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Il Mercato di Ortigia

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9 Feb 2019
“A place full of life and colours”
13 Nov 2018
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Via Trento | Tra via Trento e via Trieste, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 9 February 2019

Experiencing the real Sicilian life even for just a few hours was something really special. We were really amazed by the people and their brio. Shopping fresh fruit and walnuts was the best part.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Not as big as the market in Catania but great street theatre. Some supremacy fish and fruit stalls and you see local life as it is.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Could be because we arrived late! Only a few stalls were open selling some clothes, bags, souvenirs. Next time will try to visit in the morning!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The market's food and condiments section is bustling and exciting - traders sing, cry out to customers and try to tempt even obvious tourists into buying their wares. If you've ever wanted to see a giant swordfish or creepy-looking monsters from the deep, this is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HealdGreenForever
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Compared to other markets we saw in our travels this one was ok. Had some nice spices and fresh food but a lot of repetition. There was a small market with only local products inside a church around the corner when we were there. I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sccrref
Reviewed 16 June 2018

It's always interesting to explore the local markets while visiting, and this one is no different. It's not huge, but you can buy anything from clothes to fish to spices to meats etc etc. Or just enjoy a beer or ice cream and watch the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank L3K
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This market is open from about 7am and it appears that it is where the locals come and buy their food.A very nice atmosphere and some nice e products to buy.Definately recommend spending an hour here and having a coffee at the bar in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Ortigia for an afternoon as part of a tour group. We had some time to meander and I had a great time interacting with the locals. There’s a lot of pride the Sicilians have around their food. Lots to see and buy....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank schellyrae
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Whilst having a stroll around, my wife and I came across the Ortigia market, which can be found right next to the Temple of Apollo. We enjoy coming across places like this as it can be a cultural lesson. The market offers a wide assortment...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Very lively and interesting local market where you can buy all sorts of fish and other food products, alongside other goods.

Date of experience: July 2017
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