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A must visit

Syracuse's Ortigia market is a must visit location.....the sights, smells and action is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Singleton, Australia
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Worth walking through

This looked more like a local then tourist market. There is plenty of unusual food on display... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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centro storico di Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Syracuse's Ortigia market is a must visit location.....the sights, smells and action is a wonderful way to experience locals at work. A sensory wonder.....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adrian2016Traveller
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This looked more like a local then tourist market. There is plenty of unusual food on display, particularly local delicacies. Also some interesting restaurants that are combined with delicatessens that you can look inside. Overall the place did not appear too clean so be careful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We visited the markets for some fresh fruits and vegetable and I ended up having the best seafood ever from one of the stalls - freshly caught octopus and calamari. There is also an amazing panini store who's owner gives out samples of delicious cheeses...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank munchkin760
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This market is located next to the Tempio di Apollo. It is not as big (on 2 streets) as those of Palermo for example, but it is very endearing, . The smells are delicious, the singing voices of the merchants are very pleasant, and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank FPO-Paris
Reviewed August 17, 2018

The second to last shop of the market street, which sells hams, cheeses and the like, also sells very good sandwiches filled with dried cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, salad etc. (yummie). Also try the delicacies at the other market stalls (almond cookies, fresh mulberries ...).

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Fenugreek12
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Shops are filled with fresh products. The shops close about 14:00 hour so it is better to be there in the morning. The best for us were restaurants with fish and sicilian food. It was really wonderfull food.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jankH7608LR
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I very much enjoyed strolling through the markets of Siracusa located on the island of Ortigia. The market consists a wide variety of vendors, but, I particularly enjoyed the food vendors selling fresh fruits, fish, spices, etc. It made me wish that I had rented...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Bill A
Reviewed January 12, 2018

The market is busy in the morning with locals shopping for fish, meat, poultry, fruits, spices, veggies, etc. There are few tourists in the off-season - especially when we were here - January 2018. So, it was enjoyable to stroll through the market which is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank Michael Z
Reviewed November 28, 2017

The market is really nice, lovely products and gnammy food Due to the high amount of turists walking by, I have noticed some sellers get advantage of the less careful buyers and try to make a little extra profit by "cheating" sort to speak... Do...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank SimonePuraVida
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

We loved walking round this market every morning during our stay, there were lots of interesting stores

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank S4310GKdavet
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Response from rondi3 | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall any jewellery on sale in the markets in Ortigia. There are a few high-end shops on the Corso. A visit to Syracuse is a very good idea. There is great architecture in Ortigia; the Duomo, for example. And... More