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

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • "Jeannie"

    Not many shops set up for Saturday market today

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "MalvernMick"

    Mojo... sorry didn' see your post earlier. Here? It has been teeming down, pouring, and we've also had a smattering of rain. So pretty much the usual.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "MalvernMick"

    luebird ~ also fantastic fruit and vegetables. There's a stall at the far end that sells a ready made fruit salad that makes for a terrific lunch when out and about on a warm day.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "bluebird"

    Always a great place to purchase spices and liqueurs.......

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Mojo"

    Certainty won't be visiting this piazza after dark.
    I'll get robbed whilst squinting and getting a tan in the process!
    Campo de' Fiori... the new set for Blade Runner 3!

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Mojo"

    Really...
    A massive video screen? Which illuminates the area like nothing else!
    #rediculous #haha_silly

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Jetzen"

    The audio is missing.....

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Rodney Hutton"

    Why are the street lights not burning? What is on the large brightly illuminated sign on the building on the west side the piazza?

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Mercurio, G"

    Demonstration today (October 31) about Covid-19 restrictions signs reading NO LOCK DOWN!

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Roger Gill"

    Covid Restrictions on again in Italy

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Aleksandrovich Boris"

    Базар,он и в Африке базар

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Mojo"

    Most unusual evening activity I've seen since April.
    Almost like a closed set during filming.

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Mojo"

    HI MalvernMick, how's the weather been over there,
    In Worcestershire sauce country?

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "MalvernMick"

    They are trying... the new ballet of this wonderful place

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "MalvernMick"

    meo mprri tutti

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • "Mojo"

    Hello? What's going on tonight??