This little piggy went to……….. the Capo Market
Tucked in behind the Cathedral and Teatro Massimo, the Capo market sells everything you could want. The stalls display a wonderful selection of fruit and vegetables, fresh fish from all parts of Sicily, local meats and an amazing array of dried fruits, nuts and spices.

Capo Market in Palermo
Capo Market

Capo Market in Palermo
Market stall

Everyone is very friendly. One lady took me over to a stall to show me the baby eggplant and tell me her favourite way of cooking them.
Eggplants in Capo market, Palermo
Eggplant

Artichokes in Capo market, Palermo
Artichokes

Capsicums in Capo market, Palermo
Capsicums

Borlotti beans at Capo market in Palermo
Borlotti beans

I always love the displays of fresh fish. Price cards often tell which part of Sicily the fish were caught
Fish display in Capo market, Palermo
Fish display

Fish display in Capo market, Palermo
Fish display

Gamberoni, gamberi and scampi at Capo Market in Palermo
Gamberoni, gamberi and scampi

Both the fruit and fish vendors put everything in paper cones
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Cutting the swordfish in Capo Market, Palermo
Cutting the huge swordfish

Filetted sardines in Capo Market, Palermo
Filetted sardines

At Pescheria Isgrò, there is a fabulous choice of prepared seafood dishes including involtini di spatola and spada, polpette of sardines and swordfish, stuffed calamari and sarde a beccafico (sardines with a breadcrumb and pinenut stuffing as well as a fabulous looking marinara mix
Prepared seafood choices at Capo market in Palermo
What's for dinner tonight?

Sarde a Beccafico ready for dinner in Capo Market, Palermo
Sarde a Beccafico ready for dinner

Seafood marinara - Capo Market, Palermo
Fabulous marinara mix

Prefer meat! Try the sausages.
Italian sausages in Capo market, Palermo
Italian sausages

Spices, dried fruit and beans have been sold for a long time from Antica Drogheria di Dainotti.
Spices, dried beans and nut display at Capo market in Palermo
Spices, dried beans and nut display

New seasons stonefruit had arrived
Plums in Capo market, Palermo
Tree ripened plums

New season's stone fruit in Capo market, Palermo
Great display of stone fruit

Cherries in Capo market, Palermo
Cherries anyone?

In the middle of the market is the Chiesa dell’Immacolata Concezione al Capo.
Pop inside to see the spectacular marble work
Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, Palermo
Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo

Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, Palermo
Intricate marble work at the Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo

Wandering back through the streets, we couldn’t resist stopping at Bar Touring to try their famous Arancine Bomba, a huge fried ball of saffron rice filled with ragu sauce
Arancini from Bar Touring in Palermo
Arancini

Of course we had to finish with an icecream!
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Delicious!