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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!

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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.

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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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