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Fish Market, Siracusa: 3 reviews and 8 photos

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  • To market, to market - Siracusa
  • To market, to market - Siracusa
  • To market, to market - Siracusa
  • To market, to market - Siracusa
  • Try and buy - Siracusa
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    by TheWanderingCamel

No visit to a Sicilian city is complete without time spent exploring the market and Syracuse is no exception. Make your way past the inevitable stalls of cheap goods being sold by (mostly) immigrants, it's the fresh produce that's the real attraction here - stall after stall of fantastic fish and seafood so fresh you can almost see it twitching still, vegetables that look as though they've come straight from the garden to the market and fruit that still has the smell of the orchard and orange grove about it.

Bring a bag with you and pick up some goodies as you pass through - lumpy, bumpy tomatoes that you know will taste of the sun that ripened them; a handful of fresh herbs - basil and parsley, pungent and aromatic , the perfect accompaniment to a round of creamy fresh ricotta; shiny plump black olives; a punnet of golden apricots; a loaf of flour-dusted crusty bread. Visit the marvellous shop at the end of the market street, down near the bridge to try before you buy some delicious pancetta and spicy salami, a bottle of peppery olive oil, a slab of sharp pecorino and some creamy gorgonzola. How about a bottle of good red to go with it all? There you have it - a lunch fit for the gods.

Address: Via Emanuele de Benedictis, Ortigia, Siracusa
Directions: Between the Temple of Apollo and the Ponte Nuovo
The market is closed sunday and Monday

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2008
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