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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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Worth a visit for hats/bags etc, but Ballaro better for fish, fruit & veg

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
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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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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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Fall harvest bounty is enticing at thus market. Food handling is much better here than at some other markets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The street markets are not as good as they once were as enviromental health arrived and made it hard for the merchants to continue running there stalls as they once did center of city had to be restored as it was falling down when terramotos hit (earthquakes)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a wonderful and colorful market place in the heart of the city. the people are very friendly and helpful. Some of the most exotic vegatation i have ever seen. You can get almost anything here

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