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Via Mulino Santa Lucia, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews swordfish fresh fish fish market fish lovers working market great market for sale stall holders beautiful fish stall owners buy fresh fruit stalls selling on display interesting place the main square vendors life
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Behind the Amenano Fountain and down a short stairway made of lava lies the fish market. As a tourist and not intent on a purchase, just wander around, admire the produce, watch the skill of the merchants and remember to take plenty of photos to...More

1  Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

As far as fish markets go surely this is one of the most pitiful. Blood and guts on the street flies buzzing on food. I thought there was little respect shown for the fish - to think such beautiful fish like the tuna and swordfish...More

2  Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is so authentic. Real people selling real food (very loudly). Don't wear your posh shoes as the ground is soaked with fishy water. As well as fish there is fruit, vegetables, cheese, charcuterie, meat. I assume "castrati " is Italian for testicles...plenty of those...More

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The fish market has an intense marketplace atmosphere with salesmen shouting to get your attention. A great experience but you are in and out in 30 minutes

Thank Morten W
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Interesting place, full of colours and smells, where you can buy fresh fish and sea food, but also fruits, for instance. Take a look if you like fish.

Thank Liliana36
Reviewed 12 June 2018

A fish market would not be on my list of things to see but occasionally you find that you are following your guide through. The pungent odour of fish is very evident as you near the entry point and then you enter this large market...More

3  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is a large fish market just off the main square and near the cathedral. This is definitely not your corner grocery or fish store. Open air and very fragrant with lots of fish smell. Large variety of fish on sale/display, many of which I...More

1  Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The fish market held every day from 7AM to noon is a MUST SEE....it's vibrant energy and local vibe makes it a unique experience. You can find fresh everything coming from the sea + fresh local cheese, vegetables, amazingly freshly pressed blood orange juice and...More

2  Thank BijouOttawa
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Behind the Fontana della Amenano, the steps lead down to one of Sicily's last traditional fish markets, a lively place where restaurateurs and others buy their fresh fish of all sorts.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 26 May 2018

A visit to Catania isn't complete without a visit to the city fish market. It threads for blocks in the city center. The fish is so fresh, they don't use ice, and it smells like the sea, not fish. The fishmongers shout out to each...More

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Cindy M
16 October 2017|
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Response from Beachgirl119 | Reviewed this property |
It is open on week days. I would recommend late morning as some of the vendors start to close after 3 PM. If driving try to find parking on one of the surrounding streets. Some require a fee.
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LucienneC34
11 July 2016|
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Response from Valentina B | Reviewed this property |
It is very difficult to park over there. . .
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2 April 2016|
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Response from Gianluca D | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. And the 1st of May is a Sunday when the market is generally dead. Better the day before when people buy fish and meat for the 1st of May bbq.
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