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Da Porta Carini a Piazza Beati Paoli
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Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is REAL food shopping! Local, raw, and intense! Not for the faint of heart. You will see beautiful displays of fruit and vegetables with dealers yelling out in Sicilian that theirs is the best! The fish market is quite an event in itself...watch your...More

Thank 4bellaarte2
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This market is must seen by every people who are visiting Palermo. You cab find anything you need at this market. Tipical narrow streets full with vendors tables. You can find here fresh sea food, vegetables.

Thank tomikaro
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We were staying in small self-catering apartment and so were wanting to find fresh produce to cook. This isn't as big as the other two major markets in Palermo but is still worth a visit

Thank David M
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We were staying just round the corner from Capo market. Another one of Palermos vibrant Street Markets. Selling everything from food, clothing, gifts and household items. Quite a few places to eat and drink but we didn't stop at any. We did purchase some herbs...More

2  Thank joycej494
Reviewed July 24, 2018

If you dont count the permanent shops that line Sant Agostino as it meanders up from Via Maqueda this market was ok but lacked a"wow" factor. Ballaro certainly had more fresh food. It was right by our B n B so we walked it a...More

1  Thank sccrref
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Myself and family members experienced shopping here with a local. We went to her usual vendors for tuna, bread, citrus fruit, and olives. We were there around 9 am on a Tuesday and it was not very crowded. We enjoyed the experience. We took the...More

1  Thank elana25
Reviewed April 30, 2018

The guides still tell you about how interesting Vucciria Market is: it is dead, just a few sellers left. The "Il Capo" market instead is alive with vegetables, fish, meat, and all sort of other things in the surroundings. Prices are OK (for those that...More

3  Thank Geert C
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

The energy of a busy food market feels so local. I bought many things at this market - bread, salami, dried tomatoes (to take home), cooked artichokes, dried herb pasta mix. But I went everyday just to have the best arancina in Palermo. Friggitoria Gastronamia...More

3  Thank YCandy
Reviewed November 1, 2017

Just north of the opera house is an overgrown farmers market that provides food, fish, sundries, and souvenirs at bargain prices. Beware no easy access to bathrooms. I don't think it would meet cleanliness standards, but I did manage to get some T-Shirts 1 euro...More

4  Thank Jerry W
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This was my first Palermo market experience. It was a lively, colourful market with fish, fruits, vegetables, spices and street food. The street food was delicious and there was a fish stall where we had a mixture of fried fish in batter that went down...More

2  Thank leenabloxham
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Em D
September 6, 2016|
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hi em! the market is always open, since the 7 in the morning until 5pm more or less. Wednesday in the afternoon there are just few sellers and maybe also sundey. Instead Saturday is the most crauded day :) full of fishes and... More
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Patricia M
September 1, 2016|
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it's close to the teatro Massimo in Palermo, just behind. It start from Porta Carini and finish in Piazza Beati Paoli.
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