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- Very good supermarket, close to Taormina if you have a car. Fresh fish and meat counter with reasonable prices.Written 13 August 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- As a chef I was in heaven! Walking through the fish section of the market made my mouth watering, lots of activity in the morning with the fresh seafood, watching the vendors and buyers interact was a bonus, later this place is transformed into a giant vibrant restaurant, find a restaurant to try the fresh seafood prepared or just stroll under the colorful umbrellas that give a festive touch to the area.
AlfredoWritten 5 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited the Outlet Village recently and made some purchases. Great selection of all type of goods no bargains. Hi, when will the winter sales start? In December or January?Written 4 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- a must do if youre in the city, you can't really miss it if you want to experience the traditions of the islandWritten 16 July 2022
- There are several traditional markets in Palermo. We went to both Capo and Vucciria but if I had limited time and had to choose, I’d pick Capo. It was larger, more lively, more interesting and had a greater range of more appealing street food.
For those who care to look there’s a lot of interesting foodstuffs here. Herbs, spices, olives, live lobsters, small sharks and giant octopus. Best of all are the huge swordfish. Stallholders tie the swords with ropes, lashing them to a railing so that the heads are raised up and the blades are on full display.
We watched fishmongers expertly slice through the flesh of these giant fish with cleavers, then carry away the massive heads in both arms. We browsed the colourful mountains of local fruit and veg and tasted Sicilian street food (although I drew the line at the spleen sandwich).
What you see here is a real working street market, not the sort where you find endless, plastic tourist tat and copy sunglasses, copy handbags etc. Fruit stalls are made out of upended crates and people have worked here for generations. We noticed that we were never pestered or pressured to buy. You can just wander and look. However, if you are buying street food, I’d recommend checking the price before you order. We picked out several things from the cart and then sat to eat them but when the bill arrived, it was quite expensive. As we hadn’t checked prices when ordering, I suspect they may have been jacked up accordingly.
The thing I liked most was that in the middle of the market, behind awnings and fruit crates is an old Baroque church, Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione. It seemed so unexpected and incongruous to have a church in the midst of the market but of course it’s perfectly normal in Palermo and that’s part of the charm.
GETTING THERE: From Teatro Massimo, it took less than 5 min to walk there.Written 7 November 2020
- We were hoping to find more of a variety considering the location. There were few sizes available of various models be it shoes or clothing. Would have liked to have more of a choice. Prices very similar to what one would find locally, in my country of origin. So really not quite what I expected.Written 22 September 2015
- This is a small fish market, but, nonetheless, very interesting. It was busy with local people buying for their dinner. There was a good range of fish, lovely gambas. My favourite was the fishmonger using old style scales to weigh the fish. A good little local fish market, full of local character with nice little harbour to the rear.Written 26 September 2017
- My wife and I recently visited the Farm Cultural Park in Favara and we found it nestling amount the local community at different locations and levels. Our time there was most rewarding and thought provoking.Written 5 August 2022
- First time visit. Beautiful layout and a very good range of shops. Food court is very good but limited inrange, though we did enjoy eating there. Conveniently located especially if travelling by personal car. Closeto other outlets. A visit is a must for any visitors.Written 17 September 2018
- Stopped in this market for something to eat on way to a performance.ance at Teatro Massimo. It had a good buzz and I can imagine it's great fun later at night- unfortunately I don't make it back to see!Written 11 May 2022
- Good shopping complex, with a good and varied range of shops. good parking facilities. A good way to spend some timeWritten 26 September 2021
- You can't be in Palermo and not go to at least one of its main markets. The sights, the sounds, the smells are something else. For someone who is simply perusing without any aim to buy, the hustle may get overwhelming pretty quickly. Which is probably the reason Vucciria - the most compact of the three - is my favorite.Written 7 October 2021
- One of the best town in Sicily is certainly Sciacca, in the south west coast. There are a lot of attractions, but the fish market is a very show.Written 12 November 2019
- For someone that likes to experience the smells, sights and sounds of how the locals shop this is a good place to stroll.Written 4 November 2019
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