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Mercato del Capo

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Address: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Da Porta Carini a Piazza Beati Paoli

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Sicily every day life

Visiting this market is no tourist thing. Many locals shop and gather there to socialize. Very picturesque food stalls with normal prices, lower than mainland Italy. People... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this market is no tourist thing. Many locals shop and gather there to socialize. Very picturesque food stalls with normal prices, lower than mainland Italy. People welcoming and cheering, offering you to taste their products. Suggest to everyone this 30 min stroll.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a stroll this this market and all the fishmongers with the head of swordfish strung up (wondered how they they had it there). The place can stink and a few vegetable stalls and meat stalls and enjoyable for a walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but quintessential Palermo market with the sights, sounds and smells that make for one of the city's fresh food shopping spots. Lots of interesting and unusual items, at least from my US-based perspective, but that's what makes it fun and part of the experience of travel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful market with fruit, veg, fish and meat. Loads of street food to try. We even had cow's head and spleen and lung in bread bun. I am going to go back to take non perishable products home eg pine nuts, saffron, pistachio paste. Friendly stall holders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I loved how many locals were at the market. You would think there would be so many tourists, but not many. My wife and I found a guy selling eggplant, peppers, and a few other items on a plate. Soo good! No name of this place, but he's the only guy selling food on a plate (sounds weird, I know).... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Went strolled around this market while staying in Palermo. Wow is all I can say. It's noisy with people shouting offers for their goods, busy and bursting with fresh local produce. Shame we were staying at a hotel otherwise I'd have brought tons of food to cook! Did however buy fruit to eat which was lovely. You can buy so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited in February but the stalls were still laden with delicious colourful produce! The lime green and purple cauliflowers looked amazing! Some parts can be a bit grubby so choose well if you buy and shop with the locals!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

When we talk about Sicily, one of the things we can't miss is the food. This market is a perfect and iconic showcase of where the food served are coming from. You will find all sorts of ingredients and probably the finest in who Palermo, from nuts to fresh squids and whatever else that will be plated in the places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

No visit to Palermo would be complete without visiting the street markets. Each has its own identity. Il Capo is a wonderful mix of food and sundry items. Ballaro focuses mainly on food. Vucciria, while still famous, is, sadly, nearly extinct. There are a few other street markets in Palermo, but I love the food markets best. To reach Il... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We went to all 3 main markets in Palermo, & this was the best for hats/bags etc, whereas Ballaro better for fresh food. Capo does sell fresh fish/meat etc also, but not as many staffs as Ballaro. They aren't far away, so easy to do both. Watch for scooters trying to get through. We went there several times to get... More 

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