Situated in the heart of the historic centre, Campo de’Fiori is one of the most vibrant squares in Rome. The name Campo de’ Fiori translates to “field of flowers” and dates back to the middle ages when the square was simply a meadow. In the mid 15th century however, Pope Callixtus III decided to develop the area. This led to the construction of numerous important structures such as Palazzo Corsini. As a result, Campo de’Fiori became a popular gathering place for the neighbourhood’s powerful. Since then, Campo de’ Fiori has cultivated a rich and fascinating history – most recently, the piazza has become one of Rome’s most important markets. Join us as we explore Mercato Campo de’ Fiori and share some of our highlights with you.
Where: Piazza Campo de’ Fiori
When: Monday – Saturday, 7:00-14:00 (Note: during high tourist season the market also opens on Sundays)
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The market in Campo de’ Fiori is one of the oldest open-air markets in Rome. Each morning, the piazza is transformed into a colourful local marketplace that is enjoyed by both residents and tourists. Despite the large number of tourists that flock here each day, the market has been able to retain many of its traditional characteristics – thus providing a window into everyday Roman life. From fresh seasonal fruits/vegetables, to spices, to pastas, to kitchenware, to even clothing – Campo de’ Fiori offers an incredible range of products in a quintessentially Roman setting. Here are some of our highlights:
Just like the piazza’s name would suggest, Campo de’ Fiori is one of the many places in Rome where you can get fresh flowers. Here you can find a variety of indoor/outdoor plants, as well as seeds to plant yourself.
One of the best things about Campo is the fresh fruit stands. If you are looking for a healthy breakfast or snack on the go, look no further. Here vendors offer bowls of freshly chopped fruit, as well as fresh-squeezed fruit juices.
Seasonal produce is also in abundance in Campo de’ Fiori. Each vendor offers locally grown produce – some of which is even pre-chopped. You know soup season has arrived when the Minestrone mix (pre-chopped vegetables for soup) is front and centre.
The market also offers a variety of housewares – we recommend checking out the wide range of ceramics.
Some vendors specialize in artisinal meats and cheeses.
While others specialize in Italian leathers.
Although it may not be part of the actual market, Forno Campo de’ Fiori has become a staple in the piazza. The bakery offers some of the best pizza bianca in the city!
Ever wonder who the statue in the centre of the piazza is of? Head over the Halloween edition of Enjoy Rome’s blog to read about Campo de’ Fiori’s dark past.