Located in the heart of Old Rome is one of the oldest markets known. Campo di Fiori has been holding daily markets in this square since 1869. The daily market is open to the public and several small individual vendors sell vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, flowers, and souvenirs. At night the square changes to become a gathering place to enjoy the outdoor restaurants.
The square also has a very dark history. It used to be the location where public executions took place in Rome. In 1600 the philosopher Giordano Bruno was burnt alive at the stake for heresy against the church. In 1889 a monument was built to him on the exact spot that he was executed. In fact, his statue faces directly at the Vatican in defiance of his charges.
When we went to Rome this was a location we had to see for ourselves as we love fresh vegetables. We bought for ourselves some nuts and souvenirs. The slide show gives you a good idea of the fresh market we found.