Stores, Malls or Markets in Sicilia

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    Sicilia Outlet Village: Designer Brands at Outlet Prices

    by rosata Updated Jun 15, 2014

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    Here there are around 100 shops, many of them high end designer labels, all together in an outlet Shopping Village at the side of the A19 Catania-Palermo autostrada, almost in the centre of the island of Sicily near Enna with the nearest settlement called Agira and the motorway junction is Dittaino (which is not in the VT database).

    I am unable to locate the rest of my photos at this moment, therefore I have added a couple of photos of the local terrain taken at the beginning of October in the same area.

    Cafes and eating places for meals, snacks, gelati, drinks

    Massive car park for 3000 vehicles.

    Shuttle buses from all over the island - see the website for details : 14 June - 14 September 2014.

    Just a little warning, this is in the centre of the island and the weather can be extremely hot walking around the Shopping Outlet so be prepared should you decide to go during summer.

    What to buy: Price reductions of brands, many of them Italian, at this outlet in the middle of Sicily. Men's, women's and children's clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, sportswear, household goods : too many brand names to list, please see the website or this fashion map leaflet to plan your shopping campaign :

    http://www.siciliaoutletvillage.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SOV_FASHION_MAP_030614.pdf

    What to pay: Less than the designer label stores themselves

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    Delicious Local Products: Food and Wine Souvenirs

    by mircaskirca Updated Sep 19, 2010

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    Food and wine souvenirs are almost endless in Sicily. The most interesting places to shop are the markets and sometimes even local people's homes. The Aeolian Islands, along with Syracuse, Taormina and Cefalu, have a considerable number of excellent gourmet delis and wine shops. And believe me, you just can't resist buying some of those delicious local products.

    What to buy: - wine - red, white and dessert wines
    - extra virgin olive oil - the best is organic, if you can find it
    - tuna fillets in oil
    - vegetables in oil - spiced capers, black and green olives, eggplants in oil and chilli pepper
    - various vegetable spreads
    - dried tomatoes
    - dried wild oregano
    - roasted almonds and pistachios
    - pine nuts
    - organic fruit marmalade - prepared in the 'agritourist' farms, have a unique natural flavour (try to get it with little sugar); most typical are made from citrus fruits: orange, clementine, mandarin, lemon and grapefruit
    - honey - the fragrant and rare orange and lemon blossom honey
    - Sicilian sweets - great variety of almond paste treats, marzipan fruit and even chocolate

    Oh, I'm so glad that I was by car :)

    What to pay: less touristy is the place and more inland you go, better is the price

    local products from Lipari gourmet deli in San Cabo Lo Vito da Pina - prodotti tipici Eoliani
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    Pasta

    by sswagner Written Aug 1, 2005

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    What to buy: Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes here. They are great to accompany other food purchases such as the olive oil and the bottle of wine. When returning home to the US, the agricultural inspector had not problem with bringing food of this type back into the country, likely because it is well packaged. If you are in Silicia, be sure to eat some pasta while you are there. The setting, taste of the food, and the service will be a great memory of the trip. Gifts of these types are usually inexpensive, but they are well appreciated when given to those who like to cook.

    What to pay: A few euros, typically.

    Italian Pasta
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    Wine

    by sswagner Written Aug 1, 2005

    What to buy: Italy produces some of the world's best wines and they do have a great variety to choose from. I bought my mom a botle of wine here that was grown from the volcanic soils of Mt. Etna, thus the "Russo Etna" on the label. These make great gifts, although be sure to check your home country's customs policies concerning how much alcohol you can bring back with you.

    What to pay: Prices will vary greatly

    Bottle of wine
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    Olive Oil

    by sswagner Written Aug 1, 2005

    What to buy: Italy is especially famous for olive oil, and there is a good chance that the olive oil for sale in your local store was imported from this country. Sicilia has a countless variety of olive oils that can be purchased. They make excellent gifts for your friends and family members who enjoy cooking. Of course, do not forget to save some for yourself!

    Olive Oil
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    Outdoor Flower Market: For Fresh Flowers

    by deecat Written Jul 3, 2005

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    While in Siracusa, Allan and I did a great deal of walking all around the city to pick up the "flavor" of the people, the culture, and the ambience.
    Siracusa is quite a large city, but it has the feel of a much smaller place. I think that we felt that way because the people were so friendly and welcoming and because there were outdoor markets all over the place.

    One of the places that I especially enjoyed was the outdoor Flower Market. The photo shows me purchasing some flowers at this market. I was buying the flowers for a woman that we met by accident. (See tip under Culture)

    What to buy: The man who sold the flowers was very kind and helpful. He knew I only spoke broken Italian and not very good at that.

