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A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce

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Address: Via Mulino Santa Lucia, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy

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A highlight of Catania

This fish market is a must visit while in Catania! It's a buzzing place where you can see the fish being butchered before your eyes, the huge heads of sword fish on display, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This fish market is a must visit while in Catania! It's a buzzing place where you can see the fish being butchered before your eyes, the huge heads of sword fish on display, and all the sights and smells you would expect in a fish market. Local people are going about their normal business buying fish to cook, and some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I love markets so I am a little biased. But this fish market is the most amazing I have ever seen. These men are passionate about their produce. Try to conquer a place against the fence a little higher above so you can see the men cleaning mackerel without hardly even looking at what they are doing. So skilled! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

What Whole Foods is to the affluent, a teeming fish market like this one is for the person who wants to sample the amazing variety of creatures harvested from the sea. This huge display of edibles ranges from almost invisible shrimp to enormous tuna suspended over the vendor's table to attract customers away from competing stalls. The market is loud,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Look this is a working fish market - it's not touristy at all so if you're squeamish at the sight of blood or want a sightseeing tour this may not be for you. However the market we thought was great - buzzing with buyers and sellers. Amazing huge swordfish and tuna with urchins, octopus, and some fish we'd never seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Excellent places to eat super fresh delicious seafood Great advice and service our main stop while at Frederica Language School. Highly recommended. Leon and Keiko

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wow ...... Everything under the sun on stalls ! Fabulous experience .....,sights, sounds, smells ! Fish ... Meat.... Veg... Fruit .... Clothes ..... Grocery ..... Cleaning products .....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Fish Market is the central attraction but as you radiate out from the market you come across streets with stalls selling fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, spices - pretty well anything! This is one of the most impressive markets I have visited. The produce was good quality and surprisingly good value. We stocked up here on a Saturday before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

very warm place with good employers. the food was fresh and tasty. employers were helpful. although it was a small place u don't feel uncomfortable.the location was very good right in the middle of the fish market that creates a good atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The fish market experience is interesting, but I guess it might be even better to share it with some locals or a guide or a cook ☺ As only in this case you’ll get the privilege of choosing, buying, and afterwards eating of the fresh and good looking fish. We attended the pescheria at 9AM and spent there just 10-15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

On our recent visit to Catania, walking through the vast array of stalls was definitely a highlight. You can buy almost anything at this market and it's a must see for fish lovers.

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Address: Address: Via Mulino Santa Lucia, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania

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