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Explore Open Air Chaos Market with Mike

market visit

Explore Open Air Chaos Market with Mike

Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
market visit

Explore Open Air Chaos Market with Mike

market visit

Explore Open Air Chaos Market with Mike

Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will meet at Piazza Alcala (near “McDonalds”). From there we go into local territory where the early morning work begins for the fish, produce, and meat vendors. From that point we will make out way through the chaos and obsticles which are the stands and tents which are they're businesses. The smell of everything is what makes it important not to go on a full stomach ahah. Jokes are a big part of this journey through the market. Camera or Phone for Pics is a MUST, If you want to encapsulate your morning! From there the fish/food part turns into a clothing and everything market. Fake (Counterfeit) goods can be seen mixed in with authentic clothing brands. If you want to do some souvenir shopping great time best Prices €!! Our tour will end at Piazza Stesicoro where we have an Espresso or fresh Juice on Me! Ciao, I look forward to showing you this part of Catania you may have otherwise missed.

Your host

Learn more about Michael

Michael

My Sicilian/ American upbringing allowed me to see both sides of how local businesses evolve or in Catania: Fish Market culture Not much. Ive been living in Sicily Full Time for over 5 years but have been a long attachment and roots here, having come as a child is every summer to visit my fathers Parents (Nonna) (Nonno). I love the fish/ clothing Market here in Catania! The Smells, sounds, sight of all the differnt things people sell on a daily basis. Early Morning is the Best for this activity. The local side of things. Freshly fished, picked, butchered. Very unique to Catania, the slang being spoken. Vendors trying to grab your attention. For me, growing up in the US, and now living here its quite a change. I will explain more during this unique cultural local market tour.

What's included

Food
Local fresh oysters or Sea urchines. Depening on your tastes. Some vendors even sell prepared tripe and boiled delicacy. Not…
Drinks
Espresso/ Cappuccino, Selz(local sparkling water,syrup) Selz (lemon and salt) fresh squeezed orange juice. On me! My Treat

Where you'll be

Fish Market, Clothing Market, Piazza Stesicoro and all inbetween. Giving you some insights. Fresh fruit in season. Nuts such as Pistachios and Almonds at an amazing Price. Need to be a good shopper.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

We will be walking around in a crowded environment. Comfy clothes.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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Michael
Explore Open Air Chaos Market with Mike
New experience
£13/person
New experience
£13/person