As I’m buried in paper (albeit, pretty paper), disobedient printers, lines and lines of website code, and shipping shrink wrap today, I thought we’d wander back to Rome for a Monday daydream. That prompted me to start looking through my posts and realize I did a terrible job sharing the places we’d seen and the 3000 photos we took on our trip-of-a-lifetime. So look forward to more travel posts to come!

Today I wanted to talk more about Campo de Fiori in Rome. It’s quite close to Piazza Navona, another famous square where Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers can be found.

Campo de Fiori, though, is a little more about food and shopping. In the mornings Monday through Saturday, there is a market there full of fresh produce, flowers, and trinkets. I thought it was kind of fun to look at in comparison to the Charleston Farmer’s Market post I did last week.

It’s also a big nighttime destination though, full of bars and restaurants and sidewalk cafes. For me, I’m more of a people-watching kind of girl, and it was definitely great for that.

But, if you ask me, the most important thing about Campo de Fiori is this place. Pizza. Oh. my. goodness.

Forno Campo de Fiori was the best pizza we had while we were there. It was inexpensive (which is hard to do in Rome), simple, and full of Italians, which has to be a good sign :-)

There were no tables, so they literally wrapped up your square pizza slice in brown paper and sent you on your way. We ate there more than once leaning on the fountain in Campo, watching the market and the people. It was fantastic.

Other than that, we didn’t eat too many places in Campo de Fiori. We always make good use of Trip Advisor and try to find the hidden gems. I will have to pull out my travel journal so I can remember the names — the funny thing about Italy that’s so different than the States was that all the restaurants were named what they are + where they are.

So “Forno Campo de Fiori” is “Oven Campo de Fiori.” They were almost all like that, whereas here in America we’re like, “ooh let’s get fancy and name it ‘Opal.'” Their way made it easy to figure out where the restaurant was and what kind of food in general, but that also makes it less of a memorable name. Does that make any sense? ;-)

How was your weekend friends?

We are having an amazing time! Hope all is well with you at home. We are in Rome now, arrived here from Venice on Sunday, to our apartment we rented next to the Pantheon. Playing house in Italy! Miss you all —

Sarah

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(quite excited to be in Venice, as you can see)