this place.
Then his bronze statue was made was built in the center of the square in order to remember this unfortunate history (in 1869, by Ettore Ferrari).

After 1869, the square became a beautiful vibrant market. In 1943, here was used for shooting of a famous film "Campo de' fiori" of Anna Magnani and Aldo Fabrizi.

Just looking at the markets makes you exciting!

If you want to see a morning market in Rome, here this "Campo de' Fiori" would be the best. Colorful vegetables and fruits, beautiful flower shops as the name of the square shows, processed ham and cheese to enjoy at your hotel, as well as cloths and accessories for souvenirs and also general merchandise, you can find all kinds of goods in this market. Among them, a wine stopper with a decorative glass was especially attractive for me. It's made of stainless steel and is very solid, but costs only 5 euros! If you go to buy something like this at one of the stores in the city center, it would cost more than double price. After all, the market is for normal people. Why don't you use it to find some souvenir?

It's also recommended to purchase souvenirs!

In addition, they sell also spices by weight, cute shaped bottled limoncello (lemon liqueur) and balsamic vinegar, traditional boxed cakes etc. When you feel hungry, let's order an instant panini at one of meat shops there. All locals are enjoying this panino at the feet of the statue of Giordano Bruno.

At the entrance of the Campo de' Fiori, on the north street, there is a bakery named "Forno Campo de Fiori". They sell fresh breads and pizzas at the next workshop. Its good fragrant of baked wheat attracts many people and invites into the shop. Let's try to taste their breads. It's simple and delicious. (Address: Piazza Campo Dei Fiori 22)

Be careful while you're enjoying

Near the square, there are also many boutiques and antique shops. Here is the best route for leisurely walks. Plus, there are lots of neat and delicious restaurants, too. You can enjoy a slow tourism. The market is vibrant and full of tourists, but just don't forget to keep your purse. It's easy to be targeted when you are concentrating on pictures.

After dark, in this area many popular pubs start open and a lot of young people are gathering. Late at night here becomes a little bit chaotic with young guys and policemen... However, don't worry if it is about dinner time. It's very safe.

from ITALY
Campo de' Fiori is a lively and fun place!

Here would be one of the most vibrant places in the city of Rome. You can enjoy a real like style of local people. Since there are many restaurants around, I like to go to this square late in the morning, and take a lunch nearby. After 1 p.m., the shops and stores in the market will close and go away gradually. Beware also pickpockets.


Name Campo de' Fiori
Opening hours Market: Monday - Saturday (early morning - 2:00 PM)
Bakery Forno Campo de' Fiori
Address: Piazza Campo de' Fiori, 22, 00186 Roma, Italia
Tel.: +39 066 8806662
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