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A’ Piscaria Mercato del Pesce (Catania), Via Mulino Santa Lucia, open daily from 7am to 4pm, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday closed.

This is a vast and ancient market, with the allure and magical atmosphere of an Arab bazaar. The perfumes and colors will envelop you as you browse the fish stalls and stands containing other goods.

 

Ballarò Market (Palermo), Vicolo Del Carmelo, open from 7am to 7pm. 

The Ballarò market is one of the most ancient food markets in Palermo, the ideal place to take a step into the past and into the most authentic Sicilian traditions. Amidst the colorful fruit stalls, vendors call to one another and clients in dialect.

 

Mercato del Capo (Palermo), Via Cappuccinelle, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 7 am to 8pm, and on Wednesday and Sunday from 7am to 1pm.

This is a very animated and characteristic food market, an essential element for this city’s character, which stretches along Via Carini, Via Beati Paoli, Via Sant’Agostino e Via Cappuccinelle.

 

Fish Market (Trapani), Via Cristoforo Colombo, 3 | Porto Pescherecci, Monday-Saturday 6am – 1pm.

Here you can buy fresh fish that has just been unloaded from the ships. We recommend an early morning visit to get the best choice. It is always rich in sound and colors, and will be an unforgettable experience, and a tasty one.

 

Mercato di Ortigia (Syracuse) , Via Trento | between via Trento and via Trieste 7.30am – 2pm, closed on Sundays.

A triumph of flavors and colors. At the historic Ortigia Market you can find cheese, cured meats, wine, liqueur, preserves and various spices. We recommend visiting it early in the morning, especially in July and August when the weather is hot.

 

Fish Market (Sciacca), Via Porto 33, Monday – Friday, 2pm – 6.30pm.

In the afternoon the fishing boats come in loaded with an abundance of fish and shell fish. This is a very lively market, with the vendors calling out their prices and the smell of the salt and the sea. This is the real face of Sciacca, genuine and not at all touristy.        

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