The square hosts from 1869 a picturesque food market place.
Previously he had hosted performances, horse racing and executions. At its Center is the large bronze statue, inaugurated in 1887, designed by Ettore Ferrari, Dominican friar and philosopher Giordano Bruno, who was sentenced to death for heresy and burned alive on February 17, 1600, just where is his monument.
Campo de ' Fiori is the only large Roman square without churches. The evening is a popular meeting place, with many bars and restaurants.