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Postcards from Rome
Campo de' Fiori
In the Renaissance Rome the Campo de' Fiori was surrounded by inns, many of which were owned by the 15th century coutesan Vannozza Catanei, mistress of Pope Alexander VI. The square was also a place of execution. The hooded statue in its center is the philosopher Giordano Bruno, burnt at the stake for heresy on this spot in 1600 for suggesting the earth moved around the sun.
Rome - Campo de' Fiori