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This open-air market in Sardinia's principal city is noisy, busy, colorful and lots of fun.
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Via Coccu Ortu, 09128, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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All reviews local market fish market bread fish section nice market lower floor fresh food mussels stall holders horse meat fishy smell must visit place salami veg sellers cheese stalls
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best foodie treats in Sardinia! A morning spent shopping here is a delightful, and delicious experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank holidayzwithkidz
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Was disturbing to see jong dead pigs hanging. Was an ok market but you can see it in 30 minutes. No need to plan any longer.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 832peterd
Reviewed November 3, 2018

A worth while stop off point if you are in Cagilari. Its a market bursting with food and variety, loads of meat, fish, veg and wine shops. Make sure you go down stairs to the fish market which can only be accessed via the staircase...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samsmith92
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

The walk to the market is lovely and a great way to see the city. A local market that is a must see for anyone interested in food and local delicacies. Lovely stall holders and great fresh produce.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cazza2015
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

An interesting place to visit if you can tolerate the fishy smell. It might seem obvious but we had to cut our visit to the fish market short as our youngest was so overwhelmed by it, which was a shame as we had intended to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tonybX8841SA
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Went for a trip to the SAN Benedetto Markets. Definitely a must go and visit. Everything from Fruit & Veges, Cheeses, Salume, Olives, Fish of many types, shellfish, pork, duck, chicken, even Horse meat.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bern_Bris
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Fresh food with couple of places for cooked pasta dishes and fish salads. Wine €2.50 ltr poured into plastic bottles (bring own empty or + €1.25 ) bakers do little pizza and potato pies. All delicious.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Escape789250
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Our AirBnB accommodation was a 15 minute walk but you can catch the No. 7 bus to the Market. The market was humming when we got there mid morning with tourists and locals. We were looking for supplies for a light dinner and were overwhelmed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Melanie T
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

From fruits to chees or salami or fresh food you have a lot of options to take the breakfast or lunch here. I just go straight to the oyster stand and fresh shells. If you like this kind of food just go there in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Bejan C
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Best Market in the region. You can find anything your heart desires. Fresh fish , fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. It does not get fresher than this.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Open at 7 a.m. and close at 14 p.m.
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MLB5131955
Richmond, Virginia
San Benedetto Markey, Corsica (1 Reply)
Would appreciate learning whether walking from cruise ship (Royal Carib) to San Benedetto Market is possible. Thank you
May 25, 2017|
Response frombalanina|
If you mean the market in Cagliari, Sardinia, obviously not, from the port in Calvi, Corsica. From the port in Cagliari, if you're going there, it will depend on your age and walking skills. Google reckons it's over half an hour's walk, and that's probably not taking into account that it's quite a climb up from the port to the centre of town in Cagliari.
Amy B
Norwich, United Kingdom
A bit of help needed please! (3 Replies)
Hi everyone, I'm just looking for a little advice regarding an up and coming trip to Cagliari. I'm flying out with my parents on 12th May, land about 13:30 and plan to pick up the hire car and drive into the city to collect the keys to the apartment where we are staying. We plan to grab a few food essentials from a supermarket (best one?), do some easy sightseeing and have dinner out the first evening we are there. The 3 of us are coming for a little bit of down time and to experience...More
April 28, 2016|
Response fromMoniquedG|
We loved Cagliari. If there are medical conditions to consider you know Cagliari is quiet vertical I hope? If you look up your apartment on google maps and search for supermercado you will see the supermarkets closest to your apartment. I stayed in a B&B so did not do a lot of shopping for food but there were lots of small shops in the center. You know about the ZTL zone in Cagliari and most Sardinian towns? I hope your apartment has parking nearby because we stayed in Via Roma and had to...More