Sunday, February 15, 2009

Campo dei Fiore: Our Favorite Bar is Gone!

Vendor leaving the Campo dei Fiori at the end of the day.

The Campo dei Fiori is a colorful space that hosts a fruit, vegetable & flower market on weekdays and Saturday mornings. In the summer and spring it is a great place to stop for some fruit on the way to a picnic lunch on the nearby banks of the Tiber River. We found ourselves going there often because our favorite Roman coffee bar was located on a corner of the Campo.
Since 2006 we have enjoyed sitting in the "window bar" watching people on the Vicolo del Gallo going to and from the Piazza Farnese. After lunch on a recent Sunday we went to our bar for a coffee and found that it is closed. Even in Rome some things do not last forever.

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