A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce

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A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce

A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce
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Frozen_FairyTales
Swadlincote, UK83 contributions
Couples
Near to the cathedral and behind the fountain, this place is a must to visit. A snap shot of Sicilian life with loads of big characters buying and selling fish that has been freshly caught that day. Wait around for a while and they might even sing!!
We stopped by one young chaps stand to try his oysters €2 a pop with lemon pepper and Tabasco if you want. They were stunning. So much so we went the next day and had it again but on this occasion he was doing a taster platter with a plate piled high with prawns, clams, oysters and sea urchin for €17(for 2 people). A surprising gastronomic experience.
If we were self catering I would be here everyday to get fresh fish. Can’t get better at the price.
Written April 29, 2022
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Florian254
Norddeutschland1,387 contributions
Just a couple minutes walk form the dome this is a nice fish market, not the best in Southern Europe but certainly in the top 5th. All kinds of fish around, but also other goods as well and a lot of small restaurants that cater directly from the market at very reasonable prices.

Just have a walk and enjoy. Oh, can be very busy and do not take your best clothes and wear segos that can take a beating.
Written December 28, 2021
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Stefan
112 contributions
Business
If you like to take a very best pictures... Yes go to Cztania fish market.
It s impressed how they manage to keep this market in a very central location. When you entered to the market it s like traveling to the past for min. 60years.
You ll feel like to be a part of a nice old italian movie.
Of course you will find out also many nice best Italian fruits like lemons,oranges,vegetables,pistaccios... Dolce, beutifull piza pasta spots.. Dont forget to take a coffee and just to watch and to enjoy all locals everyday rituals
Written January 4, 2020
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Ellen4719
Auburn, WA810 contributions
Friends
Our second trip to Sicily and I couldn't wait to see the fish market again. It was definitely something that I think of when I think of Catania. Amazing fish display and activity. There are lots of stalls that sell fruits and vegetables as well as meats but they aren't quite as fascinating. Definitely would recommend.
Written February 8, 2020
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Sal E
Florence, Italy6 contributions
Couples
The Highlight of Our Catania Visit!
We had a great time walking around the market. The vendors are a hoot! We had fresh oysters that were absolutely delicious! We had ceviche.. We had fire roasted artichokes and peppers. Everything was on point! Honestly, this was the most fun we had in Catania.
Written April 25, 2022
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joekNewJersey
new jersey1 contribution
The market is most memorably, fishmongers. A cacaphony of sellers' pitches. All at the same time. A Verdi or a Pucccini could never replicate the scene, the sound, the soul, of this chorus. Cigarettes hanging from every other monger's mouth. Nobody seems to notice that there is above a sky. Those mongers are down in a depression in the man-made environmnet. Sort of like a buy and sell pit on a commodities exchange. And just as pandemonious. Around the upper (by about three feet) permimeter are raw meat makeshift "stalls", as imperminent as they are open all around, with dogs and goats hanging naked and usually headless up side down. Below an ancient creek has been contained in concrete, but still open to view from the passageway above. It whooshes by down below you.
In the early afternoon blessedly all this mercantile madness and mayhem is gone. You seem to not be able to wait for it to happen again tomorrow.
Written February 28, 2007
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niteed
Havre, MT785 contributions
Solo
The Ballaro market of Palermo is fun. The fish market of Catania is unforgettable. I've never seen anything like it, and I loved it. It surprised me that a street market like this thrives with such intensity in 2013. Thank goodness. I really can't put into words how incredible it was. Men yelling about their fresh fish. Others cutting them up. A big crush of humanity. Fish you've never seen before. Vegetables, meat and cheese displayed in ways you've never seen. The market is immense and extends into tiny streets near the main site. Don't overlook them.
Written December 9, 2013
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Pault45sb
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Unbelievable sights and fantastic atmosphere this is what a fish market is all about
Written July 12, 2012
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islandgirl3Royston
Courtenay, Canada39 contributions
Couples
We rented an apartment near the fish market in September/October. I loved going to the market most days in the morning to buy items for dinner. The fruit and vegetables in the market were so beautiful, fresh and cheap. We would get up and go out for fresh bread for breakfast, which in itself was amazing some days the bread so hot you could hardly hold it. Then carry onto the market for fresh fruits and vegetables and either fish or chicken for dinner. We steered away from the meat as we didn't want to eat horsemeat. A true delight for the ears as the fish sellers called out for you to buy from them.
Written November 16, 2015
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dalton1skiing
London2,600 contributions
Couples
This market is lively with the freshest and most varied seafood I've seen. Plenty of swordfish, shellfish and squid stalls, but also a few fruit/veg, nuts and cheese stalls. Don’t wear your best shoes, as you'll find puddles of bloody fish water around! We went at 9am on a saturday, and it was getting busy, so best to go early. Its a working market, so don’t stand in the middle of the walkways gawking & taking photos!
Written November 7, 2015
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