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Mercato Ballaro, Palermo

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Farmers Market Flea Market
Mercato Ballaro, an open-air market, sells food primarily. Choose from locally-sourced fish, vegetables, meat, cheese, spices, bread, and other groceries. Watch vendors expertly cut huge fish. Once you’re finished shopping, kick back with an espresso in one of the small trattorias. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mercato Ballaro and many more Palermo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Palermo travel itinerary maker.
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  • It doesn't take long to immerse themselves in the spirit of the market and the people who live it day by day, the scents and the accents are the soul of this city, workers and customers who frequent it. Not to be missed, as did not sample some product and be convinced to purchase ... It won't be a place shine and organized but the traditions do matter!
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  • ... and much more penetrating in the oldest market in Palermo. Experience obviously missed in the nearest town to the colors and flavors. And it should also be said that we have found a town far more clean than the last visit. The charm, that instead remain unchanged
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  • After being almost a week on a ship, a cute little market was just what I needed. I walked around for a little while, buying some nuts and fruits which tasted excellent. I see that the place has gotte...  more »
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  • Night review. It is cheap however it is very dirty, sometimes it smells of sewer. The pubs look nice and staff is friendly. There are a lot of seats outside.
  • Busy, historic market. Biggest in the city. Dirty as well, but tells a lot about Palermo :)
  • Crazy place with people yelling all over the place.
  • Cool spot for pot
  • Not to be missed, riot of colors, very low prices. We tried the sandwich with fried calamari, Eggplant with addition of Pacific ... Super delicious
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Situated near all of the city's main attractions, Palermo's centrally located luxury hotels are an ideal retreat from Sicilian heat and noise. They offer spacious rooms with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as access to rooftop terraces and outstanding downstairs eateries. A wide range of B&Bs just outside the busy heart of town offer a more affordable option complete with amenities such as private parking. Located in quiet residential neighborhoods, these B&Bs are only minutes from popular shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.
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