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San Benedetto market

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Address: 09128, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 070 667 5614
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This open-air market in Sardinia's principal city is noisy, busy, colorful...

This open-air market in Sardinia's principal city is noisy, busy, colorful and lots of fun.

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I Love Local Farmer Markets

If one truly wants to learn about a local region in Europe then a trip to the local market is a must. The local vendors at Mercado Comunale Di San Benedetto, Cagliari sell... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Ruston, Louisiana
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Ruston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If one truly wants to learn about a local region in Europe then a trip to the local market is a must. The local vendors at Mercado Comunale Di San Benedetto, Cagliari sell everything from honey; seafood to include local fish, shrimp/langostinos, mussels, oysters, octopus, eels; wax covered and soft cheese in various shapes; to brightly colored fruits and vegetables;... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We walked from our apartment in Castello to the market in around 10 minutes. This is where the locals shop and the produce on offer is fresh as fresh and looked very inviting. If I were staying or living in Cagliari this is where i'd shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

One of five markets in Cagliari - great for fish and meat (cattle, sheep, horse, rabbit, goat). Also cheese, wine, bread, cake etc etc. People were very friendly despite my appalling lack of Italian, they were even happy to vacuum wrap goods coming back to the U.K. Good little coffee bars and all in walking distance from quay.

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Muravera, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

San Benedetto is not the biggest market that you can find, but it is nevertheles very nice and offers a great variety of local products. The AC is a bit exaggerated especially in the summer months, so get ready to shiver after a couple of minutes. We bought some fresh ricotta bread, pecorino and fruits for a simple lunch and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this market after seeing it on Tripadvisor. Had to google the address. It was a huge market with lots of seafood, meat, veggies, cheese & fruit. I can absolutely recommend to visit it if you're in Cagliari.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting friends who live in Cagliari. Our friend shops their weekly and is known by most stallholders. Spent a lovely couple of hours...tasting all fresh produce Lol.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Not to be missed indoor market with meat and veg on the ground floor, fish in the basement (follow the smell and flies). We drove into the city from our villa and found it really easy to navigate and park (courtesy of T Hotel). Impossible to park next to the market but couple of streets away lots of on-street parking.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great to visit! If u a seafood lover, it's a must. First floor is seafood, second fruits, meats, milk produce. Interesting to see local specialties and prices. Good choices! The market is not big, you can do the entire thing in 30 min. Buy local specialties. Good prices!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Amazing cookies in the low floor. Cheap fruit and excellent horse meat. Remember, it's closed at 4 pm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Nice market place for observation of local food and people. Come early to enjoy all the open stalls and fuss and to have options to choose from.

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