Planning a trip to Italy? Make sure to include Campo de Fiori Rome to your to-do list!
Campo de Fiori means Field of Flowers. The square got its name because of its location which used to be a field full of flowers. The square is located on the south of Piazza Navona. This square is located between various other great attractions, so it is a good idea to plan your visit before, and walk along the many Piazzas in the area.
Get to know Campo De Fiori in Rome
This popular square is usually very busy with locals and tourists during the day. It’s used as an open daily marketplace, since 1869. If you like cooking, come and buy some fresh vegetable and fish, and maybe just walk around and take photos – the market makes a wonderful subject for pretty pictures – so make sure you don’t miss this market. If you find yourself walking around till the dark hours of the day, don’t worry, it’s just getting better! This is the time when the square transforms into a meeting place where students, young couples and older men gather around, just to spend some nice time out or even play some football… Nevertheless, you should always be careful, this place could get a bit wild in the night.
If you are a literature lover, you might recognize the name of this square from the poem “Campo di Fiori” by Czeslaw Milosz, a polish Nobel laureate. As we already mentioned the Campo di Fiori is located close to the Piazza Navona, which was built over the ancient Stadium of Domitian, where spectators used to watch Roman games such as gladiator fights, and there is still a hint of the chariot racing stadium at the northern end of the big square.
To help you find the best attractions around Campo de’Fiori, we’ve created many video guides about all the top things to do and see in Rome. Watch them for free and plan a fun and rich day out in the Eternal City! Don’t forget to take some time to relax in a café or restaurant near one of the many piazzas this magnificent city offers you – also people watching can be a great attraction after all.