One of the best ways to plan a trip to Rome is to explore a neighborhood or two a day. In this guide, we focus on the home of Rome’s most famous outdoor market—Campo de’ Fiori. Discover the attractions, best places to shop, and places to eat in the Campo neighborhood.
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Campo de’ Fiori Neighborhood Guide
To be clear, Campo de’ Fiori is not actually a neighborhood—it’s a piazza. However, many locals simply refer to the area as “Campo”. The name literally means field of flowers.
During the day, you’ll now find Rome’s most famous market engulf the piazza. At night, the area turns into a hot spot for locals to enjoy aperitivo and cocktails. So, what else does the Campo area have to offer? In this insider’s guide to finding the hidden gems of Campo de’ Fiori, here’s what we’ll cover:
- Where Is Campo de’ Fiori, Rome?
- Attractions in Campo de’ Fiori
- Shopping in Campo de’ Fiori
- Restaurants in Campo de’ Fiori
Where Is Campo de’ Fiori, Rome?
Campo is in the center of Rome’s hustle and bustle. It’s within walking distance to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Via del Corso, Trastevere, and the Colosseum. So, it’s fair to say that it’s a pretty awesome neighborhood to find yourself in if you want to experience Rome in a rush!
East of the neighborhood, you can see the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, which are only a 5-10 minute walk away. Looking northwest, you can see St. Peter’s Square and the Vatican. They are just a 15-minute walk away or two stops on the number 23 bus to Clodio if you’re going towards the Vatican.
Attractions in Campo de’ Fiori
Campo is a colorful area with lots of different things to do and see. You name it, Campo most probably has it: an outdoor market, shops, restaurants, bars, cafés, museums, churches, and monuments. Here are a few suggestions of must-see Campo de’ Fiori gems. For a more comprehensive list, see our top things to do near Campo de’ Fiori.
Campo de’ Fiori Market
The main attraction for tourists in this area is the outdoor market. You can find almost anything here, from fresh fruit and vegetables to meats and cheeses, clothes, and kitchenware. Although it’s gotten more expensive, it’s a great place to buy some souvenirs.
Address: Campo de’ Fiori | Hours: Mon – Sat, 8 am – 2 pm
In the middle of the piazza, you’ll see a statue of a man wearing a long dark cloak. That man is philosopher Giordano Bruno, who was burned at the stake in this very piazza in the 17th century. Why? Because of his radical scientific theories about the universe, which conflicted with the Church’s teachings.
Address: Campo de’ Fiori
Not many people know this, but famous painter Raphael Sanzio actually lived on this street. It’s known as one of the most beautiful streets in Europe and is a great escape from the crowds if you fancy stretching your legs after lunch in the area. You’ll also find a tailor on this street where you can get some custom-fit “Made in Italy” shirts.
Address: Via Giulia
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Shopping in Campo de’ Fiori
La Antica Norceria Viola
Calling all meat lovers! This prosciutteria sits right on the edge of the piazza and is the perfect place to sample some of the best cured meats in the neighborhood.
This family-owned shop is filled to the brim with different types of meat. If you want to take some home, they’ll wrap it up in an airtight, airplane-friendly bag.
Address: Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, 43
Via del Pellegrino
This street leads away from Campo de’ Fiori, but is home to some lovely little shops and cafés. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, then these are the shops you should be visiting (as well as going to the neighborhood of Monti).
You’ll find jewelry, clothes, kids shops, antiques, and no high street stores. Walk all the way to the end and you’ll meet via dei Banchi Vecchi, another street leading away from Campo with some cute shops on it.
Address: Via del Pellegrino
Via dei Giubbonari
This is a more popular shopping street in the Campo area. You’ll find lots of little shops bustling with people buying clothes, shoes, food, liquor, homeware, and much more.
It’s the main street that leads into Campo from the 8 tram stop so it is always a busy one, but the good thing is that the shops tend to stay open later.
Address: Via dei Giubbonari
Restaurants in Campo de’ Fiori
Campo de’ Fiori is a great place to have a drink and has restaurants with ample outdoor seating. When it comes to food, however, you need to know where to go. Here are a few suggestions for great places to eat in the area. For a more comprehensive list, see our guide to the best restaurants near Campo de Fiori.
€ | Great House Wine | Seafood Pasta | Family Run
Unassuming from the outside, Osteria Orbitelli is a firm favorite of ours. We highly recommend it. Owned by Neapolitans, this affordable yet delicious dig serves several courses for just €25. There’s no menu, so just ask what they recommend and they’ll start bringing out their best seafood and pasta creations.
Address: Vicolo Orbitelli, 13
Forno Campo de’ Fiori
€ | Baked Goods | Local Institution | Delicious Pizza
Forno Campo de’ Fiori is an institution in the piazza, feeding people with delicious baked goods since 1819. They even provided goods for Vannozza de’ Cataneis, the mistress of Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia).
So, when you buy some artisan baked goods here, you’re literally buying a piece of history. We recommend their pizza, panini, walnut bread, and even their cheesecake.
Address: Campo De’ Fiori, 22
Caffè Peru—Vino e Cucina
€€ | Great Coffee and Pastries | Outdoor Seating
Caffè Peru is hidden away in a backstreet behind Campo de’ Fiori and is the perfect place to escape for some lunch or a glass of wine. Its eclectic style and friendly staff may well keep you coming back for more.
Address: Via di Monserrato, 46
€€ | Homestyle Food | Terrace | Fixed Menu
Like something from a movie, the place is run by nonna Paola who has been working here for decades and still cooks all the food. They serve typical Roman and Italian delicacies, but we suggest you trust the waiter and let him recommend dishes for you.
Address: Largo del Pallaro, 15
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