| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

Campo Dei Fiori Rome, Italy, photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

CAMPO DEI FIORI, ROME, ITALY:           I love visiting this charming market every time I visit Rome.  In English, it literally means ‘field of flowers’.  It is a vibrant place on market days.  From fish to fruit and vegetables to baked goods, this is where it’s at in central Rome for great fresh food, though it’s rather pricey.  Best to go early in the morning for the market.  At night it’s a great gathering spot with lots of cafes and restaurants at which to pass the time on a glorious Roman evening.  Check out the monument to Giordano Bruno who was burnt alive on this spot in 1600 by the Roman Inquisition.   His statue defiantly faces the Vatican.  Shot handheld with a Nikon D70S, Nikkor 55-200 mm at 60mm, f 6.3, 1/60 sec.  Photo by John Ecker    |    pantheon photography


One response

  1. Michael Chartres

    I know the Campo well and your photograph really captures the flavor of this remarkable centuries old market place. The colors abound in the market in the morning as you correctly state and each evening it becomes alive with people and people watchers as the trattoria
    and cafes take over the night. As for Brune…yes his statue is facing the Vatican but his head is bowed. I wonder if he was sorry about the whole mess he created?

    November 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

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