Campo de’ Fiori area

SS. Carlo e Biagio ai Catinari

The early-Baroque church dedicated to the Saints Biagio and Carlo ai Catinari is in Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, close to both Largo di Torre Argentina and Piazza Campo de’ Fiori. The name, Catinari, derives from the ancient presence of many dishmaker shops, called “catinari”, in that area. Commissioned by the Order of the Barnabites in 1612 […]

Piazza Campo de’ Fiori

Usually when a tourist come to Rome the first stop in the city tour is Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, a large rectangular square in the city centre where is still possible to breathe the original Roman atmosphere. During the ancient time there was in this area the Pompey’s Theatre, whose traces can be observed in […]

Piazza Benedetto Cairoli

Along via Arenula, just a few steps from the Largo Argentina Sacred Area, you will find another beautiful square in Rome, Piazza Benedetto Cairoli. Originally called Piazza Tagliacozza, in honour of Miss Isabella Orsini from Tagliacozzo who was the owner of some buildings in the neighbourhood, the actual name derives from one of the patriots […]

Palazzo Santacroce

Located in Piazza Benedetto Cairoli and recently refurbished, the monumental Renaissance Palazzo Santacroce was ordered by the Earl Onofrio Santacroce and designed by Carlo Maderno between 1598 and 1602. Some later modifications were brought by Francesco Peparelli in 1630 and then during the 19th century. A sort of little bridge used to connect the palace […]

Palazzo Farnese

Between the numerous fine buildings of Rome, the High Renaissance Palazzo Farnese, today seat of the French Embassy in Italy, is one of the most important and fascinating. Located a few steps from Campo de’ Fiori, it was first designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger in 1514 for the Farnese family, and later expanded […]

Barraco Museum

The Barracco Museum in Corso Vittorio in Rome boasts the prestigious and peculiar collection of antique sculpture donated to Rome by the rich Calabrese collector Giovanni Barracco in 1904. Initially exposed in a classical building by Gaetano Koch, after its demolition n 1938 due to the opening of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the collection was housed […]

Campo de’ Fiori Market

In the very heart of the Eternal City, piazza Campo de’ Fiori, every weekday morning (from 7 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.) since several centuries a coloured and picturesque fruit and vegetable open market is held. You will be guided by the voices of the sellers and by the unmistakable fragrance of pizza and fresh bread […]


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