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Ballarò Market

Updated 04/11/2014

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Wind your way through the Albergheria district and this historic market, where the Saracens did their shopping in the 11th century—joined by the Normans in the 12th. The market remains faithful to seasonal change as well as the original Arab commerce of fruit, vegetables, and grain; though these days it sees more tourists than locals, it's still fun to experience. Go early; the action dies out by 4 pm most days.

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Ballarò Market, Palermo, Italy

Updated 04/11/2014


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Feb 18, 2012

Ballarò Market Review

There are no words in any language to accurately describe this place.It is a local street market that has become the main street market of Palermo. You will hear shouting and be pushed aside by scooters driving through hords of people. It is a mix of heaven and hell in one place! The mix of smells and people and cultures all in one market. You can glimpse into the life of the real people of the city. I go there almost every day because I can't get

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