The lively local market that animates the square has a story that has been ongoing since 1869. The name, Campo de ‘Fiori, probably derives from the meadow of flowers that until the fifteenth century occupied the square. There are important buildings and, for its strategic position,became, as early as the sixteenth century, the site of a rich horses’market that was held twice a week, on Mondays and Saturdays. Around the square were built so many hotels, inns and shops of artisans and became the center of various commercial and cultural activities.In Campo de ‘Fiori had also place the executions. In particular, 17 February 1600, was burnt alive the philosopher and Dominican friar Giordano Bruno, accused of heresy:for this reason there is is a bronze monument in his memory in the middle of the square.
Even today, every morning, from Monday to Saturday at t Campo de ‘Fiori there is the famous market, one of the most typical events of the center of Rome: there are fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, flowers, souvenirs and above all spices, with the famous bags containing powdered seasonings to suit all tastes. The square is also full of bars and restaurants.