The Campo de’ Fiori square is one of the best known and
liveliest places in Rome and has an interesting history. The celebrated
open-air market, full of noise and colour, is busy all day long
on account also of the many bars and restaurants frequented by
tourists and locals alike.
The statue of Giordano Bruno is a sign that Campo de’ Fiori
also has important historical connotations. In fact, the statue
stands at the very point where the philosopher was burnt at the
stake after he was declared a heretic by the Inquisition.
As for the name of the square, tradition says it originated from
the name of Flora, one of Emperor Pompey’s concubines; other
people, instead, prefer to believe it came from the time when
the square was a field filled with grass and flowers.
Campo de’ Fiori also has a brilliant night-life, being
one of the most popular meeting places in Rome