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Chaotically Cultural

It would be a gross understatement to describe this historical market as anything short of legendary. It's not for the faint of heart, but for those truly looking to find the heart of cultural Palermo. The name "vucciria" comes from words that mean both butcher and chaos, describing the nature of this market perfectly. It takes place at the Piazza San Domenico, right by the church, and the best time to go is early in the morning. You can find all sorts of different products, from fresh fruits and vegetables, to seafood, meat, cooked food ready to eat, spices, cheese, and Sicilian foods and pastries. Make sure to stay aware of the goings-on as this place is notorious for taking advantage of unsuspecting tourists.

Utrip Tips

*Beware of the pickpockets and try your best to not look like a tourist. Don't take pictures with expensive cameras, keep your money hidden, and don't go down small side streets.

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