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An absolute must when in Ortigia

We visited the markets for some fresh fruits and vegetable and I ended up having the best seafood... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Do not miss it while visiting the Siracusa region.

This market is located next to the Tempio di Apollo. It is not as big (on 2 streets) as those of... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the markets for some fresh fruits and vegetable and I ended up having the best seafood ever from one of the stalls - freshly caught octopus and calamari. There is also an amazing panini store who's owner gives out samples of delicious cheeses...More

1  Thank munchkin760
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This market is located next to the Tempio di Apollo. It is not as big (on 2 streets) as those of Palermo for example, but it is very endearing, . The smells are delicious, the singing voices of the merchants are very pleasant, and the...More

1  Thank FPO-Paris
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The second to last shop of the market street, which sells hams, cheeses and the like, also sells very good sandwiches filled with dried cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, salad etc. (yummie). Also try the delicacies at the other market stalls (almond cookies, fresh mulberries ...).

Thank Fenugreek12
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Shops are filled with fresh products. The shops close about 14:00 hour so it is better to be there in the morning. The best for us were restaurants with fish and sicilian food. It was really wonderfull food.

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I very much enjoyed strolling through the markets of Siracusa located on the island of Ortigia. The market consists a wide variety of vendors, but, I particularly enjoyed the food vendors selling fresh fruits, fish, spices, etc. It made me wish that I had rented...More

1  Thank Bill A
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The market is busy in the morning with locals shopping for fish, meat, poultry, fruits, spices, veggies, etc. There are few tourists in the off-season - especially when we were here - January 2018. So, it was enjoyable to stroll through the market which is...More

3  Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The market is really nice, lovely products and gnammy food Due to the high amount of turists walking by, I have noticed some sellers get advantage of the less careful buyers and try to make a little extra profit by "cheating" sort to speak... Do...More

1  Thank SimonePuraVida
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We loved walking round this market every morning during our stay, there were lots of interesting stores

1  Thank Dave T
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We actually stayed next to this street and even though the early start of the vendors can be a little frustrating once you go outside you appreciate the experience. So many vendors with so much choice. I don't think I have ever seen fruit as...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 17 September 2017

It was interesting walking through the Mercato to see what all the vendors were selling. Clothing, food, spices. Hats are a big draw here. A number of stalls just selling hats and you really need one in Sicily. The fresh fish being cut. Also, some...More

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Response from rondi3 | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall any jewellery on sale in the markets in Ortigia. There are a few high-end shops on the Corso. A visit to Syracuse is a very good idea. There is great architecture in Ortigia; the Duomo, for example. And... More