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Campo dei Fiori

Trip Over to Rome

The Campo dei Fiori market in Rome became a daily event for us. Living like the Italians and just picking up what we needed each day rather than going to the supermarket and buying up trolley loads as we do at home. Fortunately our apartment in Rome was a short walk to Campo dei Fiori (meaning field of flowers), so this wasn’t out of our way, and we got to know the stall holders. The first time I was at one of the vegetable stalls, the lady working there was horrified when I started picking out the salad leaves I wanted, but after that she would just give me a small plastic bag and leave me to it. We didn’t eat at the apartment much really, but the occasional meal and lighter snacks were needed, and of course some lovely Italian wines, or a bit of Limoncello on the terrace while we watched Rome go about the business of being Roman.

The first morning I woke up in Rome the view I had from my bed, across the lounge room of our apartment across to Janiculum Hill in one direction and to dome of Sant’ Andrea della Valle in the other had me leaping out of bed and getting ready to get out amongst it. Most days for us started with taking in the view over Largo di Torre Argentina right outside our apartment. Now a cat sanctuary, where Rome’s many stray cats hang out. Not that we saw or heard many of them, they keep pretty much to themselves. There is a lot of archealogical digging going on (we didn’t hear or see much of that either, just the signs of it), as during the rezoning of Rome for planned redevelopment in 1909, parts of giant marble statues and columns were uncovered. This led to the discovery of four temples and the Theatre of Pompey, where Julius Caesar was assassinated in 55 BC.

The square’s name has nothing to do with Argentina, the country. It came from the Papal Master of Ceremonies, Johannes Burckardt, who came from Strasbourg in 1503, he was known as Argentinius. The Tower in the square was named after him – Torre Argentina.




Across the square we spotted a coffee shop, called Cafffe Camerino (Yes there are 3 fs in Cafffe!) A Camerino is a theatre dressing room, so drawing reference to the Theatre of Pompey that sits underneath it. Our day out in Rome would generally begin by popping over to the Cafffe for a coffee, standing up, at the bar as they do in Italy. Of course, you can sit down – but it costs more and you move away from the atmosphere – when in Rome, do as the Romans do……….. Cafffe Camerino also serves the most delicious selection of mini pastries to have with coffee, and that’s breakfast taken care of.

A further 100 mtrs down Largo Arenula, then a right turn at Piazza Bendetto Cairoli, keep walking along here, the bakeries, delis, bag shops, fashion shops should slow you down, and just watching the people is fascinating. As you get closer to Campo dei Fiori you will notice the street name changes to Via dei Giubbonari, which is the street of tailors. All the streets around Campo dei Fiori are named for the work that was done there. Via dei Balestrari (crossbow makers), Via dei Cappellari (hat-makers), Via dei Chiavari (key-makers).

Along the way you will come across Forno Roscioli, the Roscioli family bakery since 1824, delicious pies and tarts, breads and pizza, but don’t worry, Rome is a walking city, and quick hike up Janiculum Hill and you’ll work it all off!

You will then arrive at the bustling market that is Campo dei Fiori, the only piazza in Rome without a church. Fruit, vegetables, pasta, oils, vinegars, pots, pans, everything is there. If you can’t find it in the market, the shops will have it. Some of the stalls are set up for tourists, coloured pastas and things like that, but it’s all interesting.

I particularly liked a little shop run by the Ruggeri family since 1919, up in the corner of the Campo near the corner of Via dei Guibbonari and Via dei Balestrari, the perfect place to pick up some wine, cheese, olives, a bit of porchetta and make sure you pick up some Limoncello to finish with and you’re all set………

Camp dei Fiori has a full history from being a field of flowers, to the path the Pope took to get through to the Vatican, to holding a flourishing horse market in the 1500s, to the public executions that were held here in the 1600s. There is a statue of philosopher Giordano Bruno, who was burnt alive for heresy, then regarded as a martyr to freedom of thought. The statue stands in the spot where the burning happened, defiantly facing the Vatican.

The market moved from Piazza Navona to the current location in 1869. Every morning the market is set up, then it is all packed away, the whole area is cleaned up and the evening crowd comes to fill the bars and clubs around the piazza. My only suggestion here is look but don’t try – any bar or restaurant with someone out the front touting for business is not where the locals go. You won’t get the best food, or the best service here, and you will pay more. But do go to some of the smaller places that don’t have a touter out the front, they serve great aperitivo – small delicious snacks served with drinks before dinner – while you indulge in a little people watching.




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Itinerary for Trip Over to Rome

Flew from Sydney to Rome via Dubai, with Qantas/Emirates.

Stayed in an apartment near Largo di Argentina for a month – rented through Sleep in Italy, now available on Airbnb.

Walked all over Rome, bought a one month transport ticket for buses, the metro and some trains.

We caught the fast train from Rome Termini to Florence, and stayed for 3 nights at the Hotel Savoy.

While in Florence we went on a tour with Viator to Siena and San Gimignano.

Arranged for us to be picked up at the airport on arrival, and taken back at the end of our holiday with a private transfer with Viator.

