Recent Searches
Clear
Questions? (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

Vucciria Market (La Vucciria) Tours

81 Reviews
Vucciria Market (La Vucciria)
While Palermo has a number of bustling outdoor markets worth exploring for the lively atmosphere, the most famous is Vucciria Market, known locally as La Vucciria. Located in the historic center around Piazza San Domenico, the stalls predominantly sell fish, meat, and produce—but you can find a little of everything here.

The Basics
The name “La Vucciria” comes from the Sicilian word for “voices,” a reference to the noise level in this busy street market. In addition to the seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, and street foods that have been the staples of the Vucciria Market for hundreds of years, vendors also sell a huge variety of other products to stock your pantry or even your home. You’ll find everything from pasta and herbs to cheap clothing and CDs.

Unique ways to experience the neighborhood feel of Sicily’s vibrant capital city include seeing this colorful street market as part of a market food tour, Palermo walking tour, or Palermo bike tour. Guided walking tours highlighting traditional Palermo street food almost always include a stop here, as well as at the city's Ballarò and Capo markets.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The heart of this Palermo street market is Piazza Caracciolo in Palermo's old city center, a good place to begin your stroll.
  • La Vucciria, like all of Italy's outdoor food markets, is a fantastic destination to snap photos, so be sure to bring your camera.
  • Market tours through the open-air Vucciria Market are on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.
  • As at any busy outdoor market, it’s best to keep your belongings safe as you wander. 
 
How to Get There
The market is located in the historic center along Via Roma, la Cala, il Cassaro, Via Cassari, Piazza del Garraffello, Via Argenteria Nuova, Piazza Caracciolo, and Via Maccheronai—an easy walk from any of the city's main sights.

When to Get There
The market is open Monday to Saturday from dawn until roughly 2 pm. Arrive in the morning when you can see it at its bustling best.

Vucciria Market in Art
The Italian artist Renato Guttuso painted his famous Vucciria di Palermo, depicting the cheerful market stalls, in 1974. It now hangs in Palermo's Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri.
Address: Piazza Caracciolo, 1, Palermo, Italy
Read More

14 Tours & Activities to Experience

Category
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Filter




Sort: Featured
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Street Food Tours

Palermo Street Food and Culture Small-Group Tour: 5 Stops for Tastings

Discover the delights of Sicilian street food as you take in the sights on this 3-hour small-group walking tour. Soak up the atmosphere at the local markets, seek out the city’s best street food stalls, and sample a variety of regional specialties including Arancini (rice balls), Masciddaro (a local meat dish), and Cannoli pastries.
...  More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$66.16
From  
$66.16
Learn More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

NEW TO VIATOR

Tour The Historical Markets of Palermo Street Food

the tour was organized to visit the historic markets of Palermo (Ballarò, Capo, Vucciria) enjoying the tasty street food of Palermo (Street Food)
...  More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$246.71
From  
$246.71
Learn More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Street Food Tours

Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

Snack your way through the streets of Palermo on this Sicilian food tour. Explore backstreet markets and food stalls specializing in local delicacies like stuffed rice balls and chickpea fritters as your guide fills you in on local history, culture. Plus, this small-group tour has a limited number of participants for a more personalized experience.
...  More
  • 3 hours
From  
$54.95
From  
$54.95
Learn More
  • 3 hours

Cooking Classes

NEW TO VIATOR

Sicilian cookery lesson

The Sicilian Pantry is a family run cookery school located in the heart of the Historical centre of Palermo. We offer daily market tours & cookery lessons of traditional Sicilian dishes. We meet in the morning at one of Palermo’s oldest markets, shop around for any items we will need for the lesson and then stroll to the air-conditioned school kitchen where we prepare a 4 course Sicilian meal, learning the techniques & tricks needed to recreate it when you return home. After the lesson we can sit down together to enjoy our efforts along with a selection of Sicilian wines rounded off with some homemade liqueurs & coffeeWe believe that the true expression of Sicilian cuisine comes from the quality of its fresh seasonal produce so we strive to always ensure that we have the best of what Sicily has to offer in order to share this with our guests This is an entertaining and informative day out, recommended for cooks of all levelsWe meet at 09:30 and lessons typically end around 15:00
...  More
  • 5 to 6 hours
From  
$84.10
From  
$84.10
Learn More
  • 5 to 6 hours

Multi-day Tours

5-days Sicily tour: food & culture traveling off the beaten paths

Discover the magic of Sicily on this 5-day tour. Walk the streets of Palermo, stopping at markets and bars to taste delicious wine and street food. Escape the city to admire hilltop views from Erice, tour the Greek Theater in Segesta, and learn how sea salt is collected in Trapani. Hop into a vintage Piaggio Ape and travel to Monreale to see the golden mosaics of the town’s cathedral.
...  More
  • 5 days
From  
$930.76
From  
$930.76
Learn More
  • 5 days

