Campo de' Fiori - Rome live cam
View of Campo de' Fiori, the market and the statue of Giordano Bruno

Campo de' Fiori - Rome

Every day since 1869, except for Sundays (that’s when everyone sleeps in), Campo dè Fiori hosts Rome’s most colorful and assorted market; bargaining here is a must and begins early! Wandering tourists will find flowers, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, spices and so much more.

In Ancient Rome, as uncovered evidence later revealed, the area was used as a storage by horsemen that participated in the games held at Circus Maximus. During the Middle Ages, the area was abandoned and, in its place, a field of wild flowers bloomed from which the square inherits its current name: Campo de’ Fiori (literally translating into “field of flowers”).

However, the plaza’s fame is strongly linked to its darkest chapters; Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori, in fact, was used as a site for public capital executions and punishments. Among those perpetrated, the execution for heresy of Philosopher Giordano Bruno on February 17th 1600 remains the most illustrious. In the exact place of his death a bronze statue of the Philosopher – tactically facing the Vatican - dauntingly now stands. Sculpted by Ettore Ferrari, the controversial memorial (clearly visible on our live webcam) was unveiled in 1889 powerfully symbolizing freedom of thought. On the base of the statue the following inscription reads: 'To Bruno - the century predicted by him - here where the fire burned'.

When Rome’s favorite market is over, the stands are cleared and Campo de’ Fiori turns into a lively meeting spot for students, locals and tourists!

Get a feel of this quintessential Roman square with our webcam broadcasting live from Campo de’ Fiori!

Fun facts:

The marketplace also featured the so-called Terrina (bowl) fountain, designed in 1590 by Giacomo della Porta. An inscription reading “Do good and let them talk” appeared on its surface announcing the apparent gossipy, chit-chatty nature of the piazza. The construction was taken down in 1889, only to be replaced with a copy nine years later (the original now stands in front of the so-called Chiesa Nuova). Curious eyes will also notice that Campo de’ Fiori is the only square in Rome without a church!

Cam on-line since: 06/20/2016

Comments

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    • 1 week ago
    • kaisar

    Hannah if you look at the photo I posted you will see that the cafes frontage are full so unless the families are really big that is not the case and also so many people standing around closely togethe

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Hanna Astephan

    People sitting on the same table in a restaurant may be a family gathering living together in the same house, or friends who are sure of each other. I do hope that these are the cases.
    As a safe strategy one must consider that anyone around him is a virus suspect and act accordingly.
    We need you all to be safe and healthy. Take care of your self.
    Hanna.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • kaisar

    Wow even busier than when the market stalls are open, the cafes open are full people sitting next to each other and no protection either, do they think it is over now

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • kaisar

    Thank you Keith, I would not drink from any of these fountains if I lived in Italy at the moment, and there doesn't seem to be any social distancing at this market or hasn't been since it opened nearly 2 weeks ago, strange or am I missing something here ??

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • user.elvis1956

    I think the set up of these Markets No real social distancing people standing next to each other inside these red and white tape barriers ?..and people walk to the left or right of these stalls are having to walk pass each other within a feet or two...

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • KeithYork

    Yes Kaisar , called nasone, they are everywhere , however not hygenic.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • kaisar

    Hi Keith I have just found it, it is a round one this end of the square

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • kaisar

    Keith where is the water fountain in this market square ??

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • KeithYork

    Just wondering, there are free water fountains all over Rome , and still being used frequently like in this camera view, with no noticeable warnings!

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • user Anna

    Ah, just saw why the soldiers are there. A car of the carabinieri came on the square, stopped at 3 persons passing by. From the other side came a man, obviously drunk, who adressed himself to the carabinieri. They tryed to ride away but couldn't. Immediately the soldiers were on the scene.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • user Anna

    Got addicted to the images of the almost empty squares. This one is (was) my favorite. Wonder why there are from morning to fall, always two soldiers with their guns stand by. And yet this square looks so peacefully. I never saw the soldiers harass someone or something. In march when the situation in Italy was catastrophic, on a first early spring day at noon, there were a few more passengers than before. Two little children had the time of their live with their steps on the empty square while the adult they were with, had a chat with someone in the sun. One of the soldiers was feeding the pigeons and was amidst a cloud of them. An older man came on the square and sat down a minute on the steps of the stature. And then at once there was a police car. There came an argument between police-officers and the man, that lasted for more then half an hour. The man was gesticulating and showing all the time he was only sitting there for a moment. And all this on a square where a man was burned alive centuries ago because of his insights. All quite surrealistic.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • KarenS

    It’s so fantastic to see things getting a little less strict! Congradulations Italy!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Le Flâneur

    I watch each day as activity picks up.
    The other day I saw one of the solders in the corner look up and wave at the webcam. It was delightful.
    Good news stay safe and God Bless you.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Roger Gill

    see the Market is back functioning again. A good sign.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • maria rodgers

    Why the heck do people think its ok to do that? Now im angry !

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Chris Campbell

    Just seen an Italian soldier kick a pigeon that was brave of the jackass