Getting Fresh in Sicily

Visitors to Italy who limit themselves to Florentine museums, Venetian canals and Roman ruins often miss out on the color and vibrancy of small-town Italian life.

The cultural and culinary attractions of the capital, Palermo, are well documented, but travelers should also make time for Sicily's second city, Catania. Its baroque buildings are made of volcanic stone from nearby Mount Etna. For atmosphere, take in the terrific fish market in Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto. But the town's real pride and joy is its colorful, bustling fresh-produce market on the Piazza Carlo Alberto. Sprawling over 70,000 sq m in...

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