Almost every neighborhood in Rome has a local food market. A visit to a Roman produce market is a wonderful way to get a glimpse of everyday life and to see what foods are in season. A good rule of thumb is if you don’t see it in the market, don’t order it in a restaurant.
The open air market in piazza Campo di Fiori is one of Rome’s most picturesque. Umbrellas cover the stalls which are piled high with seasonal fruits and vegetables, some still run by Romans who have been selling in the market for generations. Mixed in are tables filled with useful kitchen tools and gadgets. At one end you will find the vendors selling the colorful flowers that give this famous piazza it’s name.