Mercato Campo de’ Fiori
Piazza Campo De’ Fiori
Open Mon-Sun, 7am-1pm
Every morning umbrellas open up into a canopy over Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, shading it completely from corner to corner. Underneath vendors unpack and display vast arrays of vegetables like puntarelle, scarola and broccoletti. Locals come to shop and tourists come for the interesting spices and souvenirs. This is the heart and soul of the neighborhood.
Piazza Farnese, 67
The Palazzo Farnese, now the French Embassy in Rome, is an example of high Renaissance architecture. Cardinal at the time, Alessandro Farnese commissioned its construction in 1514. It was later expanded when he became Pope Paul III. The inside, with frescoed ceilings by Carracci and Zuccari, can be visited by appointment only and must be booked well in advance. Read more here: www.romeing.it/visit-palazzo-farnese/
Squares & fountains of Rome
Duration: 3 hours
Walk down the roads where Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raffaello and Bernini walked. Experience Rome with a local walking guide on this fantastic tour where you will enjoy the most famous squares and fountains of the city. Rome is much more than just the Colosseo, the Vatican or the Trevi Fountain. In fact, it’s made up of the traditions and stories of the lives and experiences of so many people that do not get mentioned in traditional guidebooks.
Palazzo & Galleria Spada
Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13
Open Mon-Sun, 8.30am-7.30pm
Entry fee €5
This palazzo, once the residence of the noble Spada family, houses the art collection of cardinal Bernardino Spada (1594-1661). The collection can now be visited and includes many important pieces by artists such as Guido Reni, Artemisia Gentileschi, Parmigianino and Titian. Don’t miss Borromini’s famous trompe l’oeil near the courtyard’s entrance.
Commission by Pope Julius II and executed by Bramante, this long street runs from Ponte Sisto to the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini. It was built during the reorganization of Rome’s older medieval plan. Today Via Giulia is lined with artisan shops and boutiques. Quiet and shadowy, it is lovely for a romantic evening stroll. See more here: www.romeing.it/via-giulia/
Chiesa Santa Barbara dei Librai
Largo dei Librari, 85
Open daily, 9am-12pm, 4pm-6pm
Right off of the neighborhood’s main busy shopping street, nestled at the back of a small piazza, lies this little gem of a church. Although it officially dates from the 14th century, the church is thought to be much older. Upon entering take a look to your right at the stunning 15th century triptych by Leonardo da Roma.
Explore Rome & Campo de’ Fiori by bike
Via Labicana, 49
Duration: 4 hours
Easily cycle between ancient monuments and elegant shopping streets, Baroque squares and Renaissance palaces, and beautiful fountains and churches housing innumerable masterpieces. This guided bike tour provides the perfect introduction to your stay in Rome. The itinerary touches on Rome’s main attractions without omitting its smaller, local features.
Full immersion: all day city tour
Pick-up at hotel/accommodation
Duration: 8 hours
Catch a glimpse of daily Roman life hidden behind ivy-clad corners, open-air markets, and underground passageways long forgotten through the centuries. On this tour you will have the convenience of transportation the entire day and your driver guide will cover the major highlights of Rome both inside and outside the city walls. Explore Campo de’ Fiori, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Catacombs and more at your own pace for an unforgettable and stress-free journey.