Campo dei Fiori, Rome

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    Palazzo Farnese

    by martin_nl Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    Palazzo Farnese

    Only 30 metres form the Campo dei Fiori is the Piazza Farnese with the Palazzo Farnese as the most obvious building on the sqaure. The building is really huge and was designed by Michelangelo among other famous artists. The arch behind the buidling was a start of a bridge that was to connect the gardens behind the palazzo with the Villa Farnesina on the othe side of the Tiber. Unfortuntely this plan was never carried out.
    Since 1635 the Palazzo houses the French Embassy.

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    Campo dei Fiori: Giordano Bruno sculpture

    by martin_nl Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    Giordano Bruno

    In the middle of the Campo dei Fiori towering over the piazza is the sculpture of the philosopher Giordano Bruno who was burned at the stake for heresy in 1600. This is to remember the executions that were carried out on this square.

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    Campo dei Fiori

    by martin_nl Updated Jun 4, 2003

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    Campo dei Fiori

    One of the most liveliest squares of the city. Many pubs filled with beer clutching students and backpackers. Many people take their drinks outside and stand right in the middle of the square chatting.
    During the day however the square is occupied with mothers carrying shopping baskets with fresh fruit and flowers among other things that are for sale at the daily market.

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    Campo de Fiori

    by Frisbeeace Written May 24, 2003

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    Market at Campo de Fiori

    The medieval square of Campo dei Fiori takes its name from the flowers meadows which were until the 15th century, when it became a marketplace. A market is still held in the square. Executions used to place here, and one of the victims commemorated with a bronze statue was the philosopher Giordano Bruno, burnt alive for heresy in 1600 by order of the Pope. The statue dates from 1870, when the unification of Italy liberated Rome from direct papal rule.

    We found this place charming even though it is not specially beautiful. A matter of tastes I guess.

    TIP: At the right side of the square you can find Ruggeri, an alimenti store, with low prices for soft drinks and sandwiches.

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    3.60 for a cappuccino!

    by ccmoira Written Apr 9, 2003

    Campo di Fiori is known to me mainly as a nighttime spot. But when you go in the morning or early afternoon (every day but Sunday) there is a wonderful market. Lots of fruits and vegetables of good quality, a man selling (and gutting) fish, people selling flowers, jewelry, scarves.
    There are also lots of cafes around the piazza that serve sandwiches and cappuccinos and spremute ("una spremuta" is just fruit juice, but freshly squeezed - try one with l'arancia siciliana, "blood oranges" yum). But beware because if you want to sit outside, which you will, a cappuccino can cost you as much as 3.60 euro.
    There are also some nice little streets surrounding the piazza - some expensive boutiques with funky clothes as well.
    On an historical note, Campo di Fiori is where they used to hold executions way back in the day. The statue in the center is of a man who was hanged in the piazza.

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    Piazza Campo de´Fiori

    by ayesh Updated Feb 5, 2003

    Although you will see markets popping up everywhere in the city during the day, this is the most original one which still has its lively and old atmosphere hanging around.
    The statue with the cape in the middle of the square, surrounded by all the market stalls, is an image of the philosopher Giordano Bruno, who was thrown on the stake here in 1600. The statue is to remember all of those executed on this square.

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    Piazza Campo de' Fiori

    by agarcia Updated Oct 9, 2002

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    Campo de' Fiori market

    It’s a great pleasure to arrive to Campo de’ Fiori during the day, when the fragrance of the florist’s shops and the intense activity of the fruit market inflame your senses. But it is also a pleasure by night, when the piazza terraces get full of people having fun.

    It makes hard to imagine how this place was, 400 years ago, an execution place during the Inquisition. Giordano Bruno, whose statue stands in the piazza, was burned there.

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    Campo dei Fiori, Field of...

    by AndreasK Updated Sep 7, 2002

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    Campo dei Fiori, Field of Flowers, used to be where they held executions. The monk statue is of Giordano Bruno, who was executed in 1600. Today it's a popular area for tourists. In the mornings (except Sunday), there is a fresh fruit and veggie market. At night, there are plenty of pubs and discopubs, many American owned or oriented.

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    Campo de Flori

    by Lapita Written Dec 21, 2007

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    We fell in love with this square and we were lucky enough to catch a morning market where we were able to get some cheese and local jam.

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    Keep your eyes open...

    by londonlover Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    Must taste good!

    ...and you'll find lovely moving postcards of typical Roman life, like this father and son trying out the water fountain in the square.

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    Campo Dei Fiori

    by sunasuna Written Nov 29, 2006

    There are lots of restaurants, pub/bars. I recommend there especially at Rome nights. I have watched the final World Cup in 2006- Italy/France. Guess Rome when Italy won?!! Fabulous!!!

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    Campo de Fiori

    by Gili_S Written Apr 9, 2006

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    This is actually a market square in the west part of the centre not far from the Tevere river. But its not only for market shopping but also popular place for cafe & terracing on a sunshine day.

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    Campo dei Fiori at night

    by Alvernia Updated Nov 1, 2004
    Campo dei Fiori at night - digital only

    This is the Campo on a quiet night as seen from our terrasse. On the busy, crowded Friday and Saturday nights we were out as well and enjoying ourselves too much to think about photos.

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    Great market

    by ncoutroulis Written Oct 20, 2003
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    campo di Fiori is one of my favorite places in Rome. They have a great food market there during the day, and great restaurants as well. Taverna del campo is one in particular that I love to go to.

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    Visit Campo dei Fiori - Piazza...

    by mauro_pd Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Visit Campo dei Fiori - Piazza Farnese ... sit somewhere for relaxing, reading newspapers and watching people THEN ... move to another bar :-)

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