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
    • Susie

    I’m thinking there were not too many customers buying the goods so maybe it wasn’t worthwhile?

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Lynne Scobbie

    I was commenting 'cos they had been braving up until Monday!

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Derek05

    Don't know MEL, why ??

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • MEL

    Lynne Scobbie....Oh I wonder why that is ???????

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Lynne Scobbie

    looks like the market is cancelled

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • JENNY TSANG

    希望快點回到過去快樂悠閒的義大利

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • kaisar

    Paul this is what Patti said "Today, open market, but few people walk, very few"

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • kamagra birmingham

    some life in the streets its like ghost town scarey

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Paul

    What a shame, it’s normally a busy little place! Come on patti revert back to English!

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Lynne Scobbie

    You've got to respect those police, widespread looting and disruption inevitable.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Patti

    Hoy, mercado abierto, pero pocas personas andan, muy pocas.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Luvtotravel

    Bars and restaurants are closed and it is 7:30 pm. Why are there people walking around, walking their dogs and some just standing around chatting? I wonder why there are many police cars parked in the middle of the Campo. Aren’t these people safer at home and heeding the government’s directives to protect them from coved-19 virus?

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Peter

    Lockdown NOT. market still open

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Susie

    I so wish I could hear the live music tonight. I am missing the sounds of Campo di Fiero!

  • avatar
    • 1 month 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
    • 2 months 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.