A’ Piscaria

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Piscaria Catania

Storie di Piscaria

Fish and seafood are inextricably linked to the Sicilian culture and to Catania. Therefore I had to visit which is said to be the oldest fish market in Italy: a’ Piscaria Mercato del Pesce. And yes, it is quite a show!

Wrinkled and toothless fishermen gesturing and screaming over each other -“Ho il pesce freschissimo!” (I have the freshest fish!)- to sell you the goods they’ve caught during the night and early morning at sea. Varying from recognizable species such as tuna and swordfish to more exotic sea life; buckets full of snails and clams, sea urchins and other strange looking delicacies.

The fishmongers still hold on to ancient fishing methods which is unique and authentic. The fish market attracts a diverse crowd, from tourists to housewives to chefs; all negotiating to obtain the freshest fish for the best price.

Seeing all this made me dream away to a cosy barbecue and all this delicious seafood served on a long table in a Sicilian garden shaded by aromatic lemon trees to enjoy a lovely summer evening with good company. La Dolce Vita!

A’ Piscaria Mercato del Pesce – Monday to Saturday Morning
Below the Piazza Duomo, Catania

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