Campo de' Fiori - Rome live cam

View of Campo de' Fiori, the market and the statue of Giordano Bruno

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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
    • 21 hours ago
    • "Mojo"

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

  • avatar
    • 21 hours ago
    • "Mojo"

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

  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • "MalvernMick"

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

  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • "MalvernMick"

    meo mprri tutti

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • "Mojo"

    Hello? What's going on tonight??

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • "Mojo"

    Someone fix that damn street light!

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • "Romano 99335499"

    Campo dei Fiori di certo tornerà presto: il tempo necessario perchè Giordano Bruno cambi la mascherina e si metta un paio di tappi nelle orecchie. Dopo più di due mesi di tranquillità, non è più abituato alla movida!

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • "Gigi M"

    IS there the practice of Social Distancing at Campo de Fiori?

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Muriel"

    White powder being spread on large area for some reason

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Peter Batt"

    Haven't seen the Campo so busy for many months

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Stephen Mitchell"

    Social distancing?.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Lynne Scobbie"

    Those guys do a wonderful job cleaning up after the market every day

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Just-James"

    Sorry. I spoke too soon - a street cleaning machin has just come and cleaned the place up. Looks lovely now.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "Just-James"

    Am I being anal? There's a lot of litter on the ground.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Linda Schweigert"

    No sound. I loved listening to the people tal.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "trish"

    3am 16/8/20. very busy