La Vucciria

Palermo’s oldest street market is La Vucciria, which translates to ‘voices’ or ‘hubbub’.

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It’s based in the side streets around Piazza San Domenico and it is Palermo’s most established outdoor market.

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These days it is a somewhat faded and shrunken version of itself and we didn’t stay long. Just long enough to snap some of the street art.

The few stalls that still trade the somewhat shabby and dark alleyways set up early.

However we found other street markets in Palermo to be far more bustling, extensive and photogenic so if you’re pushed for time I’d say skip this market.

Try the far more busy Ballarò and Capo markets to get a real feel for the traditional beating heart of Palermo’s street markets.

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Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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