Campo dei Fiori

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by mediterranean_girl on December 4, 2002

Is it the oldest market place in Rome? Yes. Is the food really that fresh? Yes. Who cares - look at all those colors, food, and bars! Actually a great place to pick up fresh picnic food, a cheeky glass of vino (Vineria), and great panini at Aristocampo towards the fountain.

Or you can sod all that and come here to play at night because this place gets much more crazy at night, especially on weekends. If you miss your fellow countrymen don’t worry, they’ll all be here. Just come and get’em.

If you need some liquid help to pass those hours away, Vineria is the bohemian place to been seen smooching and networking. A bit of Trastevere on the wrong side of the river, with some great wine (try the brachetto) and a hip atmosphere. One of those places on earth that has a not too great staff, gets very crowded, and has more than its fair share of Italian prima donnas, but you still have a great time when you go. Secret of success I suppose.

Oh, and watch the pigeons.

Campo de' Fiori
Piazza Campo de' Fiori
Rome, Italy, 00186

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