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5 of 5 bubbles Review of MercatiGenerali

Ranked #4 of 15 Concerts & Shows in Catania
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mercati Generali was opened in the 20th of June 1998 in Contrada Jungetto, in the south of Catania. Today Mercati Generali’ s winter activities take place in three rooms inside a mill built towards the end of the 800’ s for wine production and conservation. A courtyard has been recovered near the building and a summer programme, from May until October, is carried out in it. Mercati Generali’ s programming is mostly oriented towards the promotion of musical plans’ s and artistic independent realities it’ s known and appreciated in the artistic field both in Italy and abroad. During the 2000 year Mercati Generali was a partner in the project, directed by Otello Urso; it was the first project in the south of Italia to be supported and funded by the European Culture 2000 project. Important partnerships and cooperation between many principal actors of the European musical production and promotions have made possible unforgetable performances by many artists at the Mercati, some of which are: Murray Lachlan Young, Marc Ribot and Los Cubanos Postizos, to Rococo Rot, Manu Chao and Roy Paci, Ursula Rucker, Frederic Galliano and African Divas, Enon, Mike Patton and Rahzel, Marcos Valle, Uri Caine, Cat Power, Bill Evans, David Grubbs, Jamie Lidell, , Antony and the Johnsons, Cocorosie, Uzeda, Studio Davoli, the installation of Sfuggita family and Ultrapop, the performance of Sarah Fazzino and Moto Mimetico, Masaki Iwana and Valeria Geremia , and the extraordinary participation of Hidetochi Nagasawa tanks to the contribute of Fiumara d’arte. Mercati Generali has taken its name from a massive building project, the New Catania Agroidustrial market, which unfortunately foresees a further cementing of the prevailing green area of Contrada Jungetto.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Magnificent, busy, crowded outdoor market with unbelievable fish and seafood and beautiful produce: a cook's paradise.

Visited July 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Feel the nature and Music at the same time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

The place is really stylish, nice bar and huge place where it's possible to chill out listening a really good selected music. The Security Staff is really professional and ready to afford every kind of situation, my mark is 5 STARS LUXURY as the referent is able to afford every kind of situation. Congratulation and thanks for the fantastic night you let me spend.

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“cheap as chips, but would you want anything.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

This market gives you an idea how markets have run in this region for many years the only problem is that what's being sold is mainly cheap junk brought in from china, I suggest taking an hour car drive to Ortiga for a much more pleasant experience.

Visited June 2012
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Valletta, Malta
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“Open market”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

A must visit if you are in sicily. Be careful to be there very early as the market is off at 13.00. Idea for some good bargains as they sell really a lot of items

Visited April 2012
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Must do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

Does not require much time, and get there by mid-morning latest. Interesting fish market.

Visited March 2012
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