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
    • 1 week ago
    • Rodney Hutton

    Giordano Bruno, found guilty of heresy by the Roman Inquisition, was burned alive at the stake in Campo de' Fiori on 17 February, 1600. He is honored with a statue in the center of Campo de' Fiori, decorated on this 420th anniversary of his death today with several floral tributes.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • user65641711

    Not overly complaining yet the new Fiori Cam has intermittent periods of smooth normal video and then jumps to elapse time causing choppy looking videos.Thanks though for the fascinating litmus Rome webcams and Skyline.No more sound?Yet what I heard was Pink Floyd?Dire Straits?Yikes I 'm a straight forward guy it shouldn't be dire Rome.Check your Leviticus Old Testament quotes!Christ even mentioned that the Law is forever and He not abolishing it rather revealing it.Take care and God bless the blessed!Absolutely no twisted parallels!
    Absolutely straight forward!Gary V. Giardina!This sent before 1:44 P.M. LA Time.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Susie

    Yes, please bring back the sound!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Dotte

    Really sad there's no more sound from this cam, it was my favorite thing about it.

  • avatar
    • 9 months ago
    • Anne

    Always a lovely busy piazza and a good band playing tonight what’s not to like

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Jetzen

    Fireworks and Festivities after Midnight 2019 at the Campo de' Fiori..... Buon Anno, Roma!

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • Nancy Morgan

    What happened to the Trevi fountain cam?

  • avatar
    • 1 year ago
    • PATRICK MURPHY

    oh the cello ...how soothing is that on a thursday eve...greetings from mexico

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • Frank Dickerman

    Hello Can anyone tell me what event is going on at Campo De Fiori . Notice many cars with security and it looks as if a Band is Playing ????

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • Katarina

    Finally the beautiful FULL view of this amazing square has returned :-)

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • Patti

    unobstructed view! They removed all the flowers! :(

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • Patti

    % arc, I hope so! ... with that flower there, a perfect image, at least, for me it is ☺. Hope you enjoy it too! Have a good week.

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • %arc

    @Patti, I can see your request has met favourable ears.. just a little flower left on the upper left corner :-)

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • Patti

    Is not the campo di flori? .. I love flowers and nature ... those flowers are pretty and it does not bother me at all that they are there in the middle of the webcam and if they are going to remove them, at least leave a little flower . It will be a nice decoration to the image

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • Ron

    This is the reply I received from Skyline Webcams:
    Hi Ronald,
    thanks for contacting us.Yes, we know, the view will be fixed as soon as possible.
    Continue to follow us and enjoy the views!
    Have a great day!
    Cinzia
    So a big THANK YOU to Cinzia ***

  • avatar
    • 2 years ago
    • Lucy

    Like watching grass grow but much prettier.