"Campo dei Fiori - Find it and Get Lost!" Piazza Campo de' Fiori Tip by Lacristina

Piazza Campo de' Fiori, Rome: 64 reviews and 114 photos

  Vendors and buyers at Campo dei Fiori
by Lacristina

Campo dei Fiori (it translates Field of Flowers, but don't expect a pastoral setting -- it was paved over in the 15th century) is another lively hub in the historic center of Rome. Best known for its morning market of flowers and vegetables which have replaced a former horse market. (I think the prices are great, especially considering the quality of the produce.) In the afternoon and evening, the vendors leave the square to the bars and restaurants. The piazza has a colorful history -- murders as well as executions. You'll find a statue in the piazza raised in memory of Giordano Bruno, a philosopher, who was burned at the stake in 1600 for "heresies" against the Catholic Church.

It was also here that the painter Caravaggio supposedly killed a tennis-game opponent after an argument, leading to his four-year flight from Rome on murder charges.

From here you should wander the wonderful small streets of the local neighborhood - it's the perfect area to get lost in and make your own discoveries.

Address: Piazza Campo de' Fiori, 00186 Rome, Italy
Directions: South of Piazza Navona and Corse Vittorio Emanuele, near the Piazza Farnese.
Phone: +39 06 0608
Website: http://www.turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/campo-de%E2%80%99-fiori?lang=en

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2006
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