Mercato del Pesce di Pozzuoli

Mercato del Pesce di Pozzuoli information

Pozzuoli & Surrounds , Italy
Via Nicola Fasano
Getting there
Train: Cumana to Pozzuoli
Metro: Pozzuoli
Opening hours
7.30am-1.30pm Tue-Sun
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Pozzuoli's atmospheric fish market is just the spot for an appetising morning stroll, though the best bargains are had at closing on Sunday. Good weather brings in the best catches, with local staples including pesce azzurro (mackerel), pesce bandiera (sailfish), seppie (squid), polipi (octopus), alici (anchovies) and gamberoni (giant prawns). The second of the two aisles is a mouth-watering spectacle of robust salami and salsiccie (sausages), plump cheeses, local fruits and vegetables, and crunchy casareccio (home-style) bread.

Peckish? Stock up for an impromptu picnic on nearby Monte Nuovo. The market is an easy 300m walk northwest of the ancient market ruins of the Tempio di Serapide.