Snapshots from Rome’s Campo de FioriThursday, June 09, 2016
Campo de Fiori was the first market I encountered in the Italy part of my trip. You can find the market in Piazza Navona in Rome. It is in a vibrant shopping area with gorgeous architecture surrounding it. This flea market has been around since 1869. It is open Mondays to Saturdays from 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM. My senses went into overload with all the food and Italian wares for sale. I stopped myself from buying food for pasalubong since this was just the beginning of the trip! I had 2 weeks more to go and the items wouldn’t survive the trip back home. Most of the items here are food and knick knacks at touristy prices. I regretted not buying an espresso maker which was available in an abundance of hues. I visited the market on my way to the Vatican on foot. There were a lot of locals also buying at Campo de Fiori which is a good sign. Would I recommend visiting the flea market? Definitely. It’s nice to see how the locals shop and if you don’t buy anything, you’ll love taking photos anyway.
The Rome leg is part of the 2013 Birthday Trip. Check out the itinerary here. The rest of my Rome posts are here:
Part 1: Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palestine Hill
Part 2: Gorgeous view and digs in Rome
Part 4: Tips for visiting the Vatican
Part 5: Porta Portese Flea Market
Part 6: A free tour of Trastevere
Part 7: The Free Rome Walking Tour
Part 8: 14 Free Things to do in Rome
Part 9: Rome Travel Guide
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