Mercato del Pesce di Pozzuoli
Tempio di Serapide
Just east of the port, sunken in a leafy piazza, sits the Tempio di Serapide. Despite its name, it wasn't a temple at all but an ancient...
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Rione Terra is Pozzuoli's oldest quarter and its ancient acropolis. The original 2nd-century-BC temple to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva was...
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Mercato del Pesce di Pozzuoli information
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.