Shopping in Catania
Via Etnea is the best place for shopping in Catania. The street is filled with shops and it is paradise for all women. Stores offer lots of fashionable clothes, shoes, jewelry, watches, textiles, and gifts. The shops are open Monday through Saturday from 10.00 till 20.00, on Sundays they are open till 13.00.
Open-air fish market: Fresh fish market
There are 2 open-air markets in Catania La Pescheria and La Fiera (also called “A fera'o Luni”).
Open-air market La Fiera is open every day till noon and it is located at Piazza Carlo Alberto. The market offers fresh fish, fruits, local products, food, antiques, and electronics.
La Pescheria is open every day (except Sundays) from 6:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. The historical La Pescheria market spreads out around Piazza Pardo (near the Cathedral). Here,local wine can be tasted or a gastronomical meal can be tasted. The market is worth a visit even if you are not planning to buy any fish. It is a very colorful part of Catania.
Tip: Do not pay exactly what they ask, you can negotiate a price!
Tip: Catania's open-air fish markets are best visited early in the morning.