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Now it's June 4 and I had a big day planned but then I decided, nope, I'm not up for a big day, I'm just going to do a little strolling around.

He watches over the Campo dei Fiori, where every morning there is an active farmer's market and every evening a lively cafe scene.

"Here, on 17 February 1600, the philosopher Giordano Bruno was burnt alive by the Roman Inquisition because his ideas (such as heliocentrism) were deemed dangerous and all of his work was placed on the Index of Forbidden Books by the Holy Office.

"In 1887 Ettore Ferrari dedicated a monument to him on the exact spot of his death: he stands defiantly facing the Vatican, reinterpreted in the first days of a reunited Italy as a martyr to freedom of speech."
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