Piazza Campo de' Fiori, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Love love love this place! Such a different vibe in the daytime and in the night. Always full of people that give it a great atmosphere. Steer clear of the touristy restaurants that try to drag you in with someone standing outside, overcharge and serve average food. There are great places around the alleys that lead to the square. Try the old pizzeria/bakery in the corner during lunch, it is delicious.
Fresh fruit. Nice simple market. Good shade. There is a fountain for some drinking water and to wash your hands after all the fruit you have indulged.
A unique experience. Make sure you go there in the first part of your trip, and not the end, so you can take advantage of all the produce. Also a word of warning, some markets will give you samples of “juice” that contains alcohol without warning.
There is so much fresh fruit all around and they will happily make most of it into a juice for you. Their freshly squeezed pomegranate juice was intense goodness. Super red tomatoes and watermelon almost always caught my eye. They are so sweet and are absolutely a must try. Prices are reasonable and there are good eats everywhere you turn.
My first visit to this piazza was completely by chance. Initially, my thoughts focused on the cheap markets and that it wasn't a pleasant place to visit at all. Cross this off the list I thought. However, my next trip to Rome required a daily walk through the piazza. The fruit and vegetables are fresh and well priced and the atmosphere is friendly and alive. When the markets close, the piazza is transformed by the many bars and restaurants. My opinion has changed dramatically. It is a meeting place for people after work and the music and entertainment makes for a very pleasant and relaxed evening with friends for a drink and a bite to eat. I'm a convert, but it took time to realise why this piazza is so popular.