I do love a good market and although we weren't cooking for ourselves, we couldn't resist paying the daily market at Campo de'Fiori a visit. If you wanted to see the freshest of fresh veg, multicoloured salads, and Roman artichokes of the season, then this was the place.
I saw the Forno Campo de'Fiori recommended on Design Sponge's Rome Guide and so we had to stop off there for a mid morning snack of some Pizza slices. This artisan bakery has been there for over a century turning out breads and pastries and you could tell by the bustling atmosphere that it was a hit with locals and tourists alike. From outside you can peek through the window into the bakery area next door and see the metre long pizzas being prepared then popped into the oven.
As it was getting hot we sat and ate our snack on the steps of the monument in the middle of the square next to a group of Gypsy musicians, who were getting ready for their next street performance.Just in front of the bakery was a fountain which was used as a source of water for the nearby flower stalls. Once the market is over, the locals briefly reclaim their square before the bars and restaurants fill up again for the evening. You can read some more about that wonderful bakery here and here and here.
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