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La Vucciria

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Address: Via Coltellieri 46, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

You can find just about anything here at Palermo's busy street market.

You can find just about anything here at Palermo's busy street market.

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get lost!

this is the place where to get lost. fish market, meat market, vegetables and all sort of street food. have some arancini and stroll down and get lost with the smells of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marcello D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is the place where to get lost. fish market, meat market, vegetables and all sort of street food. have some arancini and stroll down and get lost with the smells of the market: walk and pretend to be in Guttuso's masterpiece. hey, if this is not too exciting, try Ballarò market!

Thank Marcello D
Chesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I looked and I looked and couldn't find much. If you want to see real street markets, Ballaro and Capo are infinitely better.

Thank David B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Maybe there has been a marked La Vucciria once. But today, no. A dead broccoli and two fish. That's all. Go and see the marked in Ballaro instead.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Music, bars, drinks, food, people. This is a place you must visit if you like to get lost in a city you don't know. Everything happens in here and everybody is in here.

Thank Rui P
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

All though it has gotten a lot smaller from when I've been there as a child, it still is a great place to experience real Sicilian culture, the amazing street foods and little shops, this is definitely a place to visit. The tour bus does stop here so make sure you get off and enjoy the heart of Sicily. Fresh... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

A decade ago this was an important marked for the Palermitani who could by anything from the local vendors. Now most of the stands are gone, the smaller number of shops are owned and managed by orientals and the major activity was the many guided tours of tourists. There are far better and original marked nearby.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It's was okay, crowded, keep your important stuff in your front pockets safe from pick pocketers. It was safe place though. Produce, fresh fish, etc.. Worth a visit once.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I visited Palermo in mid Sept and frequently walked through La Vucciria to take in the scenery and see what was happening at this older, traditional market. It has a ton of character - street art all over - a few fish markets sprinkled in wth a couple vegetable markets. In the evenings, this place turned into... More 

Thank Coach T
Kragujevac, Serbia
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is definetely one of the most authentic experiences of Sicily that we have had! It is an open-air food market, improvised between old half-ruined buildings, where you will find fresh fish & sea food, eat the best porchetta and barbecue in town, prepared in the most unimaginable ways. It is a place to listen to Sicilian making jokes, laughing... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

So much-vaunted market. Really a disappointment. A lot of empty stalls, quiet sellers. Little place. Di Capo and Ballaro etc are much more noisier, much more everything. Go to them first and if you still have time visit Vucciaria. There is also a big clothe and food market near Via Etnea at is east side, I don't if it has... More 

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