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Market with fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and small restaurants.

Shops are filled with fresh products. The shops close about 14:00 hour so it is better to be there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan K
Prague, Czech Republic
A wonderful experience

I very much enjoyed strolling through the markets of Siracusa located on the island of Ortigia... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Bill A
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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centro storico di Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The old market which it has felt going to life. Also it can buy fresh vegetable, fruit, meat or fish, also it can try fried sea food or anti-pasti.

Thank Burak M
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

A nice little market with fresh fruit and veg, dried spices, local almond biscuits, a great fish market and some small restaurants. One stand in particular was nice, an oyster and glass of wine for €2.50. The freshest and most amazing tasting oysters I've ever...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Our BandB was above the north end of the market, so we had a nice bird's eye view of it. If I lived on Ortigia, I would shop there daily. Fish, shellfish, squid, octopus, herbs, spices, nuts, and seasonal vegetables and fruit.

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Barbara S
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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