Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Campo de Fiori

Campo de Fiori, Roma, Italia
Located in the heart of Rome, the Campo de Fiori has an infamous history. Nearby in ancient Roman times was Pompey's Theatre, which was the site where Julius Caesar was murdered. During the Roman Inquisition philosopher  Giordano Bruno and theologian Marco Antonio de Dominis were burnt alive in the Campo de Fiori. In fact the statue at the center defiantly standing in the direction of the Vatican is a monument to Bruno. Today however, the Campo is more likely to be filled with intoxicated students than agents of the Vatican.

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