Campo de' Fiori (Italian: [ˈkampo de ˈfjoːri], literally "field of flowers") is a rectangular square south of Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy, at the border between rione Parione and rione Regola. It is diagonally southeast of the Palazzo della Cancelleria and one block northeast of the Palazzo Farnese. Campo de' Fiori, translated literally from Italian, means "field of flowers". The name dates to the Middle Ages when the area was a meadow.
In Ancient Rome, the area was unused space between Pompey's Theatre and the flood-prone Tiber. Though the Orsini established themselves on the south flank of the space in the 13th century, until the 15th century, the square remained undeveloped. The first church in the immediate vicinity was built during the pontificate of Boniface IX (1389–1404), Santa Brigida a Campo de' Fiori; with the building-up of the rione, the church has now come to face that part of the former square that is now Piazza Farnese. In 1456, under Pope Callixtus III, Ludovico Cardinal Trevisani paved the area as part of a large project to improve rione Parione. This renewal was both the result and cause of several important buildings being built in the surroundings; in particular, the Orsini palace on Campo de' Fiori was rebuilt. The Renaissance Palazzo della Cancelleria can be seen in Vasi's etching, rising majestically beyond the far right corner of the square.
David Robert Donatucci | Feb 15, 2018
A pleasant place at any given time. In the morning the stalls are bustling with fruits and vegetables. The stands are selling meats and cheeses. The produce and trinkets are there for the people. Evenings are for the lovers and drinkers. Always a charming square that invites people to stay and explore it
Rob van Eijsden | Feb 14, 2018
A nice square , by day a real flowermarket with a busy trading. A lot of restaurants bordering the square where you can have a nice drink and a bite to eat. As this van be a sort of tourist trap, try and have dinner somewhere else. The food can be a bit disappointing to be honest. The atmosphere on and around the square is really good. The hustle and bustle give a nice touch in this vibrant city.
Ilan Aharoni | Feb 4, 2018
This market is not what it used to be in the past. It still sells great products, but it was taken by vendors who are selling to tourists what they want. The pride Italians have when speaking about food no longer shows itself here. It is still worth a visit, and when you come, make sure you get here earlier than 1 pm. The official closing time is at about 1.30, but some vendors stay later. Rome is a wonderful city, with or without visiting Campo di Fiori
B & L Chase | Dec 22, 2017
As the starting point of Rick Steves' Heart of Rome walking tour - it was a blast! Arrived in the evening via a quick cab ride from Roma Termini. Electric! kids playing, vendor shooting off bottle rocket type small fireworks. The restaurant we chose had excellent seating in the piazza, but the food was just okay (don't recall the name). But it truly was a lot of fun. Do be aware - the restaurant hosts extend well out in the piazza, beaming in on tourists. They can be a bit pushy. There is a lot of competition in the square.
Majed Alnaqeeb | Feb 8, 2018
Daily weekday market. Variety of food and fresh produce. Vegetables, fruits, truffles and cheeses. Amazing colours and tasty foods. Recommended for locals and tourists alike.
Chloe Persaud | Apr 2, 2018
Great place to visit, during the day or at night. We went both times, there were street artists performing with fire, Palm readers, fortune tellers and a really lively atmosphere in the evening. Lovely places to eat, outside under the canopies with the giant heaters. Very nice feel to it. During the day, the hustle and bustle of the market livens the place up, selling everything from pasta to clothing, leather goods, pashminas and crockery. Lunchtime specials in lots of restaurants, with everyone choosing to eat al fresco! Definitely worth a visit, spend at least 1-2 hours here.
Asaf Merschon | Mar 6, 2018
A small simple market with many wares to offer. Lots of fresh fruit and fruit juice stands, but if it's food you're after you're better off looking for the restaurants and bakeries around the market. Bought some wonderful Italian cheese there. Of course the farther you go from the market, the cheaper restaurants get.
Christian Pedersen | Mar 10, 2018
I was a bit disappointed, but maybe it was due to the grey weather. It's very touristy though and it doesn't have the same impressive architecture compared to other squares. It could be charming on a spring day with a cold drink and nice meal. There are some nice shopping options around the square but I personally prefer other locations in Rome.
Riccardo Cerutti | Apr 29, 2018
We stayed at an apartment overlooking this square. For those who don't mind a bit of noise during the day, I would totally recommend staying here. The square is well located within walking distance from Rome's major attractions, and the neighborhoods on the other side of the river. The market is very lively and it offers a great choice of foods and second-hand objects. There are numerous restaurants, but I haven't eaten there as they look a bit too touristy.
wayne colless | Apr 26, 2018
Surrounded by great bars, restaurants and shops this area, like all of Rome, exudes incredible history. The statue of Giordano Bruno has pride of place on the spot where he was executed in 1600. Daily markets with vendors of all kinds fill the square for much of the day. A great place to people watch, have lunch or dinner, enjoy a cool drink, do some shopping or just absorb history.
Caroline Lee | Apr 27, 2018
Fun and full of flare. A nice local spot to either get an espresso or a snack while watching people on their way to shop on all the small alleyways or to relax from the day. A friend turned me onto this place and have been back twice during my stay in rome.
Sin Hsin | Apr 19, 2018
The market is interesting! I recommend come earlier no later than 2pm since they close very early. Many things to see, Italian fruits, vegetables, pasta, and goods. Be careful of the pickpocket!!
apoorva bhandari | Apr 12, 2018
Campo de'Fiori is a colorful little market surrounded by restaurants and charming old buildings. This place has stalls selling cheese, pesto, truffle oils, fruits and pasta. It is a little more expensive than going to a supermarket, but you can taste different flavors and bargain as per your budget. I bought a tomato pesto for 6 euros, for reference.
Francesco Perilli | Jun 10, 2018
Peculiar and picturesque street market. Fresh fruit and vegetable and local produce and products are always available. Noisy and crowded at times, but that's one of the features that makes it popular. It drastically changes at night when it turns into one of the most famous places for the city night life. Lots of restaurants and bars offer a great choice of aperitivi, drinks tip late. Recommended.
jayant sathe | May 25, 2018
The palazzo that sits half a block away from the Piazza is partially designed by Michel Angelo. So simple yet so elegant. The fountains built using bath tubs from Roman baths are beautiful. The market in the Piazza is very interesting. The cheeses and flowers are very elegant. It's a good place to buy Olive wood articles.
Jenny Tran | May 23, 2018
Really cute market, pleasant atmosphere.we got there at the closing time, around 2pm but still manage to grab somethings. It's opened in the morning so it'd probably be nice place to grab yourself a nice breakfast. The surrounding area also had many shops and restaurants so it's a great place to spend a couple of hours there.
Joe Beers | May 9, 2018
Love this place! Sitting in this piazza having dinner was so relaxing. Not the craziness of Navona. Really nice. Our children were able to run around and have a great time. Our hotel (Sole Roma) was just a few feet away. Can't wait to get back.
Pauline Strong | Jul 4, 2018
Vibrant and exciting area of Rome, with alleys and little cobbled streets. Full of artisan shops, market stalls and wonderful eating places. Food is not expensive and service great. Highly recommended for a visit or a stay.
Wesley Smith | Jun 16, 2018
This was my favorite part of Rome during my recent vacation to Italy. My wife and I came to the plaza for lunch and dinner for quite a few occasions during our stay. All of the restaurants continued in the square were excellent. During the day there is a fruit and cheese market and by night becomes a lively spot to hang around and grab some drinks or dinner.
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