At 'Piscaria (Catania Fish Market), Catania

At 'Piscaria (Catania Fish Market), Catania (must see)

A'Piscaria, is "fish market" in Sicilian. Here is the most venerable and hectic place in Catania, take a stroll through the always busy fish market of Catania. This market makes the one in Palermo look tame. The market and the stalls extend from one street to another.

So many different kinds of fish and the people are of different kinds as well. Cockles, clams, mussels, urchins, what would you like? Everything, the shouting, the smells, the colors, the humor beneath the red awnings are all a happy frenzy here.

The market has been open every day since 1800. That's a long run on Broadway. Together with the Mondays Fair it is the most exciting market in Sicily.

Only a few steps away from the Cathedral of Catania and the Palace of the Elephants, the Piscaria extends out in all directions. It sneaks into streets, hides and reappears unexpectedly. Visitors are welcome. The main attraction is a toss-up; the people, or the fish?

Walk through the stalls of sea bass, shrimp, swordfish, oops, some are still moving! The fish are processed and cut, the sellers call out "vuciata!" the loudest gets the sale.

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At 'Piscaria (Catania Fish Market) on Map

Sight Name: At 'Piscaria (Catania Fish Market)
Sight Location: Catania, Italy (See walking tours in Catania)
Sight Type: Shopping
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