La Pescheria

La Pescheria (fish market; Piscaria in sicilian dialect) is the old fish market of the city of Catania and it is part of the tourist itinerary because of the folkloristic atmosphere you can feel walking along the fishermen’s stands. Living this experience makes you realize how picturesque this market can be, an experience you could only compare to the one of another open market: the Vucciria in Palermo. Apart from the fish stalls, where fish is cut and cleaned with incredible mastery in front of the visitors, it is also possible to find fruit stalls, citrus and other typical products of Catania. The open stalls are under the tunnel of the ancient walls of Carlo V, in Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto and in Piazza Pardo.

This market is always crowded and the voices and shouts of the vendors in the background give the visitor the feeling of being in an Arabic suk.