Campo dei Fiori in Photos: ‘Market of flowers’ in Rome, Italy

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Campo dei Fiori in Photos: ‘Market of flowers’ in Rome, Italy

Fresh Produce at Campo dei Fiori

Campo dei Fiori, the oldest functioning market in the city, is a part of everyday life of Romans. Romans, and Italians in general cherish what they eat. Getting locally grown produces, in a season, is very important. You’ll find different kinds of producers in Campo dei Fiori in due to the seasons. Romans come here to buy fresh produce, cheese, and meat for the meals. Not just for the food, you can also find the numerous kinds of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and spreads. You can taste some of the products and decide what to buy.

The name can be translated to ‘Market of flowers’. The name originated from the time when pilgrims passed through Rome. Campo dei Fiori was along the way of their path, and the pilgrims used to buy flowers to show their respect to the church. Nowadays Campo dei Fiori is an important local market, and it turns into a lively outdoor restaurant at night.

 

Puntarelle – Roma’s favourite vegetable

Fresh vegetables at Campo dei Fiori

Fresh vegetables at Campo dei Fiori

Salad to go at Campo dei Fiori

Prepared salad to go

Sun dried tomatoes

Sun dried tomatoes

Persimmons

Fruits at Campo dei Fiori

Fruits at Campo dei Fiori

Tomatos at Campo dei Fiori

Tomatos at Campo dei Fiori – There are so many different kinds of tomatoes due to its purpose.

Mushrooms at Campo dei Fiori

Mushrooms at Campo dei Fiori

Tomatos at Campo dei Fiori

More tomatoes

Baby zucchini in Campo dei Fiori

Zucchini

Valerian

Fresh Valerian

Meat at the market

Meat at the market

Salami

Coppiette and Salami

Locally made cheese

Cured meat hanging outside of the butcher shop

Cured meat hanging outside of the butcher shop

Parmigiano-Reggiano

Parmigiano-Reggiano

Fresh made cheese

Fresh cheese – Mozzarella Bufala, Parmigiano-Reggiano and others.

Balsamic vinegar for sale

Balsamic vinegar for sale

Olive oil for sale

#Disclosure: I explored Campo dei Fiori with Walks of Italy during Room Food Tour. The tour was sponsored by Walks of Italy but all the contents and the opinions are my own.

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

8 Comments

  1. Dean says:

    I love going to fresh food markets when I travel. There’s always something interesting to see and it’s a great way to meet locals. This one looks really interesting…and delicious!

  2. I love this part of the city. went there a few years ago and still think that it was one of my best trips ever.

  3. Bianca says:

    I love taking photos in markets as well. There are always so many different shapes and colours that make all the photos appear so arty. But looking at your photos have also made me hungry, especially for some good cheese.

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  4. Natasha says:

    Beautiful photos, I’ve been to Rome many times but never to this market. Would love to check it out next time I’m in Rome and taste those persimmons!

  5. 30Traveler says:

    Did you get a chance to try the fresh fruit? Did you find it especially tasty or just normal tasting? I have an image of italian produce being extra delicious!

  6. Andrew says:

    Hi,

    I love the the fruit, veg and oil photos! Now that is what I call a fruit and veg market stall!

    I hope to visit Rome one day. Great photos and cheers for sharing.

    All the best

    Andrew

  7. Claudia says:

    Puntarelle. I think I could kill for those. I LOVE THEM.

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