The daily market at the Campo de’ Fiori is one of the oldest in Rome. Its official name is Mercato Regionale Regola, even though the square is not in the Regola, but in the Parione district. Thanks to its location it is always mentioned in guidebooks, but it is far less authentic and way more expensive than similar markets in the city.
Campo de Fiori Market Rome
Opening hours and admission
The Mercato Regionale Regola is open every day except Sundays from 7 AM till 2 PM. Admission is free.
History and description
The market at the Campo de’ Fiori already existed as far back as 1869, when the vignarole used to bring their wares from the countryside to the center of the city. These wares consisted mainly of spices, fruit and vegetables and were often cleaned on the spot.
Later meat, fish and flower stalls were added.
Nowadays the central part of the Campo de Fiori market still seems to cater to ordinary Romans. The stalls around this nucleus, however, seem to have their eyes on the tourist industry only. Pre-packaged carbonara mixes, “authentic” Italian food, but with descriptions in English and pasta brands that you will never see in a normal Italian supermarket.
Of course the prices in this market are also higher than in similar Rome markets. Supposedly one of the stallholders has even managed to acquire the nickname Bulgari.
The nearest bus stop is Corso Vittorio Emanuele/Navona (46, 62, 64, 916, 916F, N5, N15, N20).