Cooking Classes

NEW TO VIATOR

Traditional Cooking and Limoncello class

Nowhere in Italy is the cuisine more distinctive than Sicily, but you need the help of a local to discover the island’s unique culinary traditions. With this cooking and limoncello-making class in Palermo, enjoy the insights of a local chef while you visit the historic Capo market to select ingredients and then enjoy a home cooking class in the Vucciria neighborhood. Prepare and sample three classic dishes and limoncello made with your host’s own lemons.
...  More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$179.42
From  
$179.42
Learn More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Street art tour Palermo

the tour invites you to discover Palermo street art in an alternative way through the experience on two wheels or on foot. Palermo is full of street art and graffiti made by artists from all over the world. Our bicycle tour takes you into the heart of Street Art and the graffiti scene without forgetting to pay attention to the urban landscape that hosts them. This three-hour tour shows the well-known artists and also the works of those new to the scene. From the smallest sticker to the large-scale work, this tour will make you look at the streets of Palermo in a different way. We will discover the interventions, the way they were born, the stories of the artists and the curiosities of the places where they are found. By bicycle you can discover hidden corners that have an unusual readingof the city. The tour will pass through the famous Palermo districts such as Albegheria, Kalsa, La Loggia, Borgo Vecchio.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$42.61
From  
$42.61
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Tour of the historic center and the city center (Palermo)

The tour will take tourists through the alleys, tunnels and lanes of Palermo, interactively telling the story of the squares, palaces and characters that animate the city. The cycling routes will reveal the thousand souls of Palermo in a riot of stories, faces, facades, courtyards, unusual experiences, myths full of charm, smells and tastes. The tour will follow the following path: Via Libertà, Via Ruggero Settimo, the Capo market, Ballarò, the Jewish Quarter, the Vucciria, the Rione degli Spersi, the Kalsa, the Foro Italico, the Cala, the Borgo Vecchio.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$112.14
From  
$112.14
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

NEW TO VIATOR

Night Street Food Tour of Palermo

Three hours strolling around the backstreets of the city center guided by a young Palermitan who will share with travellers stories and legends only renowned among locals. Street food is eaten at authentic street stalls selected for the quality of food. There are no tourist traps on this tour! Travellers will step into hidden corners and try foods they wouldn't have found on their own.Amount of food normally replace a full meal for most of travelers.
...  More
  • 3 hours
From  
$54.95
From  
$54.95
Learn More
  • 3 hours

Day Trips

NEW TO VIATOR

Classic Palermo Street Food Tour

This is the ORIGINAL tour of palermo street food. The street food in palermo is unpredictable and adventurous. Our tour is unique because it focuses on the adventure and discovery part. Every tour we do has unique elements. We also focus on the history of the food and how it reales to the socio-anthropological aspects of the city. You can also follow us on Instagram: @palermostreetfood
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$42.61
From  
$42.61
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Palermo tour: magnificent mixture of architectural styles (Unesco)

The walking tour starts from Piazza Politeama square, where the main streets of the city meet. We will pass by Via Ruggero VII, also called "the living room of Palermo", via Principe di Belmonte, with its historic shops, until arriving in front of the largest lyric theater in Italy and third in Europe: the Teatro Massimo.The tour continues along the alleys and streets of the neighborhood of Arab origin until you reach the Capo Market, the most famous market in Palermo. The tour continues towards the cathedral where the remains of Frederick II of Swabia and his family are kept. Afterwards you will visit the historic open market of Vucciria and then return to Piazza San Domenico square.
...  More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$243.34
From  
$243.34
Learn More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Yoga Like a Local - Urban Yoga Palermo

A vacation that is an immersion in the Italian lifestyle, more specifically of the Sicilian style. You will fall in love with Palermo and its romantic decadence. You will let yourself be carried away by the energy of yoga and strong wine, until you consider yourself part of this island as always, like the scent of freshly picked citrus fruits.
...  More
  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$1,075.42
From  
$1,075.42
Learn More
  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation

Street Food Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Food Hopping Light Palermo - Authentic Taste & Amusing Tales

What you can look forward to on your food tour Palermo:- A sample of 6 typical snacks the locals adore- A plunge into the delicious and authentic local cuisine with samples of warm and cold street-food specialties- 6 different food related locations, emotional places and a surprising detail- A great time over the course of an entertaining 2-hour walk- Amusing anecdotes and stories from your enthusiastic local food guide- An ideal tour for short-stay visitors and cruise travellers
...  More
  • 2 hours
From  
$43.73
From  
$43.73
Learn More
  • 2 hours

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Old City and Downtown Palermo Bike Tour

Take a two-wheeled approach to exploring Palermo with this guided bike tour of downtown and the old city center. Learn about the Sicilian capital’s ancient history and modern culture as you pedal along bike-friendly boulevards and backstreets. Enjoy the flexibility to stop and soak up the energy of markets and squares while hearing the legends that make up the city’s southern Italian soul.
...  More
  • 3 hours
From  
$49.34
From  
$49.34
Learn More
  • 3 hours


Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785