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Visitor's Guide: Rome

Campo de' Fiori

Historical Executions
  • Piazza Campo de' Fiori 
  • Rome,  00186
  • Phone: +39 06 0608(Tourist
  • Neighborhood: Centro Storico
  • Category: Other
  • Train: "Argentina

Description

Tradition says that Campo de' Fiori was named after the woman loved by Pompey, Flora, but it is more likely to have come from something a bit less romantic. In the 14th Century, Campo de' Fiori was a long-abandoned field filled with flowers. In the second half of the 19th Century the square became a place of daily market. You may be tempted to buy some of the best fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, tablecloths, utensils and toys. It was also the scene of many executions, most notably that of Giordano Bruno, the philosopher who was burned here in 1600. The statue dedicated to him replaced a fountain that was moved to the nearby Chiesa Nuova square, and a reproduction of it was moved to the side of the Campo de' Fiori.

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