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Peter Bardwell | profile | all galleries >> .. other Italian places >> Rome, and Lazio >> Sites, sights and museums >> Campo de' Fiori tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Campo de' Fiori

Still as lively as ever, but the market - and indeed the entire 'flavour' of the Campo
de'Fiori district - seem to be changing, like an unfurling demonstration of Gresham's Law...

Hard to tell which is cause and which effect: these days fewer Romans can be seen doing
their daily shop, with fewer of the stalls catering to their needs, and instead there
are many more tourists, mostly on the lookout for cheap presents and souvenirs.

Although we've part of the problem ourselves, as regular annual visitors for some time
now, the poster for a Fox TV series, adorning the faux facade of a palazzo under 'restauro' -
probably into short-let rentals for visitors - appears to sum up the situation rather
well... "Desperate" !

Click on individual pictures for larger versions and some notes etc...
Flowers in the flower market
Flowers in the flower market
And veg!
And veg!
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Puntarelle... €12 per kilo
Puntarelle... €12 per kilo
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t4%2f85%2f449985%2f4%2f139804881.2TLzStNc.jpg Granvillo - on yer bike!
Granvillo - on yer bike!
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Wines
Gift-sized bottles...
Gift-sized bottles...
Pastas of every shape and colour
Pastas of every shape and colour
Amazing spiel...
Amazing spiel...
.. or the not quite so young!
.. or the not quite so young!
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t4%2f85%2f449985%2f4%2f139804879.WdApLq7H.jpg Burning of the Talmud - 1553
Burning of the Talmud - 1553
Also burned in the Campo - Giordano Bruno
Also burned in the Campo - Giordano Bruno
Classic Monday...
Classic Monday...
...  Desperate - on Thursday
... Desperate - on Thursday
Quiet, on a chilly November evening
Quiet, on a chilly November evening
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Sunday market at Campo de' Fiori
Maybe not a free lunch...
Maybe not a free lunch...
First sight - 96 or 97 perhaps
First sight - 96 or 97 perhaps
And if it's all too busy....
And if it's all too busy....
A couple of streets away - a giant mortadella
A couple of streets away - a giant mortadella
... and some of their sweeter offerings
... and some of their sweeter offerings
In the other direction, the Roscioli bakery...
In the other direction, the Roscioli bakery...
Sadly.... the former Josephine's Bakery
Sadly.... the former "Josephine's Bakery"