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Campo de’ fiori

October 28, 2011

piazza-campo-di-fiori[1] This is one of the liveliest places in Rome, and is definitely worth your time, even if you don’t have any intention on buying something!


The name actually means “field of flowers”, and it is no wonder that today, this square-turned-market sells more flowers than you can imagine, along with spices, herbs, fruit and vegetables during the day, turning into a preferred meeting place for young people as soon as the sun sets.


However, this flowery square had a more macabre role in Italian history-the famous Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake at this very spot in 1600, condemned of heresy, only to be remembered again in 1888 with a huge statue in bronze that now overlooks everything that goes on around the square.

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