What's going on here, this little guy is on stilts!!! It was hard enough walking along the Bondi to Tamarama Ciastal Walk, through the crowds, in sneakers!!
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Another arrangement in the David Jones Spring Flower Show at Sydney's Elizabeth St store.
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Walking down my street in the rain on my way to work, yet another bad hair day!!
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The rain ended, for now, and I went to Hyde Park expecting to see all the flowers loving it, but no......they have all gone, trashed by the storms! The Archibald Fountain has construction screens around it and the grass needs some horses, sheep and cattle to move in and eat it!!
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Having a whale of a time in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, this new whale installation is growing nicely.
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All it does in Sydney these days is rain, but the flowers I walk past in my local area are enjoying it.
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The Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel, surrounded by the highrise jungle that is developing in that area, not a person in site!! Yet another soulless enclave!
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More flowers on the streets near where I live. I think they are possibly Red Bromelaids, but really no idea!!
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St Mary's Cathedral across the road from Hyde Park in Sydney. The spires were only added in 2000, prior to that there were just the two square towers with flat tops.
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Flat Rock Creek at the top of Tunks Park, finaly lots of blue sky and sunshine for a weekend.
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Walking around Sydney there are so many flowers spilling out of peoples gardens.
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The park in the cbd of Sydney that has become my lunchtime breath of fresh air.
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Between down pours, Tunks Psrk continued to fill with water. Lucky someone thought to put the "Ground Closed" sign in the middle of the cricket ground 🤣 I think anyone who turned up to play would have realised after wading through knee deep water on to the sodden grass that it wouldn't work out!😂
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Very impressive row of huge old trees in Hyde Park, Sydney. Walking in Hyde Park in my lunch break is my new thing.
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Bright pink flowers enjoying some autumn sunshine, very welcone after all the rain.
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Autumn colours at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
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Not sure how this flower managed to take on this glowing pink look as it climbed through the fence, but I like it!
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Vivid Sydney at the QVB.
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The beautiful lit works of art hanging under the dome in the QVB in Sydney as part of Vivid Sydney.
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Bright floral arrangement in the David Jones Spring Flower Show at the Elizabeth St store in the Sydney CBD.
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Dreaming of where to travel when it is safe to start exploring again....
London, New York, Rome.
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The tree lined path near the NSW Art Gallery, on the way to Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
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Top 9 around Sydney Harbour.
Top Row - Berrys Bay, the other side of Berrys Bay, Balmain from Balls Head Reserve.
Middle Row - rhe old Coal Loader Wharf in Waverton, Milsons Point Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Ferry.
Bottom Row - Luna Park, Robertsons Lighthouse at Cremorne Point, Mosman Bay from Cremorne Point.
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The AMP Building us one of the better looking buildings looking over the city shore line of Sydney Harbour. (There is a shocker going up at the moment nearby!!) This is the view from the western gate to the Royal Botanic Gardens on Macquarie Street.
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A glimpse of blue shy between down pours of torrential rain over Sydney. The Archibald Fountain in Sydney's Hyde Park, with St Mary's Cathedral in the background.
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These little flowers are loving all the rain in Sydney, me, not so much ⛈!
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The best office in Sydney? The control room for the Pyrmont Bridge, it swings open to allow boats to pass tgrough to Darling Harbour.
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Sun's out in Sydney, but still the water runs down the sandstone at Tunks Park, a beutiful spring day in Sydney, and the foecast is for a few more days of sunshine 🌞🌞🌞
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A cassowary growing in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, I'll have to go back to see how it is growing and post some updates.....
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Great balls of Cactus at the Art Gallery Road entrance to Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
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Field of flowers blooming in Hyde Park in Sydney.
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Happy New Year - wishing you all the best for a fabulous 2022 🥂🥳!!
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Hyde Park in Sydney, much smaller than Hyde Park in London, but still a lovely piece of paradise in the middle of the city.
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A very tropical looking section of Hyde Park in Sydney, it has been such a hot, rainy and humid summer these plants are enjoying it a lot more than I am!!
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Still dreaming of where to travel when the world recovers from Covid.
Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Split.
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This huge rock broke away a few storms ago, hopefully there's no more ready to break free higher up!
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Let me out!! Bright pink flowers escaping through the fence.
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The Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park on a rainy day in Sydney, just enough of a slow down in the rain for me to get into the park!!
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And the rains came to Sydney again, Tunks Park has taken a battering with water seeping through all the sandstone blocks.
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Sandstone sculpture in Sydney's Hyde Park, representing Earth, Fire and Water.
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Another shell fullnof flowers at tge David Jones Soring Flower Show at the Elizabeth St store in the Sydney CBD.
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I walk past this tree everyday, I'm sure it gets bigger and more vivid everytime I see it.
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St Mary's Cathedral behind the Archibald Fountain in Sydney's Hyde Park.
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In Marks Park on the headland at the southern end of Bondi Beach looking through this Sculpture by the Sea to Bronte Beach framed in the sculpture.
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At the eastern end of Pyrmont Bridge, one of the old sandstone pylons dwarfed by highrise towers now all around the Darling Harbour area.
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Christmas is over and we are getting ready for 2022....let's hope it's a good one!
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Not sure what these are going to be when they grow up, but they're a nice spot of colour near the Hyde Park Chess Set. I'll have to go back and see if they have grown up!
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The giant art installation in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, called Sea of Hands, winding its way down from the Art Gallery Road gates.
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Beautiful gardens just next to the CBD, going down to the harbour and the Opera House.
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Growing in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, an anteater surrounded by ants.
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