    The prices were reasonable; the flowers were fresh; the wrapping of the flowers was art itself. I was quite pleased with the outdoor shops in Siracusa, especially the Outdoor Flower Shop.

    Dee buying Flowers in Siracusa
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    The ceramic of Caltagirone

    by delphetguy Written Jan 26, 2005

    Many shops of craft industry and a co-operative.

    What to buy: In all Italy, the ceramics of Caltagirone is known! One can buy plates, mirrors, frameworks...

    What to pay: The prices vary according to the artist and from the size of the object, but in general it is rather expensive.

    Caltagirone

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    Good pastries shops: Frutta Martorana

    by fgfi Written Aug 31, 2004

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    What to buy: "Frutta di Martorana" also called "royal pasta " are almond marzipan pastries colored and shaped to resemble real fruit. The Martorana fruit takes its name from the old norman Style Convent of the Martorana in Palermo. It seems that the nuns of the convent were the first able to prepare such delicious thinghs!

    Frutta martorana
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  • Any: Nothing has a real price

    by 1italy Written Jun 30, 2004

    The problem with the shops and markets in sicily is that nothing has a real price, make sure you dont get riped off, im sicilian and i get riped off ALSO!! when i go over their to see my family.so make sure you know the right price, if you feel like it argue back becuse that usual scares them.

    What to buy: Cheap Watches
    Clothes
    Fresh fruit (which i recomend if your hungry)
    Religous statues

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    Typical Sicilian Fare

    by Tea4Two Written Jun 30, 2003

    What to buy: Anything produced in Sicily is a good buy.

    - Olive Oil
    - Olives
    - Oranges
    - Lemons
    - Pistachios
    - Almonds

    There are a huge variery of things made with the above items of which you should try then buy. I loved the Dolci di Mandorle - small sweet almond cakes. You will also see a lot of almond paste moulded into fruit, vegetables and even fish. It looks as good as it tastes and makes a nice unusual gift for the family back home!

    Sicily also produces some good wine. Ask the retailer to help recommend a bottle - normally the higher the price the better the wine.

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    Enna markets: Markets in the Mediterranean

    by iandsmith Updated Jun 27, 2003

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    Nothing quite like rocking up to a town to discover the market day is in full flourish.
    Clothing, fruit & veg, shoes, groceries, flowers et al., it's all there and it's usually cheap and there's a bustling atmosphere and a feeling that you're bargain hunting and, let's face it, you are.
    In a couple of hours we bought clothes, food and sundry items and I haven't got a clue how much it all cost but hey, I didn't really care either, I just love the atmosphere.
    Then, if you got tired of haggling, you could walk 50 metres away to the edge of the cliff and enjoy some of the finest views in Sicily.

    What to buy: Clothing was cheap. I am assured of this by my partner who bought more than I did and is a better adviser in such matters.
    Having said that the fruit was delicious, especially the tomoatoes that were simply the finest I have ever tasted.

    What to pay: How much can you expect to spend - depends how much you're prepared to haggle!

    Shopping, shopping, shopping
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    everywhere: Aeolian Islands: malvasia wine

    by call_me_rhia Written Oct 20, 2002

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    The sweet dessert wine malvasia is sold in every shop: from souvenir shop (in fancy bottles) to supermarkets (in less fancy but significantly cheaper bottles).
    Guy the Maupassant described this way: it tastes like sulphur's syrup: it's the true volcano's wine: thick, sweet, golden, and with a light sulphuric taste that will stay with you for long. A real devil's wine.

    What to buy: Malvasia wine: delicious with biscuits or desserts. (you are supposed to dip the bisciuts in the wine)

    What to pay: about 10 euros

    wine... strange wine...

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    Stefano ceramiche: Lipari: wonderful ceramics and vases

    by call_me_rhia Written Oct 20, 2002

    It's a tiny shop of a local gifted artist: he makes wonderful ceramics and then paints them in bright colours and geometrical designs. There are many shops selling ceramics all over Lipari, but Stefano's the best one of the lot

    What to buy: artistically hand-painted vases, plates and ashtrays

    What to pay: about 8 euros for an ashtray, and 15 for a little vase

    hand-painted ceramics

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    Coralli e Preziosi (Graffeo & damiano): Coral art

    by delphetguy Written Jan 26, 2005

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    In this jewellery, it is possible to order all kinds of creation in caral, for a good price: rings, bracelets, collars...

    What to pay: the prices vary according to the sizes, for a little ring : 60$

    Coral

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