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Via Mulino Santa Lucia, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews fresh fish swordfish fish market fish lovers working market great market for sale stall holders beautiful fish stall owners buy fresh fruit stalls selling on display interesting place the main square vendors spectacle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is unlike any other fish market I have been. It is a spectacle to see local live as it is. Amazing atmosphere colour and noise at the market. Amazing fish and the fishmongers cutting them with little dignity to the fish all add to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IAN D
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The Catania fish market is located in the heart of the city, behind the Baroque Amenano Fountain. From Monday through Friday, the streets near Catania’s duomo are transformed into a loud and smelling market. There are a lot of fish species and seafood, The sword...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 120Roxana
Reviewed November 1, 2018

I love visiting local markets when traveling as I believe that it is one of the best ways to get the feel of a city and country. We strolled around, looking at all that fresh fish and the locals deciding what to put on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simina31
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Behind the Amenano Fountain and down a short stairway made of lava lies the fish market. As a tourist and not intent on a purchase, just wander around, admire the produce, watch the skill of the merchants and remember to take plenty of photos to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

As far as fish markets go surely this is one of the most pitiful. Blood and guts on the street flies buzzing on food. I thought there was little respect shown for the fish - to think such beautiful fish like the tuna and swordfish...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This is so authentic. Real people selling real food (very loudly). Don't wear your posh shoes as the ground is soaked with fishy water. As well as fish there is fruit, vegetables, cheese, charcuterie, meat. I assume "castrati " is Italian for testicles...plenty of those...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

The fish market has an intense marketplace atmosphere with salesmen shouting to get your attention. A great experience but you are in and out in 30 minutes

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Morten W
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Interesting place, full of colours and smells, where you can buy fresh fish and sea food, but also fruits, for instance. Take a look if you like fish.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Liliana36
Reviewed June 11, 2018

A fish market would not be on my list of things to see but occasionally you find that you are following your guide through. The pungent odour of fish is very evident as you near the entry point and then you enter this large market...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Dan L
Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is a large fish market just off the main square and near the cathedral. This is definitely not your corner grocery or fish store. Open air and very fragrant with lots of fish smell. Large variety of fish on sale/display, many of which I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Cindy M
October 16, 2017|
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Response from Beachgirl119 | Reviewed this property |
It is open on week days. I would recommend late morning as some of the vendors start to close after 3 PM. If driving try to find parking on one of the surrounding streets. Some require a fee.
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LucienneC34
July 11, 2016|
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Response from Valentina B | Reviewed this property |
It is very difficult to park over there. . .
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April 2, 2016|
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Response from Gianluca D | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. And the 1st of May is a Sunday when the market is generally dead. Better the day before when people buy fish and meat for the 1st of May bbq.
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