Shopping in Province of Palermo

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Shopping in Province of Palermo

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  • Sal F
    Brussels, Belgium267 contributions
    a must do if youre in the city, you can't really miss it if you want to experience the traditions of the island
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,620 contributions
    There are several traditional markets in Palermo. We went to both Capo and Vucciria but if I had limited time and had to choose, I’d pick Capo. It was larger, more lively, more interesting and had a greater range of more appealing street food.

    For those who care to look there’s a lot of interesting foodstuffs here. Herbs, spices, olives, live lobsters, small sharks and giant octopus. Best of all are the huge swordfish. Stallholders tie the swords with ropes, lashing them to a railing so that the heads are raised up and the blades are on full display.

    We watched fishmongers expertly slice through the flesh of these giant fish with cleavers, then carry away the massive heads in both arms. We browsed the colourful mountains of local fruit and veg and tasted Sicilian street food (although I drew the line at the spleen sandwich).

    What you see here is a real working street market, not the sort where you find endless, plastic tourist tat and copy sunglasses, copy handbags etc. Fruit stalls are made out of upended crates and people have worked here for generations. We noticed that we were never pestered or pressured to buy. You can just wander and look. However, if you are buying street food, I’d recommend checking the price before you order. We picked out several things from the cart and then sat to eat them but when the bill arrived, it was quite expensive. As we hadn’t checked prices when ordering, I suspect they may have been jacked up accordingly.

    The thing I liked most was that in the middle of the market, behind awnings and fruit crates is an old Baroque church, Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione. It seemed so unexpected and incongruous to have a church in the midst of the market but of course it’s perfectly normal in Palermo and that’s part of the charm.

    GETTING THERE: From Teatro Massimo, it took less than 5 min to walk there.
    Written 7 November 2020
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  • LF2107
    Dundee, UK210 contributions
    Stopped in this market for something to eat on way to a performance.ance at Teatro Massimo. It had a good buzz and I can imagine it's great fun later at night- unfortunately I don't make it back to see!
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • IlyaNJ
    Marlboro, NJ835 contributions
    You can't be in Palermo and not go to at least one of its main markets. The sights, the sounds, the smells are something else. For someone who is simply perusing without any aim to buy, the hustle may get overwhelming pretty quickly. Which is probably the reason Vucciria - the most compact of the three - is my favorite.
    Written 7 October 2021
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  • ZurrieqAaron
    Zurrieq, Malta224 contributions
    good shopping complex in Palermo with a good and varied range of shops. Good parking facilities, try to avoid the rush hour traffic as palermo can be a bit crazy!
    Written 26 September 2021
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  • FSM20
    London, UK97 contributions
    My partner loves contemporary art and we came by after seeing Tripadvisor reviews.
    Mr Drago is really welcoming and spent a long time discussing items and telling us about artists.
    We did not buy a piece but I left with a gorgeous Italian book illustrated by local artists.
    Well worth a visit!
    Written 18 September 2016
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  • JJJBrighton
    Brighton, UK101 contributions
    We purchased a combi ticket for the permanent exhibition and also the temporary Leonardo di Vinci exhibition. First thing to say is that the fact that some of the exhibits are unlit (see various reviews below) you are informed of this before buying a ticket and your ticket is sold at a reduced rate as a result. The combi ticket was 12,00€ per person which was great value. The LdV exhibition explores his drawings and displays them alongside multimedia interactive modern interpretations. Very cleverly done with sound and projections. The permanent exhibition is a wonderful range of paintings and sculpture. Would thoroughly recommend particularly during the heat of the day. This would have got a 5-star review if it had it hadn’t been for some of the staff very noisily chatting to each other and/or having their mobile phones on all the time and not on silent!! Certainly spoilt the atmosphere at times. Nice gift shop. There’s also a cafeteria (didn’t try) too.
    Written 1 October 2019
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  • gsm018
    27 contributions
    A few great pieces and some other works of lesser interest. Do your homework and pick this or the modern (1800s on) to suit your taste if time is short.
    Written 10 November 2018
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  • Sally62
    Northampton, UK4,576 contributions
    Beautiful architectural detail - definitely worth taking a walk around the back of the cathedral to see this.
    Written 31 August 2020
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  • Psanti123
    Chicago, IL129 contributions
    We came here on a tour of Sicily this April. I was so excited to run thru the market and see everything it had to offer. We decided on the pizza because it was quick and we didn’t have much time. This was some of the best foccocia I’ve ever had. The ice cream and cannolis were so good too. Don’t miss this amazing market with something for everyone!
    Written 20 April 2019
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  • Billinlau
    5 contributions
    Essentially you are walking up a hill away from the cathedral with little offshoots to your left and right. It's a mixture of fruit and vegetables, and flea market. We felt safe, everyone was friendly and no-one was pressuring us to buy. Definitely felt like we got a taste of the real Sicily.
    Written 2 January 2020
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  • udidonato
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    This antique gallery is a mix of exquisite furniture, neoclassic and renaissance painting and artifacts. All is displayed with exquisite balance, the owner has a detailed and deep knowledge of each piece on display.
    Not to miss it.
    Written 27 April 2018
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