We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Worth walking through

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
An absolute must when in Ortigia

We visited the markets for some fresh fruits and vegetable and I ended up having the best seafood... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Read all 211 reviews
All photos (199)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“fresh fish”(3 reviews)
“shellfish”(2 reviews)
As featured in One Week in Sicily
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
centro storico di Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Syracuse
from US$103.70
More Info
from US$40.30
More Info
1 Review
from US$97.90
More Info
from US$103.70
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We arrived the market on Sunday morning, a very nice place where the fisherman sings along with his friends and all sellers Are really nice. We found a very nice place inside the market with a small handwritten sign saying that you will buy the...More

3  Thank Ofri H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This market is rather small and there is nothing about it that makes it stand out from others such as the one in Palermo to mention one in the same region and style, also outdoors street market although way bigger and authentic, less tourist oriented....More

3  Thank jadianes
Reviews (211)
Filter reviews
36 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fresh fish shellfish almond cookies rented an apartment sicilian food panini street market sellers clothing stalls tomato selling tourists restaurants sea life stroll
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 16 September 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

2  Thank munchkin760
Reviewed 22 August 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

1  Thank FPO-Paris
Reviewed 17 August 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 ...).

Thank Fenugreek12
Reviewed 5 July 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.

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 22 May 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

1  Thank Bill A
Reviewed 12 January 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

3  Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 29 November 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

1  Thank SimonePuraVida
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank S4310GKdavet
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We actually stayed next to this street and even though the early start of the vendors can be a little frustrating once you go outside you appreciate the experience. So many vendors with so much choice. I don't think I have ever seen fruit as...More

Thank Mike A
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,224 nearby hotels
Hotel Posta
459 reviews
.11 km away
Ortea Palace Luxury Hotel
51 reviews
.18 km away
Gran Bretagna Hotel
92 reviews
.23 km away
Hotel Gutkowski
542 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16,433 nearby restaurants
Oz & Cappuccio Pesce Fresco
200 reviews
.04 km away
Caseificio Borderi
4,046 reviews
.07 km away
443 reviews
.06 km away
Fratelli Burgio
1,344 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6,958 nearby attractions
Museo Leonardo da Vinci e Archimede
175 reviews
.25 km away
Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)
766 reviews
.16 km away
Il Mercato di Ortigia
38 reviews
.03 km away
Archimedes Statue
40 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Barbara S
27 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from ToninoG1974 |
Yes every single day better in the morning.
Google Translation
Barbara S
25 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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