Market on Campo de’ Fiori

Mercato di Campo de' Fiori

This market is located in the very heart of the city, between Piazza Navona and Palazzo Farnese, to the south from Vittorio Emanuele. Campo de’ Fiori is the oldest market in Rome. The original grocery market was on Piazza Navona (from 1478) and was moved to Campo de’ Fiori in 1869. Since then every morning except Sunday trade people place here their counters with fresh food and various souvenirs like pieces of tiles, shawls and wooden objects that can be bought at a cheaper price than in other places of Rome. They say that all the best goods are sold out before nine in the morning because chefs and restaurant owners hunt for the freshest food. It is actually not quite true because from the early morning until four in the afternoon one can always find here beautiful and fresh food.

Stands decorated with vegetables and fruit attract buyers all year round. Usually there are all kinds of lettuce which simply change depending on the season. Pumpkin is sold in cut pieces and you can buy as much as you want. One can taste the best freshly squeezed orange or pomegranate juice. One of the features of this market is the small bunches of baby tomatoes and baby–peppers of all colours possible: yellow, orange, green and red! These little posies look very pretty and extraordinary. Beans are shelled, green beans are already cut and packed in cooking bags. Every morning people that peel and cut vegetables demonstrate their professional skills. All this is not simply the daily picture of Campo de’Fiori, it is the spirit!

In the evening, after cleaning is completed, the square looks different. Night life starts with its bars, hookah and numerous restaurants. We would recommend you the restaurant Maranega, where pasta is served with the real truffle sauce. For desert order strawberry tiramisu. Very rich breakfast you can get at Baccanale restaurant. Campo de’ Fiori is surrounded by the beautiful Renaissance palaces: Palazzo della Cancelleria, Palazzo Spada, Palazzo Farnese. At the centre of the square stands the monument to philosopher Giordano Bruno with his head bowed, it appeared on the square in 1888. On this square the philosopher of the Renaissance period was burnt alive for heresy in 1600.

Address: Piazza Campo De Fiori
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5 am – 4 pm
Coordinates: 41.895559, 12.472215